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Re: Advice/Help Thread
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2018, 12:27:22 pm »

Glad to see you're still around and heavily involved with monitors.  You've always provided great reviews, best of lists, and support to the community!

My computer is about 9 years old with one or two upgrades since it's inception.  I'm starting to suffer from <120 FPS in games and it's invalidating my monitor's usefulness. 

Here's what I have:
i7 2600k // GTX 970 // 16 GB 1333 mhz // LG 24GM77 (1080p 144hz)

New Build:
i7 9700k // 1080 ti or 2080 ti // 16 GB 3200ish? // ???

I have about a 2' - 3' viewing distance to work with for the monitor.

Are gamers still trending towards the higher frequency/hz feature, or have we started to trend towards visual fidelity/quality?

What I think I want:
  • 98/120/144/165 hz for competitive games.
  • G-Sync to reduce tearing. (This is still considered good tech, right?)
  • Good Visuals (HDR might be pushing it, but what are my options for image quality?)

  • 24" or 27"
  • 1080p or 1440p - Will I reach 120/144/165 fps at 1440p even?

Can you suggest a few monitors, I should definitely be considering, with the information I have provided?

p.s. what's your quick thoughts on ultra-wides and/or concave screens?

edit:  I noticed on reddit a thread about the future of G-Sync with HDMI 2.1.  Thoughts? (source:
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