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Reddit mentions of AOC G2460PF 24” Gaming Monitor, FreeSync, FHD (1920x1080), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB
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We found 385 Reddit mentions of AOC G2460PF 24” Gaming Monitor, FreeSync, FHD (1920x1080), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB. Here are the top ones.
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24" Class LED Monitor (24" Viewable) Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, 144hz Response RateAMD FreeSync technology provides the smoothest gaming experience. Height adjust amount- 5.1 inches. Pixel Pitch (H) (V)- 0.276Brightness - 350 cd/m2, Dynamic Contrast Ratio - 80,000,000:1, Response Time - 1msConnectivity - VGA, DVI, HDMI w/MHL, Display Port, (4) USB, (1) USB Hub, Headphone JackWall Mountable 100mm, Speakers, Height & Swivel Adjustable. Compatibile with Windows 10. Active screen area (HxW) - 531.36 x 298.89 mm
|Color||Black / Red|
|Number of items||1|
|Release date||February 2016|
|Size||24 in Full HD|
Yes they do, both of them. I happen to have many. Even my $250 LED monitor just this morning had so much glare, I couldn't see anything and had to turn it away to see better. I only linked the monitor to show you it is in fact LED and not just a generic, cheap monitor.
If you can add some money, buy this monitor instead which has FreeSync and is 144Hz.
Otherwise, if you can't spend 50$ more, check out this and this.
Don't buy a non-freesync monitor.
As for the 480, no it won't overheat, the node202 has a big grill right where the fan is, so it can take as much air as it wants. MOreover, since it's a blower style card, the volume of the case doesn't affect the cooling (cold air is taken by the fan and hot air is spit right out of the case through the rear. Hot air doesn't remain in the case)
Good for the rest ;)
Found on buildapcsales
It's a little more than $100.
Here's an AOC Freesync monitor
Here's the exact same monitor but with gsync. do you think the exact same features in a monitor are worth twice as much?
Yes, yes, yes. That assumes your video card is already putting out at least close to that amount of frames. It's a most for FPS games.
I have this one.
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Professional Gaming LED Monitor Free Sync,144hz,1ms, Hght Adjust, Spk, VGA DVI HDMI DP USB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_BbszzbYWPS1E1
Boom, 144hz 1080p baybee
The Acer XF240H is a newer panel and the only complaint I've seen about that is that its out of the box colors are worse than the VG248QE's. It's flicker free at all brightness settings where the VG248QE uses PWM at <100 brightness. And let me tell you that you will not use it at 100 brightness.
But if you don't like that one specifically, here's another 144hz from Amazon that's newer than the VG248QE at a price I'd definitely say is worth it over the VG248QE: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Professional-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499027011&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=144hz+freesync
thanks man. appreciate it. this is the monitor https://www.amazon.co.uk/AOC-G2460PF-Response-Adustable-Speakers/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542215018&sr=8-1&keywords=aoc+g2460pf
Ofertas previas al viernes afro:
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Professional Gaming LED Monitor Free Sync,144hz,1ms, Hght Adjust, Spk, VGA DVI HDMI DP USB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_BpTNzbP4892DH
Basically the same monitor with freesync for $20 more
Amazon model for $199 doesn't include freesync. The $195 model does
Thursday was my last day. It wasn't the worst thing ever, but goddamn I am so sick of fucking drive thru.
In other news, I'm finally moving to Duluth next Wednesday. I think I'm pretty comfortable with job stuff, but if anybody knows of anything good I'd love to hear about it.
Also, I got some money from amazon for sending in textbooks and I think I'm going to get a new monitor and possibly some speakers for when I'm not using my headphones. After doing a bit of research, I've landed on the AOC G2460PF and Logitech Z323. Anybody familiar with either of those?
No, it really doesn't.
This is just about one of the cheapest 144hz monitors you can get, and it has freesync. Still a good pickup if you don't have an AMD card.
I just picked this up and my card doesn't support FreeSync
Never heard of that company, so I can’t really recommend. BUT here’s a link to a pretty good monitor, 144hz 1080p 1MS by AOC : AOC G2460PF 24” Gaming Monitor, FreeSync, FHD (1920x1080), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_EKRUCbRMYG0TB
Probably between the AOC G2460PF and Acer XF240H. The AOC looks like it has average color for a TN, not sure about the Acer. They have most of the same features from the look of it: adjustable stand, flicker-free, free sync, speakers, vesa mount... The Acer XF240H is still on sale at costco for $170. AOC G2460PF is $199 at Amazon.
Edit: One sale is over and the other looks to be out of stock... So the Acer GN246HL seems to be the only option atm. I'd suggest you guys wait for the price to drop on something else, check pcpartpicker and /r/buildapcsales.
$250 budget means you can also go for this one which I read good things about.
I've also looked at:
$200 AOC https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI
I read that the AOC one has driver issues? Not sure if they're fixed.Install beta drivers for full freesync range.
$170 ACER http://www.costco.com/Acer-XF240H-24%22-Full-HD-Monitor-with-AMD-FreeSync.product.100316061.html
This is the best deal I've seen.
How does his compare to the AOC G2460PF
The AOC G2460PF and ViewSonic XG2401 are both solid choices. Each have FreeSync, 144hz, 1ms, and are 1080p resolution.
Nah, my monitor's decent, I was just choking
get this. 144hz freesync
currently 210$ at the time of this post.
There are a few options though it depends what route you wish to take. It's hard to know how much ghosting a 1080p IPS panel will have due to the lack of detailed reviews of them.
If I had to pick a 27" IPS I would grab something like the ASUS MX279H which is slightly over budget. Not sure if it's the best one though as I don't often look at the 1080/60/IPS monitors.
If you want to rid yourself as much ghosting as possible then 144Hz would be fantastic. Less motion blur compared to 60Hz, less input lag, buttery smooth and since it's TN its a little faster.
For $200 you can get a good 144Hz monitor, the AOC G2460PF which also includes Freesync.
In the end it depends if you prefer 144Hz or the benefits of an IPS panel more.
I got this one a few months ago and couldn't be happier
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Free Sync Gaming LED Monitor, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144hz, 1ms https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_nzzcJhtxedhME
Same here. I was gonna get this $195 AOC G2460PF 144HZ on Amazon when I saw this 240HZ. Hope we win the lottery and not get bad panels. Good luck
I might suggest the AOC G2460PF (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/) then. I don't have any personal experience with it but I think it fits your needs. Like the suggested monitor, it's 1080p 144Hz (great for FPSs) but it also includes AMDs FreeSync which will give you smoother gameplay since you have an AMD GPU.
To help out /u/prim0_RL, I have both a Ryzen 5 1600 and a GTX 1060 3GB. I can get 250 at 1080p if I turn down some settings and a stable 144 at max is 1000000% percent achievable. I love my 144hz monitor and for the price, I love my AOC G2460PF
As was mentioned, you won't find one under £150. Some recommended entry level 144Hz monitors would be:
BenQ Zowie XL2411
The AOC is the one I have, mainly because it was the cheapest of the three at the time. Have no issues with it, Freesync is nice for the price, although I can't make use of it.
If anyone has experience with these monitors, which one is the best for the price with build quality, colors, etc?
[AOC G2460PF] (https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PQU-Ultimate-Performance-Professional/dp/B00HY7PAUC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1505149072&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=AOC+G2460PQU)
[Acer XFA240 bmjdpr] https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XFA240-bmjdpr-FREESYNC-Technology/dp/B06ZYHZ6R6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1505149080&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Acer+XFA240+bmjdpr)
[AOC G2460PQU] https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Professional-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1505149088&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=AOC+G2460PF)
[ASUS MG248QR] (http://www.microcenter.com/product/480187/MG248QR_24_Full_HD_HDMI_FreeSync-Adaptive_Gaming_Monitor) This one i can get a student discount so i would get it for about the same price range as the other 3.
Thanks for any help you can give me!
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It still misses the display, but that would be i.e. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI.
If that is way too expensive (it most likely is) say the word and I will show something cheaper.
This is the lowest price I have seen for this monitor on this sub. I would have bought one, but tax in CA kills the deal for me.
If you are sensitive to refurbished, for $198 at Amazon, this is brand new and very similar: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Professional-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI
I have had great luck with ebay Manufacturer refurb monitors. I think its a great deal if you are sensitive to price.
I'd go with this: https://www.amazon.ca/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_1?m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&amp;s=electronics&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1522514680&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=aoc+144hz
It's at a fairy low price, but has all of the features of the more high-end monitors.
24" 1080p 1ms 144Hz TN panel monitor on sale for $205 right now.
I love this monitor. I got the 28 version for this same price. Good budget monitor that's budget in the key area which is 1080p. 144hz, 1ms response, and freesync.
The freesync version is also on sale on Amazon for $209. Link
AOC and LG have cheap FreeSync monitors:
1) The cheapest: AOC G2460VQ6
24", 1980x1080, 75 hz, TN, 170$
FreeSync range: 48-75hz
2) High refresh rate: AOC G2460PF
24" 1980x1080, 144 hz, TN, 210$
FreeSync range: 35-144 hz
3) Cheapest ultrawide: LG 29UM68-P
29", 2560 x 1080, 75 hz, IPS, 350$
FreeSync range: 40-75 hz
My personal choice will be the LG + RX 480 / 490.
Edit: That LG's FreeSync range might be expandable to 32-80 hz (LFC sweetspot), source:
No, that asus model is still a TN panel, meaning the colors should be really close for both.
The AOC: LINK ,seems to be the better overall option, 144hz,1ms,Freesync, etc.
A year ago i got this AOC that is working just fine.
It's like a whole new game on PC, especially if you can invest in a 144HZ Freesync monitor. This is the one I bought...
Also, use the display port cable not HDMI. Turn down the graphics settings and enjoy not playing in sand anymore :-)
So I had a pretty killer weekend.
The tablet I thought was totally toasted decided to work perfectly the second I'd given up on it.
Both discovered and binged the entirety of Gravity Falls, loved every second. One of the best shows I've seen period, immediately bought the physical copy of Journal 3. (so cheap too!)
My favorite episode is without a doubt S2 E8, Blendin's Game. [That episode](/s "I'm a sucker for time travel, and the butt-ton of sci-fi references, as well as the voice work of Justin Roiland, and that Soos backstory was an unexpected gutpunch, I cried like a child.")
Gotta give props to "Not What He Seems" as probably the most brilliant episode from a critical standpoint, thankfully I hadn't gotten spoiled on the big reveals and totally fell for the red herrings sprinkled through the first three quarters of the show.
The refund for my Monitor got credited, so I re-bought it and hopefully it comes this week so I can finally build my PC.
So shit's going pretty well for me this weekend.
I usually roll my eyes at the whole "post show depression" meme but I think I'll miss this one for a few days.
Are AMA's a thing, it's been a while for me so go for it I guess.
Personally I would prefer this one. Only 24 inches as opposed to 27, but better response time and 144Hz for when you get your PC
You can actually get the AOC G2460PF 144hz 1080p monitor for $209 right now. I bought one two weeks ago and am absolutely loving it.
Better monitor, cheaper price
Holy shit.. this is a huge disappointment, does this mean that I wouldn't be able to run games at 144hz with the 480? I was planning on getting this monitor https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BV1XBEI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER along with the 480.
Can someone confirm this for me please?
This is what I got, that I was referring to:
You can use an AOC G2460PF on Amazon for ~$200
That's if it caters to your liking.
I personally would go for either the AOC 2460PF or the Acer XFA240
I have the predecessor to the Acer XFA240 (Mine is the XF240H) and it hasn't let me down yet after a year's worth of hard work. It did take a lot of color adjusting out-of-the-box to make it look passable, but such is the downfall of TN panels.
Also, check out ProductChart.com if your budget is wider than $200. You can filter monitors based on size, resolution, refresh rate, included features, and so on. It's nice, and it helped me ultimately decide on the Acer monitor I mentioned.
I've heard some good things about the AOC AOC G2460PF. It seems to fit exactly what you're looking for.
Reposting because the sub removed it:
AOC G2460PF. 24", 144Hz, 1ms. FreeSync (35-144Hz via DisplayPort™; 35-120Hz via HDMI®)
Acer GN246HL 24", 144Hz, 1ms, Not FreeSync Certified (Could not find it on the Supported FreeSync monitors)
AOC G2460PF 24" LED Full HD (1920x1080) Freesync 144Hz 1ms Height adjustable Gaming monitor with Built-in speakers (VGA, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB x 2) - Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_saa2Db52WGFDS
This is the one I'm looking at. So what your saying is if I use FreeSync it matches the refresh rate to the fps? Is there input delay like typical Vsync?
If you want stronk IPS: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-SE2717HX-RVJXC-Full-Monitor/dp/B01LXTK4T6/ref=dp_ob_title_ce
If you want 144 Hz:
Either this: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XF240H-bmjdpr-24-inch-FreeSync/dp/B01DHTWZRQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1482965114&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=144+hz+freesync+monitor
or this: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1482965114&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=144+hz+freesync+monitor
Yeah, I paid $200 for my freesync monitor.
If you aren't going to be stressing these gpu's why are you looking at this price point? You could easily get under $200 by going with a slightly older card.
*I've been trying to look for a 144Hz, 1ms, IPS without Freesync because I figure it would be cheaper.
I keep finding Freesync IPS and non-Freesync TN that cost about the same
I think the best choice for you would be a 24" 1080p 144hz monitor. With your build, you'll be able to play new games on maximum graphics settings for years to come at this resolution, and you'lll be able to take full advantage of the refresh rate. You should be getting well over 100FPS in games like Borderlands. Furthermore, a top of the line monitor with these specifications shouldn't break your budget. I'm not sure if prices are higher in the UK, but you can get a top of the line one in the U.S. for around $200, which is roughly £150.
Keep in mind that many 144hz monitors are set to 60hz as the factory default, so you may need to open the menu with the physical buttons on the monitor and switch the refresh rate to 144hz. You'll also likely need to enable this in your display settings on your PC. It's a simple process you'll be able to figure out with a quick google search.
Of course, there are a lot of subjective factors to choosing a monitor that have to do with personal preference as well. I'd suggest asking your boyfriend what size his monitor is if you don't know already. You may decide you want something larger if that's what you're already accustomed to.
Here are some great choices:
BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P
Yeah, the freesync is the kicker, I guess I was off by a bit. Cheapest from a quick search is $200:
So, only at least $1000 premium for having no bezel. Still, at the $1500 price point, you'd still be much better off with a triple monitor setup.
This monitor ia 144hz and comes with FreeSync for under 250.
Please don't. no offense to vg248qe owners but it's a bad monitor at that price now.
the aoc g2460pf looks better for a lower price
and the viewsonic xg2401 is even better still . Both come with freesync which is just nice to have as an option even if you have nvidia now.
On mobile, sorry. But both of these are a little over $200 and within your price range.
I'm new to building but this monitor that I chose is the AOC G2460PF that says 144hz Dvi dual link and dp only. Does this mean I need the dual link active adapter as well? This is the Monitor.
If you're on a budget, this 24" AOC free sync monitor is great bang for the buck. The colors need calibration out of the box but once it's up and running it's really nice. High refresh rate + adaptive sync is hard to live without once you've experienced it. Even vsync'd 60hz doesn't really compare.
Why not both: AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Free Sync Gaming LED Monitor, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144hz, 1ms https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_fIKJxbT7PH9T0
Do you really need a sound card? Your motherboard will likely have a pretty good one in there already. That $250 is very expensive, either save the money or use it for a better GPU.
That monitor is a good one, however since you're using an AMD card, I recommend this one instead. It costs about the same, and has freesync, along with the 1080p and 144hz.
That motherboard is a bit pricy for the sort of build you're doing. You could shave off ~$50 from your overall price there.
I'd recommend shaving some price off those peripherals and using the money to get a solid-state drive along with your HDD.
People don't like how expensive gsync is probably. This is basically the same thing except it's freesync instead.
Go with this one:
24" 144hz freesync instead of 27" and it saves you 100€
freesync adds little to no cost to the monitor, unlike gsync, in fact, theres a good $200 freesync 144hz monitor (here) and then theres this one without freesync or gsync, but pretty much everything else is the same for $250 (here)
AOC G2460PF 24” Gaming Monitor, FreeSync, FHD (1920x1080), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_UNqHAb1S89RZR
If you're checking Amazon and want to see if the reviews are legit put the link in at fakespot.com. I just got a 144hz 1ms refresh 24in for just under $200. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_yaMHAbWRMD77V
This is around the same price as a 1070. Enough games hit quite a bit over 60fps and the monitor will be much longer relevant compared to a gpu, 1070 for 1080p 60 is really overkill, and to future proof id say no. Because 1 the price to performance is way worse compared to 480 and nvidia does not really age that well anyway. You should just buy the most reasonable gpu for you and upgrade whenever needed. You could obviously buy the 1070 with the monitor that would be really nice.
Best RX 480's:
All those have 4gb variants at a cheaper price. Out of those cards no one is the best but the XFX has the best overclock. So pick the cheapest or whatever looks best to you.
Hope this helps!
EDIT: Spend another $100 and you can have a 144Hz FreeSync monitor. Something like a AOC 24inch
im comparing it with this for 157$...
and this for 199$
For starters your config is best suited for 1440p60Hz.
Unless you're looking at overclockable korean A- monitors which I don't recommend then 1440p is off the table at $250.
Cheapest you're going to get at 1440p:
ASUS PB277Q 75Hz TN - $320
Dell S2417DG 144Hz TN- $400
You can look at 1080p ultrawide 21:9 monitors that support 75Hz if you want.
This LG is about the best you're going to get:
1080p 16:9 though gives you a lot more options.
At 1080p for the best experience I recommend forgoing the 1070 in favor of a RX 480 as the former is a little overkill at 1080p.
144Hz is very CPU demanding so I highly recommend going for a Core i7-6700k right now or Zen if you can wait a month / month and a half or so.
Having an i7/Zen with a RX 480 means that 1080p 144Hz with FreeSync is the way to go.
I recommend the AOC G2060PF 1080p 144Hz TN w/FreeSync at $200.
Here's a review.
Thanks for the question, let me know if you have any others.
I got this 144Hz freesync monitor for $200 and it works very well. I think the cheapest G-sync monitors are around $400, so definitely something to consider.
There is this monitor in US Amazon that i was about to buy but it surged in pice when i wanted to just buy a monitor and deal with it so i went for a different monitor costing more.
Not sure if its overkill but I got sold on the whole 144hz and freesync. Not sure if there's a better deal offering the same specs but based on reviews this monitor is pretty solid.
Im looking to get a second monitor to play Overwatch on @144hz. I have my eye on two of them:
The AOC @260 https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01BV1XBEI/ref=s9u_simh_gw_i1?ie=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=B01BV1XBEI&amp;pd_rd_r=1dfba73e-3101-11e8-a78d-95e65c90c0fe&amp;pd_rd_w=7pZeK&amp;pd_rd_wg=PNQEv&amp;pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&amp;pf_rd_s=&amp;pf_rd_r=WSBR0Z8HRVW5P7SHNFR6&amp;pf_rd_t=36701&amp;pf_rd_p=07871b8e-d32a-4963-b98f-ba712077f7f5&amp;pf_rd_i=desktop
And the ACER @170 https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00KO4518I/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&amp;psc=1
I have rx 570, so I would use Freesync...any recommendations?
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01BV1XBEI/ref=s9u_simh_gw_i1?ie=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=B01BV1XBEI&amp;pd_rd_r=1dfba73e-3101-11e8-a78d-95e65c90c0fe&amp;pd_rd_w=7pZeK&amp;pd_rd_wg=PNQEv&amp;pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&amp;pf_rd_s=&amp;pf_rd_r=WSBR0Z8HRVW5P7SHNFR6&amp;pf_rd_t=36701&amp;pf_rd_p=07871b8e-d32a-4963-b98f-ba712077f7f5&amp;pf_rd_i=desktop forgot to link oops
Not sure if that's the one OP has, but I assume it would be this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01BV1XBEI/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1500409831&amp;sr=8-1-fkmr1&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&amp;keywords=Aoc+fhd+freesync
I have it in the (peasant) 75Hz variant and love it!
Is this any better than https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BV1XBEI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;psc=1
? was looking at this
Logical Increments is absurd and I wish it wouldn't be linked in the sidebar anymore; almost everything it recommends has problems.
Yeah here it is https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01BV1XBEI/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1498828723&amp;sr=1-3&amp;refinements=p_4%3AAOC&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=51F2dZxXwRL&amp;ref=plSrch
This is the one that I use and I've been very satisfied with it.
This is a good cheap 1080p 144hz moniter
This ViewSonic vs This AOC
Amazon link of the one I bought
If you go for a z170 motherboard I would add the 20 Euro or so to go for a 6600k so you are able to overclock it down the road. That can significantly increase the lifetime of your PC. I would go for a Freesync monitor and some AMD card possibly a RX 480 when it releases later this month. Keep an eye out for reviews of that card. Freesync because adaptive sync is awesome and Freesync is significantly cheaper than Gsync. This monitor for example https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01BV1XBEI/ref=s9_simh_gw_g147_i1_r?pf_rd_m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&amp;pf_rd_s=desktop-1&amp;pf_rd_r=KYYPBD3TG96W54FVPX31&amp;pf_rd_t=36701&amp;pf_rd_p=7fb339d7-1d6e-42de-9c12-dadc030ae13c&amp;pf_rd_i=desktop
I personally prefer refresh rate over resolution and on a 24 inch monitor 1080p is good enough.
Nah I think you should stick to 1080. Get https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01BV1XBEI?SubscriptionId=AKIAICE7LOAJMK3SSLPA&amp;camp=2025&amp;creative=165953&amp;creativeASIN=B01BV1XBEI&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;pc_redir=T1&amp;tag=pcm_contextual-20. It should work nicely with rx 480
Go check out Amazon. They have a deal for a free sync monitor at like $200. It's 1080p, 144hz and it has free sync technology!
I have the AOC G2460PF. It works well and is a bit cheaper. Don't know on whether or not it's worth the upgrade for you, but it never hurts to future proof yourself.
I got this one for 200$, I've had no problems so far and for a 200$ 144 hz it is pretty quality.
Hmm, I just bought https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BV1XBEI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 and it's arriving tomorrow. Wondering if I should return it. Is this a better monitor?
This is the exact monitor you're looking for then. Probably going to couple it with an rx480 if the benchmarks are competitive. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01BV1XBEI?keywords=144hz%20monitor&amp;pc_redir=T1&amp;qid=1461901857&amp;s=pc&amp;sr=1-5&amp;tag=amazon0606-20
Two 1080p 144hz free sync displays around 200$. The acer xf240h goes for less if you wait. You just missed it.
I have an AOC Freesync got it for $200. The first one I got ended up being a lemon, but my second one's been great!
Yes it makes so much different even just browsing and watching videos on youtube. It is a hell lot smoother. Though if you are getting 1060 you will not be able to achieve 144fps with ultra/high settings on some games.
If you are on a budget don't think of getting one with GSYNC.
This one is about 200$ at 1080p with Freesync
youre not gonna find 2x 1440p 144hz with freesync for $500-600
1080p 144hz yes. with free sync, this one is good IMO https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI
Ill keep looking and update if I find anything else.
Best so far... 1080p, Freesync, not IPS but is 144Hz with 1ms response rate.
Believe me, you haven't enjoyed gaming if you haven't at least tried 144hz. The difference is night and day compared to resolution. I build PC's for customers and so I get to try everything out, and its better to get higher hz. This is a fairly good one and a nice price I found.
AOC G2460PF is also a good monitor
I'd say this one which also has Freesync.
here ya go
It's on sale. Put the extra $100 toward a new CPU
I don't think you need to upgrade anything. You have quite a good system. I would upgrade to 8 gigs of ram and a ssd if you don't have one. I think it is worth to get a freesync monitor. I found one on amazon that looks to be pretty good.
I have this AOC 144hz monitor and really like it
G3 is their latest/3rd gen PSU, which has better build quality. NEX is their 1st gen PSU. So, G2 or G3 are better options.
Also, I'd recommend this [AOC monitor] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI) instead.
If you're going to get a FreeSync monitor I'd suggest getting one with a higher refresh rate than 75hz.
This would be my recommendation in the FreeSync category, $10 more than the Asus (on Amazon) but 144hz instead of 75hz. Oof though, just saw the price on the Canadian Amazon site, so maybe not...
I guess the Asus you're looking at isn't bad, but you could probably find a good 144hz monitor without Freesync for that price.
It's an expensive option. Active adapters cost about $100 on Amazon.com. The reviews aren't exactly very positive, either. Amazon's search engine doesn't differentiate between single link and dual link adapters, so you need to beware when you look for one, as you need the active dual-link adapter to support 144Hz.
For another $100, you could get a new 144Hz monitor that has a Displayport input and not have to deal with the hassle of using a converter. https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1482418847&amp;sr=1-5&amp;keywords=144hz+monitor
That monitor even has Freesync.
Shit. Deleted my comment because I don't know enough to get into a debate about it. For anyone wondering my original comment said something about Freesync giving AMD the edge for me due to the high cost of g-sync monitors.
Anyway, all the g-sync monitors I've seen have been far more than freesync monitors. Here are two monitors available to me on amazon.co.uk.
They seem to be essentially the same monitor, but the G-sync one is £340 as opposed to the £240 Freesync one.
Edit: Here's another 24" 144hz monitor with Freesync, only £212.
AOC G2460PF 24” Gaming Monitor, FreeSync, FHD (1920x1080), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_aBERAbX7ARBGW
I own this monitor and its everything i can ask for. No problems at all, great buy! Its $195 USD right under your price range.
AOC 24" 144hz Freesync https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01BV1XBEI/?tag=pcp0f-20
You might have to turn down your game setting since a RX 570 isn't powerful enough to run modern games at 144fps at max settings. Freesync bonus.
maybe something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sspa_dk_detail_5?psc=1&amp;pd_rd_i=B01BV1XBEI&amp;pd_rd_wg=zmGpf&amp;pd_rd_r=RS0F329NE76S3XTHARAZ&amp;pd_rd_w=6lCoY
Yes it does support 144Hz. Here is such a monitor.
It even supports 240Hz as well. Here is such a monitor, which also happens to be the deal of the day.
You don't need G-sync. It just depends on what you want and what you can stomach. No G-Sync will result in occasional screen tearing and stuttering. Then if you use V-Sync, this will help prevent screen tearing for FPS higher than 144, but adds latency (which is somewhat noticeable) and can lead to stuttering. G-sync eliminates screen tearing and stuttering and keeps everything smooth. If you want a similar experience for less money, you could opt for an AMD GPU like the 570 and get a FreeSync monitor which doesn't add the premium of $50-$100 that G-sync does. If you can handle some screen tearing and stutter, this is one of the best non-G-Sync 144hz monitors around: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_1?tag=monitnerds-20&amp;ie=UTF8
EDIT: Just to be clear, FreeSync only works with AMD GPUs. G-Sync only works with Nvidia GPUs.
To add to this, when you are buying a 144hz monitor that allows multiple inputs, only some may allow the full 144hz. My monitor, an AOC G2460PF, only supports 144hz through the display port, not HDMI. So that is another thing to watch out for. I do not know if all monitors are like this or if this AOC is unique.
you could get this one for your xbox and this one for your pc i cant really recommend you headphones though
For reference, I just bought this one for $200.
True, and the AOC G2460PF is $199 at Amazon too:
Also, link to the KG240:
I'm wondering what the difference is if any between all these. One thing I do know is reviews for the latter two monitors say they include a Displayport cable (necessary for Freesync) while the Costco one doesn't say anything about that.
The AOC G2460PF is worth a look.
Acer XF240H if 200 is the limit. This monitor doesn't have many thorough reviews, but the image quality will most likely similar to others in this price range. Tolerable.
Another option is the AOC G2460PF if it comes back in stock. Again, probably the same subpar image quality as the previous one.
By far the best in this range would be the $260 Viewsonic XG2401 which, for a TN panel, probably has the best image quality/colors in this class.
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch 144hz FreeSync
Has FreeSync as well to reduce screen tearing. On sale right now.
Build looks solid. I'm assuming you're wanting a freesync monitor?
Two good options:
Both are 1ms response time and 144hz
For gaming, the monitor looks good. Here is a review.
If you have an AMD card and you want a 24" monitor this one is better.
I don't have this monitor, but I personally like Asus monitors because they usually can get pretty tall so I don't need a monitor stand. I have the PB277Q and it looks nice, performs well and I have not had any issues with it in the year I have had it.
This depends, the 24" with have a higher PPI by about 10 (not that big of a deal really) and the 27" will be larger. Personaly I would get the 27" if they are the same price like they are on Amazon.
AOC G2460PF is your best bet if you want to stick with your $200 budget as its , an affordable Freesync monitor, with a 144hz Freesync panel making it the ultimate budget gaming monitor
Few things :
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Free Sync Gaming LED Monitor, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144hz, 1ms https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_gDCTyb5BFEZHH
And you could put the saved $70 towards a mechanical keyboard. They're all the rage nowadays. Well worth the money in my opinion.
thanks for the good info, the only both screens that fit in my budget are
my gpu is a xfx 380x should that have inpact on my desicion?
tanks in advance
edit: both are on the limit of my budget, to make it clear, im not looking for perfect colors or contrast, what i want are fast and crisp frames that let me play as competitive as possible.
Even cheaper now
Yeah, 144 fps is a pretty high threshold, even for a dedicated gaming system. There isn't much you can do about that without spending quite a chunk of change. Alternatively, you can pick up a relatively inexpensive Freesync monitor like this. Its refresh rate will sync up with your frame rate for a smoother experience, and Nvidia's cards are now compatible despite Freesync originally being an AMD-promoted tech. But I think in the long run, your best bet is to upgrade the CPU, then the GPU, then get a monitor with a lower refresh rate.
Looking for a decent 144hz 1080p free sync, TN and either 24' or 27' now I have some in mind, should I just get the one that gets a good discount on black friday? I will use 90% for gaming and 10% for youtube and reddit.
The 1060 max-q isn't powerful enough for gaming at 1440p on any new or demanding game, so I wouldn't recommend it unless you plan on upgrading in the future or plan on building a desktop at some point that is more powerful. Also if you primarily game I would recommend 144hz over 1440p. I would stick with either 1080p 60 hz or 1080p 144hz, but the 1060 probably won't be able to fully use that 144hz on most games. I have the msi gs65, which has 1060 max-q as well, and it has a 1080p 144hz panel in it, and I get 100 fps and above on less demanding games, but any AAA or graphically intensive game struggles to get above 60. My final thoughts before recommendations would be an ips or va panel over a tn, because the response time downgrade is (imo) worth it for the amazing color reproduction. Also at 144hz i find that g-sync and freesync are not that useful and find the additional price not worth it. If you are only gaming and doing competitive games then TN is fine though. Anyway, here are my recommendations
If you aren't into competitive games and want good colors for watching videos and/or photo editing:
1080p 60hz: Dell U2414H
1080p 144hz: Acer ED273
If you are into competitive gaming and want the fastest response time here are a few options:
gsync or freesync
they are both the same monitor, the only difference is one is gsync and the other freesync
as for monitors. Heres some options
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI this one is 1080p 144hz
http://acerrecertified.com/UM.KG7AA.002 this one is 1440p60hz and is not new.You take a risk here.Cheapest brand new 1440p 60hz monitor costs about 250. edit : http://pcpartpicker.com/product/6RJkcf/aoc-monitor-q2778vqe 27inch not IPS http://pcpartpicker.com/product/D7hj4D/acer-monitor-umkg7aa002 and 25 inch ips
What games do you enjoy playing?If you play a lot of competitive games and first person shooters then 144hz should be better for you.If you enjoy visuals more(GTAV,Witcher 3 and such) then 1440p should serve you a bit better.
Your rig can power both options extremely well.
If you want to save up some money for 1440p then that fine.
Lastly a cheap nice 1080p 60hz monitor http://pcpartpicker.com/product/bmbp99/aoc-monitor-i2267fw this uses VGA and DVI .In the box you will only find a vga cable though.Use a dvi cable for better performance.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015WCV70W/ this monitor is also nice and you can use an hdmi cable to connect it.(you have to buy one if you dont have).It comes with a VGA cable.Since the monitor you are currently using has a dvi connection,if you pair it with this monitor and hdmi you can have both monitors connected on your PC very easily
209$ close enough.. and with freesync
people say that it hurts their eyes.
there is also the ASUS VG248QE and the AOC G2460PF, and their colors are broken apperantly, i heard a lot of people say that you should go with the ViewSonic XG2401
There are freesync 144hz monitors for $200-$250 in the US, probably a bit more in CAN ($300?). There are a few without freesync, but they aren't much less. Freesync adjusts the refresh rate of the monitor to match the framerate of the game for a smoother experience.
I have this one, it gets the job done. Maybe my eyes are old and slow, but it wasn't a huge difference like most people exclaim it to be. Motion is definitely smoother, but wasn't a major world blowing experience for me at least. If you do get one be sure to setup the refresh rate on the monitor as in windows it tends to default to 60.
These 2 are the cheapest ones you can get.
First of all: don't be too afraid. I'm not sure where you live, but here in the Netherlands, anything I purchase online can be returned no questions asked within 2 weeks (assuming you don't completely destroy it). So you should be safe from any out-of-the-box defects.
Viewing angels are usually only an issue when the monitor isn't right in front of you, if it is, you shouldn't have any issues with TN. a 1060 will get killer framerate is league, so 144Hz would be worth it, in my opinion. If you have a bad back, it would be wise to invest in a properly adjustable monitor or a VESA monitor arm you can adjust it with. It's tight with your budget, but you can always prop it up with books or a monitor stand until it's at the correct height (top bezel at eye level).
League pros play anything their sponsors put in front of them, to be honest. The difference between gold and plat is usually game knowledge, warding and patience.
So this is my recommendation:
It's height adjustable and has all the gaming specs you seem to be looking for! It's on sale on Amazon, but I'm sure Best Buy will have it for a similar price. Questions? let me know :) GL HF!
I'll do better. 1080P 144hz with Freesync. https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI
I got this monitor and at 24" I don't notice any pixels or anything. Then again, I'm not sure 24" is very large compared to other monitors.
At the $200 range, the AOC G2460PF is probably your best bet for a 144Hz Freesync monitor.
As for Nvidia, Gsync carries such a premium that its almost better to just put the added $200+ towards a stronger GPU in the first place so that you don't need it.
AOC G2460PF 24” Gaming Monitor, FreeSync, FHD (1920x1080), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_0DFEAbBKZPKQT
here you go my dude
Would this be a good alternative? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_pW6DAbE9BBHAK
If you have an AMD GPU then you can also use the free sync and it has built-in speakers, just have to get it before the sale ends(Not sure when it ends).
Looking for a 144hz monitor 1080 (24 inch) monitor
Is this an okay deal? https://www.amazon.ca/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1524081530&amp;sr=1-5&amp;keywords=144hz
AOC G2460PF 24
this might suit your need. Image quality is average but you shouldn't expect much from TN panel
that one actually has some misleading specs, some say 120 hz other say 75 hz refresh rate, this one is clear:
I think this is a great build. If you want to spend a little more money, I would say upgrade the power supply to an EVGA G2 550W. It is pretty much the gold standard for power supplies, and with a staggering 10 year warranty, you'll have it through many upgrades and potentially another build. Other than that, I might upgrade to a better SSD but the one you picked is probably fine.
For monitors, I'd personally recommend this for you: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/?tag=pcpapi-20
It's a 1080p 144hz freesync monitor. While you might not be able to push 144 FPS at high settings in every single game you play, you can definitely get it in league, and even if you are below 144 FPS in more demanding games you'll have the freesync.
If you want to spend less then go for a 1080p 60hz monitor. I'm sure you can get one for $100 or less. But I really think you'll like the 144hz; it helps give you that competitive advantage. Even just typing on it and moving your mouse around is really pleasing.
Case is always a hard one for me to recommend to people because so much of it relies on personal preference once you get the specs out of the way.
Do you want a giant tower or something more compact?
Do you want RGB LEDs you can see through a window or something more geared towards silence?
Do you need room for 3-4 more hdds or are the two you're purchasing now enough?
What's the budget? (for the case specifically)
P.S.: I noticed that your monitor choice doesn't support freesync. I would HIGHLY recommend you consider one of these options instead seeings as you are going to be spending that much already. Freesync being cheaper to get than Gsync is one of the few reasons I recommend the RX 480 over the GTX 1060 for people on a strict budget who also need to purchase a monitor.
there is also this monitor: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1473347456&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=aoc+freesync
I have it and it is really nice, great panel and the stand can rotate and raise up and down really easily, AND it's $50 cheaper.
I just got this for a friend: AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Free Sync Gaming LED Monitor, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144hz, 1ms https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_OeyBxb11HMT5R
I picked it because it has good contrast and colors for gaming plus it is a 144hz so it'll support 144fps. It won't be good for photo editing.
If you have a budget or parameters you want, let me know and I'd be happy to look.
For ~200, may as well get this: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1466071656&amp;sr=1-2&amp;keywords=freesync
anything better would be IPS or higher resolution which I highly doubt somebody would sell for 200
Here's a good 144hz monitor for pretty cheap. It's the one I use and while the colors aren't amazing, the viewing angles are great for a TN panel. It's also relatively inexpensive for a 144hz monitor with Freesync. I've had it for about a year and never had any issues at all.
Will an asus rog strix rx 580 (2xDP, 1xDVI) support three of these? I want them all the run at 1080p 144Hz, preferably all Freesync. I already have the gpu and one monitor, I want to buy two more. Will crossfiring the gpu give me more slots?
Here you go! Key feature list:
CPU | Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor | $199.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory | $29.98 @ Newegg
Storage | Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $120.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card | $317.37 @ Amazon
Case | Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $62.31 @ Amazon
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $74.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $888.61
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The human eye is actually pretty danged good at detecting this kind of thing. 144 fps will look clearly different from 60 fps. In fact, 144 is the standard for competitive CSGO (they used this one at ESL Barcelona).
Hokay, now let's talk about screen size and resolution. The main issue with a 27" 1080p monitor is that pixel density is pretty low. Not a problem if you sit far back from your monitor. Or maybe not a problem at all - some people aren't bothered in the last, but others can't stand it. It's a personal choice, but I guess refresh rate kind of is too.
As for a cheaper, similar monitor, consider the MG278Q at a little under $400. I think the only difference is that it's TN, while the 279 is IPS. IPS panels tend to have higher input lag, but better viewing angles and color accuracy. TN is generally considered better for gaming anyway.
I also couldn't help but notice in your other thread that you wanted to get a GTX 970. However, you won't be able to use this monitor's FreeSync feature, which Nvidia refuses to use (Nvidia's equivalent is G-Sync, and monitors that support that start $100 more expensive).
If you didn't know, what these technologies do is even up refresh rates based on your FPS. A regular 60Hz monitor will refresh every 1/60th of a second no matter what. So if you're running 60 FPS, it lines up perfectly - each frame is shown once. At 30 FPS, every frame will last two refreshes. But if you're running, say, 40 FPS, frame timings become inconsistent: 2 of the same frame in a row, then maybe 1, then another 1, then 2, etc. - this is why a solid 30 fps can look better than 40.
So basically, with FreeSync, if you run 40 FPS, the monitor will simply refresh 40 times per second. Consistent timings no matter your FPS.
It's far from a necessity, though; even if you get this and the GTX 970, you'd still be getting a 1440p144 monitor.
I know that was more than you asked for! But I hope the info helped, and you can make a more informed decision on whether you want 1440p, 144Hz, both, or neither.
This $20 more and leagues better http://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=ox_sc_act_title_2&amp;smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
I bought something similar for my build..
It was $255.68 when I bought it last week though.
My two 144hz picks for (at least) the ball park you're in:
Budget monitor: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-1920x1080-Adjustable-DisplayPort/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=aoc+g2460pf&amp;qid=1565463160&amp;s=gateway&amp;sprefix=aoc+&amp;sr=8-1
More of a middle ground:
This is the monitor im using
Freesync and gsync make it a bit easier on the monitor if you're using the correct hardware (freesync for amd, gsync for nvidia.) It lowers the response time and often increases the refreshrate in a way thats more inexpensive than buying a high refreshrate monitor compatible for both sides.
Not necessary but will probably be easier to find a good value 144hz monitor if it's freesync.
For $200 you can get something like :https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1468295694&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=freesync
If your budget is up to $250 that ASUS monitor supports up to 144Hz so if you are playing more competitive/eSports type games they will be much smoother if your GPU is capable.
Is similar to the first option, but offer FreeSync, if you are using an AMD video card. Also just a little be more expensive and may be out of your budget.
Two options from ViewSonic 24" for $160 and 27" for $220. Both are 1080p so be aware that the larger screen isn't higher resolution. This doesn't make a huge difference in gaming, IMO, but windows and text in a browser might seem larger than typical if used to a 24" 1080p monitor.
Both support FreeSync and go up to 75Hz. Obviously not as high as 120 or 144, but its still a noticeably and welcome improvement to 60Hz.
Final option here, AOC 24" 1080p with FreeSync and refresh rates up to 144Hz. If refresh rate is a high priority this is the most affordable option to get the highest refresh rates available today. It also comes with a pretty robust stand that allows it to be raise quite high, and rotated vertically. Seems to hit all the features for a great price and reviews seem to be quite favorable.
Have you seen this: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI ?
It's a free sync monitor with 144HZ for $210.
Get that and go with this Gigabyte RX 480: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5956#kf
IMO that's the best option you have for great 1080p gaming, and you can later upgrade and buy another 480 which would be impossible with 1060.
27" AOC, $290, has the 144hz, no IPS no g-sync or free sync
24" AOC, $210 Has free sync, no IPS, not 27 inches
Both have display ports, which are necessary if you're trying to actually utilize 144hz.
its has TN panel and not a great stand, If i bought it i would probably spend another $20-30 on a decent stand for it or a monitor mount. It gets posted as refurbished for $139.99 a lot. For that price its hard to beat. I would probably get the AOC G2460PF thats 1080p 144hz freesync TN for $210 on amazon or the LG 29um68 2560x1080 75hz freesync IPS for $280. thats if you are waiting to get the rx480.
To give you a couple items as a ballpark for your shopping:
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You have a lot of space for peripherals with the 1k budget and the PC of your choice.
You said you still need a monitor and, kb&m, i'd recommend getting a budget 1080p 144hz monitor (id recommend this one if you dont mind the red strip on the bottom bezel here)
For kb&m it depends on if you want a mechanical keyboard or not. There are some combos out there, one that i'd recommend is this one, but a quick search on amazon and you can see lots of different mice and keyboards.
Alright, So thats $200 in peripherals right there, which brings your total up to about $840, that gives you another $200. You should get a 1Tb hard drive for the space, those run for about $50.
That leaves you with $150 to upgrade your GPU, i switched it to a rtx 2060, which will push out more fps than the 1660.
I recreated the pc you made on pcpartpicker with all the changes i made https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2HN3q4
Best of luck OP
I have this one, and it's been working great for me so far.
I've got a Nvidia 1050TI card instead of an AMD like yours, but it should work for you too.
This vs. AOC G2460PF?
Both of which are $200. I've heard the Acer looks pixel-y since its 1080p on 27", and also Acer is VA while AOC is TN
New to 144hz monitors so I can't really tell which is the better product
This is what im using now. It has freesync and 144hz for $200.
I just did the 2 sticks of RAM to skip the "wait to upgrade". You have dual channel mobo then if you have 4 slots I think. You could very well get 2 4GB sticks and be fine with that. As long as you get the other 8 GB ASAP. There is a very noticeable difference having less RAM, especially if youre gaming CPU intensive games. And dude... (if youre a dude) The great thing about AMD GPUs is the Freesync compatibiliy IMO. There are ASUS and AOC Gaming monitor that is 144 htz for 200 that goes on sale practically every day. Check it out! https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI
It's $210 for 1080p144hz freesync and the viewing angles aren't half bad either.
since you're going to use a RX 480.. might as well get a monitor that have freesync?
der hier wird in der Regel auch relativ oft empfohlen... kostet hier in GER 250€ und hat free-sync....
Ich kann dir aber ehrlich gesagt nichts dazu sagen inwiefern sich die drei abgesehen von free-sync unterscheiden :p dazu solltest du eventuell nen post auf r/monitors machen... oder hier, oder auf r/pcmasterrace \^\^
AOC-G2460PF 24" is another good option.
https://amzn.com/B01BV1XBEI (i'm personally gonna try and grab one of these to take advantage of free sync on my rx 480)
I personally bought 3 of these
I've been running two of these for a little over a year now. Solid choice for budget 144hz monitors.
Just bought this and I'm very happy with it so far: https://www.amazon.ca/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/product-reviews/B01BV1XBEI/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1
1ms response time
<$300 CAD after tax
Oh that's awesome, I guess that'll give me an extra $100 of budget. I bought this monitor, for reference.
I do play alot of competitive games and have two 21.5" IPS monitors at the moment but the response times are pretty bad so for gaming I think I've landed on This One
I also have an AMD card (RX 380) so I could use the FreeSync and 144hz when I play on PC.
I can't recommend the Asus because I've never used them, the only 144hz monitor I have used is this one. So far they have been great, so if you are ok with a TN panel, then for the price it is pretty good. Bonus points if you have an AMD card.
Just took an easy search on Amazon
aoc g2460 pf
Depends upon if you want 24" or 27", but this monitor served me well the last year and is a really good price.
CPU | Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor | $307.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $137.99 @ PB Technologies
Memory | Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory | $84.29 @ PB Technologies
Storage | ADATA Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $82.23 @ Aquila Technology
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $78.50 @ 1stWave Technologies
Video Card | Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB NITRO+ OC Video Card | $429.99 @ PB Technologies
Case | Deepcool TESSERACT SW RED ATX Mid Tower Case |-
Power Supply | EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $90.85 @ PB Technologies
Monitor | AOC G2460PF 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor | $455.00 @ DTC Systems
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1665.85
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-01 20:49 NZDT+1300 |
Swapped the mobo for a cheaper one, added a ssd and changed monitor a nice free sync one that surprisingly is cheaper. You can check reviews of the monitor here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01BV1XBEI/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1480578337&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=SY200_QL40&amp;keywords=AOC+G2460PF
so i just bought this monitor but I am having trouble setting it up. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BV1XBEI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I connected the display port cable from my r9 390 to the monitor. Do I need to use additional display cables or is just the display port cable enough?
I would get the view sonic XG2401. It has good colors and it also has freesync. To answer your questions, if you can get over 144 fps in your games it would be good to get a 144hz monitor. Freesync is generally cheaper as it is widely released while G sync is barely on monitors.
Also, you can grab an AOC monitor for only $200. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01BV1XBEI/ref=psdcmw_1292115011_t1_B00KO4518I
I have a very similar build (gtx1060, ryzen 5, 16gb 2400 ram) and I found a monitor on Amazon that I LOVE. It’s made by AOC, 24inch, 1080p, 144hz/1ms. Included a DisplayPort and a HDMI cables. It’s pretty bright but I really enjoy the colors and I think it looks great. I think it was just under $200. Oh and the screen rotates to vertical or horizontal, goes up and down like 8inches(more or less), tilts a decent amount, and the base rotates to make turning the monitor super easy. I absolutely love it. I’ll comment the model number once I get back to it but yeah. Only possible con that I found is that it’s black and red, but it’s very subtle.
Edit: here’s the link! Also, I didn’t see your budget but honestly I love this monitor so save your money for an upgrade or another monitor!
This. I have the AOC G2460PF and I love it. They are on sale at amazon right now for $194
I use 2 of these. I like them a lot. I put them on a double vesa arm mount for greater placement & more desk space.
I just recently bought an rx480 and have been looking at similar types of monitors. If you decide to go the AMD route, it might be worthwhile to spend the extra money on freesync like:
or for cheaper https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BV1XBEI/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
With an r9 fury you can do ok at 1440p but I would get a 1080p 144hz freesync monito instead
Great monitor. There are comparable alternatives that are much cheaper though.
I'm pretty sure it was $200 when I bought it
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Free Sync Gaming LED Monitor
Are you planning on getting an AMD or Nvidia graphics card? If you are going AMD, then this is a great deal.
The AOC is a freesync. Same on that you can find here
would this be compatible with my monitor? Freesync 144hz AOC. I think it is since the CPU is AMD but i just wanna double check.
Bought this one a week ago, really liking it. Good if you're on a budget $209.
Here's your link : )
I'm actually going to pick one of these up my friend has one and there nice for just over 200 dollars.
24-Inch 144hz AOC G2460PF Gaming Monitor
One like this - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BV1XBEI/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER?
I wasn't sure about free-sync because I thought it was only for AMD Graphics Cards, and I have an MSI.
Left one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BV1XBEI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Right one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VRKVGJG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I've been looking at this one for a bit it seems like a pretty good deal but I'm pretty new to all of this
I see. I’m thinking of buying this one because I read some bad reviews about their customer service. What do you think of this one? https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01BV1XBEI/ref=psdcmw_1292115011_t3_B00KO4518I
what about these? do you think it worth the extra? im not so tight on the budget so spending a little extra for a better monitor is an option.
i assume that for games like csgo and rust since im pretty sure ill get around 60 fps on the more demanding games like bf, can u confirm?
Not 200 euros more in Amazon but close to it in my country. For the same damn monitor.
Should grab this Monitor or the AOC G2460PF?
I'm planning on building a new gaming PC and need a new monitor to go with it as well. Waiting for the 1070 and undecided on the CPU (6500 or 6600k). Between these monitors what would people recommend? (Or recommendations of other monitors):
I know the last one doesn't really take advantage of the 1070, but for the price point is the bigger screen, and IPS worth it?
Probably this one, or an acer https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01BV1XBEI/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1464303146&amp;sr=8-3&amp;pi=SX200_QL40&amp;keywords=144hz+monitor&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=51nJiPMQz2L&amp;ref=plSrch
I think a normal 1080/60 does the job for now.
For 144 i recommend you this one
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Professional Gaming LED Monitor Free Sync,144hz,1ms
If I buy this monitor, can I plug my keyboard into the USB slot?
Which of these monitors would be the best to pair with an RX 480?
Good find, had the AOC G2460PF lined up for my new build but this one seems to have superior qualities at a lower price after using paypal discount code. Had to add another item to exceed +$200 code requirement so I bought a mouse bungee for ~$7. Total was $181 shipped! Now i'm settled on the AMD GPU and I dont regret it. :]
Just bought this for my rx480. Really nice monitor
Thanks, yeah, my budget is more around $250. Right now I'm in between https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QS0AKVK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER for 1440 & IPS at $250 and https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BV1XBEI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER for freesync and low input lag at $210.
Not sure what I'll end up at between those two, unfortunately.
Wait, so r you talking about a micro ATX board, or itx? Because this is the motherboard I have right now that Tech told me to pick out. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NAGY085/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Also if I was to get a monitor is this a good one https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BV1XBEI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
I use the AOC G2460PF, the price is just under $200 on amazon.
I actually linked the wrong one. I was planning on buying this one
I have the same monitor and anyone who also has it will tell you it's too damn bright! I have to have the blue light filter on 24/7 and still have to take frequent breaks to stop my eyes from melting into the back of my skull. It doesn't support FreeSync which I'd assume is your reason for choosing the RX 580 over the GTX 1060 6GB.
I did a quick Amazon search for 24" FreeSync 144Hz Full HD monitors and I like the curved look of this one at $234 (I'm from the UK I'm sure someone from the US will know where to find something cheaper) or you can obviously save the additional $32.71 and opt for this one.
P.S. I'm positive someone will find you a better overall build at a similar/cheaper price, don't think I've ever seen someone comment and say "Nope, nailed it". Only thing I will say is that I'm 99% sure you'll be recommended 16GB RAM or at least 8GB of 3,000MHz+, more than likely funded by replacing the H100i with an air cooler. I hear Noctua are leading the market these days. :)
EDIT: Worked out how to format links
properly, what a life-changer.
Repost from the comments:
Sorry, it was a bit late as I was typing this. I've gone on PCPartpicker, and I've looked at a few options, just wondering what everyone here thought.
I currently have an RX480 8GB, will be building a new pc in the coming months and probably will be upgrading that to a GTX 1080/1180(or whatever the next gen is called).
The models I'm currently looking at are:
I presently have one 1080p 60Hz 1ms refresh rate monitor that I will be keeping until a time comes when I can get a 3rd 144hz, but right now that's just not in the budget.
Of those 4 models, which would you pick?
Looking for a good 144hz monitor. Did research and asked friends. Deciding between these two:
I currently have the AOC G2460PF, which is $195 on Amazon. The BenQ monitor doesn't include Freesync, but I'm going to go ahead and assume you don't have an AMD graphics card, so that won't really matter for you. That ViewSonic monitor is the 2017 model, but the 2018 model is $250, and so is the BenQ monitor.
The Acer XFA240 is $15 more than the AOC monitor and has the same style stand.
The Acer GN246HL is the same price as the AOC monitor, but only has tilt capabilities due to a different style stand.
I've had my AOC monitor for a year and a half now, and I haven't had any significant issues with it, and it performs well for a cheap monitor. Also, in my opinion, it looks much better than the 2nd Acer monitor.
The only downside of the AOC monitor is that it's color accuracy is pretty poor, but I don't think any of the 144Hz monitors near $200 will have good colors. If that's important to you, then you might want to dish out a bit more for a better panel.
Both the Acer GN246HL and the AOC G2460PF are under $200 (for the AOC you need Amazon Prime) and rated well. I haven't used them personally, so maybe someone else can vouch for them?
Do you think this monitor would be better?
Thanks dude. I will definetly change the hard drive and ssd like you said. It's the fact that so many build guides even in 2019 are using the small ssd for boot and a larger hdd to hold their games and other stuff.
Monitors wise, out of the following which one would you recommend?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/AOC-G2460PF-Response-Adustable-Speakers/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=1080p+144hz+1ms+tn&qid=1555146505&s=gateway&sr=8-7 (this one is 160hz instead of 144hz)
Thanks again FirstSnowz
Looks sick man! Is that monitor by chance made by AOC? I can't quite tell from the pic but it looks just like mine lol
You can choose one of those three, or even spend more 50/70$ (maybe) and go for a 240hz. And you also can choose other brands or models, just reed some reviews before buy.
https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1479607012&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=aoc+freesync AOC makes great budget monitors
Thanks! The current monitor I plan on using is this 24" one. I was really hoping for something at least a little bigger (27" would be first choice), but it seems either the prices skyrocket or the pixel density goes down quite a bit.
CPU | Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler | $68.49 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $124.99 @ B&H
Memory | Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | ADATA Premier SP550 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $109.99 @ NCIX US
Storage | Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $35.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card | $598.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case | NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply | EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $79.99 @ Newegg
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $85.70 @ My Choice Software
Monitor | Asus ROG SWIFT PG248Q 24.0" 180Hz Monitor | $349.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard | Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard | $129.99 @ Corsair
Mouse | Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse | $57.51 @ Jet
Headphones | Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset | $91.89 @ NCIX US
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2090.49
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-18 13:47 EST-0500 |
In this build I stuck to the "practical" side of computer building over niche parts. i don't know how you feel about that but because you'd need a small loan of a million dollars to actually make something that has the best quality all around.
The i5-6600k is literally enough. If people tell you that "oh why didn't you buy an i7 you totally need it for gaming", ask them for proof in benchmarks of REAL games. 9 times out of 10 they're probably going to give you some cherry picked benchmark from some game and you can just laugh at them for it.
Water cooling doesn't help you in temperatures unless you're running X99 level CPU's with crazy voltages. The NH-D14 might not look like the best thing in the world, but it has it where it counts. You can EASILY get up to 4.5~ Ghz with this air cooler under 65C assuming you got a decent i5-6600k from the famous Silicon Lottery.
This isn't the absolute cheapest SLI compatible Z170 board but atleast it looks cool. The black/white color scheme will work perfectly with the case! It has all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a Z170 board like M.2 ports for PCIE SSDs, SATA Express, USB 3.0, USB Type C and HDMI/DVI out.
16GB of ram on two sticks is enough. 2400Mhz ram costs just as much as 2133mhz ram so just go for it. Any brand will do. You might want to look around if you want to color match the build.
I kept with the program and used a 480GB SSD and a 1TB hard drive. Not the most glamorous brands by any stretch of the imagination but they will work just as well. Just like any other component the SSD/Hard drive can fail and that's just how life is. It doesn't matter if it's Samsung or Kingston or A-DATA or etc.. I've had my fair share of failed drives and the one company I will never by "consumer grade" products from is Seagate. Their hard drives have substantially higher failure rates after one year of use compared to any other competing company.
I kept the GTX 1080 because it fits with the budget and shouldn't really change. Brand doesn't matter as long as you aren't buying a founders edition or blower style cooler. You'll never reach the high overclocks like that.
I had to drop the case to a less expensive but still fabulous NZXT S340 case. The case doesn't impact performance really it's just there for aesthetics. If you really want the Phantom 530 then feel free to go for it. I'm not going to tell you its bad because it's your prerogative. I personally always go the extra mile for a case that I really want.(Well all my cases were made by NZXT, S340 White -> H440 Black/Orange -> Noctis 450 Black).
I tossed in a 750W Semi-Modular power supply from EVGA to make sure you have the room for upgrades in the future comfortably. You can run dual GTX 1080's just fine with this power supply. I don't go after fully modular cases unless I'm going for sleeved cables because Semi-Modular power supplies always have the "required" cables attached. I.E 20+ 4 Pin Motherboard/ 4+4 Pin CPU connector/ 2X 6+ 2 pin PCI-E connectors.
I went with a more expensive G-Sync enabled 180HZ Asus PG248Q monitor. Quality/features come at a price and this is as good as it gets for your budget if you want a 144Hz monitor. G-Sync will help your GTX 1080 in those times you can't quite reach those higher FPS in very VERY VERY demanding games. I just tossed this in because I feel that this monitor is probably something you'll be happy with. It definitely has that "gamery" vibe and the "this would cost you an arm and a leg" type of peripheral. If you didn't need the 180hz/G-Sync and you're completely fine with a 144Hz enabled monitor then the AOC G2460PF is the next best thing. It has VERY good reviews and a lot of people prefer this monitor over other ones in the same price range.
* I kept the rest of the peripherals to respect your decisions in the peripheral department. The one thing I will say though is that the G502 is a freaking dust magnet. I've owned one myself and it's great but the pads underneath the mouse have a problem of getting clogged with dust in time and just freaking terrible execution from Logitech. I switched to a Razer Deathadder Chroma and it's working dandy for me on my Steelseries QCK mousepad.
If you have any concerns or questions feel free to ask. There's obviously things about the build that can be changed if you feel strongly about certain components. That's personal and I wont contest that.
Cheap 144Hz monitor can be susceptible to ghosting. If you want one with Free Sync, I use this.
$11.50 non-member surcharge with 7% tax and free ship is $198.05. Man its a tough buy now. I probably am going to pass as the AOC 144hz freesync is 199 on amazon
If you're in the market for a budget 144hz, this is a good one with freesync. Has mostly good reviews.
What you've got to realise is the RX 480 is meant for 1080p60fps ultra, we haven't even seen AMD's RX 490/490X yet and those cards will be aimed at competing with the GTX1070, so ideal for 1080p 144hz.
So anyway, asking the RX 480 to do 144hz isn't the best idea UNLESS the games you play aren't very demanding. HotS for example isn't, neither is CS:GO, LoL, Dota and other competitive games. So if you want 144hz in those types of games then that's easy enough as they're made to run on older hardware well so more people can play them, so throwing a brand new powerful GPU at them will get you well into the 100 fps area easy enough.
So it's literally down to this.
If you are going to mainly be playing less demanding games, you can get a XFX GTR RX 480 8GB for $230, which is the best model RX 480 you can buy for $60 cheaper than usual, then get this AOC Freesync 1080p 144hz for $210 to go with it.
But if you want to play demanding games, Witcher 3, GTA V etc., then go for a GTX 1060 6GB because it's faster than the RX 480 at 1080p and will provide a better experience.
Maybe this? https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PQU-Ultimate-Performance-Professional/dp/B01BV1XBEI?th=1
Monitor: AOC G2460PF 24-Inch FREE SYNC Gaming LED Monitor, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144hz, 1ms https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fLSgyb6WWNFQ
GPU: I think you can find that card for $20 cheaper if you surf /r/buildapcsales for a week or so.
E: I'm not sure if the 480 is powerful enough to stream at high quality and game on high quality.
E2: maybe you don't use as much storage as me but I need a tb whether it's hdd or sdd
if you buy a gtx 1070, then get this but if you dont then any cheap 1080p60 monitor is fine
I'd wait until prices drop on current graphics cards, they will drop below MSRP once the mining freakout ends.
I'd recommend jumping up to a 24" monitor, here's a good one I found recently: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Professional-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI
Alternatively, there's an acer that's bare-bottom priced at $180-ish, but has some physical build limitations. https://www.amazon.com/Acer-GN246HL-Bbid-24-Inch-Display/dp/B00KO4518I
I'm using two of these, the settings require some tweaking out of the box but they're pretty nice once they're dialed in
I have this monitor. It isn't too good and I would recommend spending more than this on a monitor, but for $200 you cant really go wrong.
If all you care about is refresh rate, get it, because the colours are horrible.
It can also give you headaches and eyestrain, because it's backlight flickers.
There's a reason it's $190 when decent ones are around $250.
This guy's colours are still a bit dull, but it won't give you headaches.
The XF240H is good option too.
just bought this for $149 on sale.
I wouldn't bother. Not only with the quality control issues (known to fail easy and have to constantly battle with returns and customer service which isn't fun, especially with a large and expensive item), its only 1080p at 27" and TN so actual picture quality won't be great.
Something like the AOC G2460PF will be a lot cheaper and seems a better monitor. Good reviews and seems reliable and is 24" so 1080p will be fine. Unfortunately it seems you have to pay quite a bit more for IPS.
Monitors: AOC G2460PF 24" Gaming Monitor, FreeSync, FHD (1920x1080), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ZgG0DbZVVFJ6R
Mount: NB North Bayou Dual Monitor Desk... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EHQL3LW?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
PCPartPicker.com is a great place to check first: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/monitor/#r=192001080&amp;H=144,240&amp;A=2&amp;sort=price&amp;page=1
The lowest price option is this <$200 24" AOC monitor: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/
You'd need to get something with at least 144hz, as having two different monitors at vastly different refresh rates is horrible, from what I'm told. This could work.
It's free sync but still 144hrtz and 1ms input and a great price
But if you can go a bit more this monitor here is great I owned one not too long ago https://www.amazon.co.uk/ZOWIE-XL2411-e-Sports-eQualiser-Adjustable/dp/B01H5KKQTM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1483187819&amp;sr=8-4&amp;keywords=144+hertz
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Free Sync Gaming LED Monitor, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144hz, 1ms https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_FVOzyb0PE2SQY
Here's a link to the monitors
Shit...this AOC monitor? I was looking at picking it up. Are there any comparably priced freesync 144Hz monitors? This was the best I could find by a large margin...
CPU | Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $229.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler | $34.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $114.89 @ B&H
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $61.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.78 @ OutletPC
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING Video Card | $399.99 @ B&H
Case | NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case | $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $74.99 @ NCIX US
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1033.50
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-24 03:27 EST-0500 |
The above is just /u/motionglitch's build put into reddit markup.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU | Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor | $189.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $114.89 @ B&H
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory | $43.99 @ Newegg
Storage | PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $64.99 @ Jet
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.78 @ OutletPC
Video Card | *MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB Gaming X Video Card | $209.99 @ B&H
Case | Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case | $60.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $84.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $90.72 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $910.33
| *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria |
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-24 03:26 EST-0500 |
I slightly altered his build, I felt I made it slightly more entry-friendly. I'll go through it one by one.
CPU - 6600k vs 6500. The main difference is the clocks. The 6500 is 300mhz slower than the 6600k. The other difference is that the 6600k is overclockable unlike the 6500. Overclocking is reasonably simple, but it's not for everybody. There is a risk (not very high, but it's there) to damage your CPU. I set you with a non-overclockable CPU first so that you can get the hang of building a computer first.
CPU Cooler - The overclockable CPUs from Intel don't come with a cooler, so for his build he needed to get a cooler. The non-OCable come with the regular stock cooler, which is (arguably) easier to install.
Motherboard (MOBO) - I kept the same motherboard, so that if you feel the need to upgrade your CPU to an overclockable model, you can just sell the 6500 and buy the 6600k/6700k + cooler.
RAM - I just got cheaper RAM, there's not going to be a huge impact on performance.
Storage - Our builds both have a 1TB hard drive, but I added in an SSD (solid state drive) to put your operating system and programs on. The main advantage of SSDs are speed, when used as the main system drive, it makes the system much more responsive. The main disadvantage of SSDs (as a rule of thumb) is that they do not handle writes very well. This means you'll mostly want to refrain from moving files back and forth. They aren't super fragile, but always exercise the "better-safe-than-sorry" principle (it'll save your ass more than a few times).
Video Card/GPU - I added a filter (I'm not very good at them :P) on this one. My main goal was to let you pick the performance that you'd want/need. The sweet spot for GPUs is the $150-$300 usually, but since AMD doesn't have a performance competitor for NV (Nvidia) past the 1060/$250, the 1070 is the next step up at about ~$400 (just over budget, but if you get some of these parts during sales you'll be able to fit it in your ~$1000 budget) I kept the VRAM (Video-RAM) capacity locked at 6GB/8GB, as I think Star Citizen would like to use all it can get :) Plus it'll increase the longevity of your card if you decide to keep it for a while.
* Add-On Here's some game benchmarks for the 480 4GB/8GB vs 1060 3GB/6GB. The 3gb 1060 is close enough to the 470 that you can consider them equal. Unlike the 480, the lower VRAM or capacity 1060 actually has a lower amount of cores, resulting in lower performance. There also is a factor I find a lot of people forget in the AMD vs NV debate; if you're planning on buying or upgrading to an adaptive-sync monitor, those that support AMD's version (Freesync) are on average, cheaper than their same specced NV (G-Sync) counterparts. See MG278Q@ $485 vs PG278Q@ $715 or the G2460PF @ (what should be) $200 G2460PG @ (what should be) $379
Case - I personally prefer the P400 over the S340 as it's the case I'm using at the moment, but both are wonderful cases and I'd suggest you look around to find the right case for you, they're highly subjective :)
* Add-On A great place to go looking at these cases would be the Hardware Canucks channel, they even just released a "Top Cases of 2016" video.
Power Supply (PSU) I just got a higher wattage PSU from the same line, they're good power supplies and should last you for a good few builds. More wattage was mainly for the "better-safe-than-sorry" principle.
Operating System (OS) Just added Win10 into the cost. If you're a dual-credit/college student, you're probably able to sign up for Microsoft Imagine/Dreamspark which gives you a few free Windows products, including Win10.
There are some really great channels out there that put out wonderful content, I'll list a few of my favorites here.
Hardware Unboxed .
He's a smaller channel, but I like MindBlank Tech.
I hope this helped :D
For 1070s it's mostly preference but there are some with good cooling. The gigabyte xtreme gaming 1070 will perform slightly better than the G1 but not by much. The triple fan configuration keeps these cards super cool though. One thing you need to listen for is coil whine on any 1070 you get. Once you install do some stress testing and listen for it. If you find that your card has it then immediately return for the same card as there is no real fix, it's a crapshoot if your card will have it and that goes for every graphics card made nowadays. The Predator monitor comes with gsync is why it's expensive but is buttery smooth when gaming, so it's worth the cost for me, it's not that tall when pushed all the way down, it's very adjustable. Or you could look for cheaper monitors, just look for 24" 1080p 144hz. For example: this ASUS or
Its better to be future proof than not imo. Also 1080p 144hz monitor would be the cheapest. This one to be exact or this one for a more budget friendly price.
Building my first pc tonight! I bought this monitor even though I'm not going to use an AMD graphics card. I'm debating looking for another one since I won't even be able to benefit from the freesync capabilities. Does anyone have any suggestions for a similar monitor spec/price wise?
Here are some decent budget/entry level ones:
Out of these my picks would be the Asus or the Acer. There are other ones out there but the cheapest you will find will be 200-250 USD.
Yea european prices man, United Sates is not the only part of the world if it's needed to remind you...
I would gladly give 50-100 more euros but not 200. And for clarification look what I told you about gsync and no gsync versions...
The one with FreeSync costs (on sale now) 250 euros, the Gsync version 423 euros. Identical monitors, 173 euros difference for the gsync version. So NO, I'd rather play with Nvidia FastSync and not gsync. Not willing to be fooled.
You should consider getting a Freesync monitor. Freesync works on Radeon cards, and while it doesn't work as well as g-sync, the monitors that support it are much cheaper than g-sync monitors.
G-sync works at any framerate, and can work with a game running in a window. With freesync, the game has to be full screen, and the benefits only kick in when the framerate is in a certain range.
This is the freesync version of the 420€ monitor you linked. It's only 275€.
You would need a Radeon card to get the benefits of freesync, though.
h1z1 is eh. the coding is trash so throwing hardware at it won't help that much.
And for 20-30 dollars more you can get a 144hz
Thanks I'll look into it. Was looking at this one https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PQU-Ultimate-Performance-Professional/dp/B01BV1XBEI?th=1 but it looks like the reviews are better on yours in terms of the color accuracy being decent.
Money isn't really that much of an issue, I'd say, but since I don't have an income ATM, I'd like to conserve it a bit. I'd say nothing more than maybe a $400 total.
This seems to be a pretty good monitor for the criteria.
how do these compare https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-1920x1080-Adjustable-DisplayPort/dp/B01BV1XBEI
I have a 144hz monitor that is about 3 months old. Bought for 279.99. Will part for 200.
This is the monitor I have. It has its problems (you need to set up a Windows color profile from here to get it to not look washed out, I've had to reset it once, owned it for a year and a half now) - but it has a decent picture with a great refresh rate and FreeSync.
This and this. These are your best options for sub 200$.
I use the AOC G2460PF, 144hz and 1ms response also has free sync if you're using a compatible gpu.
AOC G2460PF 24” Gaming Monitor, FreeSync, FHD (1920x1080), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_OXtSAbSGCB5PV
I've been comparing these two, any reason you would go with one over the other?
Even if it's just casual play, you'd be doing yourself a favor by going for the 144hz TN panel. I know people complain about the colors looking washed up but I have the linked one below and I played around with the settings and never looked back. It's especially important because of the 1ms response time which can be amazing for first person shooters.
Edit: If you wanted a cheaper option but similar specs try taking a look at this too: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/?tag=pcpapi-20
I cramped out 300 gbp for a acer predator 240hz 1080p 1ms 24 inch screen. Waiting for it to arrive so i can put it besides my 4k main panel.
I hear, VA screens are new big thing producing better colors than IPS.
I also found this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_1?tag=monitornerd02-21&amp;ie=UTF8
So I found a "cheaper" monitor that has the same refresh rate as my main monitor (144hz) and has displayport. Would this essentially solve my problems?
AOC G2460PF is a sexy beast as long as you get it for $200 from Amazon rather than paying $350 elsewhere.
Consider youre mainly just gaming. Youd want a 144hz monitor
Here is a good 144hz monitor. It also has gsync so it reduces stutter and tearing:
If you dont want to spend $350 on a 1080p monitor there is this one:
But if youre getting that i would buy RX Vega 64 ($499) instead of the gtx 1080 because it has Freesync
cheapest one I know, you could also try overclocking a monitor, but it shortens the life of a monitor drastically
AOC g2460pf 144hz, 24in, under $200 with prime, and freesync if that's a feature you can use, if not, you get what you asked for at a cheaper price
I have the same monitor, for the price it is pretty good and reccomend it. However if you have an amd card I would look into getting a freesync monitor(G-Sync for nvidia cards cost a bit more unfortunately).
For sure! As I said, I ran the Ryzen 1600 + RX 580 setup previously and every game I played I always put on ultra high settings with no stuttering or frame rate drops. I play a lot of League of Legends and even though it gets me over 350fps. I capped it to 144fps just for consistency purposes and it will usually hover around the 140-144fps range during a big late game team fight.
I also forgot to answer your last question about the monitor, my best advice would be to not get a 1440p monitor. Instead get a 1080p 144hz monitor with Freesync (supported with Radeon GPUs). I'm not sure if you have experienced the difference between 60hz and 144hz but I made the switch a couple months back and the difference in visual smoothness is MIND BLOWING especially for fast reaction games like CS:GO. The Freesync is just a cherry on top for even more visual heaven.
I highly recommend the AOC G2460PF it is the monitor I bought with my setup and it is quite hard to find any monitors with these specs for under $200 anywhere else. Here's a quick link to where I purchased it.
Sorry for the long reply I am just still amazed by the great performance of those parts I bought in a price to performance perspective.
Good luck with your build :)
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Your build is relevant (not sure about the CPU but if what it's says in the specs is true than sure). Buy a smaller ssd (put your operating system on it) and pair it with a 1tb hd. Do you really need a sound card? If anything I'm just curious if it really helps or just an expensive add on. There are much cheaper motherboards out there. Your CPU comes with a stock cooler but if you want to over clock than keep with what you got. Buy a cheaper monitor like this. You probably don't need the thermal compound because cpus come with it pre applied. Finally Ethernet is always better than wifi.
Sorry for the late reply, check out this monitor I bought!
So far I have absolutely no issues with it and I adore it. It is a tad bit more than your budget but I recommend saving up a bit more, they always are on sale!
have a dual monitor setup. the "main" monitor is 1080p 144 hz freesync one, [this here] (https://www.amazon.de/AOC-G2460PF-Displayport-Reaktionszeit-1920x1080/dp/B01BV1XBEI)
the other one doesnt really matter, its a cheap one for browsing and watching videos.
Sorry, I linked the wrong one, its this here: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07DTN4BM8/ref=psdc_429868031_t1_B01BV1XBEI
I'm not super familiar with monitors currently, but I know this AOC model has always been a solid entry-level option if you can spend an extra £25 and don't mind the bezels. FreeSync is great.
Otherwise I can't seem to see any around £125 on Amazon at least.
Any thoughts on this one? It's a bit cheaper.
A 480 can't hit 144hz on a lot of modern games on high settings but it is definitely possible on some. If games you play are not very graphically intensive or you're satisfied with cranking down settings a bit (Which is fine because frame rate > quality imo) then that type of monitor is fine.
Since you have an AMD card, take advantage of freesync. It's basically free on monitors unlike G-sync (God damn it Nvidia) and will make games where you can't hit 144hz exactly alright.
Check out this monitor out. It has everything you're looking for and is well within your budget (assuming you're in US).
To my knowledge, there are no 1080p IPS monitors that are 60hz+. You'd have to go 1440p IPS to get 144hz.
If you would like 144hz at 1080p you would have to go with a TN panel like this one: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1478297312&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=144hz+1080p
One to consider...
Here's a cheap 1080p 144hz
If you want an ips for better color accuracy
Here's a 1440p 144hz tn for $225, use code SAVE15
Hahah found it on amazon, but i think its a pretty good deal. What about this https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Professional-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1496095173&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=144hz
One of the cheapest you'll find at 144hz, $200
This is something I've been researching for the last week or so. Most sites and personal reviews I've been reading during that time, and it's been a lot, have pointed to the AOC G2460PF.
Here is just one example of a site talking about this monitor.
AOC has freesync. https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Professional-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI
Honestly, you're asking a lot for $150. I just built my pc and I wanted the monitor to be within that price range too but if you want Freesync, 144hz ect. you're gonna want to bump up you're budget. I'm new to this but I listened to some people on this site and they found me this monitor.
It's not $150 and it's not 27' but it's a damn good monitor, check it out.
I'm extremely satisfied with it and 24' is plenty imo.
Why so cheap? https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00IG0Z0HY/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1492218868&amp;sr=8-1-fkmr0&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&amp;keywords=Acer+GN246HL+Bbid+24-Inch+3D+Gaming+Display+%28144Hz+Refresh+Rate
Although I'll get this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_5?tag=amazon0c83-21&amp;s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1461901857&amp;sr=1-5&amp;keywords=144hz+monitor
144hz 1080p Freesync 24", $209 USD
'On sale' but it was the same price nearly 12 months ago when I purchased it.
Looks likes it's the same price on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/AOC-G2460PF-Response-Adustable-Speakers/dp/B01BV1XBEI
Also since its Easter and the weekend I won't be able to get anything from Amazon until Wednesday.
5ms is fine. I would go with the TN. https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI
I did notice yesterday I tabbed back into a game and it was chugging really hard, tabbed out and in again and it went away aside from the normal issues. I've thought about doing the same thing but I'm holding off.
If you do though I did a quick check and this looks cheap
What about https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI
Hey everyone, how does this look as a monitor? I'd probably use it on my PC too once I build it
actually what do you think about this?
Has FreeSync too.
I'd probably get a RX 580 4GB for $185 (with code spring15) https://jet.com/product/Sapphire-Radeon-PULSE-RX-580-4GB-GDDR5-PCI-E-Dual-HDMI-DVI-D-Dual-DP-OC-with-Bac/8b53510c8a2b4d6f8dc45bcd5c8d8c23
And then also get a 144Hz FREESYNC Monitor: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/?tag=pcpapi-20
Also make 2nd order @ Jet.com with the spring15 code again for EVGA GQ 650W power supply which is better than the NEX version and costs just $62 with no rebates or shippig costs:https://jet.com/product/EVGA-210-GQ-0650-V1-650W-ATX12V-EPS12V-SLI-Ready-CrossFire-Ready-80-PLUS-GOLD-Ce/ec087483d16642c2bb28e3eff4ec5ee2
Could also get a $65 240GB SSD, though it's a very entry level one, but I suppose it would still be great value: https://jet.com/product/SanDisk-SD8SBBU-240G-1122-240G-25-SATA3-6Gb-s-7mm-Z410-15nm-TLC-Brown-Box/48c4a81c28a3442683f7e52afe5ae8db
You can also get the i7-7700K for $306 there: https://jet.com/product/Intel-Core-i7-7700K-Kaby-Lake-Quad-Core-42-GHz-LGA-1151-91W-BX80677I77700K-Deskt/e3c14d6f55a14b8aa5b5ed8c8cb0d7f7 if you use the spring 15 code one last time lol
The motherboard could also be something cheaper like https://pcpartpicker.com/product/yY8H99/msi-z270-gaming-pro-carbon-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z270-gaming-pro-carbon
Also OutletPC adds shipping costs that aren't shown on pcpartpicker so it's better to just use newegg I think.
the G2460PF is almost double the price, not cheaper.
Been playing on 144hz both in 1080P and 1440p for the last 3 years on my R9 390. Sometimes I drop to 100 FPS on 1440P but I don't notice it since its SOOOOO SMOOTH! if I game on 1080P it's a constant 144fps but 1440P pushes my R9 390 to it's limit but I get an average 120 FPS on more demanding games. As long as you can get an average frame rate between 90-120 FPS it is still miles ahead of 60FPS. I can never go back to 60 FPS lol.
If you are looking for a good monitor that doesnt break the bank; atm there is NO better one than this: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-AG241QX-Gaming-Monitor-2560x1440/dp/B01NCTHS6E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499044050&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=aoc+agon
Even if you don't have an AMD card I HIGHLY reccomend that monitor for its price cannot be beat since you aren't paying for Nvidia's Gsync and you can always upgrade to an AMD card later with Vega just around the corner.
if you are planning on playing at 1080P I commend this one: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Professional-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499044210&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=aoc+144
Those are both monitors I've owned and can vouch for how reliable they are with decent screen quality. (they're TN panels which I prefer for faster response/ input lag)
2x R9 270's
Edit: Had the wrong link copied, updated it.
Do NOT get those monitors. If you're getting 144Hz you should find one with DisplayPort. You can find some cheap ones like this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/
DisplayPort to dual link DVI adapters are EXTREMELY expensive. They cost like $100. For example,
All the cheap adapters only do DisplayPort to DVI Single Link which limits you to 60Hz.
I think you should take a look at this monitor
I'd say i agree with the other guy that posted and also suggest looking for a monitor with freesync such as this one http://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1458925652&amp;sr=1-2&amp;keywords=AOC+G2460PF i have heard it really makes games a lot smoother and this one doesn't cost much more than a regular monitor if you buy it now while its on sale.
TL:DR of the details on this monitor are: 1080p, 144hz, 1ms and Freesync between 35-144hz
What's the best, cheap, gaming monitor for under $200? I've got an RX 480 4gb, so I'm looking for a 1080p monitor with freesync. I also play a lot of CS, so 144hz would be ideal. The monitor that I am currently looking at is this . Is this a good choice?
nothing to sell but this is the best bang for your buck, 144hz, 1 ms response time, 24 inch, and freesync
[AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Free Sync Gaming LED Monitor, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144hz, 1ms] (https://smile.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1486005563&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=freesync+monitor)
monitor features freesync
[Freesync as Fast As Possible] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ey-KObDABI&amp;app=desktop)
Depends if it taxes your state. You could get an AOC G2460PF at Amazon for $200+tax very often. It's $210+tax right now. It is rated 3rd best 1080p 144hz free sync monitor.
Also, found this monitor on amazon, https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01BV1XBEI
Pretty sure this is good if not overkill for this PC.
I suggest saving up a biiiit more and buy a 144hz 1080p monitor if you've alredy made up your mind on build with a 1080 TI.
Its $190 on sale at amazon, really good monitor imo. Have used this same one for years with no problems at all, even with nvidia gpu's. Plus it has built in speakers which is a small plus.
Yes that is a problem I had. HDMI to HDMI works fine. Pure DP doesn't work. My monitor is this
And my video card is an XFX RX 580 8GB
In the US (as the OP clearly stated he was) 1440p starts at around $200 before any sales
This is also a 144Hz panel mind you.
I missed the bit about the CPU, my bad.
I'm not even going to bother arguing with you anymore on this. You are misinformed and are struggling to string together coherent sentences. This is pointless and is a waste of time.
Sure do! I’m not sure exactly what size or brand you’re looking for but here is a good rated one with a respectable price. Meets your 144Hz requirement and is FreeSync. Also has a great response time of 1ms.
AOC G2460PF 24” Gaming Monitor: FreeSync, 144Hz, 1ms
That's what I figured, and I wouldn't want to go with 1440p for worry of not being able to do it any justice. Opinions on this monitor as the other one does not support freesync? : https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-1920x1080-Adjustable-DisplayPort/dp/B01BV1XBEI?tag=monitorfan-20
The one that I use is here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_CmB9BbV4XN915
$200 and I liked it enough to buy a second one so :^)
Nope, there are a couple of better ones.
Which of these two monitors would you buy?
Acer GN246HL or AOC G2460PF?
My graphics card is an R9 390. I want 1080p, something higher than 60Hz, and would like FreeSync if possible. But I don't want something that's going to crap out in a year or have quality problems. I'm leaning toward the Acer, despite it not having FreeSync or DisplayPort.
Are there any other options on Amazon under $200?
> Not available within 250 miles
They ship, but...
> I'm stuck with Amazon because I have a boatload of credit.
You can settle for [THIS] (https://smile.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-1920x1080-Adjustable-DisplayPort/dp/B01BV1XBEI) if you prefer a flat display, or the scepre that you listed if you prefer a curve. It was one of your original choices.
Neither are my "recommended" options, but that's perfectly ok. I think you'll be happy with either, and it's better than the Asus/Acer.
Piggybacking off of this, here is the FreeSync version of the AOC monitor linked above. It's prime exclusive right now through Amazon for some reason, but I've seen it be open to everyone before.
Thanks for the detailed reply! I do live near a frys so I'll probably go there today and check out what they've got. In the meantime,
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Professional Gaming LED Monitor Free Sync,144hz,1ms, Hght Adjust, Spk, VGA DVI HDMI DP USB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_9oauzbSY3FHE0
Acer GN246HL Bbid 24-Inch 3D Gaming Display (144Hz Refresh Rate) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KO4518I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_bqauzbKNHDG8Q
Worth it to spend the extra 20 or 30 bucks for one with freesync? I don't really even understand what it does.
I should add, I've been looking at the AOC G2460PF and the MSI Optix G24C
Quick question, the XG2401 is out of stock, would this be a suitable replacement? How about the XG2402?
This is the monitor I have, do you know if it's compatible? https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-1920x1080-Adjustable-DisplayPort/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1540488068&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65
I have Windows 10 on a laptop, can I get a copy off of that? I'm going with the 2x4 for the increased performance. How about this monitor: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=psdc_1292115011_t1_B00KO4518I ? And I think I'm going to go with the i5 6500.
No problem. Although the colour is lacking a bit, and the panel isn't as good as an IPS. If you care about that (its fine enough for me), I recommend;
Freesync can be good. What resolution do you like to play at?
For 1080P, as an example, this one has a 35hz-144hz range:
if u wanne go cheap look op the AOC freesync monitors.
They offer great value for the money u spend
INC freesync range 35-144hz
P.s they also have a 27 inc version ( but on 1080p i personally would not recomand it )
But here is the BIG thing.
This is great for FPS games.
If your main focus is anything but fps games.
Get an IPS 60-75 hz screen whit freesync ( better picture quality )
Might also be nice to look for a higher resolution
So for anyone wondering, I bought the AOC G2460PF. I got it due to it having speakers built in, a USB hub, and a headphone jack on it. It also uses DP which I found nice since some of the other monitors I looked at didn't even have DP and justr used dual link DVI, and seeing as how I have a reference RX 480 there is no DVI, just 3 HDMI and 1 DP. Thanks everyone!
So when are you planning on building? If the answer is not that soon or if you can deal with the tv for the short term there is a really good deal on a freesynch 1080p monitor. Personally i would go with a 1440p, but ultimately the choice is up to you. It is $210
I found this in r/buildapcsales which i highly recommend you check out before you buy any parts. I would heavily recomend this over the $330 monitor the other person suggested.
Edit: I should mention this is available for preorder now. The release date is not known.
Aoc G2460PF is comes just under 200 USD on amazon.
AOC G2460PF 24” Gaming Monitor, FreeSync, FHD (1920x1080), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_skOwCbT1D5348
Just an fyi, no monitor has 1ms input lag. You're talking about response time, which is not input lag. If you want to read about it, here you go. But to just quote the article:
"Response time is how quickly an image can be displayed, input lag is how long it takes the monitor to react to an action you performed. If you have a one-millisecond response time, it's no guarantee of a great gaming experience if the input lag is too high."
But let's take a look at a practical example. I currently use the AOC G2460PF 144hz monitor which has a 1ms response time. But according to measurements, it has 3.44ms of input lag according to this review. I'll quote it:
>We used a SMTT 2.0, a small testing tool, alongside a sensitive camera, to compare the latency of the G2460PF with a range of monitors with known latency. Over 30 repeat readings were taken to maximise accuracy. Using this method, we measured 3.66ms (just over ½ a frame at 144Hz) of input lag.
This is the one I have
AOC G2460PF 24” Gaming Monitor, FreeSync, FHD (1920x1080), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_rbzBCbGCQSK75
i am very much a bang/buck person and am very statisfied with my AOC G2460PF
edit. also has freesync.
Will I benefit from a 144hz monitor with Freesync?
I can get 80-110fps with my rig, but it kind of fluctuates in game. So I was wondering if I would benefit from a 144hz monitor with freesync. Since I can't hit 144 fps, theoretically freesync should give me a smoother experience at lower frame rates right? The only issue I've heard is that enabling freesync in Overwatch causes input lag for some people. Can anyone weigh in on this?
(I play mostly just overwatch, so if the benefit of freesync isn't that great I might just get a higher quality 144hz monitor. This is the one (with freesync) that I'm currently looking at https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Professional-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_cc_3?s=aps&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499797969&amp;sr=1-3-catcorr&amp;keywords=144hz+monitor)
For that budget, I would say AOC G2460PF. You get 1080p 144hz and great Freesync range, which will come in handy with your RX 480.
It is pretty much the best 1080p gaming monitor for that price (viewsonic xg2401 apparently a bit better but costs more).
An RX 560 with FreeSync will feel faster than a 1050ti without GSync. The smoothness can be quite enchanting.
The thing to look for, though, is the minimum FreeSync rate on the monitor. It needs to be around 30Hz. 45Hz is cutting it too close as you have to maintain between 45Hz and 75Hz to not experience tearing.
I don't see where you posted which monitor it was, but if it's this one it only has a range from 47Hz to 75Hz. That's REALLY narrow.
You'd be better served putting more money into the monitor than the video card - you will likely keep the monitor longer, anyway.
This is my monitor. $205 right now, 30Hz-146Hz (using the driver) and good color (once it breaks in - something most people don't even know monitors need to do).
Go on r/buildapcsales they have a lot of good deals on parts that would interest you regularly.
Don't get the 1050ti, it's not great value. Visit that subreddit and grab an RX 470 or RX 480 for $90-140.
I'd bump it up to 2400mhz ram since Kaby Lake supports it but you're fine with 8gb. Can always upgrade in future anyways.
Also if you want to add some aesthetic the Corsair Carbide Series 88R is pretty decent.
That monitor's fine but I'd personally grab a freesync 144hz monitor to go with your RX 470/RX 480.
https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI Like this.
Would the 1060 be a good card with a FreeSync Monitor? Like this one? Or would I have to go with an AMD card?
Thanks! Turns out costco has it too and itll come with a 4 year warranty so I am seriously considering it now. How would you compare it to an AOC G2460PF?
The thing is that the 1050ti would save money but RX 570 or 470 will have freesync and 4gb vram.
Freesync monitors like http://www.bestbuy.com/site/aoc-21-5-led-hd-monitor-black/4730904.p?skuId=4730904&amp;ref=199&amp;loc=8BacdVP0GFs&amp;acampID=1&amp;siteID=8BacdVP0GFs-DTApsGfBDCNKGPaAiXibeg
or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/?tag=pcpapi-20 are much cheaper than gsync monitors.
Also, if you really really want to save money, I would recommend going for a 90 dollar rx 460 2gb or 110 dollar rx 460/560 4gb.
Ohh well, yeah, but I think the extra investment is totally worth it if you really need a high refresh rate monitor.
Here is one for $208 USD: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/
Was considering this:
> For 1440p over 60fps isn't likely with that hardware except on some older titles or with settings turned down.
Good point, didn't really think about that.
> I doubt you'll be hitting 144fps.
It's mainly for when I dunk on kids in CSGO. I want max FPS and I figure I should get a 144Hz monitor for it. It's got FreeSync for lower FPS too. Here's the monitor.
costs 210 new
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Professional Gaming LED Monitor Free Sync,144hz,1ms, Hght Adjust, Spk, VGA DVI HDMI DP USB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_XYhizb54SYPJP
Personally, that looks good. I'd recommend having a 144hz Monitor with Freesync to get the best looking gameplay possible.
Here's a good one: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-Inch-Professional-Monitor/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1495420734&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=144hz
Well anyway, if you don't want GSync, I would recommend this one. It pretty cheep and has everything you need. I have it personally and it works great.
If I get a 1060 6gb, with this monitor will it be held back by not having g-sync in the monitor or should i wait until i can get my hands on a rx 580 when they are in stock for better results ?
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Professional Gaming LED Monitor Free Sync,144hz,1ms, Hght Adjust, Spk, VGA DVI HDMI DP USB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_dJnkzbSA5M7R0 it's this one, the thing is I don't want to spend money on unnecessary things if they don't add much.
if you don't want to click the link it's 203$
It does improve performance of my gaming a little bit, but if you have no past history of it then there is no point in getting one. If you're that interested and in the US get a cheap budget 144hz monitor
what do you think of these two monitors i believe they both have free sync too
So my PC is completely built and I am trying to decide on a monitor. I am looking for 144hz 1080p 24". After doing some research I have narrowed it down to these two selections but would be interested in getting more opinions! Thank you!
Heard good things about https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI, very budget but I think this ticks most boxes.
I used pcpartpicker.com to filter the specs I needed, and unfortunately most of the 144hz monitors I found were unfortunately out of stock (or would take long to deliver). Here's what I found:
This Asus is 75hz but cheaper than most.
This Acer sounds perfect but is unfortunately out of stock.
And as stated previously, this AOC would also be great, but is out of stock temporarily as well.
I guess the Asus one sounds better than just a 60hz, but i'll have to look up some reviews. What do you think, if I may ask?
EDIT: I keep seeing people saying that 144hz doesn't work with HDMI, and using HDMI seems like you'll get a max of 75~hz? I'd also like to add that I definitely understand the future proofing, but as of right now the only games I go over even 70-80 fps in are games like csgo (which I don't play so often anymore), and star wars BF/battlefield. On top of that, I'm ignorant to the glory that is anything above 60hz, so it wouldn't be a huge detriment to me. I'll definitely be on the look out for these monitors, but I just can't seem to find any at a good price for my budget, or that are in stock. Thank you though!
How many monitors have you tested? For me, I bought my 1080p IPS 5 years ago (AOC I2369VM), so to have this shiny new toy is very exciting. In almost every aspect, the Samsung walks away with it: 60 vs 144Hz, colours are way better on the Samsung (that was a big surprise for me), lower response time, better contrast ratio, better adjustability (height, tilt etc.). And for the money I paid it was a great buy.
The only other monitor I've properly tested in that time was this AOC 144Hz, and wow it was bad. Colours were absolutely horrible, which next to my IPS just wasn't a comparison. It felt cheaper than the Samsung too, despite costing more. I'd only ever heard about the horrors of TN before, but this monitor made me swear off of buying a TN panel forever. It was shockingly bad.
I have no other points of comparison, so I'd be really interested to hear what you have to say about the Samsung as it seems you're regularly testing monitors (even if not professionally). It's slim pickings for good monitor reviews, so there's definitely a place for your opinion to get some traction. For the record, I haven't got any of the issues you listed there either. I think it's just a case that those with a problem are louder about it online.
For gaming, any TN 144hz panel like this or this will be great. If you're looking for something with a little more color accuracy, you're gonna want to get a VA 1080p 144hz monitor or potentially a standard 75hz VA or 75hz IPS
What's your budget?
You could go dual monitor.
AOC G2460PF 24” Gaming Monitor, FreeSync, FHD (1920x1080), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB
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CPU: If you aren't overclocking, the x variants will have a little more of a boost overall. Get the 2600 instead if you want to OC. It's worth noting that Zen 2 CPUs come out soon, it might be worth waiting for reviews/benchmarks.
Mobo: Highly rated mobo for the CPU.
RAM: Fast, RGB memory for performance and aesthetic puropses.
Storage: Highly rated SSD for OS and some key games/programs, 2TB storage for other games/mass storage.
GPU: Solid GPU for 1080p 144hz gaming. Chose EVGA for their great customer service.
Case: Black and red case with RGB strips included. Get the H500 instead if you don't want the RGB strips/have your own.
PSU: 80+ gold, fully modular PSU with a long warranty.
EDIT: I didn't realize you were also looking for a monitor! I'd recommend this one, as it should pair well with the rest of the build.
If you have any questions, let me know!