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Reddit mentions of ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI Eye Care Monitor

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We found 206 Reddit mentions of ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI Eye Care Monitor. Here are the top ones.

ASUS PB278Q 27
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  • Impeccable lifelike visuals with 27” 16:9 2560 x 1440 with 100% sRGB and 178° wide-viewing angle
  • ASUS Eye care technology with Flicker free for less Eye fatigue; Ergonomically-designed stand with Tilt,Swivel,Pivot,Height adjustment plus wall-mount capability for comfortable viewing position
  • Extensive connectivity with native WQHD content support with HDMI, DisplayPort, and Dual-link DVI
  • ASUS-exclusive QuickFit Virtual Scale and Splendid Video Intelligence Technology for true ‘what you see is what you get’
  • Audio features stereo speakers : 3W x 2 Stereo RMS
Height25.31491 Inches
Length21.744051 Inches
Number of items1
Release dateSeptember 2018
Weight19.4 Pounds
Width8.58266 Inches

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Found 206 comments on ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI Eye Care Monitor:

u/dudeitshickey · 9 pointsr/ColinsLastStand

For the Monitor, the ASUS PB278Q is my sRGB compliant monitor that works fantastically. If you want to bump up to Adobe RGB compliance the PA279Q is the way to go, but quite difficult to find from a good seller.

In regards to the desktop unit, the Intel i7-6XXXk series is the tried and true CPU to go with, with the 6850k being in the good sweet spot for a value proposition.

Minimum 32gb RAM for video editing from my personal experience, preferable 64gb for Premiere and Photoshop running simultaneously.

Most prefabs have already switched their GPUs over to 1080 ti for their high-end stuff with out dropping stupid cash for the quadro P5000/P6000. The increases seen by the quadro series over the 1080 ti seem to be minimal anyways.

The final big money-sink is storage. I would recommend a 1tb SSD, either the samsung 850 PRO for your standard SATA connection or the new 960 PRO for a PCI-E M.2 slot which is significantly faster. For your bulk storage, I recommend the Western Digital 4TB Black drives, either one on its own or two in RAID 0 for a total of 8TB storage or RAID 1 for redundancy to ensure no data loss when one drive fails.

Here's a screen shot of this configuration on Origin PC's Neuron Pro system.

And a link for Digital Storm, the other pre-fab builders that have earned my trust.

u/cuteman · 7 pointsr/technology

>Also the current 27 inch iMac comes with a 2560x1440 screen which by itself costs around $750 at the low end right now putting the whole thing into competitive territory with PCs.

Er... You can easily get a 27" 2560x1440 resolution ASUS for ~$550, A Dell for $589.00, and lower end brands like Monoprice/Catsleap/Xstar, etc. for even less $300-400--- that's only after 2 minutes of searching on Amazon, I could get even better deals if I really scoured the net.

And let's not forget the iMac is an All-in-one so if one component needs warranty or service work, your entire system is out of comission.

u/sideswiped · 7 pointsr/hackintosh

$3000 computer for a videographer... only spends $180 on a 21" monitor? ಠ_ಠ No. No. Nope.

SLI is pretty much useless for video editing (very hit & miss depending on the software) and only adds unnecessary heat and cost to the rig. Drop one of those 780s and focus that money on a quality 24-27" IPS screen and hardware color calibration! (stay the hell away from those budget 4k TN screens)

Edit: Also, if OP is used to their MBP keyboard, I'd recommend picking up a wired Apple keyboard. Personally, I find them much less fatiguing on my fingers. It makes for a seamless transition (if you're still using the MPB) and goes a long way to make your Hackintosh feel more native.

Edit 2: After some very surface level searching, here are some much better monitors the OP should put their money towards: HP 24" z24x P-IPS ,Dell 27" U2713HM P-IPS and Asus 27" PB278Q P-IPS. If it can't come close to 100% sRGB, it's shit. Oh and the monitor color calibrator.

u/ImSurroundedByBosons · 6 pointsr/buildapc

If you prefer not to take chances on dead pixels or warranty issues from Korean panels, the Asus PB278Q (27 inch) and BenQ BL3200PT (32 inch) are both wonderful choices. I can personally recommend them both, unless you want high refresh rates or low response times. The Asus will OC to about 85Hz and BenQ to 75Hz. Don't buy these for OC.

u/psikeiro · 6 pointsr/gamingpc
Here are the specs:

CPU | Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler | Corsair H105
Thermal Compound | Prolimatech PK-1 5g Thermal Paste
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard
Memory| Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133MT/s C9 4x 4gb
Storage | SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250GB
Storage | SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250GB
Case | Corsair Graphite 760T in White
Power Supply | Corsair RM1000 80+ Gold
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional (64-bit)
Monitor | Asus PB278Q 27" 2560x1440 PLS
Monitor | Asus PB238Q 23.0" Monitor
Keyboard|Filco Ninja Majestouch-2 w/MX browns
Keyboard | Keycool 84 (white body) w/MX black
Keyboard | KBT Pure Pro 60% w/MX blues
Keyboard|KBT Pure 60% w/MX reds and blue LEDs
Keyboard|Leopold FC660M (gray keycaps) w/MX greens
Keyboard| KBT Pure 60% w/MX whites
Mouse | Mionix Naos 5000 Wired Laser Mouse
Video Card| XFX 290 DD Black edition
Video Card| XFX 290 DD Black edition
Headphones| AKG K702
Headphones| Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250Ohm
Headphones | Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250Ohm
Headphone stand| Woo Audio HPS-HB
Headphone stand| Just Mobile Aluminum
Microphone|Samson Meteor Studio Mic
DAC| Schiit Modi
AMP|Schiit Magni
Speakers|JBL LSR305 5-inch Two-Way Pair
Fan| 3x Corsair SP120 Quiet edition PWM
Fan| 3x Corsair AF140 Quiet edition
Router|Netgear AC1750 R6300v2
Modem|Motorola SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
Custom Cables|Made by /u/Lavins

Big thanks to Corsair for sponsoring most of this rig.

Here's the review of the case I released a couple of days ago
u/OceanicMeerkat · 5 pointsr/buildapc

I got a PB278Q this year (also unsure how to tell the difference between new and old models, I have one and like it alot. I don't know if my eyes can detect PWM, but I usually see its quite well reviewed. It's also usually at least $100 cheaper than the Dell models and can sometimes be had for as cheap as $400.

Edit: I have done some research, and if this article is to be believed, the new models have a Black bezel, whereas the old ones have gray. Mine has a black bezel and I haven't noticed any PWM. This is the exact model I purchased.

u/boppop · 5 pointsr/apple

Is the Thunderbolt Display a good display? Yes. Is the Thunderbolt Display worth the $1000 price tag? No. There are displays with the same specs that are less costly. For example, this.

That being said, Apple will also likely release an updated Thunderbolt Display that has the same 5K panel as the riMac when Thunderbolt 3.0 is released as part of the Skylake generation of processors (maybe this summer).

u/Arudinne · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

This is mainly aimed at photo editing so it's designed for color accuracy first and foremost. It has a response time of 12ms (color to color) and 5ms GtG.

For gaming there are cheaper / better options or some around the same price for new items.

This is just a random example I grabbed from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-2560x1440-DisplayPort-Ergonomic-Back-lit/dp/B009C3M7H0

u/Aarenas52 · 4 pointsr/buildapc

How about this one: ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit Professional Graphics Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_gJ9Gub0GPCPAE/

In amazon its only $10 more then his price point.

u/hotfuzz86 · 3 pointsr/mac

It's certainly powerful enough, but as a fellow web designer I don't think any of Apple's portables have enough screen space to comfortably design / develop. Get a 13" MBP, then buy the nicest monitor you can afford -- I don't know your budget, but I'd suggest a 1440p 27" screen like this one.

u/atlas5280 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Right now this 27" 1440p monitor is on sale on amazon for $470. That's $240 off it's retail price. I just bought one. I doubt very seriously that there's a better deal than that one.

u/dbzgtfan4ever · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Oh my god. I never knew I could want a monitor so badly. What is the aspect ratio on that beast?

EDIT: Is this the one?

u/Mikfoz · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap

Link to Amazon page

Later on in the page it says it is IPS.

u/freespace303 · 3 pointsr/Monitors

You sure you're not willing to consider 1440p? Because at your budget ($372 usd) 27" 1440p 144hz monitors can be had all day long. If not, I listed some 1080p monitors below as well.

Since you have an Nvidia card, My first choice for you would be the Dell Gsync S2716DGR, which goes on sale for less than $400 all the time. It's pretty much the only Gsync 27" for under $400 consistently. Keep an eye on /r/buildapcsales for the best deals.

After using 2 freesync and 2 gsync monitors, I can't go back. The elimination of stutter/tearing is completely worth it IMO. Framerate dips and spikes are smoothed over as well, making for a very consistant experience.

Also, here are a bunch of Freesync 27" 1440p 144hz choices to consider...

Pixio PX276 - $310/250€

Acer XG270HU - $350

G-Story GS27QR - $330

ASUS PB278Q - $353

Monoprice 124657 - $340

If you insist on sticking to 1080p, here are a few options, all 144hz

Pixio PX325c - 32" - $350

Viotek GN32C - 32"- $300

ViewSonic VX2758-C-MH - 27" - $250

Acer ED273 - 27" - $254

I also recommend checking these sites out, they both have comprehensive lists of the best gaming monitors out right now.



144monitors dot com (can't link this site on here for some reason, blocks my comment)

u/SenTedStevens · 3 pointsr/nova



Unless it's brand new in box, you're not going to get anywhere near $300.

u/TWPmercury · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This is a very good 1440p/60hz monitor.

As for your graphics card, if you wait until the 1080ti comes out, I can hook you up with a 980 for $200.

And for your question about ips for gaming, there is nothing wrong with ips. TN panels generally have a faster response time, but it's not buy much. And the shit picture quality of TN panels makes it not even close to being worth it. Ips is 10/10 the way to go.

u/Voltblades · 3 pointsr/buildapc
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU | Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor | $229.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler | Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $139.99 @ Microcenter
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard | $248.49 @ Newegg
Memory | Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $126.99 @ Best Buy
Storage | Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk | $219.99 @ NCIX US
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $85.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $663.98 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $659.99 @ Amazon
Case | NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case | $152.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan | $22.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan | Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan | $22.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply | XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply | $119.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive | Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer | $49.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) | $130.55 @ Amazon
Monitor | Samsung S23B300B 60Hz 23.0" Monitor | $179.99 @ Newegg
Monitor | Samsung S23B300B 60Hz 23.0" Monitor | $179.99 @ Newegg
Monitor | Samsung S23B300B 60Hz 23.0" Monitor | $179.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard | Ducky DK9087S2 Shine II Wired Standard Keyboard | $137.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards
Mouse | Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse | $52.49 @ Amazon
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $3584.33
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-26 01:43 EDT-0400 |

Replaced the 4770k with the 3820 and a gigabyte up4. They're better for sli set ups, especially with your budget.The 840 pro is a better option for an ssd than the 830. I took out the network adapter, because it shouldn't be needed. The 32 gb of ram is pointless, and dominator platinum is way overpriced, 16 gigs should work fine. A 850 watt power supply will work fine with your setup. The asus blu-ray reader is cheaper, but you should also consider a regular $17 dvd reader, as it will do everything perfectly, unless you want to watch blu-rays on your computer.

With the sound card and speakers, I'm fairly certain you don't need $400 speakers, unless you are an audiophile, but you can add them back if you do want them. Without the speakers though, you shouldn't need the sound card, as the mobo's sound should be fine. If you want to get a good headset or speakers, you can add the sound card back in, or go for one of asus's xonar sound cards.

Instead of 2 144hz monitors, I gave you 3 60hz monitors for if you want to go with a multi-monitor set up. I would highly recommend going with this 1440p monitor instead, but either monitor set up should work.

I wasn't sure about the mouse, but the logitech G500 is supposed to be a very good mouse, but I recommend you do a bit of research to find out what you want. The Ducky shine 2 is a very good mech keyboard at the same price as the k95. I do recommend checking out /r/mechanicalkeyboards to do some research on some good mech keyboards, and to decide what kind of switch you want for it.
u/BTdemon · 3 pointsr/Monitors

I would recommend the Asus PB278Q. I have a few of them and they work wonderfully. It has HDMI 1.4 and works beautifully at 2560x1440.

u/bsbbtnh · 2 pointsr/alberta

> selling it for $550.00

I assume you're talking about the Asus 28" 4K Monitor which costs $749.00 at Memory Express, and comes with a standard 1 year warranty.

You can get a Dell 28" 4K monitor for roughly $370 on eBay. Seller refurbished, 90-day warranty. The downside to this particularly model is it's 30 hz, compared to yours at 60 hz. But unless you're selling it on Kijiji towards the demographic who would want 60hz (gamers for instance) the average Joe wont care. The seller of this particular item will receive approximately $255 after fees and shipping to GSP.

You can get a Acer 28" 4K monitor that is 60hz for roughly $624. After fees and shipping to GSP, the seller makes away with around $450.

The benefit of eBay is the buyer protection. I believe you have 180 days now, that you can claim an item not as described, and get your money back. So buyers are willing to pay that premium. There's no protection when buying on kijiji (and not fees to pay as a seller).

You can get an Asus 27" 4K monitor NEW from Amazon for $551.43, shipped. The seller would make approximately $409.

Found your ad. It's no surprise you aren't selling it. First thing, your ad is off-putting. Even if I wanted your product, I'm not going to deal with you because if something goes wrong, you'll put my name and email online, to shame me. Not very professional.

Next, you don't even tell us the size of the screen. That's a pretty big detail to leave out when you're selling a monitor. How long is the transferable warranty? You use a stock picture, but give no pictures of the actual monitor. You can add, I believe, up to 12 pictures on Kijiji. I'd take advantage of that. Show the screen with a video game playing, showing it with no dead pixels. Show any ports it has on the back. Show that the screen is clean and has no scratches. This is a 60 hz monitor, one if it's best features. Sell it! Put in the max screen resolution. Hell, just go through the Memory Express link, and copy/paste some of its highlights.

You could also try linking to eBay/Amazon (link to Amazon.ca because the monitors are much more expensive there). I've seen used ones go for $570 and up including shipping, on eBay.

Last suggestion I'd give you is to lower your price (or at least keep it at $550, and be open to offers). Nobody is making $550 off these monitors, used. And the value will likely only decline during spring breakup, when the kids from the oilfields start selling off their possessions to make ends meet. I don't know what magical number is right for you, but I'd consider lower offers. The great thing about kijiji is you can haggle. And just because someone sends you a low offer doesn't mean they wont pay a fair price. Dealing with low-ballers negatively wont get you any further in life.

>This is a true 4K monitor, it is in 100% Mint condition with no dead pixels or blemishes.

>$550.00 is already a very discounted price when you consider that this monitor retails for currently for $750.00 so please don't be like my friend [REDACTED E-MAIL ADDRESS] who feels that this monitor should actually be selling for $250.00 and that he'd even be willing to have me come to his house with it, set it up and let him play a few games on it to see if it actually works.

>The $550.00 asking price is firm and will not be sold for less, if you'd like to save money on the full retail price then this is the deal you are looking for , if you want to spend $400.00 then you don't need a $4k monitor because they can't be bought for that cheap right now anyway.

>PRICE IS FIRM Low ballers will be replied to in a very very negative way.


>Comes with a transferrable warranty from MemoryExpress.


u/ThisKillsTheCrabb · 2 pointsr/Monitors

Recently replaced my 3rd monitor as well, here's some friendly insight that may save you some money.

Unless you're purchasing a 34 inch monster 4k may actually be overkill. I almost went 4k for my second monitor but opted for this 27 inch WQHD 2k instead. The monitor sits 3 feet away and I still have to concentrate to read text occasionally - here's a quick comparison of my 27 inch 1080p vs 27 inch 2k.

Basically, if you're dead set on 4k make sure you're also prepared to spend some major cash on a monitor large enough to make it worth it. I'm extremely picky about my build, it's how I make my living, but it turns out I would've been very unhappy with 4k at the size (27 inch) I was purchasing.

u/JustNilt · 2 pointsr/buildapc

RAM speed is negligible, at best, in terms of performance. I'd suggest getting a 512 or 1TB SSD, personally. The cost difference is worth it to ensure you have plenty of room for any future needs. The motherboard you have should be fine, I think.
Cooler-wise, is this going to be in your bedroom? If so, even watercoolers aren't necessarily going to be silent under a full load. The key to quieter fans is larger fans moving more slowly. Water coolers may allow that, but I doubt they're going to be silent under a major load.

Moving above a 1080 monitor should be a priority. That's what'll allow you to fit more on the screen, rather than simply have it be bigger. I don't know about a 4K screen, but a 1920x1200 model would probably do nicely in a 24" size. IPS is well worth is for good color reproduction, as I understand it. I have a professional photographer client who uses 3 of these Asus monitors and swears by them. They're pricey, but have excellent color fidelity, apparently. (I wouldn't know, having difficulty distinguishing many different hues.)

u/cs_anon · 2 pointsr/apple

I got this 27" ASUS monitor 5-6 months ago: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009C3M7H0/

I've had a fantastic experience so far. It's very adjustable, has a bevy of ports, and is 1440p. I don't think you'll be able to find a better monitor without spending a lot more money.

u/LordKoh · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Anyone know if I should snag this or see if this one goes on sale. I'm not really positive what the differences are

u/Titan285k · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

Amazon has one used for $241.74+tax after 20% prime discount

u/SoaringFox · 2 pointsr/mac

I bought one of these about four years ago for my 2014 macbook pro and love it. My wife just got the same one not too long ago to use with her 2017 (?) macbook pro and she really likes it too.

u/Yoloswag69lastking · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor | $292.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard | ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $68.98 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $262.98 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $191.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $143.75 @ OutletPC
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $143.75 @ OutletPC
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card | $549.00 @ B&H
Case | Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case | $99.75 @ Directron
Power Supply | EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $47.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) | $92.00 @ B&H
Mouse | Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse | $59.99 @ Micro Center
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1953.17
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-13 04:25 EDT-0400 |


- i7 non k because you wouldn't want to OC in this enviroment

- H97 because you're not OCing

- 32gb of ram will be nice for rendering

- 500gb ssd

- 2 WD BLACKs you don't want hard drives that are going to fail you can put them in raid 1, raid 0, or just have 2 hard drives

- 980 because CUDA cores

- R4 will fit right in for an interior design office

- 500w 80+ bronze for decent efficiency

- Win 8.1 just my own preference

- g502 kind of random but you don't want people using a $2000 pc with a $5 mouse

Just Suggestions for the monitors

Monitor http://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-27-Inch-LED-lit-Professional-Graphics/dp/B009C3M7H0

4k Mon http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-BL3201PH-Monitor-32-Inch-LED-Lit/dp/B00O1B5M9I/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1426236066&sr=1-6&keywords=4k+ips
u/Kyle_Pq · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme

Note that RAM isn't that important in a pure gaming/3D work build, unless you're a really insane multitasker (16GB RAM here - 40 programs running, 2 of them games, plus 200 chrome tabs will take up ~7.5GB RAM. Yes, I really get lazy with lots of stuff open), but feel free to add if it fits your budget.

I would go with a 1x8GB stick instead of 2x4GB in the above build, because it would have a better upgrade path.

The monitor is expensive mainly because it's a 4K monitor, therefore offering really crisp images - I'm not sure if you need this, but the Macbook has a high-res screen, too. You could go to a store that sells 4K TVs to check how the image quality looks like, and compare them to Full HD TVs - note that the crispness can be even better in a monitor, because of their smaller screen sizes.

For some reasor, /u/AHomelessManOnMeth's monitor has some bad reviews. I would suggest you to take a look at the ASUS PB278Q and the ASUS MX279H. I'm not quite the best person to suggest a monitor, but hopefully someone else could advice you better.

Also, what do you expect of your build? You definitely have money to choose.

  • Tons of storage? (3TB HDD, for example);
  • What are your favorite colors/styles? Would you prefer a case similar to Apple's designs? Would you rather save space or to have better performance?
  • Would multi-monitors be a big deal? Do you like ultrawide monitors?
    I can come up with a part list for you.

u/fuelgun · 2 pointsr/buildapc

A great 1440p is the Asus PB278Q. The difference is greater than you would think. The higher pixel density makes for an astounding experience.

u/veul · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I am running an ASUS PB278Q with my R9 290X and absolutely find it gorgeous. I tested both 144 hz and 1440p screens as well as triple 1080's and the 1440p at 60 fps is great.

Games are great at the increased detail, but I find I have so much more space for browser windows, word documents, file browsing etc. 144 hz isn't going to help in anything but video games.

u/unworldlyalex · 2 pointsr/buildapc

A 970 should handle those games at 1440. If you don't want a Korean monitor, I would go for this, or this

u/HKrass · 2 pointsr/apple

If you are looking for a good 27'' 1440 monitor, Asus makes a really nice one.

Apple Cinema displays are nice too, but pricey.

Stay away from the cheap Korean ones if money is not an issue.

u/Phlat_Dog · 2 pointsr/buildapc

seeing as the BenQ is out of stock, and you're willing to spend $500 on a monitor, I would get neither and actually grab something like this. Big AND high resolution.

u/Natilator · 2 pointsr/Monitors

If I were you I would definitely look into getting a 2560x1440 monitor, it will be fantastic for any sort of editing and will provide a stellar gaming experience too. Unfortunately most of the affordable displays have to be imported from Korea via eBay, here are some links: Qnix, Achieva Shimian, Yamakasi Catleap. There is another alternative if you're absolutely sure you want a 1440p monitor and you don't want to take the risk with a Korean display. Monoprice sells a 2560x1440 IPS display for under $400. Dell and ASUS also have a really nice 1440p monitor, they just tend to be more expensive.

I think if I were you I would take a serious look at the Shimian Achieva, while it's a smidge more expensive then the Qnix, it has a glossy finish which aids the vibrancy of the colours it's displaying and would be the best pick for photoshop and other editing programs. Take in mind that without a matte finish it can succumb to screen glare but if you're willing to tweak the lighting in your room, it'll look fantastic.

Then you can afford a second Korean 1440p monitor into your budget if you want to or if you'd like to save some money then you could just look into a cheap 1920x1080 screen for a secondary monitor if you'll only be using one monitor for the important stuff (editing and gaming). But if you want my honest opinion, the ultimate setup for your needs and your budget would include this BenQ display. It is simply one of the best gaming monitors ever made-- it has a sweet 144Hz refresh rate, unbelievable build quality and can be put into portrait mode incredibly easily. On the negative side it is not an IPS screen and is not 1440p but if you play any sort of competitive game (SC2, LoL/DotA, Counterstrike) you will see the buttery smoothness that this monitor offers. If you combine that with a 1440p screen, that is a delightful combination.

u/exoskeleton314 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I am looking for a primary monitor that is 1440p 144Hz, 27", and a secondary monitor that is 27" and 1440p, but 60 Hz instead (I want to be able to move things back and forth across the monitors without them changing size, essentially, but don't need as good of a monitor for the second screen). I was also hoping they would look somewhat similar, so my setup doesn't seem mismatched.

I had two ideas:
Dell S2716DG main/ Dell UltraSharp U2715H secondary for a total of $999.98


Asus ROG Swift PG279Q main / Asus PB278Q secondary for a total of 1178.99

Is there a better option than one of these? Which of these set-ups is preferred?

u/gandaroth · 2 pointsr/hackintosh

Really doesn't look like a cinema display, but I've got one and it's fantastic: Asus PB278q. It's a good price, 1440p, has DP, DVI, HDMI, and VGA inputs... And really, you're looking at the screen itself more often than not when you're using it.

But to each their own.

u/Devario · 2 pointsr/buildapc

In my research everywhere I've read says this is the best 27" 1440 monitor for the price:

ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI Eye Care Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_bHsyybT8CANHX

It's been on my watch list for a while.

u/JuryDutyToasterSmash · 2 pointsr/graphic_design

The one I use is just over $300. I can recommend it enough. Its fantastic.


u/Ozwaldo · 2 pointsr/gamedev

If you're looking to splurge I'd go with this or this. Those are your luxury brands right there.

For a substantial amount less, you could go with this guy, although I can't personally speak to the quality on that brand. I'd also consider this in that range (also it's 32"!).

Cheapest I can find while still adhering to a photo-editing-quality requirement would be this.

And honestly, I think this would be more than suitable for your needs. Get 2.

u/josephgee · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Getting 3*4k would take too much of his budget (80-100%) unless he wanted to buy 30 Hz 4k TVs instead of monitors.

More realistic would be to get 1 4k monitor (25-40%) or 3 1440p (10-20%, cheap option free shipping to Norway, 3-5 defective pixels, expensive option), 1600p monitors (20-35%, 30" or 27").

If he wants to play FPS he also has the option of however many 1080p 144Hz monitors he wants.

u/MistaCheez · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I have the ASUS PB278Q, and it has "100% sRGB color reproduction", among other things, but it seems more gaming-oriented that what it sounds like you want.

u/Balakk911 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

No problem :)
If it makes you feel better, I'm a projectionist and my grandmother owns this exact monitor. So I have had the option to see it in person. I do have to say it looks fantastic. Though I am a projectionist, I don't edit photo's where I need perfect colors. As a projectionist, we just have to get the colors almost perfect. So I have never had the chance to see a several thousand dollar monitor with perfect colors to compare this too. For me though, I feel this monitor looks absolutely stunning.
If you find a bit more money. This monitor has a big brother with 1440p and 27".
ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit Professional Graphics Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_kHFGub0FM67EC

u/davidfg4 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

It's not half off compared to Amazon's price. Beware of things that are always discounted from an absurdly high "normal" price.

But it's still $75 off and has excellent reviews on Amazon, so go for it if you want.

u/help_the_world · 2 pointsr/buildapc

BenQ PG2401PT - a bit over your budget bracket, but I think I would go for it personally if I could afford it. Reason for it being the 10bit panel (my new favorite). However, as with everything it has its drawbacks and for that monitor it's the size, only 24inches.

The PG monitor features a 10-bit IPS panel that uses a 14-bit 3D Look Up Table (LUT) to guarantee silky smooth color gradation on any image. The 10-bit panel can create more than one billion colors--64 times the amount of color available on an 8-bit panel, and with 14-bit processing capability, generates crisper definition and improved gray-level distinction. The 14-bit 3D Look Up Table (LUT), monitors improves RGB color blending accuracy, resulting in impeccable color and gray tone reproduction. Rated to 350 cd/m2 brightness, the monitor’s Brightness Uniformity Function enables PG series monitors to certify a consistent image across the entire display.

ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch - Almost 600 reviews and still sitting at 4.5/5 stars. Pretty lucky for you as the price on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com is almost the same, but the UK one is priced as £ (£465) instead of $($469). People who own it state its a good multi-purpose monitor. So even though it is a PLS monitor it should be fine.

ASUS PB287Q 28-Inch 4K - 4K version of the above monitor. 100 reviews, 4/5 stars.

Samsung 28-Inch 4K LED Monitor (U28D590D) - pretty decent looking monitor, but has mixed reviews so could be a gamble.

That's roughly it for now. Here's a pretty nice IPS monitor list with USD prices and some helpful notes. I got a few more monitors noted down, but they are gaming monitors with 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, G-sync etc.

I think it's worth checking out NEC monitors, which seem to be mega expensive, but offer amazing specs. As to Korean brands, I haven't looked around, have you found any good looking ones with decent specs?

As it stands the BenQ BL2710PT or Asus PB278Q are best choice for you, both 27 inch and 1440p. Also, since you aren't gaming then maybe have a look at 4K monitors? Obviously 4K requires a bit more powerful pc.

u/jerryeight · 2 pointsr/Monitors

I suggest giving the Asus PB278q a look. It is a PLS 1440p panel with solid color reproduction and response rate good enough for gaming. And, its about $350 on Amazon, sold and fulfilled by Amazon. I bought it at almost $500 and would get a second one without a doubt if I was not looking for a nice 4k monitor for editing.

u/Evinreud · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I forgot to ask budget. I have an Asus pb278q that is 1440p and 27", if you want more of a name-brand. If budget is a concern, you may want to look at the amazon warehouse deals. They had some like-new quality with no damage to them for $350 USD. If you want brand new, korean monitors are the way to go. IF you are worried about dead pixels, you can look for Perfect Pixel editions of QNIX and even Crossover. If you are still shy of korean monitors, you may have to go with 1080p with your preferred size for budget reasons.

EDIT: looks like the like new quality for $350 have all been purchased ):

u/imtheproof · 2 pointsr/buildapc

This is another one but slightly above your listed price:


and here's a older one but still good, slightly below your listed price:


u/dosbochas · 2 pointsr/Monitors

I use a Asus PB278q as my second monitor. Asus MG279q is my main. The bezel probably isn't as thin as you'd like compared to your PG279q however.

u/d4rk_matt3r · 2 pointsr/BattleNetwork


Except when I bought it a few years ago, it was like twice the price

u/SonicHasChiliDogs · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Okay well what's your budget?

EDIT: This is my current monitor and I absolutely fucking love it. It's just kinda pricey

EDIT 2: Aww hell yeah here's BASICALLY my monitor but in 1080p. If it's anything like the PB278Q, it's amazing.

u/KindaLucid · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I'm going to list a few. All of these meet or beat your requirements, I believe (sorted lowest -> highest price):

  • BenQ GW2765HT: www.amazon.com/dp/B00KYCSRSG
  • ASUS PB278Q: www.amazon.com/dp/B009C3M7H0
  • Dell U2715H: www.amazon.com/dp/B00P0EQD1Q
  • ASUS MG279Q: www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZOO348C

    Only the last one (the ASUS MG279Q) has FreeSync support. But all are 1440p, 27", IPS panels, have VESA support, and are under $500. Hope this helps.
u/Mutill · 2 pointsr/Monitors

Yep! This one:


I can send you a pic of my two monitors side-to-side once my PB278Q arrives tomorrow if you'd like. Still gotta figure out how I'm going to fit it all on my desk, lol.

u/ZmfT55 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I am looking at buying two of these bad boys https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Gaming-S2716DG-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B01IOO4SGK?th=1

I already have one https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009C3M7H0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I heard that there can be issues with using monitor with different refresh rates. does anyone know anything about this?

u/spicedpumpkins · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme

Good build.

I own this monitor and can vouch for it for both MOVIES and GAMING.

If it remains in your budget I highly suggest buying TWO 970's or one 980. It will last him for at least 2 years solid for gaming (non 4k) and will crush any movie content.

u/OvercookedCorn · 2 pointsr/PC_Builders

Btw here is the monitor that I am currently using and enjoying very much. Only downside is the large bezel.
ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI Eye Care Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Hb8xzb20X48B4

u/TheMiamiWhale · 2 pointsr/macsetups

The Asus PB278Q 27" monitor looks like it'd be similar to the Dell (or Apple Thunderbolt Display).

Really any display would work but I personally prefer displays with resolution that is at least 2560x1440 and IPS. Mainly just get the highest pixel density you can afford. There might be some popular and cheaper Korean equivalents out there as well.

u/CapitalQ · 2 pointsr/Bitcoin

This is the one I purchased:

It has hundreds of excellent reviews on Amazon:

u/flyoddd · 2 pointsr/Monitors

Hello! So I did some searching for monitors that I think would check most of the boxes for you. I recommend only IPS displays since TN can cause distortion and inaccurate color. Since you aren't playing many video games I searched for monitors that were 60HZ refresh rate. It was hard to find 29in+ monitors in your budget. I did find a few 27 in ones that you may be interested in (all 1440p):

Acer K272HUL:

Philips 272S4LPJCB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824133311

For under 400 these monitors come into play. First one is 32 inches the rest are 27:

Acer B326HUL:https://www.amazon.com/Acer-B326HUL-ymiidphz-32-inch-Widescreen/dp/B00JB6HE62

ASUS PB278Q: https://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-2560x1440-DisplayPort-Ergonomic-Back-lit/dp/B009C3M7H0

ASUS MX27AQ: https://www.amazon.com/MX27AQ-2560x1440-DisplayPort-Back-lit-Monitor/dp/B00VRKVGSC

Samsung S27D850T: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-WQHD-LED-Monitor-S27D850T/dp/B00R61V7JE

LG 27MB85R-B: https://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-27MB85R-B-27-Inch-Monitor/dp/B00JL896SY

I hope this gives you a good place to start. When you are doing your research you should look for 1440p + monitors (possibly 4k) that are IPS panels with any refresh rate (60hz will be just fine). I am no professional just an avarage consumer that just bought a monitor so please please take my suggestions with a grain of salt.

u/ZacharyLong · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Thanks for the Asus recommendation, looking at that 27-inch on Amazon now http://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-27-Inch-LED-lit-Professional-Graphics/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1409942243&sr=1-2. Hopefully I can still get budget approval from the CFO (wife) for the larger screen.

For Lightroom yeah I plan to keep the library and the smart previews on the internal SSD for the most speed. The externals drives just hold the RAW files currently. I usually edit the smart previews on my laptop SSD when traveling and then sync back later once I'm home and need to send out the final photos.

u/baik69 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Which one were you thinking of getting? I was looking at the ASUS PB278Q 27, but I am not very monitor savvy.

u/exoendo · 2 pointsr/Monitors

you really aren't going to find many 1440p monitors under 600 unless you look into the korean ones like the crossover or catleap. These korean monitors can be 300-400 dollars, but there are some catches:

  1. The panels aren't guaranteed to be perfect. Basically these companies take all the rejected dell and apple lg panels and repackage them. Apple and dell are very strict when it comes to quality so what might not be good enough for them could still be good enough for you (i.e. 1 dead pixel etc). Some on the other hand report that they get a flawless monitor, but at the end of the day it's a gamble.

  2. The stands/casing are usually bad

  3. if you have problems, it's not easy to ship back to korea and get a replacement. There will be no customer service

  4. the on screen displays are usually bad or non-existent

  5. many don't have a wide variety of ports, so you will either have to get an expenisve adapter or you are s.o.l. The nixeus has display port, but for 489 you may as well just pay an extra 150 and get the peace of mind of an established brand. This may be your best bet if you want to go cheap as possible and have display port though.

    Personally, I would reccomend the Asus PB278Q. It usually goes for 650 but apparently amazon has recently dropped it's price down to 550ish. It also has amazing reviews from pretty much everyone on the web, you may want to youtube some reviews or read more about it. But it has a pletora of ports including displayport, and might be the best bang for your buck.

u/jwstump2 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Well, under $400, you have some of these options (TN Panels):

u/schoff · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

What's your budget? That's really what it comes down to.

If you can spend the money, I would suggest going 1440p. Your 1070 will handle that well.

Then you can decide if you want to go 1440p @ 144hz or if you need to settle for a 1440p @ 60hz. You'll find that 1440p's @ 144hz will run you $500+.

In a perfect world, you would get 1440p @ 144hz w/ G-Sync. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of a 1440p @ 60hz w/ G-sync, as the g-sync monitors I've seen are offered in the high price monitors that are typically 144hz....

This ASUS 1440p 144hz g-sync monitor is a beast - I got this on sale for $500 on Black Friday.

This ASUS 1440p 60hz monitor is cheaper

p.s. (edit) - you spent good money on a GTX 1070. Now, get the most out of it and step into the world of 1440p.

u/Flying_Spaghetti_ · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I have this ASUS monitor. Its great, 1440p and looks awesome. I have done a lot of editing on it and it was a lot better than a 1080p monitor. I got it used and it has worked for over 3 years so far.


u/diademlee · 1 pointr/buildapc

Also moving this monitor, researching it now:

u/Limikin · 1 pointr/buildapc

Let me welcome you to the 21st century:

24" 144hz 1080p ASUS - 267$

27" 60Hz 1440p ASUS - 554$

u/gootshall · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I just bought the ASUS PB278Q. I have until January 31st to return it, do you think I should return it and purchase this? I have a GTX 970 and have a 144hz monitor already.

This is the one I purchased. 1440p, but no gsync or 144hz.


u/HeroinHorse · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I see, so for monitor 3 I feel like I found the same one on amazon for cheaper. But it doesn't say if it has Gsync. Could you take a look at it for me?


u/TrovidRVA · 1 pointr/rva

ASUS 27" 1440p 60hz monitor. I upgraded to 144hz, no longer need this one. Works great, no dead pixels. Comes with power cable and displayport cable.


Product page on Amazon


u/magnuss · 1 pointr/Monitors

I totally forgot about this, I'm sorry. The monitors I ended up getting are:


I bought them used but search for Very Good condition to ensure there was no damage of any kind to the monitors. The two that I received had clearly never been turned on as they still had all of their stickers on the screen and so forth.

The reason I decided on these monitors was because they were 1440p, could transition to horizontal, were IPS (for very wide angles which I needed) and fit into my price used. The quality of the monitor stand really stood out to me as being the key to these monitors fitting my setup. I could make them perfectly parallel to my primary monitor and they are rock solid. I highly recommend them.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/gaming

I've got an ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch (running displayport from my m18x R2 Alienware)

u/oneandonlydylan · 1 pointr/battlestations

It's been great, and they've gotten a lot cheaper since i bought it in 2013

u/nineZer0 · 1 pointr/buildapc

What's more important to you -- 144hz or color accuracy? I would personally go with an IPS or PLS screen (I own the 27-inch PLS ASUS PB278Q @ 1440p/60hz) for my photography and photo editing/video editing needs.

I decided not to bother with 144hz because I don't play FPS games that much and honestly I find the price to performance ratio not that great for the wallet.

That said, you can go with something like the the 24-inch 144hz BenQ XL2420Z for gaming and run an IPS monitor like the 23-inch IPS [ASUS PA238Q] or the 24-inch IPS [ASUS VS248H-P] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005HIRG52/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005HIRG52&linkCode=as2&tag=red90-20&linkId=HHTQ3XDDRA7KHILJ).

Or if you want bigger, have a decent GPU and the money, get the 27-inch PLS ASUS PB278Q for your photo/color accurate work and the 27-inch 144hz G-Sync capable [ASUS ROG Swift] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MSOND8C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00MSOND8C&linkCode=as2&tag=red90-20&linkId=OKZ5ODZGP45AXRIW) which is pricey but an excellent TN-panel LED-backlit monitor. The PLS-based PB278Q is fantastic for color work especially after proper calibration.

You're going to need an SLI setup for those two though so choose wisely!

u/paralog · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

I'm not writing them off, but I don't want to struggle to fill the pixels. This looks good. I do like that the two I listed have USB ports, but I'm not so sure that I need 12 USB 3.0 ports on my monitors, or if they'd even work. I do have a lot of USB peripherals, though...

Anyway, I'm definitely open to bigger monitors, and would prefer it if price were no object, but I'm worried that I'd need to really power-up the rest of the build to game at such high resolution. Unless the two 970s can do it at 60fps.

u/Nangz · 1 pointr/buildapc

I built a pc a year and a half ago that worked fine. I use headphones normally but it had the functionality at one point to play audio through the monitor's built in speakers. The monitor is an Asus PB278Q https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009C3M7H0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have it connected by DVI to my Sapphire Radeon 290 Tri-x card. I distinctly remember having the sound play through the speakers at one point and it no longer works. Currently the sound devices display as not connected. Any idea what the issue could be? I believe I have updated the drivers to their latest versions.

Does DVI not carry audio and i'm mistakenly remembering?

u/futtbucked69 · 1 pointr/buildapc

It's an Asus though, the PB278Q. Could be wrong but pretty sure they aren't korean.


u/Very_Serious · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Not a bad deal if you missed the Dell U2713HM for $500-550. Amazon Warehouse Deals has the PB278Qs for $425 in "Like New" Condition which is a pretty solid deal if you still get the Asus warranty.

u/Treasy · 1 pointr/macsetups

The Asus pro art monitor has good reviews. It's about $450 on Amazon in the US


Edit: it's €500 on Amazon.es, not such a great deal

u/Pawnbroker · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

27" Monitor I sit about four feet away from it.

u/dragonbud20 · 1 pointr/talesfromtechsupport

I chose it because it is a better cable for his display as it has higher bandwidth capacity to ensure there are no problems driving the screen which is WQHD it's This if you're curious plus displayport is locking so absoutly no chance of it sliding out(you know if you actually get it in though). The thing with my dad is that he actually knows enough to get by but not enough that he doesn't need help so introducing him to displayport was more or less trivial

u/ds-h · 1 pointr/SuggestALaptop

You could get the rMBP with a non-Thunderbolt display such as this, which would save you around $500.

u/TeepTeepTeep · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Hey All, Selling this guy if interested, condition is LIKE NEW, no damage or dead pixels.


u/stop_runs · 1 pointr/Monitors



For example, these are two of the other monitors I am looking at. At first I will only have one 1440p along with my 1080 monitors, but eventually I would like to add another. The fact that the Korean monitors need to use dual link DVI if you plan on gaming worries me as I can only connect 1 to my GTX 970 ( I suppose I could use a HDMI-Dual link DVI cable or connector).

u/mmtree · 1 pointr/buildapc
No problem. I really don't know what monitor, but I HIGHLYYY suggest and almost as this point require you to get an IPS display lol...its BEAUTIFUL. There are some high end gaming ones(qniq or something) which are 1440p, IPS, 27", 120hz refresh rate gaming monitors. I think you can only buy them online though, never used or seen one.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CIZZ0QO/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I have this monitor as well as another older 24" TN monitor and the difference is night and day. I really like the one on that amazon page although I wish I had gone 27"(mainly because I have the space for it). I prefer matte finish over gloss, 2-5ms reponse time is the best you can get, and 60hz refresh is the standard(gaming monitors go to 120, but I dont think we have any besides the qniq that are IPS as well).

I7's are fine for multithreaded stuff(photoshop, video processing, animation, etc) and while some games may take advantage, it depends on what games you play. Most of the games right now utilize the GPU more so than the cpu(may change in a few years, nobody knows; i heard witcher 3 recommends an i7). If you WANT to spend the money, an i7 is fine to get. It might come in handy later, it might not which is why I didn't add it. It's not a bad idea, it's just that you may never utilize it fully. The i7 is on sale at microcenter right now so you'd be adding about 80$ to your build which at this point would probably be worth it(normally it's $339). I have a feeling you really want to spend the money and get something that will last so in that case getting 2x8gb of RAM would be worth it as well.



With the i7 4790k and now I upped you to 16gb of 2x8gb RAM:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor | $279.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $99.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory | Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $188.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $44.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card | $549.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case | Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $107.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply | SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $114.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan | $23.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan | $23.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1674.89
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $1654.89
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-13 21:20 EDT-0400 |

edit: http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-GW2765HT-27-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00KYCSRSG/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1426296104&sr=1-1&keywords=benq+27+inch+monitor+2560x1440 This is a decent monitor, I've heard good things about BenQ but never used one myself.

http://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-27-Inch-LED-lit-Professional-Graphics/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1426296300&sr=1-1 This is another Asus one you can look at.

You could also consider getting 2x24" IPS displays and setting them up side by side. The two I've listed below here are 2560x1440p so the resolution is much more than the 24" ones.
u/FragileArmy · 1 pointr/graphic_design

I got a couple of the Asus monitors. I had a couple of 24" HPs prior, and these look great and don't get nearly as hot my old pair.


u/Llamatic · 1 pointr/buildapc

Well a great one would be this one. It may be a bit out out of your price range, but it has higher contrast, improved viewing angles, a faster response time, exhibits less reflectiveness, and produces a clearer and crisper image than most other IPS or TN panels.

u/xeroslash · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

For monitors:

If you play multiplayer games and want any edge you can get: 120+ hz monitors, like this one

If you prefer superb image quality: 1440p IPS displays, such as this one

u/Reddithorn · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Just to clarify, the PB278Q is this one right?

u/Pyromaniac2077 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

FeelsBadMan. Here is a 2560x1440 @60Hz IPS monitor for $380

u/AnthMosk · 1 pointr/buildapc

Was looking at this. But it's only 60hz

ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 PLS/ IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI-D VGA Ergonomic Back-lit LED Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_u9ZzwbGG95V8T

u/MarcKlockow · 1 pointr/Monitors

Actually after a good amount of consideration, 1440p 144hz just may be the thing.

This is what I selected

u/Panayotes · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

This is the monitor I have and I love it: Asus PB278Q

u/Netronx · 1 pointr/buildapc

If you play competive games like CSGO or Dota, go for 144hz like this but if you prefer graphics and beauty go for this Although i would suggest 1080p becasue it is not very good on 1440p compared to r9 390

u/wanderingbilby · 1 pointr/Battletops

The ones i buy for work aren't cheap but are amazing for the price. For what you're doing I'm sure that works fine, if you want to upgrade at some point something like this acer is probably fine, just keep an eye out for deals on IPS monitors and find a resolution / screen size you like.

^^I ^^went ^^to ^^Ohayocon ^^last ^^week... ^^Obviously ^^I ^^don't ^^know ^^anything ^^about ^^watching ^^Japanese ^^cartoons ^^on ^^a ^^second ^^monitor ^^>_>

u/XavierSkywalker · 1 pointr/graphic_design

$400 is a pretty good budget for a monitor.
here are a few I have been looking at myself.

link 1


link 3

link 4

u/scottweiss · 1 pointr/buildapc

I have a Dell S2417dg and an asus pb278 (was running two pb278 but ran out of room).


The Microsoft store is selling the s2716dg for $549 here, at least in the states: https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Dell-27-Gaming-Monitor--S2716DGr/productID.1517518000

u/dlennels · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I have this model:

ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI

colors and contrast are perfect for photo editing, not a gaming monitor if that is the intended use (input lag galore)

I'll sell for 200, like new condition

u/Yuvar · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I have one of these at home : https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-PB278Q-2560x1440-DisplayPort-Monitor/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481579426&sr=8-1&keywords=asus+27+1440p

Was my primary until I got my 144hz, it's a great monitor, haven't had any issues with it.

u/the_jdawg11 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Ok gotcha. I'll look into a different cooler. Thanks for the input. Any suggestions on monitors? I'm thinking about this one. ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 PLS/ IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI-D VGA Ergonomic Back-lit LED Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_bbKBwbPEH6F4Z

u/demkeys · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

im in texas and i have this for sale

i know its not 28 inch or what youre looking for but its 27 and its a nice one

u/oijlklll · 1 pointr/buildapc

Not a monitor expert but i can give some general advice. For 1440p 27" is generally considered the sweet spot. If you really want to cheap out you can find Korean monitors on sale for ~$200. Otherwise you can usually find nicer ones on sale for $300-400. Something like this would probably do you well. I would just say look for the trusted brands like Asus, Dell, Aoc, etc, and make sure to post here before you buy one. I don't game at 1440p so I'm not really the best one to ask, but there are plenty of people on this subreddit who could tell you a lot more.

u/jojo_stand · 1 pointr/buildapc

Would you recommend monitor monitor?

u/jizygoo · 1 pointr/nvidia

That's going to be tough at that price point I think.I have an ASUS ROG Swift (the older TN panel), but it looks like the newer IPS version is going for around $600.These have GSYNC built in though. Actually, this one might be a decent choice https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-PB278Q-2560x1440-DisplayPort-Monitor/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1505329768&sr=1-1&keywords=2k+144hz+monitor

Sorry that's a 60hz panel. Maybe this one? https://www.amazon.com/AOC-AG241QX-Gaming-Monitor-2560x1440/dp/B01NCTHS6E/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1505329768&sr=1-4&keywords=2k+144hz+monitor

u/jarredwalton · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Probably Asus PB278Q:

It's IPS / AHVA, 144Hz, and 1440p. No FreeSync/G-Sync, but tbh that's not absolutely necessary, particularly with a 144Hz refresh rate. V-sync tearing is far less noticeable on high refresh rate displays.

u/towering_redstone · 1 pointr/buildapc

Macbook pro owner here. I have an Asus monitor and I have used an [old dell] (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&cs=22&l=en&s=dfh&sku=320-4237&validate=false&~lt=popup). I'm pretty sure all external displays allow you to close your macbook if you plug it in to the wall at the same time. Also that dell has a built in USB hub. I'll concede to the apple monitor - it does have firewire (I have once wished I had some way to attach firewire to my pc), ethernet (modern macbooks don't have an ethernet port so they can be skinnier), and you can daisy chain thunderbolt displays. Even with that additional functionality, the apple monitor is a bit pricey.

u/hxcstunna · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

Thanks for the response! I forgot to mention I'll be doing some moderate editing work, the form is now updated (first question). I do have a few questions about your recommendation.

I have some friends that seem to think i7 chips are a must. I'm not going to be doing anything very intensive as far as rendering goes, but I still want solid performance. How much am I sacrificing, if any, by choosing an i5?

What kind of difference will I see running an SLI vs just a single 970 right now?

What's your opinion on this ASUS monitor when compared to the Acer you listed? http://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-27-Inch-LED-lit-Professional-Graphics/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1420940280&sr=8-2&keywords=acer+k272hul

Thanks again!

u/Teresi2Finger · 1 pointr/buildapc

I'm running a single 1440p Asus right now and I'm getting at least 60fps in crossfire . I think you'd be more than happy.

Here is the link...


You're going to want to shop around and go through your other options. I love mine, but it won't go above 60hz, but that's all I need from my gaming computer.

u/crackbabyathletics · 1 pointr/buildapc

That display is much worse than the one with the iMac, it needs to be a 1440p IPS to be comparable. Edit: something like a dell u2713H would be a similar display.

Possibly something like this if you wanted something a bit cheaper:


Second edit:
This uses the same or a very similar panel I believe


u/seal1234 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Thanks I appreciate it. Would you say this monitor


Could run a game like total war rome 2 at 60 fps at 1440p? big difference between 60hz and 144hz? with SLI 970s?

u/ClusterMorph · 1 pointr/Monitors

How about this?

u/limitz · 1 pointr/buildapc

My current monitor is 1440p, but good tip:


I'm currently debating though on the one I add. Not sure whether to get a 27'', 1080p, 144Hz monitor:


Or, another of the monitor I currently have. My dilemma is between lower-resolution, high-refresh rate vs high-resolution, lower-refresh rate. My friends' rave about 144Hz (especially for gaming), but I've gotten so used to the 1440p resolution, and game only about 1-2 hours a day on average.

One monitor will likely be oriented landscape (for gaming, movies), and the other will stay in portrait most of the time (webpages, documents).

u/feladirr · 1 pointr/buildapc

Heard that the PB278Q is really good for a 1440p PLS monitor!

u/syneofeternity · 1 pointr/RocketLeague

That's pretty much what I figured. This is my monitor and I was hoping there might have been some chance even though it'd be insanely expensive. Glad to know others don't use TVs as well. What are your camera settings? Wondering if it might be easier playing a different way

u/TheDullard · 1 pointr/buildapc

I hear you, unfortunately there is nothing currently on the market that meets all your specified criteria at the $500 & under price-point. Your best bets are going to be the Overlord monitor I just linked or something like the Asus PB278Q.

u/DrZdoc · 1 pointr/buildapc

Ive been looking at:




And when it comes down to it...its just going to be really hard to get 144fps to match the 144hz on a 1440p monitor. Even 120fps+ on a lot of games. Plus it just feels kind of hard to justify in my mind a $750 price tag. More over if you want two of them. And I'm kind of a fan of dual monitors.

My two cents

EDIT: For reference I currently have one of these on my desk


The other thing to think about is if you're not going to get 144fps on 144hz or 60fps on a 60hz monitor. You should probably think about what GPU you should be rocking. Since its the biggest $$$ in your build usually. You want to avoid any bottle necks and not over pay for what you're not going to end up using.

i.e. Getting a GTX1080TI and having a 1080 60hz monitor is a little silly.

u/AlbinoMonster · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I have an Asus PB278Q that I no longer need, as I'm upgrading to an Ultrawide. Because I will be shipping from Indiana, I will be needing more than $250. I can take some pictures & timestamps if you are interested.

u/DToX_ · 1 pointr/Monitors

Any interest in buying used to save money if it's got features you want but in mint condition? You could check hardwareswap I also have a monitor I'm looking to sell for reasonable price around your budget https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-PB278Q-2560x1440-DisplayPort-Monitor/dp/B009C3M7H0

u/Crazybrass · 1 pointr/Monitors

I've read and seen good things about this monitor. Any input about it? Looks pretty fantastic from what all I've seen

u/The1Flopsy · 1 pointr/buildapc

ha yeah 8gb of ram should be good, not 16 didn't notice that :)

Yeah I was trying to figure out if it was worth the xtra $70 to go from the I5 to i7.

Monitors yeah was looking at 2 price ranges here. For example a more budget level one like the http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B2HH7G0?ie=UTF8&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=6738&tag=ezvid02-20&creativeASIN=B00B2HH7G0

or a more higher end like http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009C3M7H0/?tag=bgm05-20

Just need to figure out if I'll get the benefit out of the nicer monitor for the level up comp build I'm making here.

Also will this build easily support a 2nd monitor if I decide to put one on it? I'm assuming it will with no prob.

u/bdpope88 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I'm currently debating between 2 monitors on a similar build.

u/Scotty1228 · 1 pointr/buildapc

[Here is benchmarking for your card at 1440p on multiple games] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXG9PVOoolY)

You could order a Korean Panel for around $300.
These have been known to overclock sometimes up to 120hz, but i've heard most can get at least 95.

[This] (http://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-27-Inch-LED-lit-Professional-Graphics/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1413039227&sr=1-1&keywords=1440p+monitor) also has good reviews and is name brand.

u/s-to-the-am · 1 pointr/buildapc

Whats a Great Monitor for the New GTX970, I am primarily going to play games like League of legends, Borderlands, D3, and some RPGs. My price ranger is under 400$ any help would be great. The ones I've been looking at are http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009C3M7H0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
And http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ITORITU but I don't feel like I will be taking advantage of my new GPU with a TN. Thoughts or suggestions?

u/sovcon · 1 pointr/Monitors

Hm, it's weird but I can't find the PB278Q 1440p. At least here in Germany, they don't seem to be available (anymore).

All I found was the same model number but with 4K - Amazon DE.

This one (Amazon DE) is 1440p but there are only offers for used ones.

I wasn't really considering ultrawides. No particular reason, I just feel like dual monitors is nicer for development.

u/lexacron · 1 pointr/ultrawidemasterrace

If you're happy with 60Hz, you can get 2 x 1440p 16:9 for the roughly the same price as a 1440p 21:9.

u/rolfraikou · 1 pointr/battlestations

Alright, do yourself a huge favor. At least a 1920x1080 (though I highly suggest 27" 2560x1440) monitor. Most games are made for widescreen, really. Do IPS, and "flicker-free." Most ASUS monitors are. The IPS monitors have better viewing angles, which really helped my neck out. Prior to that I would intensely sit in one position for "optimum viewing angle." Now I can lounge around pretty much however I want and have no weird color shifting on my screen. It also looks worlds better.

Asus VN248H-P is usually a little over $100. Not a huge investment. 1920x1080, ips.

Asus PB278Q usually around $300 - $350. 2560x1440, ips.

VN248H-P: amazon -

PB278Q: amazon

EDIT: To clarify, the flicker I references is when a monitor uses PWM dimming, which actually flickers the backlight on and off rapidly to make it appear dimmer. Some people aren't bothered by it, but those that are get bad headaches and/or eye strain. So getting one that mentions being flicker-free is a bit safer of a bet in terms of eye strain.

u/tilde_tilde_tilde · 1 pointr/buildapc

For the monitor? Max 400 usd+ tax + shipping. I'm leaning towards the LG 27UD58-B 27in 4k for ~350. Alternatively, the ASUS PB278Q 27in in 1440p for ~360

u/drpasadena · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Hey there.

There are absolutely NO dead pixels or even minor scratches anywhere on the monitor itself. The warranty is also included for another 9 months.

Here is a link from Amazon.com from where I purchased the item. It should answer all your questions regarding technical aspects:)


u/flow75 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Dual Monitor Help

I just bought the Acer Predator 144hz and I am running dual monitors along with a ASUS PB278Q 60hz.

My problem is I can't seem to find out how to make my Predator go to 144hz. I right clicked on the desktop to go to display settings but it is only giving me the options of 59 & 60. I also made sure I was selecting the Predator.

The Predator is hooked up with HDMI and the ASUS is through display port. I have a GIGABYTE 980ti with only 1 HDMI.

Also any other newcomer tips for setting up dual monitors? Thank you!

u/Treepump · 1 pointr/buildapc

Korean monitors are a bit of a gamble. It depends on if you want to risk the higher chance of a Korean monitor having dead pixels and backlight bleed, among other things.

Here's (what I think) is probably the best 1440p monitor in your price range. The only real downside is its response is somewhat high considering it's a $460 monitor. That shouldn't be a problem though unless you're playing professional level Counter-Strike or something.

u/illuxion · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

PB278Q, gorgeous PLS but 1DP, 1HDMI, 1 DVI, and 1 VGA.

This Acer looks to fit the bill with 2 HDMI

I went from a 60hz 24" IPS to 144hz 24" TN and the smoothness was wonderful. I recently went to 28" 4k 60hz gsync down to 27" 1080p 144hz gsync, then finally settled on 27" 1440p 144hz gsync. After having 144hz I couldn't live without it, 1080p on a 27" was too big of pixels. 27"s of 1440p 144hz and gsync goodness is a great thing, albeit a bit pricey and hard to get.

u/haXeNinja · 1 pointr/Monitors

is there a (noticeable) difference between 1ms response time and 5ms?
what is the difference between LED-lit and LED?


based on the price, it would seem that the 5ms monitor is better?

u/CorleyMC · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

That's what i was thinking, but i was wondering if people had experience with multiple monitors and resolutions. Also if anyone knows a good monitor other than this one or if it's worth waiting for it to go back on sale when it's in stock.

u/sizziano · 1 pointr/buildapc

Looks like it's well reviewed. This is the one I have with a 980Ti, it's excellent.

u/Isticap · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

This is the monitor I game on. ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI Eye Care Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_XJjhzbYWXETG7

u/Gelogenic · 1 pointr/buildapc

I originally picked the VQ248QE cause I have one already and I've been liking it so far. What 1440p 144hz would you recommend though? Something like this?

u/FreEeSM · 1 pointr/leagueoflegends

2 x 27's is the best. :-) 2k monitors are so nice and a lot cheaper with 4k's out there.

Highly recommend this: $344 2k 27 144.


u/ExoticWhal3 · 1 pointr/Monitors

Haven't quite made a decision yet, but I'm looking between these 3:

Dell UP2516D

Benq PD2700Q


I'm on a budget below $400, so keep that in mind. I'm leaning toward the asus, and the benq. Less so the Dell, and the reason being that there are many reports of blacks showing up poorly due to backlight bleed I believe. However, other than that it's apparently pretty good.

The two others are cheaper and don't seem to have any outstanding problems like the dell has, but I'm still unsure of the color reproduction. Here are the reviews for all 3 so you can read up a bit on them yourself (also let me know what you get when you do, and how you like the monitor you chose :).)

The Asus and Dell review are about half way through the review onto the color quality section, but make sure you check the whole review for more info:

ASUS PB278Q Review

Dell UltraSharp UP2516D review

BenQ PD2700Q Monitor Review

EDIT: Found this review for the benq and changed my opinion due to the very poor color accuracy http://www.pcmag.com/review/350627/benq-pd2700q-designer-monitor. Hope it helps!

u/Autonomoose · 1 pointr/buildapc

If you read the reviews, the stands are pretty poor. Performance wise they will beat out name brands because they are overclockable. I have mine set to 120Hz. Which if you went name brand, you will be stuck at 60hz, unless you want to dish out 800 bucks. But, if you want name brand go with the ASUS PB287Q For standard brands, anything cheaper than that isn't going to be reliable, and this one is one of the best for the you can get for the price.

u/SgtFluffyButt · 1 pointr/buildapc

This will be better

Or even go 1440p with this

u/Link408 · 1 pointr/marvelheroes

I'm going to buy this one

u/Geodude07 · 1 pointr/Monitors

Could you explain overclocking a little bit? Would the Asus linked above be able to overclock to 120Hz? Is it safe to do so? How do you do it?

u/R0kstarr · 1 pointr/buildapc

If you are going for quality, then you'll want a non-TN display. The Asus PB278Q is a great 1440p monitor.

u/Soulshot96 · 1 pointr/Monitors

If you MUST stay below $500, this should work: https://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-2560x1440-DisplayPort-Ergonomic-Back-lit/dp/B009C3M7H0, but I really do recommend 144hz IPS 1440p. It's amazing and totally worth a bit more money. And a 980Ti will drive such a display quite well, especially since most come with Gsync.

u/M3cha · 1 pointr/Monitors

$500ish? You won't be able to get 120/144Hz at 1440p with an IPS display for cheap.

You can get this ASUS monitor for around $400. 27", IPS, 60Hz, 2560x1440. You can get Dell's 25" offering for a similar price. Dell's 27 inch offering is a little over $500, if I remember correctly.

ASUS offers this MG279Q for a little over $600 when all is said and done. This might be your best bet. Acer offers this one, with GSync instead of the previous monitor's FreeSync for $700.

Edit: All of these monitors are IPS. If you want to go TN, I bet the choices will bloom and the prices will lower.

u/beaverjacket · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

I can tell you that I have this monitor on this desk with an LX and it works great.

u/zomgoblin · 1 pointr/buildapc

This was my first build, and I'm having a hard time understanding what my rig can handle.

GPU: GTX 780 Classified

Monitor: BenQ XL2420Z 144hz

Ram: G.Skill Ares DDR3 (2x4GB)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X


CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K

H100i for cooling and SSD/HDD for storage

My goal is 3-4 monitor + TV set up once I move to a place with more space in the near future, running any game 60+ fps across the multiple screens. Currently all is awesome on one screen. However, Linus tech tips makes me want more..like higher than 1080p

Questions: Second GPU or overclock current Gtx 780? If 2nd GPU, need new higher wattage PSU? And, am I stuck mirroring the Gtx 780, or is pairing with slightly better one ok? I get that the slower one limits...uh...things...

Mixing new IPS panel(s) with current TN panel seem weird?
Upgrading to 2-3 of these 1440p monitors seem like too much? Feel like mismatched screen sizes would be irritating.

I realize these may not be very 'simple' questions. All input appreciated.

u/Unacceptable_Lemons · 1 pointr/gadgets

This one? https://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-2560x1440-DisplayPort-Ergonomic-Back-lit/dp/B009C3M7H0

We have one here, it is rather nice, and should work fine with any GPU powerful enough to drive it, and which has HDMI, DisplayPort, or Dual-link DVI, so no worries there (modern mid- and high-end cards will often have all three). It does not, as you say, have any of the syncing tech though, because while Freesync (AMD) and Gsync (Nvidia) were already out, that would have raised the cost of the monitor, although I think more expensive models of the same thing are made with those. Adaptive Sync is newer (does basically the same thing), and will hopefully be widespread since it's being made part of the VESA standard for DisplayPorts. It should also be hardware agnostic, so as long as Nvidia plays nice and supports it, then all the major cards will.

u/Predatorftfw · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

1440p if you play games like witcher or other rpg/mmorpg type games.

144hz if you're playing counter strike super competitively...

TBH I prefer 1440p

I have this monitor (https://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-2560x1440-DisplayPort-Ergonomic-Back-lit/dp/B009C3M7H0) and have it overclocked to 85hz and like it a lot.

u/jamboy5590 · 1 pointr/Monitors

In my opinion best monitor for the price is Asus pb278q. I got this monitor for $450 a year ago and it's done me well. Great IPS display with pretty low latency makes it good for some light gaming. I've been using mine for graphics work with my 950 TI runs flawlessly. Lately I've seen them go as low as $350.


u/Billagio · 1 pointr/buildapc

Currently debating between getting a [BenQ GW2765HT] (http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-GW2765HT-27-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00KYCSRSG?ie=UTF8&colid=39JYRHQS23F8J&coliid=I38FQYQGQ5RX7R&ref_=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl) or Asus PB278Q sometime this month. Does anyone have any opinions on which to get? Im also open to alternative 1440p screens, preferably at 27" (the one this would replace is a 1080 24" so id like a nice size increase), but dont want to spend too much more than what the Asus costs!

Also, any new monitor tech/releases on the horizon I should hold out for instead?

u/msetyawan · 1 pointr/buildapc

I plan to play recreational Dota 2 and about ready to buy Asus PB278Q 60Hz 27.0" (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009C3M7H0). Do you think I should be good to go?

u/ramindk · 1 pointr/sysadmin

I've been dealing with this lately and my default line for non essential upgrades is, "When your manager gets approval for the funds, they can tell my manager and then it'll get purchased." Works nicely because we don't have an IT budget so it has to come from whatever dept. Unfortunately I've had to have hard talks with management of various teams (designers) to the effect that their employees are not allowed to ask for any hardware directly and to quit harassing me on a weekly basis.

In regards to Thunderbolt displays we've had good luck with our test case Asus, but you have to use a mini display port to display port cable to get full resolution.

u/SilentBobVG · 1 pointr/buildapc

The monitor I picked is 1440p

EDIT: Although, I would go for this monitor instead of the one I picked. It wasn't on pcpartpicker for some reason so I didn't choose it http://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-27-Inch-LED-lit-Professional-Graphics/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397924216&sr=8-1&keywords=1440p+monitor

u/TheGoodBanana · 1 pointr/buildapc

If I were to go with this would the 780ti be able to fully max out everything? And would it be worth it over your suggestion earlier?


u/polarwindz · 1 pointr/buildapc

hmm, i think this could work out?

for like a dual monitor display, i could have the 24 inch running browser,and minor apps

and the second one doing movie editing and picture editing ?

then down the road could i do this? have a 24 inch one listed above and a
running at the same time?

u/Superpickle18 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

they aren't worst. they are vastly better (in their own way). tn panel provides fast reponse time, and faster refresh rate. And these days, the color produced isn't terrible. You'll have to be a graphics artist or a web designer to even notice. (or have a serious OCD about your colors i guess)

As for being smaller, well if you absolutely have to have 27in with an IPS panel... There are better options

u/NeptLudi · 1 pointr/buildapc

I have this 1440p display - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009C3M7H0/

Are you against getting 3 of the same display? That is generally ideal.

Based on the model number, I guess this would be the 23" 1080p display to match it, but the button layout is different and kind of ugly.

u/McDeely · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I never said anything about 4K tvs. I don't own a 4K anything. It's not like 4K is the only thing you are allowed to upscale to. The 4 displays in question, I didn't use them all simultaneously, this was just over the course of a few years. These were my 4 most recent displays I have used for my PC over the years. The first was a 1080p TN monitor, the next was a 1080p television, then a 1440p PLS monitor, then the one I have now, another 1440p PLS monitor.

I'm just amazed that you are literally telling me that I didn't see with my own eyes what I did see as recently as just two fucking days ago when I switched ArmA 3 to 720p (which should scale perfectly to 1440p) because I was having a hard time getting above 30fps in multiplayer. When I switched to 720p the colours were indeed less fucking vibrant, it was more like I was streaming the game rather than running it on my local machine, that's what it looked like. Are you going to now tell me that that definitely didn't happen? Because it did.

I'm not saying this to try to "win" the argument, I wish it fucking didn't happen because I would find upscaling from a lower resolution to be very helpful for when I am playing a game I can't run very well and want a solid framerate, but I don't do it because it just doesn't work as I would like it to. It looks strange, I can't quite describe it perfectly, but the closest I can describe it is that the colours are somewhat washed out and don't look as bright or whatever.

The only reason I can think why I have had these experiences is because perhaps monitors generally aren't as good at upscaling as TVs. Which would make sense, because TVs have to display a very wide range of different resolutions, but with monitors I suppose they kind of expect you to do everything in the native res, I don't fucking know.

I'm not making this up, and to be honest I don't know why you would think I would make it up. Actually, maybe I am incorrect and I am doing something wrong. In which case I would appreciate it if you would help me. So, I have a 1440p monitor. Let's say I can't get a FPS to stick to a solid 60fps, so I want to reduce the resolution. What would be the best way to go about doing that? Should I just change the in-game resolution, or is there something else I can do to make it look better, like changing desktop resolution too? And seeing as you know so much about upscaling, here is my current monitor: http://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-27-Inch-LED-lit-Professional-Graphics/dp/B009C3M7H0

Take a look at my monitor specs and you will be able to see if it is shit at upscaling or something. If it is shit at upscaling, then we know what the issue is, and why I have experienced the phenomenon that I can only really describe as loss of quality in colour reproduction. I'm not trying to say I know anything about upscaling (or really anything about monitors and stuff) and I appreciate that you are elaborating and teaching me more about it. But I can't stand that you are telling me that something that I definitely have witnessed multiple times, didn't happen. It would be like if you told me what I had for lunch today, it's fucking stupid.

u/killacam7478 · 1 pointr/Monitors

What size are you considering? For $400 CAD, you could get a cheaper 27" 1440p monitor, although most I'm looking at are closer to $400 USD. A GTX 1070 is a lot of GPU power so you want to make sure you are getting a good monitor to match that.



u/SilverWolf2047 · 1 pointr/buildapc

So I was looking for ideas for a 1440p through this thread, but then I stumbled upon this https://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-2560x1440-DisplayPort-Ergonomic-Back-lit/dp/B009C3M7H0
It seems like a great deal that's too good to be true. Is there something wrong with this monitor that I'm missing?

u/huffdadde · 1 pointr/Monitors

ASUS PB278Q. It's an IPS panel and only runs about $390 on Amazon.


u/CeeeeeJaaaaay · 1 pointr/buildapc

My bad I forgot about the post sorry, once I get on my pc I'll link you a couple of screens.

EDIT: There we go:

I think the Asus PB278Q is the best buy for you:
1440p, IPS, 60hz. Maybe be OCable but if you stick to a single 780Ti I don't see the point since you'll hardly get over 70 fps with it on 1440p Ultra. If you'll get another 780Ti in the future you may look at something like the Asus PG278Q, which is a TN panel 1440p 120hz with G-Sync, but it's not available at the moment.

u/jkool702 · 1 pointr/buildapc

A few suggestions:

  • for 1080p/144hz I doubt you would get much more out of a gtx 1080 than you would from a gtx 1070. I'll all for overbuilding, but unless you think you want up upgrade to a 1440p/144hz or 4k/60hz monitor then the gtx 1080 is probably wasting money. I'm not very familiar with monitors, but I've seen 1440p/144Hz monitors for under $400. (ex: this and this).

  • Do you really need 1tb of ssd? Personally I would rather go for a 512 gb Intel 600p PCIe m.2 ssd, which is $40 cheaper than the 1tb ssd you chose. I doubt you will need more than 512 gb of fast storage, and you have a 3tb HDD for extra (slower) storage.

  • I'd get a SuperNova G2 PSU personally. Same price for the same wattage, but the G2 is pretty much universally recommended here since its very well built.

  • If you are a college student you can likely get windows 10 from your school for very cheap (possibly free)
u/smexycan · 1 pointr/buildapc

Best non-reference, non-titan/295x card to power am Asus PB278Q ?

u/pulley999 · 1 pointr/16x10MasterRace

Well, shit. I just ordered an ASUS PB278Q not even a few hours ago. I figured the extra screen size and resolution would make up for the vertical space I'd lose by going 16x9. Thnks though it'll surely help anyone else who blows though.

u/Crippled_shadow · 1 pointr/Monitors

Witcher 3 minimum specs: Core i5 2500K, 6GB of RAM and a GTX 660
Overwatch minimum specs: Core i3, 4GB of Ram and a GTX 460
World of Warships minimum specs: Core i3, 2.5GB of Ram and a NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT

So from the looks of it, I'm taking it your system is playing these games but not super well. That makes it a bit easier to decide on a monitor.

> I am really confused with all these 4k vs 1440p vs 1080p... Will I even be able to play on 1440p/4k?

The higher the resolution, the better your picture quality. Getting 1440p requires more graphics card power than a 1080p so your computer may complain. However, if you are getting a 27" monitor it should be 1440p. Everywhere that I read it strongly advised that you get 1440p if you get a 27" monitor. If your computer can't deal with it you can manually lower your resolution to 1080p although the picture quality will suffer a bit. I own two monitors (PB278Q 27.0 and ViewSonic XG2703-GS 27.0) (looking to get rid of the 1st one) and I love them both. I just manually changed the resolution to 1080p on the second monitor and everything looked bad/blurry. I don't know if that's what will happen to a 27" with 1080p by default so maybe someone else can chime in on that.

tldr: I recomend 1440p 27" but your GPU may complain.

> I am really confused with ... 144hz or 60hz... Should I look at 60hz monitors

Hz means refresh rate. So, a 144hz monitor will refresh the image on the screen 144 times a second. A 60hz monitor can do it 60 times a second, etc. Unless you plan on upgrading your CPU and GPU in the future, I would recommend ignoring 144hz monitors. This is because your computer will likely not be able to dish out images fast enough to warrant it. Additionally, mainly FPS shooters are where the extra hz will come in handy.

tldr: Go for 60hz and you'll be fine.

> I am really confused with IPS or TN etc.

For your budget, I think IPS should be very doable. IPS will give you better color production and make things in general look better. Have you ever looked at someones laptop from the at an angle and couldn't see what was on the screen? That's pretty much TN in a nutshell.

tldr: Get IPS.

Supder tldr: If you want a 27" monitor go for a 27" 1440p 60hz IPS monitor. 1440p so it doesn't look bad (computer may complain) 60hz because you won't be able to run 144hz and benefit from it and IPS because you can afford it and it's good. Look at pcPartPicker, I have already filled in the form for you. Also, the top monitor (ASUS PB278Q) happens to be the other monitor I have so AMA.

u/TheR3PTILE · 0 pointsr/runescape

A little under $500 for mine. Here you go

u/mwally · 0 pointsr/battlestations

As per the descriptions on Imgur, the monitors are ASUS PB278Q.

Amazon has them for under $500 each. I paid considerably more when I got mine.

See http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009C3M7H0

They are very nice monitors.

u/EskimoNoise · 0 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You won't find any IPS panels under 5ms, regardless of size or refresh rate

This is the cheapest 5ms 1440p IPS screen available