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    Default Buying new monitoir for my computer. Is this one ok?

    Hi. I decided to splash out for a new monitor (not a monitoir) that will give me the benefits of the Radeon RX580 Nitro+ GPU card I have. Presently using an HP v216 LCD Flatscreen via Mobo VGA out from the AMD Ryzen5 2400G APU.
    The RX580 is connected HDMI to my Samsung 42inch Plasma TV.
    I was looking at some monitors in town stores ranging from AOC to Samsung and the 32" 144hz options were at the NZ$600.00-$650.00 price range. One store I called yesterday said they have a full HD Viewsonic 144hz Full HD on offer for $299.00. The 24" screen will be about the same as the viewable screen area of the HP v216 I have. Will the Viewsonic be a good enough choice? I play computer games but I am not a full-on Gamer as such. This is the link for the Curved screen monitor, the specs are the same for the Flatscreen model.
    https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/sho...gaming-monitor

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Buying new monitoir for my computer. Is this one ok?

    It looks like a good option, although personally I prefer a 27" screen for gaming. 24 feels small to me these days.
    Also I personally don't think there's any point to a curved screen at 24", you'd have to sit way too close to get any benefit from the curve at that size.

    A friend of mine bought a 32" curved Samsung monitor and that really works but any smaller and I'd consider the curve a gimmick.

    For my personal gaming I use a 34" LG 75hz freesync 2560 x 1080 ultrawide and I really like it but it could honestly use some curve at that width.
    I was unsure about going ultrawide but for the games I play it's worked out great.
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    Default Re: Buying new monitoir for my computer. Is this one ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by kioti View Post

    . Will the Viewsonic be a good enough choice?
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    yes.
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    Default Re: Buying new monitoir for my computer. Is this one ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    It looks like a good option, although personally I prefer a 27" screen for gaming. 24 feels small to me these days.
    Also I personally don't think there's any point to a curved screen at 24", you'd have to sit way too close to get any benefit from the curve at that size.

    A friend of mine bought a 32" curved Samsung monitor and that really works but any smaller and I'd consider the curve a gimmick.

    For my personal gaming I use a 34" LG 75hz freesync 2560 x 1080 ultrawide and I really like it but it could honestly use some curve at that width.
    I was unsure about going ultrawide but for the games I play it's worked out great.
    dugimodo
    thanks...yeah 24" is about what I have and yeah a curved screen isn't important to me... I would like a 32" but that's double the money cost. I have a look around for a 27"...the 34" LG you say you have seems interesting, and with it being 75Hz refresh how does that compare to 144Hz?

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    Default Re: Buying new monitoir for my computer. Is this one ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    yes.
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    thanks.... it will do the job nicely I think. Just was wondering what other options would be available for the $300 or close to it...between $300-$400

    cheers

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    Default Re: Buying new monitoir for my computer. Is this one ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by kioti View Post
    dugimodo ... with it being 75Hz refresh how does that compare to 144Hz?
    Honestly can't say, I've always had 60hz monitors until this one so 75Hz is the highest I've played on.

    They say you'd never go back after experiencing high refresh rate gaming, but I'm perfectly happy at 60/75Hz.

    I've purposefully stuck to lower resolutions and refresh rates so I don't need a top of the line graphics card to drive it at max settings.
    Once the mortgage is payed off who knows, maybe 4K gaming with a top of the line graphics card could be in my future.
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    Default Re: Buying new monitoir for my computer. Is this one ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    Honestly can't say, I've always had 60hz monitors until this one so 75Hz is the highest I've played on.

    They say you'd never go back after experiencing high refresh rate gaming, but I'm perfectly happy at 60/75Hz.

    I've purposefully stuck to lower resolutions and refresh rates so I don't need a top of the line graphics card to drive it at max settings.
    Once the mortgage is payed off who knows, maybe 4K gaming with a top of the line graphics card could be in my future.
    dugimodo
    yeah I have used 50Hz-60Hz monitors for years and have managed. I could consider the Viewsonic https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/sho...7-75hz-monitor.................. or this https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/sho...gaming-monitor
    or stay with the Viewsonic 24" 144Hz for $50.00 less. I will decide by Wednesday next week and get one of the 3.
    thanks

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