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    Buying the Best Gpu with poor Monitor vs Buying the Best Monitor with Poor GPU

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    Quote Originally Posted by djrock View Post
    Buying the Best Gpu with poor Monitor vs Buying the Best Monitor with Poor GPU
    Good GPU with poor monitor.

    Think: If you get a shiny 1440p monitor and bought a GPU that barely handles 60 FPS at 1080p, then you have to play at 1080p at mixture of High settings. But then 1080p looks horrible on 1440p monitors due to bilinear filtering when upscaling.

    Now if you got a 720p monitor, and have GTx 1080, you can safely achieve 60 FPS at most of the games at 720p. And 720p doesnt look blurry on 720p monitors.

    You can also enable 4x DSR to have 1440p on yur monitor that will reduce Jaggues and sharpen the textures and details.


    So yeah, GPU first, monitor later.
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    Neither combination is good. But 1080p monitors are cheap nowadays ~12.5k ish, I'd say get a good monitor for now and then buy one a good GPU later when you have the money. You can use the iGPU if you have one for the time being.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipanzan View Post
    Neither combination is good. But 1080p monitors are cheap nowadays ~12.5k ish, I'd say get a good monitor for now and then buy one a good GPU later when you have the money. You can use the iGPU if you have one for the time being.
    why do you regret buying the 144hz benq?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dipanzan View Post
    Neither combination is good. But 1080p monitors are cheap nowadays ~12.5k ish, I'd say get a good monitor for now and then buy one a good GPU later when you have the money. You can use the iGPU if you have one for the time being.
    I disagree with you on that, cause here's the thing. I bought a 1080p monitor with I-speakers, HDMI, DVI-I and VGA port for 10K only, it was LCD but 7 years ago it was purchased. Monitor price haven't been stable as of lately

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    in games like dota 2 or cs:go you really need a good monitor which have good refresh rate but for casual gamers those who plays normal single player games like witcher 3 or shadow of modor they hardly needs a good monitor but it's completely depends on you prefer of choice that how much you want to waste your money like some of the sli and cf builds in the past for 1080p monitors

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    Don't forget Good Monitor isn't all about Hz its also about Size ,Shape ,Resolution .Ultra wide vs normal gaming ,1080p vs 1440p gaming .Also 21 vs 27 inch gaming

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    Quote Originally Posted by djrock View Post
    Don't forget Good Monitor isn't all about Hz its also about Size ,Shape ,Resolution .Ultra wide vs normal gaming ,1080p vs 1440p gaming .Also 21 vs 27 inch gaming

    when it comes to gaming and if you are regular with esports events then it's all about the Hz and resolution is just a self preference. Trust me it isn't that amusing playing on a wide screen as much as it amusing watching movies and tv series . For decent gaming a good monitor with 1080p resolution and bit of good refresh rate is pretty much heaven-like but again it's completely depends on your personal preference

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    Decent graphics card with FreeSync monitor.

    The el cheapo LG FreeSync monitor I am currently using is hands-down the worst monitor (out of Asus VX229H & ViewSonic VX2263S) in case of color reproduction and pixel density/size. First of all, it took me almost 2 hours to calibrate the color to a somewhat neutral white position, then I can see the pixels from a distance of 1.5 feet, feel them from a distance of 2 feet, however don't notice them from more than 2 feet.

    But, still, I enjoy playing game on it more than anything because the freesync paired with my RX 480 4GB (80% chance it's a 8GB actually ) feels good. You just need to tinker a bit more to fit inside the 40-75Hz range.
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    Monitor.

    One's a IO device. Another a performance. As games get more graphically heavy, you'll need powerful GPU regardless. It's a forgone conclusion. Even if you have shitty monitor you can use it until it breaks but you have to buy graphics cards a few years down the line. Whereas IO device like a good headphone, mouse, mousepad or monitor can significantly change experience.
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    Games are becoming more than just playing ,its also becoming about roaming the world ,getting an immersive feel .So without Better quality ,size ,Monitor all the effort to invest in good gpu will be a waste of money .So just like how "Monitor Speaker" aren't build to enjoy music ,same way most cheap monitors also not build to enjoy games ,Same for Tv buying .We give more importance to buying High quality tv but for Monitor we go for cheap option .Games are evolving ,developers are giving native 1440 ,ultra wide options so if we all get stuck at 1080p 21.5 inch we might never get to enjoy the game the way its supposed to be enjoyed .

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    Quote Originally Posted by djrock View Post
    Games are becoming more than just playing ,its also becoming about roaming the world ,getting an immersive feel .So without Better quality ,size ,Monitor all the effort to invest in good gpu will be a waste of money .So just like how "Monitor Speaker" aren't build to enjoy music ,same way most cheap monitors also not build to enjoy games ,Same for Tv buying .We give more importance to buying High quality tv but for Monitor we go for cheap option .Games are evolving ,developers are giving native 1440 ,ultra wide options so if we all get stuck at 1080p 21.5 inch we might never get to enjoy the game the way its supposed to be enjoyed .
    Yeah, buy a 1440p monitor and stick with intel iGpus huh?

    Back in 2008 when I bought my 900p monitor, I couldnt achieve sub 60 fps with my Intel igpu and games at 480p on that monitor looked worse than it looked on my 1024p CRT monitor.

    So I would not recommend buying a super monitor with sub par gpus at all unless you plan on Upgrading soon.

    But yeah, having a monitor that gives good color and picture quality is highly required. But I wont necessarily suggest buying 1440p or 4k monitors with low end gpus.


    https://forums.geforce.com/default/t...nteger-ratios/

    If Nvidia/Amd/Intel had this ^ feature, I would recommend buying 4k monitor since 1080p or even 540p would look blurry.


    I want 4k monitor too but lets be realistic, they are not gonna give us Integer upscaling (Using nearest neighbor method) and GPUs cant maintain 4k60fps or 1440p60fps, especially low end gpus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybaris Caesar View Post
    why do you regret buying the 144hz benq?
    The color quality is trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    The color quality is trash.
    well it is a TN. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    There are many TN panels that look quite decent. The 8 year old ASUS TN panel that I had has way better IQ than my ASUS 144hz. It also doesn't help that I have an IPS panel right next to it.

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