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Monitor selection for a pro gamer on a budget

Postby mavi » 05 Aug 2019, 08:41

Hey guys, I've been lurking these forums for a while trying to decide what monitor I end up with and am only getting more worried as I narrow my choices down.

Therefore, I would really appreciate some help regarding picking up a monitor. I have played competitive shooters for over 10 years now and notice the slightest change in monitor/ingame settings and how they effect me. For now I am really looking for a monitor to play Apex Legends with a side of csgo and overwatch. My pc setup: gpu 980ti, cpu ryzen 5 1600. I am basically on a potato that I plan on upgrading towards the end of the year.

From what I understand, If I end up getting a g-sync monitor I won't be able to take advantage of it anyway due to my video card. Right now my biggest issue with my current monitor is that its a really old Asus VG236H. When I play fast paced video games I see lots of ghosting and trails which makes it really hard for me to snap to my targets efficiently. I used to play on a Benq xl2430t 144hz and did not have a big issue on that, but that monitor is now gone.

I've narrowed down my searches to:

1. Acer Predator XB241H bmipr 24-inch Full HD 1920x1080 NVIDIA G-Sync Display:

My first choice is this monitor from Acer. I can get it for CDN$ 346.88 which is a very attractive price. It has all the bells and whistles ULMB and Gsync but does not have 240hz. I can get it overclocked to 180hz. My question regarding this monitor is will there be a noticeable difference from a 240hz and should I end up investing ~$100 extra for it?

2. Acer Predator XB252Q bmiprz 24.5-inch Full HD:$483+tax

This is the 240hz version of the above. The only attraction here is the extra refresh rate.

3.ASUS ROG Strix XG248Q 23.8” $479.99
This monitor is 240hz and has FreeSync. Again I suppose it's no use to me as I am on a 980ti. But were to upgrade to say 2070super in the future, I should be ok.

4. Alienware 25 AW2518Hf: CDN$ 412.87
This monitor lacks any motion blur technology and is FreeSync.

For extreme fast paced shooting games where I tend to flick to my targets fast, should I be running gsync or the ULMB features? I guess what I am asking is if i pick a monitor that doesn't have a ULMB technology would that be really bad for games that I play on high refresh rates?

Any help would be appreciated!
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Re: Monitor selection for a pro gamer on a budget

Postby do0om » 05 Aug 2019, 09:01

You should buy the Omen X 25f.
See this thread : viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5587&start=60
On sale here at 329.99$
Lowest reviewed input lag so far, 240hz,less than 350$. (no ULMB, freesync, g-sync compatible)
I doubt you can get stable 240fps with your setup now but if you upgrade, this monitor is a safe choice.
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Re: Monitor selection for a pro gamer on a budget

Postby Q83Ia7ta » 05 Aug 2019, 09:13

For extreme fast paced shooting games where you tend to flick to your targets fast, you don't need g-sync or ULMB imo. Just good 240hz monitor and stable fps above 250.
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Re: Monitor selection for a pro gamer on a budget

Postby mavi » 05 Aug 2019, 09:21

do0om wrote:You should buy the Omen X 25f.
See this thread : viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5587&start=60
On sale here at 329.99$
Lowest reviewed input lag so far, 240hz,less than 350$. (no ULMB, freesync, g-sync compatible)
I doubt you can get stable 240fps with your setup now but if you upgrade, this monitor is a safe choice.


That looks like a great monitor, but unfortunately Bestbuy Canada does not carry that monitor :(
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