Monitor Selection?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by New_Fish, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. New_Fish

    New_Fish Junior Member

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    So I want a bigger better faster monitor to go with my new rig. (i7-7700k, dual 1080ti) Old monitor is an HP ZR30W with a broken displayport input but otherwise seems to be working fine.

    A less expensive solution would be a 60 hertz 43" 4K Ultra-HD TV, the TCL 43S405. It's on Amazon for ~$250 this week. But it's only 60 hertz and some people complain about the uneven light levels, dark levels, and/or picture quality. Its response time is actually similar to my existing monitor, which is quite good for a TV.

    I wasn't able to find a better TV solution that wasn't too big for my space (VIZIO 55" P55-E1 4K (2160P) $900) or had too slow of a response time (Sony X720E @ ~20mS).

    The monitors that look best to me at the moment are the Acer Predator Z35 35", the Asus Rog Swift 34", and the Samsung CHG90 49".

    The Acer Predator Z35 seems fine in specifications, though some complain about the low vertical pixel count. Many reviews also seem to complain about image quality (smearing and ghosting). ~$850 at amazon.

    The Asus Rog Swift PG348Q seems really great in specs, but seems to have some quality issues and some people complaining about light bleed. ~$1200 at amazon. (ETA - This is under $1k at the local microcenter.)

    The CHG90 has really great specs other than no G-Sync and only 1080 vertical pixel count. But the image quality seems to be great. And at ~48" wide, it is about exactly as large a monitor could be and fit in my existing space. It's also on sale at amazon for $1200 right now. Reviews from people that 'downgraded' in vertical pixel count seem to be very satisfied.

    I think there is at least one youtuber out there who took the RAM (double it!) way out. Bought two CHG90s and put one on top of the other. I'm not considering that option personally:)
     
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  3. whm1974

    whm1974 Platinum Member

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    Funny, but I'm also looking at getting the TCL 43S405 as well, just don't know when. $250 really sounds like a steal.
     
  4. Tweak155

    Tweak155 Lifer

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    I saw the 49" Samsung in person in MicroCenter and thought it looked terrible. You can clearly make out the pixels due to how large they appear.

    Likely not as noticeable in a game, but I don't like that sort of thing myself. I went for a 32" 4K and was glad I did!
     
  5. whm1974

    whm1974 Platinum Member

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    I'll check out the TCL 43" 4K TV at Walmart or whatever to how it looks.