I wanted to get a bit of feedback from my fellow gamers wrt a possible monitor replacement. It’s one aspect of my setup that I’ve never really splurged on, but with gaming monitors becoming more affordable, I’m starting to consider it. I would very much like your opinion on a few key features.
I’m currently using a very vanilla Acer 230HL 60Hz TN panel. No adaptive sync, doesn’t even have HDMI output. My main considerations for a replacement are:
Size: Desk space is somewhat limited, so 24’ would be fine. I’m also worried about poor pixel density on large displays.
Resolution: I’m OK with sticking to 1080p since my RX580 probably won’t cut it for high quality high framerate 1440p. Which brings us to:
Refresh rate: I’m very interested in hearing any opinions on 144 vs 60Hz; is it really that big of a deal for you and why?
Adaptive sync: Must support Freesync. Has anyone used this before, and what are your thoughts on it?
Panel type: Ties into refresh rate. I’d like to get a VA since it’s better than TN but can still do 144Hz.
Curved or not: Again, what are your thoughts? What is a curved monitor like to live with when you’re not gaming? Any drawbacks?
Price: Preferably not too far past the R4k mark.
So far the AOC C24G1 seems a really solid option that ticks all the boxes. I’m just a bit hesitant to spend so much without some idea of whether it’s worth the buy. It’s not like CPUs or GPUs where you can just compare benchmarks…
Please, MEW community, you’re my only hope. What should I do?