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Question Have I whittled down a good selection of Monitors for my intended use? 3D work/programming/basic gaming? £~150

CostaP

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Hello.
I am looking to buy a 2nd monitor for my PC . I currently have a Samsung S22B350 (22 inch) that is serving me well, but I am starting to learn C# coding so a 2nd monitor would help w/following tutorials/ work etc.

I found a few on Amazon but not sure if they are any useful?:

iiyama G2530HSU-B1 | Acer Nitro VG240Ybmiix | Acer KG241Qbmiix (<although bezels seem thick) | ASUS VA249HE | BenQ GW2480 | ASUS VS248HR | HP 24w

TBH some I just searched on Amazon as '24" inch 1080 (VESA option) monitors' for my price, and some were also recommended (and I am going by review popularity). But again, my needs are somewhat basic, but would defo like some specific requirements as well. Maybe I could go more basic and cheaper for £150 if it helps with quality? The only slight worry is if pairing a somewhat new Monitor next to my old Samsung, there will be a significant difference in quality?



1. What Is Your Country Of Origin?: United Kingdom

2. What do you plan to do with this monitor?: Coding (learning C# actually!), 3D Modelling, Unity etc. I do play the odd game in a blue moon also (but not looking for a gaming monitor primarily).

3. What resolution and screen size do you want?: 1920x 1080 / if on/around samebudget then 2560 x 1440?!) 24~ inches ((will it look odd next to my 22 inch Samsung S22B350?).

4. What refresh rate do you want? (ex. 60 hz , 70 Hz.):
I believe 60hz should be fine for my uses.

5. How much are you looking to spend?:
~£150 (anything around £120 would be good!

6. Brands Preferred (ex. Samsung, Acer, Asus, AOC, HP, Viewsonic, etc. ):
Not really. I have only ever used a Samsung so not fussed on brand (well...something reliable!)

8. Are You Buying More Than One Monitor?:
No, just one that I will setup so I have 2 in total.

9. How Many Displays Can Your GPU Support Maximum? And what GPU and driver version are you using if applicable?:
GTX 760 441.87. I believe it supports 3

10. What Port Do You Want To Connect To (ex. DVI-D, HDMI, etc).:
Seeing as my only HDM port in the GPU is taken up, looks like 2nd monitor will have to be connected via my GPU's DVI-D/DVI-I (Dual Link) < Hopefully have understood that correctly!

11. Is This Monitor A Primary Display Or A Secondary Display?:
Secondary...?Will be joining as another monitor to make it dual
 

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