Question Help choosing a monitor

nz_kiwis

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I'm only a part time computer enthusiast.

I had a dual screen setup but one has died so I'm on the hunt for a replacement. I don't do hardcore gaming but I do fly in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and love my scenery. FPS isn't a huge factor in this game although that can be hotly debated.

Outside of this I'm video streaming and programming stuff. Previously I had 2x 1080p 60Hz 23" monitors. No issues but not sure if I don't know what I'm missing with something else.

GPU is RTX 2060Super, 32GB RAM, AMD 3600X CPU.

Here's what I've narrowed it down to. I don't want to spend more than these prices and cheaper the better to be honest.


With my set up, will I benefit from Free Sync?

Does 60Hz to 75Hz make much difference?

Based on the above, if I won't benefit from FreeSync and if there's no difference option 3 is a clear winner however based on yes to the above option 1 and 2 are considerations

Option 4 is a brand which I've read a steady supply of bad reviews on (View Sonic). I'm not here to bag a brand but things like light bleed and general quality seem to be consistent. Perhaps the much lower price supports this, is this a fair assumption?

Any feedback on the top 3 please based on my general usage



Option 1:
27"
$355
1080p, 60Hz, 4ms and FreeSync
https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/27-samsung-1080p-60hz-4ms-freesync-curved-gaming-monitor/25250619

Option 2:
27"
$344
1080p, 75hz,5ms and AMD FreeSync
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONLGL121270/LG-27MP400-B-27-Full-HD-IPS-Monitor-1920x1080--HDM

Option 3:
27"
$279
1080p, 60hz, 4ms,
https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/shop/peripherals/monitors/home-office/acer-k272hl-27-fhd-4ms-home-and-business-monitor--3yr-warranty

Option 4:
27"
$349
1440p, 165Hz, 1ms and Adaptive Sync
https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/shop/peripherals/monitors/gaming-monitors/viewsonic-vx2718-2kpc-mhd-27-qhd-165hz-1ms-va-curved-gaming-monitor
 
With my set up, will I benefit from Free Sync?
no, Freesync is only for AMD based graphics.
G-Sync is for Nvidia, like your RTX 2060 S.
I had 2x 1080p 60Hz 23" monitors. No issues but not sure if I don't know what I'm missing with something else
if you use your dual display setup for gaming across both monitors then having two different resolutions and refresh rates will not work properly.

for replacing the dual display with a single display i would recommend going for an ultra-wide 21:9 monitor.
Does 60Hz to 75Hz make much difference?
not a huge difference in gameplay or regular desktop usage but it can be noticeable.
i would definitely recommend going for ≥120Hz these days.
 

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