[SOLVED] Help with upgrading monitor to possibly a Samsung CRG5 Series 27" LED Curved FHD G-Sync Monitor

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I use my system for working with Excel spreadsheets, minor publishing (creating newsletters, posters etc) and messing around with Gimp and Irfanview. I also use it to play games on a WII. I want to start getting into the more serious PC games that are offline so I am upgrading my system. I have already ordered 16GB memory and a GTX 1660 video card. I'm looking for a decent monitor under $400 if there is such a thing.

Current system specs:

Maximus VI Hero motherboard
3.50 gigahertz Intel Core i7-4770K
8gb mem, Multi-core (4 total), Hyper-threaded (8 total)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Acer G236HL 23" Full HD widescreen LCD - 1920 x 1080 resolution
Corsair 650 watt power supply

I have ordered 16GB memory and a Gigabyte Gv-N1660OC-6GD GeForce GTX 1660 OC 6G Graphics Card, to replace the GTX760

I currently am looking at the Samsung - CRG5 Series 27" LED Curved FHD G-Sync Monitor. BestBuy has it for $399. The link is:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-crg5-series-27-led-curved-fhd-g-sync-monitor-dark-blue-gray/6366122.p?skuId=6366122

The refresh rate is 240Hz. I am concerned about the Max Resolution 1920x1080. Will this be ok for most games or should I look for something better? Also, is there a better G-Sync monitor for less than $400 that anyone recommends? I am assuming the monitor has to be G-Sync based on the video card I bought.

One thing that bothers me is the connectivity. It has zero DVI and VGA ports and has 2 HDMI Inputs.

Although I am mainly looking for help with the monitor, I welcome any suggestions/comments on what I have planned to upgrade. Will it be enough, or do I need more, or anything else you can think of. I haven't installed anything yet so I can always send stuff back if I need to.

Thanks,
Zeek
 
I've never used GSync or FreeSync. I use straight 60 fps displays in both 4K and 1080p and it works for me.

Going from a GTX 760 to a 1660 is a big jump....see here.

https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+760&id=2561

https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+1660&id=4062

The GTX 1660 is a good card for 1920x1080 in my opinion. It will run most games on ultra settings at 1080p and I think it will work great with your CPU.

If you go up much higher with the GPU....then your CPU is going to hold you back....so I think the 1660 is a good pick.
 
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First of all you don't have to get GSync....but it's nice.
Here is what it is.
https://developer.nvidia.com/g-sync

as far as 1920x1080 for gaming....I game at that...and I game at 4K too.
I don't think 1920x1080 is that bad. I probably game at this res half the time.
...and with the 1660....you aren't going to get high framerates with higher resolutions anyway....so I would stick with 1080p with that GPU.

as far as connectivity....I see the GPU and display have HDMI so I don't see an issue.
 

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First of all you don't have to get GSync....but it's nice.
Here is what it is.
https://developer.nvidia.com/g-sync

as far as 1920x1080 for gaming....I game at that...and I game at 4K too.
I don't think 1920x1080 is that bad. I probably game at this res half the time.
...and with the 1660....you aren't going to get high framerates with higher resolutions anyway....so I would stick with 1080p with that GPU.

as far as connectivity....I see the GPU and display have HDMI so I don't see an issue.
Thanks jay32267 for the reply.
I spent a couple of hours this morning researching monitors and saw where people who had the Nvidia cards and free-sync monitors seemed to have lots of problems. So I figured if I got the GSync monitor I could hopefully eliminate unnecessary problems:))

I thought that going from the GTX760 to the 1660 and getting a GSync monitor was a big jump and I should see a heck of a difference from what I have now. I'm not real picky with regards to graphics since I haven't ever seen a good high-end system. I just want to get something above average. Do you think I need to get a different video card?

Zeek
 
I've never used GSync or FreeSync. I use straight 60 fps displays in both 4K and 1080p and it works for me.

Going from a GTX 760 to a 1660 is a big jump....see here.

https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+760&id=2561

https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+1660&id=4062

The GTX 1660 is a good card for 1920x1080 in my opinion. It will run most games on ultra settings at 1080p and I think it will work great with your CPU.

If you go up much higher with the GPU....then your CPU is going to hold you back....so I think the 1660 is a good pick.
 
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