Question Monitor/s for new system ?

Aeacus

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Budget?

Single monitor or multiple monitor setup?

And other criteria?
For other criteria, here's an example of my criteria, for good monitor to my build (1080p). Yours can handle 4K;

Size: 24", 27" or 32" (1080p does well on 24" and 27", 1440p does well with 27" and 32")
Ultrawide: No
Refresh rate: 144 Hz (or up)
Response time: 1ms
contrast ratio: min 3000:1
TN, IPS or VA panel: VA
Color Gamut: never considered that
Curvature: 1500R or less
VESA mount: Yes. Preferably 100mm and 120mm all in one
Input port: Display Port
HDR: I don't mind it
Internal speakers: Don't need them
How many USB ports: Don't use monitor USB ports, so, i don't care
Headphone out: Don't use that either
G-Sync: Neat thing if you have Nvidia GPU but increases monitor price considerably
Price: If it's good, i'm willing to pay premium price
Brand: MSI, Asus

Note: These above are my personal preferences and may not align or even match yours. Take them as a guideline to look for a monitor.
 
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Sorry for the delayed response.

Picked up my completed new rig last night and just haven't made time to reorganize my desk and set up yet with Christmas going on...and all that implies. Those were all good questions I don't even know how to answer yet. Just got finished deciding what new TV to buy the Wife...and boy was that a learning curve as well.

Was looking to keep the new /additional monitor with a ceiling of $500, but anyone who's read my "New Rig" thread might guess everything is subject to change. That said, I'm reading the 27"-32" sounds like the sweet spot for desktop viewing utilizing the hardware and software I have? I don't know...that's the best I can do with specs for now. We already have speakers, so not going there.
 
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Was looking to keep the new /additional monitor with a ceiling of $500, but anyone who's read my "New Rig" thread might guess everything is subject to change. That said, I'm reading the 27"-32" sounds like the sweet spot for desktop viewing utilizing the hardware and software I have? I don't know...that's the best I can do with specs for now. We already have speakers, so not going there.
Your rig can handle 4K, but since proper 4K monitors are above 500 bucks, better to look at 2K or 2K ultrawide.

That being said, here are some options;
34", 2K ultrawide, curved, 165Hz, 1ms, VA panel - ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B,
amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LCMYT54

32", 2K, curved, 165Hz, 1ms, VA panel - Asus TUF Gaming VG32VQ1B, (same as above but non-ultrawide)
amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088MKF848

27", 2K, curved, 144Hz, 1ms, VA panel - AOC CQ27G2,
amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0862YHJ56

For additional options,
further reading: https://www.displayninja.com/best-gaming-monitor/
Read the "Best 1440p Gaming Monitors" section. And there are reviews of the monitors when you scroll down.
 

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Thank you. Any recommendations if I decide to step up to 4K... in the 27"- 30 "something" range? Not considering curved and/or bendable...just want a good desktop sized monitor that uses what I have.
 

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There is a correlation with monitor sizes and resolutions;
1080p - up to 27",
1440p (2K) - min 27",
2160p (4K) - min 32".

Meaning that e.g 27" 1080p would look quite bad, since pixels would be drawn out and you could even see individual pixels (depending on sitting distance). Hence why 27" monitor is better off with 2K reso. And with 4K reso, anything below 32" would be too small, to actually benefit from 4K. Might as well pay less and get 2K resolution monitor instead.

Any recommendations if I decide to step up to 4K... in the 27"- 30 "something" range?
Sure, but options aren't that "pretty", e.g
27", 4K, flat, 60Hz, 5ms, IPS - Samsung S80A LS27A800UNNXZA,
amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09FRCXSJK

32", 4K, flat, 60Hz, 4ms, VA - BenQ EW3270U,
amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078HWBGH5?th=1

32", 4K, flat, 60Hz, 5ms, VA - LG 32UN880-B, (good business/work monitor with it's arm and rotation feature, pricey too)
amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BCR862L

To put it short, under 500 bucks, there are no 4K monitors that have higher refresh rate than 60 Hz and lower response time than 4ms. While decent for business/work use, those aren't good for gaming use.

Almost proper 4K gaming monitor costs easy 650+. E.g:

27", 4K, flat, 144Hz, 1ms, IPS - LG 27GN950-B,
amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BCRYS6B
 
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If you are using your desk and sitting considerably near, 32" or 34" ultrawide would be the optimal viewing experience.

Since you had your recent experience with a TV purchase, monitors with good colour reproduction that i would recommend are:

LG Nanocell 2k : https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8snypg/lg-32gp850-b-320-2560x1440-165-hz-monitor-32gp850-b

Corsair Quantum dot: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wDhFf7/corsair-xeneon-32qhd165-320-2560-x-1440-165-hz-monitor-cm-9020001-na

U would get 4k 120hz options from 700 USD but if you compare the content from your TV and Monitor, u would be disappointed as the HDR coverage is not high.

The 3090ti in 2k with RTX enabled gives 120+ fps in modern games. But 4k with RTX and even with DLSS, you can expect the 3090ti to struggle in 2 years...
 

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Thanks for the heads up folks. As a point of reference I bought the Wife/Family a 65" Sony K95X TV for Christmas to replace the expensive mistake I made last time buying plasma. Those here that know will understand why I took current tech OLED is off the plate...in any size/res/speed...for any reason.
 
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So as to referenced build, my HP w2408h monitor does not work with W11 and/or /RTX 3090 Ti. I have the latest NVIDIA driver, but confirmed HP stopped driver support for this monitor "officially" at W8. Wife's DELL work monitor and at least 2 others (don't know MFG/Models) work though. So now I have to replace the HP sooner than planned as she needs hers back by Jan 01. Any last advice will be appreciated. Thank you all so very much again.
 
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Yes you did and thank you. Just threw it out again before leaving. Picked up an ASUS VG32AQL1A. Nothing fancy, but it will do...for now.

Moving on to the next fire.
 
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