[SOLVED] Monitor Upgrades... Need Suggestions

May 24, 2019
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I might be in the midst of upgrading my monitors, but I need some suggestions from those with more experience with different monitor setups. I'll try to make this as short as I can.

Right now I have two 1080p, IPS, 24", 75hz, 4ms monitors, a 2060, and a Ryzen 2700x. My setup needs to be somewhat mobile. I have to transport my desktop and usually one or both of my monitors to a different location every few months.

The monitor(s) I'm looking at are similar to the ones I have now, just 27" and 1440p. They're on sale and at a very good price. The sale ends tonight.

So, I either:
a.) Don't buy them at all
b.) Buy one and a desk mount to put it on top of my two 1080 monitors (I can't put them 3 in a row, desks aren't wide enough). The cost of a desk mount, the mobility limitations, and neck strain are concerns.
c.) Buy two and sell my current two monitors. The main concern here is the 2060's ability to game in 1440p (Borderlands 3, for example) until I can upgrade my GPU. This is also the most expensive option.

So, knowing all this, what do you think? How can the 2060 handle 1440p? How bad is the neck strain mounting a monitor on top of two others? Should I shut up and stick with my two 1080 monitors? Let's hear it
 

extreme_noob

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An RTX 2060 can handle 1440p, but if you want high fps at high graphics settings, you should probably stick to 1080p. The setup I am running is a 1440p144hz IPS 4ms monitor and a 1080p60Hz TN 6ms monitor. I play games on my 1440p monitor while the 1080p60 is just to be used as a secondary monitor. Unless you are playing two games at once (or you don't like having mismatched monitors), I suggest you do something similar. Sell one of your 1080p75 monitors and buy a 1440p monitor. Also, which 1440p monitor are you looking at?
 

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An RTX 2060 can handle 1440p, but if you want high fps at high graphics settings, you should probably stick to 1080p. The setup I am running is a 1440p144hz IPS 4ms monitor and a 1080p60Hz TN 6ms monitor. I play games on my 1440p monitor while the 1080p60 is just to be used as a secondary monitor. Unless you are playing two games at once (or you don't like having mismatched monitors), I suggest you do something similar. Sell one of your 1080p75 monitors and buy a 1440p monitor. Also, which 1440p monitor are you looking at?
 
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An RTX 2060 can handle 1440p, but if you want high fps at high graphics settings, you should probably stick to 1080p. The setup I am running is a 1440p144hz IPS 4ms monitor and a 1080p60Hz TN 6ms monitor. I play games on my 1440p monitor while the 1080p60 is just to be used as a secondary monitor. Unless you are playing two games at once (or you don't like having mismatched monitors), I suggest you do something similar. Sell one of your 1080p75 monitors and buy a 1440p monitor. Also, which 1440p monitor are you looking at?
Hmm, I think I'll definitely keep my 1080 monitors in that case, so I can have the freedom of switching between resolutions for higher fps/detail or whatever. I'd hate having a 24" and a 27" next to each other, so I'll probably get a table mount to put the 27" above the other two, at least to try that out. Thanks for the insight!

The monitor I'm looking at is here: https://www.newegg.com/black-acer-vg270u-bmiipx-um-hv0aa-005-27/p/N82E16824011340?item=N82E16824011340
 

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Hmm, I think I'll definitely keep my 1080 monitors in that case, so I can have the freedom of switching between resolutions for higher fps/detail or whatever. I'd hate having a 24" and a 27" next to each other, so I'll probably get a table mount to put the 27" above the other two, at least to try that out. Thanks for the insight!

The monitor I'm looking at is here: https://www.newegg.com/black-acer-vg270u-bmiipx-um-hv0aa-005-27/p/N82E16824011340?item=N82E16824011340
I can understand that decision. I'm just unsure of how using a top monitor as your main monitor would work out.

If you're located near a microcenter, you can get a similar monitor but 144hz for 50 dollars more, which would allow you to not upgrade the monitor again if you get a higher end card, such as a 2080, 2080 Super, or 2080 Ti.
https://www.microcenter.com/product/478859/acer-xf270hu-27-wqhd-144hz-dvi-hdmi-dp-freesync-led-gaming-monitor
I have it and it's really good, running on a 2070. Just to give a bit of context for how a 2060 will do, I don't play very graphically intensive games, mostly sticking to CS:GO and War Thunder, where it runs maxed out 120-144 fps. The most intensive game I play is Control, which came with the 2070. It runs 50-60fps on medium-ish settings (But totally worth it for ray tracing).
 

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