[SOLVED] New gamer, which monitors are the best ?

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The rest of your system details is necessary to answer that question.

What is best depends on the types of games you play. If you are a competitive 1st person shooter, then prioritizing response time is good. If you play single player games you probably want to look at color accuracy. If you play a mix, then there are many monitors that will work.

Your GPU primarily will determine what resolution is best, but things like how good your eyesight is can make a difference in size selection...
 

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You need a very good CPU to reach 200+ FPS with lighter game titles. GPU is less important, but still needs to be a decent mid-range card. (The idea here is you reduce settings until your FPS is maximized up to the limit of the CPU)

$281 High FPS ultimate low response time gaming:
1080p TN 24.5" - Relatively poor color and viewing angles, 280hz with a .5ms response time.
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LXPQzy/asus-tuf-gaming-vg258qm-245-1920x1080-280-hz-monitor-vg258qm

$250 High FPS low response time gaming:
1080p IPS 24.5" - Color and viewing angles good, 280Hz (1ms response time)
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/w4mFf7/asus-tuf-gaming-vg259qm-245-1920x1080-280-hz-monitor-vg259qm

This will mean a high end graphics card, think RTX 3070 or AMD RX6700 XT and up.

$270 Higher resolution compromise
1440p VA 27" 165hz - Curved screen, with okay colors and poor viewing angles (if you are off center the colors will not be great)
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7F7p99/asus-tuf-gaming-vg27wq1b-270-2560x1440-165-hz-monitor-vg27wq1b

$300 All around good
1440p IPS 27" 165hz - Flat screen with good viewing angles, additionally FreeSync Premium
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qcxRsY/lg-27gn800-b-270-2560x1440-144-hz-monitor-27gn800-b
 

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IPS is best for performance. OLED is best for visual fidelity. Curved screens and any refresh rate over 144Hz are gimmicks.
Depends on what you mean by performance. Response times, input lags, color, viewing angles.

There is a measurable, both qualitatively and quantitively, difference with extreme refresh rates. But it only applies to fast paced first person shooters and games where you are regularly seeing FPS in the hundreds. A lot depends on the visual sensitivity of the person and their response times.

TN fast response times, poor color, usually the worst vertical viewing angles and fairly bad horizontal viewing angles.
VA also has generally fast response times, okay color. These are usually your curved screens because the color accuracy depends on being straight on to the pixels. (A lot of cheaper large TVs are VA, because at a distance it doesn't matter as much)
IPS/PLS/AVHA are your good color reproduction and viewing angles, and of late they have gotten response times down quite a bit and AVHA and similar technologies are responsible for the fast refresh "IPS" panels. High end accurate monitors are still IPS and they can have response times in the teens.
OLED is uncommon and expensive. Ideal black levels no local dimming issues, but may have longevity issues (dim over time) and burn in. Which isn't ideal for games with static displays.
MINI LED backlight is a way to avoid issues with local dimming.
QLED/WRGB OLED are the more recent interesting ones. Kind of a hybrid LCD/OLED technology.

Also, don't take response time figures from the vendors as accurate. Seek out independent reviews.
 

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I can't say I am a fan of them in general. I could see a curved ultrawide for someone that does a lot of racing or flight sims. But I think flat panel ultrawides are more interesting as a general monitor. Haven't made the leap to either myself.

I don't see much point at all in a 16:9 curved panel.
 
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