[SOLVED] Old monitor died. Buying new one.

LSITDude

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My old 27" 1080p/60hz monitor died and am thinking of replacing it with:

https://www.costco.com/acer-nitro-32"-class-wqhd-agile-splendor-ips-gaming-monitor.product.100821603.html
aka Acer Nitro 32", Model XV320QU, costco item number 8323200 $349
I am liking the size and all the stand adjustments (height esp).

I'm wondering if my current video card (GTX 960 2gb) will work with it/can I run that monitor at 1080p/60hz for now. Will it look okay? Also thinking about updating GPU (maybe now/maybe a later date).
I use this monitor for gaming (GW2 and maybe some Borderlands 1, 2, 3 or Doom) but also use it for AutoCAD.

Here are my system specs (ancient but still kicking):
i5-2500k o.c.'d to 4.2GHz
P67A-GD65 (MS-7681) mb
960 GTX 2gb GPU
16gb DDR3 memory
Samsung Evo 250 ssd
750w PC Power & Cooling PS

I want to stick with something I can get from Costco for the bonus 2 year warranty. And Acer brand for their 3year warranty. But open to suggestions.

Thanks in advance!
 

Lafong

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What other brands can you get from Costco?

What are the finer points of the added Costco warranty?


2 more years of parts and labor to fix your monitor if you send it somewhere?

2 more years of parts and labor at a local repair location where you carry it in?

2 more years during which Acer will deliver a refurbed replacement at no cost?

Is your replacement shipped only after they receive your defective monitor?

2 more years of you are not exactly sure what might happen?

I'm not sure I'd make a decision based on an added 2 year warranty.

If you have to deal with Acer customer service at all (as opposed to Costco), you may not be amused.
 

LSITDude

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Actually I just went to Costco and verfied that it was not under the 2 year "extra" warranty, but under the customer satisfaction clause. Which means I can bring it back anytime if I am "unhappy" with my product. Also, they had a LG 32GN63T for $250 that I pulled the trigger on. And it seems to be running okay...so far.
 

LSITDude

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Yes, that is what I love about Costco...the item is right there to fool with. I saw that LG, but not feeling the curve (or that price :D).

I have another question: does it matter which displayport cable I buy? The 6' long one is just too short. Need to order a 10' one.
 

geofelt

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Yes, that is what I love about Costco...the item is right there to fool with. I saw that LG, but not feeling the curve (or that price :D).

I have another question: does it matter which displayport cable I buy? The 6' long one is just too short. Need to order a 10' one.
Apparently, there are two levels of displayport cables.
dp1.4 and dp 2.0
Pay the extra for the 2.0 variety.
For example:
https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-DisplayPort-2-0-Cable-Resolution/dp/B09DJ1N6L9/ref=sr_1_5?crid=24RD2S6Z8PSKK&keywords=8K+DisplayPort+2.0+10+foot&qid=1656453355&s=electronics&sprefix=8k+displayport+2.0+10+foot,electronics,75&sr=1-5
 

LSITDude

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Cable ordered and should be here tomorrow. Also, I am very surprised my 960 gtx 2gb is running this monitor in it's native resolution and at 120hz. May have to post a follow up in graphic card forum about a gpu upgrade ;D. Thanks for all you help
 

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