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gg#4
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P: 11/25/2021 12:14 EST
E: 11/25/2021 12:44 EST
    What everyone using? My speakers are like 14 years old and my monitor is an Acer S230HL. Looking for something 27in+ with 240Hz.

Looking at something like Alienware AW2720HF. Not big on curved screens. A feature I could careless about.

Its $299.99 at gamestop. Seems like a fair price. $399.99 at Dell and $329 at Amazon
  
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LGMB95033
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P: 11/25/2021 13:04 EST
    AOC C32V1Q 31.5" Full HD 1920x1080 Monitor, had them for one year now and love them.  
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Spoofer
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P: 11/25/2021 13:46 EST
E: 11/25/2021 13:47 EST
    240+hz is definitely worth it. I bought a VG279QM earlier in the year which I can OC to 280hz. GSync-compatible is great as well.

Only major thing I've learned to watch out for in these high refresh rate monitors is that they're something of a panel lottery when it comes to pixel inversion artifacts. They present as dark outlines around the pixels often during fast motion when they're rapidly cycling colors, almost as if you were viewing the image through a screen door. I noticed it on about 75% of the monitors I've tried in the past few years (I went through 4...), though on the one I kept the problem is minimal, only appearing slightly at refresh rates 144hz or lower (so only during occasional dips in fps while playing modern games). A bit annoying, but I didn't want to keep playing the lottery and end up with something worse again.
  
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Prelude to Agony
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P: 11/25/2021 14:47 EST
    Speakers? The fuck man?

Logitec Pro X headset. That's all you need.

Although, admittedly, I do have Bose speakers for those times when I'm just playing a chill game and don't need directional sound.

I have two Samsung curved 32 inch monitors. They're not necessarily for gaming, but they make shit look good.
  
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level1nobody
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P: 11/25/2021 21:29 EST
    Does anyone with a 280Hz screen here find that 1080p holds them back? Sometimes I use my 32" 1440p screen for TFC and enjoy the extra clarity.

I guess I'm asking where the trade-off might be between resolution and refresh rate. Let's say that within your budget is a choice of a 1080p 280Hz screen or a 1440p 144Hz screen. Which would be more valuable to you?
  
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gg#4
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P: 11/25/2021 21:48 EST
    I found myself wondering the same thing with the tradeoff between resolution and refresh rate within my budget.

  
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elf poo
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P: 11/25/2021 22:31 EST
    I use Audioengine HD3 desktop speakers. Small, powerful and excellent for gaming and music. No need for a subwoofer (but any speaker is improved by a subwoofer). Bluetooth compatible, you can send music from your phone to them wirelessly.  
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