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Best monitor for PC gaming into next-gen?

#1BrainhunterPosted 9/9/2013 10:02:43 AM
Hey guys,

As the console next-gen kicks into gear in less than 2 months, what are your thoughts on the optimal monitor configuration for PC gaming over the next 5-8 years (budget but high performance gaming)? For your reference, look at my sig for what I consider a budget/high performance build (built in early 2012).

I'm currently using an LG 23" 1080P monitor which was more than sufficient for this entire generation, but as we know, running PC games at higher than 1080P while sustaining a decent FPS (45-60FPS) becomes tricky when one budgets for no more than $400 on GPU configurations.

With talks of increasing Occulus Rift support, the loss of interest in 3D gaming, and the standard PC game performance debate between:
-60HZ/120HZ
-1080P vs 1440P (or higher)
-Single super widescreen monitor at 2560x1440 or 2/3 monitor setups
-Skip all, save for Occulus Rift

What are your thoughts on the ideal setup for next-gen PC gaming, as far as pc gaming trends are heading towards?
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#2jesse_skaterPosted 9/9/2013 10:03:52 AM
HP w1907
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#3xavieris1984Posted 9/9/2013 11:38:08 AM
Hp zr30w at 1600p
#4xavieris1984Posted 9/9/2013 11:40:34 AM
but it comes at a cost, if you want the best then forget the rest at 1,300 with tax.
#5SnadadosPosted 9/9/2013 11:52:38 AM
If you're talking about bang for your buck builds I'd stick with 1080p for the next 2-3 years and then go up to 1440.
By then I'm sure you could get a better 1440 monitor for the same or less than what is out right now and the components will be powerful enough to run games well at those resolutions.
I certainly wouldn't go out and get anything over 1080p right now if I were doing a bang for your buck build.
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