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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by veato, 20 Nov 2018.

  1. veato

    veato I should be working

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    Up until recently I was using a 27" 2011 iMac. If you've seen my build thread you might know I'm in the process of building a PC to replace it. Whilst I'm just about sorted now the monitor is something I'm struggling with.

    The main usage will be split between photo editing and gaming. So I want to avoid 21:9 and curved screens but would welcome Freesync to pair with my Vega 56. Also some half decent colour accuracy would be nice. I appreciate 100% AdobeRGB monitors are very pricey and out of reach but at least 100% sRGB I think should be achievable.

    I was previously happy editing photos on my iMac and I believe the spec on that was (taken from a review site):

    27" 2560x1440
    IPS
    White - 399cd/m2
    Black - 0.47cd/m2
    Contrast - 856
    Delta E - 1.17
    AdobeRGB 74.9%

    Can you help me out and spec me something for sub-£400?
     
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  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the Asus MG279Q is over budget (£475 at scan who have stock or £449 at overclockers with delivery whenever they feel like due to no stock), but it is a damn good monitor.

    If you don't want to stretch the budget there is a much cheaper alternative here for only £279, but it is only 75hz unlike the Asus which does 144hz.

    Other alternatives exist, but they are either also over budget, curved, TN, wrong resolution, 60hz, wrong size or *shudder* come from Acer.
     
  4. veato

    veato I should be working

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    £428.99 at box.co.uk. That could be interesting.
     
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