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Open Forum => Public Discussion => Computer Hardware => Topic started by: Hammock on August 29, 2021, 01:25:40 PM

Title: Monitor refresh rate
Post by: Hammock on August 29, 2021, 01:25:40 PM
I am building a new pc and am at the monitor purchasing step. I would like a 4K monitor but am wanting recommendations. Also when looking at monitors is there a lot of difference between a 120  & 144 refresh rate thatís noticeable?  I have an rtx 3080 card with a ryzen 9 5950x cpu. Also 32g ram. Thank you in advance!
Title: Re: Monitor refresh rate
Post by: MSgt Minatozaki on August 29, 2021, 04:36:40 PM
I would recommend getting a 2K (1440p) ~144-165Hz monitor, with GSYNC/FreeSync. There's not much noticeable difference between 120 and 144Hz, but its still nice to have overall. You'll notice more between monitors with GSYNC/FreeSync than without.
Title: Re: Monitor refresh rate
Post by: Hammock on August 29, 2021, 04:45:44 PM
Iíve seen those terms gsync/freesync but need to read up on them since I donít recall what they were about. Appreciate your advice and thank you!  How about screen size?  I was thinking 27Ē.
Title: Re: Monitor refresh rate
Post by: MSgt Minatozaki on August 29, 2021, 05:00:59 PM
GSYNC/Freesync helps to reduce stutters and tearing when playing games. This  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT8f_1oRsLU)video is a good basic explanation, and https://www.testufo.com/vrr is a good site to simulate the differences. 27" is a good size and is perfect for 1440p resolution as anything lower in my opinion doesn't look as good.
Title: Re: Monitor refresh rate
Post by: Hammock on August 29, 2021, 05:36:35 PM
Thank you for those videos. Definitely helped ALOT in my understanding of it all!
Title: Re: Monitor refresh rate
Post by: CW3 I. Steves on August 30, 2021, 02:41:09 PM
I've had this (https://www.amazon.com/AOC-U2879VF-Monitor-3840x2160-FreeSync/dp/B0163JLIWU) monitor for years with no issues. It is a 4k 60hz refresh rate and I have loved it. After playing on it for so long I can no longer use lower resolution monitors for playing games because they give me a headache (First world problems I know). If you can't find one that you really like I would definitely suggest this one.
Title: Re: Monitor refresh rate
Post by: Hammock on August 30, 2021, 04:25:09 PM
Thank you!  My son's been telling me to get the 4k.  I am trying to do as much leg work as I can before pulling the trigger on a monitor.  I've received good input on these forums and I am grateful for it!  To add another fly to the ointment, I don't want a curved monitor.  My wife will be doing some photo editing on it as well and I don't think curved works best or that.