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I have a RTX 3070 ill be using the monitor for. Would like to have to have a monitor no bigger than 32 inches. But prefer 27 inch.. would like 100hz minimum at 2k. Or 144hz or 165 at 1440p
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Jacob wrote would like 100hz minimum at 2k. Or 144hz or 165 at 1440p

What do you mean by "2k"? Most people mean 1440p by saying "2k", but 1080p is actually "2k". 1440p would actually be 2.5k (2560x1440)
I'm not sure why you'd want 100Hz at 1080p or 1440p though, as opposed to 144Hz+?

Regardless, with an RTX 3070 and $400, you should be looking at 1440p 144/165Hz IMO. There are plenty of good options in the sub $300 - $400 range now, but the LG 32GK650F-B at $350 would be a serious contender for me. Otherwise, Samsung, Gigabyte, Viotek, etc have good 27" options closer to $300.

Alternatively, 4k60Hz monitors are around the same price as 1440p144Hz, or 3440x1440 ultrawide @ 100/120Hz can be had for around $400.
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Jacob wrote would like 100hz minimum at 2k. Or 144hz or 165 at 1440p

What do you mean by "2k"? Most people mean 1440p by saying "2k", but 1080p is actually "2k". 1440p would actually be 2.5k (2560x1440)
I'm not sure why you'd want 100Hz at 1080p or 1440p though, as opposed to 144Hz+?

Regardless, with an RTX 3070 and $400, you should be looking at 1440p 144/165Hz IMO. There are plenty of good options in the sub $300 - $400 range now, but the LG 32GK650F-B at $350 would be a serious contender for me. Otherwise, Samsung, Gigabyte, Viotek, etc have good 27" options closer to $300.

Alternatively, 4k60Hz monitors are around the same price as 1440p144Hz, or 3440x1440 ultrawide @ 100/120Hz can be had for around $400.

yeah im braindead monitor wise. im sorry. um yeah id like to have 1440p 165 or 144hz tbh. i dont want anything under 100hz therefore i dont want 4k 60hz. how good is viotek? do you know anything about them? ive seen alot of their monitors that are 27inch that look incredibly sharp

amazon.com/gp/product/B086ZZBPY9/...YXEL822RF0
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Jacob wroteyeah im braindead monitor wise. im sorry.

No, not at all. No need to apologise. I'm just trying to clarify what you're looking for, bc I mostly wasn't sure if you were open to 4k60Hz.

Jacob wroteum yeah id like to have 1440p 165 or 144hz tbh. i dont want anything under 100hz therefore i dont want 4k 60hz.

Yeah, with your specs and budget then Id definitely be looking at 1440p144Hz+. Or 3440x1440 @ 100/120Hz if you're interested in ultrawide. I'd just completely ignore 1080p and 4k panels though.

Jacob wrotehow good is viotek? do you know anything about them?

Hit or miss, like every brand. Depends on the specific model.
I'd personally spend the extra $50 or so for the LG monitor, even if the LG monitor is a little bigger than you'd like.

Jacob wroteive seen alot of their monitors that are 27inch that look incredibly sharp

amazon.com/gp/product/B086ZZBPY9/...YXEL822RF0
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That one will do the job.

The MSI MAG27CQ and Acer VG270U are good 27" 1440p144Hz monitors, both around $360 though, so same price as the 32" LG monitor which I would probably take instead of the MSI or Acer monitors, unless you just don't have space for a 32" monitor.

Closer to $300-320 at 27", then the Samsung LC27, Gigabyte G27QC, or Gigabyte M27Q are good options.
The Gigabyte M27Q is IPS, every other monitor I've referenced is a VA panel.
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Jacob wroteyeah im braindead monitor wise. im sorry.

No, not at all. No need to apologise. I'm just trying to clarify what you're looking for, bc I mostly wasn't sure if you were open to 4k60Hz.

Jacob wroteum yeah id like to have 1440p 165 or 144hz tbh. i dont want anything under 100hz therefore i dont want 4k 60hz.

Yeah, with your specs and budget then Id definitely be looking at 1440p144Hz+. Or 3440x1440 @ 100/120Hz if you're interested in ultrawide. I'd just completely ignore 1080p and 4k panels though.

Jacob wrotehow good is viotek? do you know anything about them?

Hit or miss, like every brand. Depends on the specific model.
I'd personally spend the extra $50 or so for the LG monitor, even if the LG monitor is a little bigger than you'd like.

Jacob wroteive seen alot of their monitors that are 27inch that look incredibly sharp

amazon.com/gp/product/B086ZZBPY9/...YXEL822RF0
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is this goood?

That one will do the job.

The MSI MAG27CQ and Acer VG270U are good 27" 1440p144Hz monitors, both around $360 though, so same price as the 32" LG monitor which I would probably take instead of the MSI or Acer monitors, unless you just don't have space for a 32" monitor.

Closer to $300-320 at 27", then the Samsung LC27, Gigabyte G27QC, or Gigabyte M27Q are good options.
The Gigabyte M27Q is IPS, every other monitor I've referenced is a VA panel.


Yes the goal would be 1440p144hz preferably 27 inch because i currently have a 25inch monitor ill be keeping as a a second one and i just dont have the space for a 32inch unless i just went with single monitor. But i guess if the 32 inch monitor was good enough spec wise i wouldn't mind running single monitor.

Also since im not monitor educated i also dont know the difference between VA and IPS Panel's. Ultimately i would like a very good option without spending a load on it and it having high refresh rate and quality due to me having a 3070. I appreciate your replies as well.
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Jacob wroteYes the goal would be 1440p144hz preferably 27 inch because i currently have a 25inch monitor ill be keeping as a a second one and i just dont have the space for a 32inch unless i just went with single monitor. But i guess if the 32 inch monitor was good enough spec wise i wouldn't mind running single monitor.

Ah, if you can only run 2 monitors if you get a 27", then that's also probably what I would do. Id rather 2 monitors than a slightly bigger single monitor probably.
If you can physically fit the 32" monitor alongside your current 25" monitor though, then I'd just do it. I wouldn't be too concerned about the size difference.

Jacob wroteAlso since im not monitor educated i also dont know the difference between VA and IPS Panel's.

IPS typically has better colours, and VA has deeper blacks/whiter whites.

Jacob wroteUltimately i would like a very good option without spending a load on it and it having high refresh rate and quality due to me having a 3070. I appreciate your replies as well.

Yeah, so Samsung LC27 $300,
Gigabyte G27QC/M27Q $320/330,
LG 32GK650F-B $350
are the 4 options I'd be considering.
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