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My good old 22" Viewsonic that I bought in 2006 (!!!) is slowly dying and I'm thinking about getting a new one. I have practically zero knowledge about recent developments in monitors' area, so your advice wowud be much appreciated. Here is what I have as far as other hardware as my preference.

 

1. My system: i7-2700k, OC-ed to 4.4, Z77, 8GB DDR2 RAM, 980Ti with 6GB, 2TB Samsung EVO SSD 

2. My only "game" on my PC is P3Dv3.0 and no other "gaming" stuff is installed or expected to be installed. 

3. The budget is ~$500, but I can sacrifice a bit more if a true benefit is expected. I see that people are crazy about ASUS ROG P2787 (see the link below), but it's kinda bite a wallet. What are your thoughts about it?

 

http://www.microcenter.com/product/437547/ROG_Swift_PG278Q_27_WQHD_G-Sync_LED_Monitor
 

4. I'm not fan of large, TV-like 40" monitors, I'd rather prefer clear and stable picture than a size of it. 27 inches looks ok to me.

 

Thank in advance for your recommendations.

 

Best Regards

Dmitriy

 

 

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ASUS ROG P2787 is a nice monitor. G-Synch is a great feature. I was considering this monitor myself. I should point out though, it has no pre-set picture modes. So if like me, you like a mode set for the desktop, a mode for games and a mode for FSX, then you won't have that option. Set the monitor up and that's it it stays at that setting.

 

For the reason mentioned above, I think I will be going for the Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27" WQHD 165Hz IPS G-Sync. Which does have pre-set picture modes and is an IPS panel.

 

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/27-asus-pg279q-rog-swift-165hz-nvidia-g-sync-ips-monitor-2560x1440-4ms-10001-dp-hdmi-2x-usb-30-black

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Thanks for the response.

 

How about this one, for roughly $230. I see it lacks G-Sync and it has lower native resolution. However, should I really need G-Sync in P3D if I'm mostly IFR fflyer?

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In addition, I'd like another technical question to ask. If I buy 2k or 4k monitor, does it mean that I must run P3D with 2040 and 4080 resolutions respectively if I want to enjoy the full power of new monitors OR I will be able to achieve it even with 1024 P3D texture resolution?

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4ms response time? Are you sure it's good for the sim?

 

Seriously.?

 

As you don't have any "gaming" stuff, I'm sure you're no gamer, but that is more than enough for demanding games, of which a flight simulator is not...

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Seriously.?

 

As you don't have any "gaming" stuff, I'm sure you're no gamer, but that is more than enough for demanding games, of which a flight simulator is not...

 

Good to know. I'm following the other topic as well trying understand the importance of response time in P3D environment. I presume that response time is critical for shooters mostly, not for flighsims, correct?

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"I presume that response time is critical for shooters mostly, not for flighsims, correct?"  Correct.
 
Martin

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The monitor I was interested i is only 4ms too. However the reviews are adamant it''s not an issue in games. 

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I've just recently upgraded my monitor and looked seriously at the 21:9 screen format. I decided not to go down that route as there is still the odd game/application which doesn't like that screen size. Instead I went for an AOC Q3277PQU and highly recommend it - 2560x1440, 32" with a flicker-free AMVA panel (a type of IPS) and It cost me £320 (470 USD). It has the same panel as the BenQ BL3200PT which Martin mentioned but, apart from being cheaper, has the addition of picture-in-picture from another source. It avoids all of the small text problems some people find with the 2560x1440 27" panels. It's very well built with a fantastic stand which has just about every possible adjustment. There are no noticeable ghosting or blur problems in games or videos but, admittedly, I don't play any first-person-shooter games. Apart from FSX, I've tried it with Project Cars and Elite: Dangerous and can't praise it enough. It's a fairly new model and I could only find one review of it on a French site (it did very well) so I took a bit of a gamble but couldn't be more pleased, especially for the price. 32" and 2560x1440 certainly seems to be the sweet-spot as far as I'm concerned. If you're interested in this size monitor, there are a number with this panel on the market but some, like the Samsung version, are only flicker-free down to about 30% brightness - definitely an issue for me.

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Nice monitor. 60Hz though, I'm aiming for higher.

 

Why? Unless you're a dedicated first-person-shooter player it's unlikely that you'd notice the difference, particularly in FSX. For the high refresh rate monitors you generally lose screen quality for the same price or pay a lot more for comparable screen quality compared to a 60Hz monitor. As my wife will undoubtedly confirm, I read many reviews and did A LOT of research before buying a 60Hz monitor.

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I hope to buy this one next week, have heard good things about it, especially for the price Shame%20On%20You.gif

 

http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-BL3200PT-32-inch-Monitor-Creative/dp/B00ITORMNM

 

Cheers

Martin

 

This is the monitor that I've been using for a few months now.  I absolutely adore it.  The physical size combined with the resolution makes it perfect for me.

 

It's specs might not be optimum for more demanding 'gaming', but I use mine for general gaming purposes and it's quite suitable.  More than perfect specs for flight simming, where I don't need killer response times or high refresh rates.  It's also big enough to toss my feet up on my desk and enjoy a movie or a show on Netflix, or to run local splitscreen games of Rocket League without us having to squint at the screen.

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I hope to buy this one next week, have heard good things about it, especially for the price Shame%20On%20You.gif

 

http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-BL3200PT-32-inch-Monitor-Creative/dp/B00ITORMNM

 

Cheers

Martin

 

Good choice. I bought this monitor 2 months ago and it is really good. Quality build and I love the 2560X1440 resolution. I came from a 1080p 40 inch TV to this and I don't miss the 8 inch but love the sharpness of this one.

 

PS: Just saw Jimmy RFR respond this also - touche.

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Still haven't made a decision as I'm still waiting for my i7-6700k/Z170 build to be completed and tested, but I'm just curious whether I encounter a serious FPS drop if I switch from 1080 to 2040 resolution in P3D with new IPS monitor in 2500X1400 HD resolution. I'm mostly IFR flyer with PMDG/FSDT/FB and others (too many to mention). 

 

I also use SGSSA with NVI to get rig of jaggies, especially with AI Planes

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Hmm, all this talk about  60hz and 120hz for P3D!

 

Whatever you get for P3D V3 make sure that it natively supports a 30hz refresh rate.

IMO the smoothest sim experience you will get in P3D is at 30fps on a monitor set to 30hz.

Sure it can natively support 60hz and 120hz too, but native support for 30hz IMO is crucial

if you don't want to be one of those people complaining about stutters :-)

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Why? Unless you're a dedicated first-person-shooter player it's unlikely that you'd notice the difference, particularly in FSX. For the high refresh rate monitors you generally lose screen quality for the same price or pay a lot more for comparable screen quality compared to a 60Hz monitor. As my wife will undoubtedly confirm, I read many reviews and did A LOT of research before buying a 60Hz monitor.

I am pretty much a first person shooter to be honest. Flight sim time is minimal for me these days.

 

I'm considering...

 

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/27-asus-pg279q-rog-swift-165hz-nvidia-g-sync-ips-monitor-2560x1440-4ms-10001-dp-hdmi-2x-usb-30-black

 

Bloody expensive though.

 

27" Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 165Hz Nvidia G-Sync, IPS Monitor, 2560x1440 4ms, 1000:1, DP/HDMI/2x USB 3.0 Black Red

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I am pretty much a first person shooter to be honest. Flight sim time is minimal for me these days.I'm considering...http://www.scan.co.uk/products/27-asus-pg279q-rog-swift-165hz-nvidia-g-sync-ips-monitor-2560x1440-4ms-10001-dp-hdmi-2x-usb-30-blackBloody expensive though.27" Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 165Hz Nvidia G-Sync, IPS Monitor, 2560x1440 4ms, 1000:1, DP/HDMI/2x USB 3.0 Black Red

Looks like a great monitor. Outside my price band though and I'm not sure I could go back to a smaller monitor after using a 32".

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Its actually bigger for me. 24 for me at the moment.

 

You're tempting me to go even bigger now. Hehe.

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You're tempting me to go even bigger now. Hehe.

 

32" is a great size - big but not so big it won't fit on your desk and this size seems to be the sweet spot for 2560x1440. Go on, you know you want to!

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I have the BENQ BLP3200T - its 32" @ 2560x1440 and its bloody awesome.

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I just got this 43" TV/monitor to replace two 23" monitors.

 

http://www.amazon.com/VIZIO-M43-C1-43-Inch-Ultra-Smart/dp/B00T63YUTE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1452296326&sr=8-2&keywords=vizio+43%22

 

I was a bit hesitant at first since it's so huge and Vizio isn't usually in same class as Samsung, etc.  But after 2 weeks I'm really liking it.  Basically it's the same as having three 24" monitors turned sideways when using it for web browsing, email, etc. and one giant monitor at 3840x2160 when using flight simulator.  I no longer need two monitors.

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