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Looking for a new monitor for around £500

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by OldBoyUK, 28 Dec 2018.

  1. OldBoyUK


    Joined: 25 Nov 2018

    Posts: 33

    Hi all

    I have bought a new system and currently using my 5-year-old crappy generic monitor and looking to grab a new monitor for about £500, adjustable height and good viewing angles (as I am sometimes laying down when gaming) would be great! The monitor would also be used for watching Blu-ray and streaming movies/shows.

    This is my system:
    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    • 1 x OcUK Tech Labs Coffee Lake Pro Gaming Configurator = £2,771.64
      • Motherboard:Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Intel Z390 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard
      • Processor:Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6GHz (Coffee Lake) Socket LGA1151 Processor - OEM
      • CPU Cooler:be quiet! Silent Loop Superior Liquid CPU Cooler - 240mm
      • Memory:Team Group Vulcan T-Force 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-24000C16 3000MHz Dual Channel Kit - Grey (TLGD416G30
      • M.2 Solid State Drive **For Operating System If Selected**:Samsung 970 EVO Polaris 500GB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive
      • Solid State Drive 1:Samsung 1TB 860 EVO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 64 Layer 3D V-NAND Solid State Drive (MZ-76E1T0B/EU)
      • Solid State Drive 2:Unwanted
      • Mechanical Hard Drive 1:Seagate 2TB BarraCuda 7200RPM 256MB Cache HDD *System Stock*
      • Mechanical Hard Drive 2:Unwanted
      • Optical Drive **Please Check Chassis Support**:OcUK Value Blu-ray / DVDRW combi SATA - OEM
      • Power Supply:Seasonic Focus Plus 850W 80 Plus Platinum Modular Power Supply
      • Soundcard:Unwanted
      • Network Adapter:Unwanted
      • Case Lighting:Unwanted
      • Operating System:Microsoft Windows 10 Home Advanced - Systems
      • Security Software:Unwanted
      • Build Time:Standard Build Systems - Dispatched in approx 7 working days
      • Headset:Unwanted
      • Keyboard:Unwanted
      • Mouse:Unwanted
      • Speakers:Unwanted
      • Monitor:Unwanted
      • Gaming Chair:Unwanted
      • Case:Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow Full Tower Case - Black (CC-9011078-WW)
      • Graphics:palit GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Pro OC 11264MB GDDR6 PCI-Express Graphics Card
      • Graphics 2 (SLI/Crossfire):Unwanted
    Total: £2,785.74 (includes shipping: £14.10) ​

    Thank you
  2. lltfdaniel

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Feb 2009

    Posts: 2,317

    Location: Bournemouth

  3. OldBoyUK


    Joined: 25 Nov 2018

    Posts: 33

    Thank you for the suggestion but I won't be using an AMD graphics card. Any alternatives any can recommend?
  4. deuse


    Joined: 17 Jul 2007

    Posts: 23,419

    Location: Solihull-Florida

    A big 4K HDR TV :)
  5. Legend


    Joined: 31 Dec 2006

    Posts: 7,224

    If you can stretch to it, the AGON AG271QG would be a good shout. It uses the same panel as the Acer Predator XB271HU and Asus PG279Q.

    If you want good viewing angles, you need IPS. VA or TN panels will look really washed out the moment you shift too far from center.