Which 1080p monitor should I buy? Gsync?

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Hi,

I am really stuck on which monitor to buy...

I do a bit of gaming but not enough to warrant a 400£+ price tag. I'm looking to spend £350 max but if less for a 1080p monitor is more sensible that would be happy with that ofc! Do I need G sync? I do notice screen tearing when gaming but my current monitor is old, not sure if it is caused by GPU or the monitor? Does the monitor need a G sync module or can I buy a 'G sync Compatible' monitor based on my GPU? I already have a 24i and am looking for another of the same size. I hear IPS can have poor blacks, is it better to stick with a TN panel? Many thanks in advance

System specs
EVGA 980ti hybrid
https://www.evga.com/products/specs/gpu.aspx?pn=16add31d-8463-430a-a2a3-f9f1fd49e9a6
AMD FX8350
https://www.amd.com/en/products/cpu/fx-8350
Acer S240HL
https://www.acer.com/ac/en/PH/content/model/ET.LU50D.013
 
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I think you need a 10xx series gfx card or above for freesync and as you have a 980ti it wont use the adaptive sync so your only option is stick with what you have or buy a gsync monitor.

Unless you buy a new gfx card ( good luck ) and monitor at the same time
 
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Yep that's correct, the 980ti does not support "g-sync compatible" it only works with "g-sync", you are are limited to buying a g-sync monitor. Regards which technology, it's very personal. Some people don't like the disadvantages of IPS, some people don't care. Honestly I can't make a recommendation.
 
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For medieval 1920x1080 would put sensible price limit around £200.
Sub £300 gets 27" 2560x1440 monitors.

And if you're thinking doing more gaming in the future that GPU is starting to be really aged and in need of replacing.
That makes G-sync only as bad choise, because it puts ball and chain into your ankle for marriage to paying Nvidia's prices.
Heck, who knows if Intels some time coming gaming GPUs are finally the thing bringing some competition to graphics card market.
 
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