I want to build a gaming system to play FPS, Racing and VR games at 1440p 144hz. I need a 27" or 28" monitor recommendation that is a flat-screen, but no bigger as the monitors would stick off of the desk and be partially (by an inch or two) in the walkway.

That display have a DisplayPort, HDMI port, a VESA mount and 1MS response time.

The included stand must be removable, as I am going to mount the monitor to a VESA mount, next to a Samsung 28" 4k 60hz monitor.

If it has a USB passthrough or RGB, It'd be a bonus but not required. I don't care if it has AMD FreeSync or Nvidia G-Sync in it, because I am using a FreeSync monitor currently with an Nvidia GTX 1050 and I have no issues with it.

The budget for the monitor is around $300 USD but feel free to push the budget up to $400, due to the inflated prices of COVID-19 and I would buy the monitor around Black Friday.

I like the brands, Samsung, Dell/Alienware, MSI, BenQ, AOC, ASUS/ROG, Acer/Predator, LG, and Gigabyte/AORUS. I like those brands of monitors, but you don't have to stick within these brands if you give me a good argument about why it is a good monitor for what I need.

  • I would accept a 27" or 28", just no bigger because the monitors would stick off of the desk at that point Commented Apr 1, 2020 at 18:14

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Acer XF270HU Cbmiiprx gaming monitor is $330 shipped today at Amazon/BuyBurg

Acer KG271U is $250 today or $300 FOB Destination at Compsource.

Acer VG270U is $360 shipped today from Newegg.

ASUS MG278Q is $400 shipped at Amazon.

Asus VG27BQ is $400 w/ shipping from B&H Photo.


  • Is there any other monitors that you'd recommend by Dell/Alienware, Samsung or LG? Commented Apr 4, 2020 at 2:54
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    None others were found in the search I did on your specifications and they didn't come in under $400.
    – K7AAY
    Commented Apr 7, 2020 at 23:06

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