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MSI Oculux NXG253R review: Nvidia Reflex is sharp, but 360Hz is still unnecessary

Even if you’re not “into” PC gaming hardware, spend enough time in its orbit and you’ll eventually develop a healthy scepticism for a specific type of electro-trickery. The kind that promises, naturally with the right purchases, to help you shoot better or drive cars faster or generally be a more PRO ELITE WINNER in competitive games. For me, there have been two such technologies I’ve never really bought into: ultra-high 360Hz monitor refresh rates, and Nvidia Reflex, a kind of setup-wide latency reduction system. Now, having spent some quality time with the MSI Oculux NXG253R – which features both –…

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Get an RTX 3080 12GB, 27-in gaming monitor and Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL case for £1078

Here’s a neat deal found from HotUKDeals user Ken: CCL are offering £75 off orders over £1000 with code SAVE75, making it an excellent time to pick up more expensive items at the British retailer. Ken suggests a particularly nice combo: an MSI Ventus RTX 3080 12GB OC graphics card, a Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL PC case and a ViewSonic 27-in 1440p 165Hz monitor for £1078, down from an original price of £1218. Read more

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Porsche Design AOC Agon Pro PD32M review: not very Porsche-y, but a fine gaming monitor

Here we have another AOC gaming monitor, except it’s not just by AOC, but by posh car makers Porsche? It’s the Porsche Design AOC Agon Pro PD32M, a premium 4K / 144Hz beast of a display, and is in fact the second hardware collaboration between these unlikely bedfellows. It’s also far more ambitious (and expensive) than 2020’s AOC Agon PD27. It’s flat rather than curved, but goes for both a higher resolution and a larger 31.5in IPS panel. Its DisplayHDR certification also rises from 400 to 1400, fuelled largely by a switch to more advanced Mini LED backlighting: the same…

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Save 20% on the AOC C27G2ZU, our best 240Hz gaming monitor pick

If you’re looking to upgrade your monitor and want something that’ll give you an edge in competitive multiplayer, the AOC C27G2ZU is currently down from £250 to £200 over at Amazon – a discount of 20%. This 27in, 1080p screen is notable for its blistering 240Hz max refresh rate, and is our pick for the best 240Hz gaming monitor. Read more

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This Black Friday discount on the Samsung Odyssey G9 is almost as massive as the monitor

Black Friday is a time of excess, kicking off a season of even more excess. In that spirit, I’ve been thinking about buying four more of my current monitor and lashing them together into a makeshift array using rope fashioned from my corgi’s shed hair. There’s no way that I could achieve such an impressive display in any other way, certainly not with a single monitor. At least that’s what I thought, until hardware ed James reminded me that the humongous Samsung Odyssey G9 exists. Read more

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Black Friday Monitor Deals 2021 : Save money on the best gaming monitors

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Save money on the best monitor deals in the Black Friday 2021 sale. Monitors are a must in PC gaming – or even for consoles, if you don’t have a TV. It’s tempting to invest in that additional screen to increase productivity or juggle windows. Heck, some people even have three monitors or one of those vertically aligned sideways ones. Thankfully, Black Friday brings deals on these necessary investments every year. Here are a couple pointers and deals on gaming…

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$220 for a 27-in 1440p 144Hz ViewSonic monitor is an absolute steal

It’s rare to see a legitimately good 1440p 144Hz monitor for less than $250, but right now ViewSonic’s VX2758-2KP-MHD is on sale at Newegg for $220 – a stunning $110 (33%) reduction from its original price of $330. This ‘Shell Shocker’ sale ends in just a few hours, so do pick this up if you’re in the market for a high-end gaming monitor at bargain basement prices! Read more

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Dell’s 1440p 240Hz Alienware monitor is back to £550

The Dell Alienware AW2721D is one of our top recommended monitors, sitting right in the emerging 1440p 240Hz sweet spot preferred by players of fast-paced shooters and racing titles. Right now, the monitor has returned to the lowest price we’ve ever seen for it, £550, down from a nominal RRP of over £800. Read more

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Get a 27-in Fast IPS 1440p 144Hz monitor for £238 – that’s £62 off its normal price

Fast IPS monitors like the Dell S2721DGFA and LG 27GN800 have become some of my personal favourites to recommend, thanks to their combination of excellent motion handlin, wide viewing angles and gorgeous colours. We’ve seen these 27-in models discounted to around £300 a few times over the past few months, but today a couple of discount codes have dropped the price to historic lows. You can choose from the Dell S2721DGFA, a 165Hz monitor with great ergonomics, for £270, or the LG 27GN800, a 144Hz monitor with a more basic stand, for £238. Either way, you’ll get an incredible value…

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LG’s phenomenal 27GL850 monitor is back down to £299 at OCUK

The LG 27GL850 is an iconoclast, a monitor that broke the mould by daring to combine the colours and viewing angles of IPS monitors with the blazing fast pixel response times you’d normally only find on TN panels. The result is what LG call ‘Nano IPS’ and what I call ‘Fast IPS’, a new class of monitors that offer incredible all-around performance, from gaming to content creation. The 27GL850 was the first such monitor to hit the scene, and a couple years on it remains an incredible value choice for anyone with a mid-range PC. Today, Overclockers in the UK…

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The excellent LG 27GL850 gaming monitor is £139 off in OCUK’s summer sale

The LG 27GL850, one of my personal favourite gaming monitors, has dropped to its lower ever price as part of Overclockers’ Summer Sale. Normally £439, this monitor has plunged to just £300, a healthy 31% reduction. That’s a great deal for a 27-in 1440p 144Hz monitor that boasts FreeSync and G-Sync Compatibility, and particularly one that boasts a new-fangled Fast IPS panel like this one. Read more

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AOC’s C24G2U is another great budget gaming monitor

AOC make some of the best budget gaming monitors in the biz, with both their flat 24G2U and curved C24G1 sitting high on all of my various recommendation lists ever since they came out. Now, the C24G1 has been replaced by the even better C24G2U, which bumps this 24in, 1920×1080 monitor’s refresh rate up to an even more pleasing 165Hz, and adds a USB3 hub to its series of ports and inputs. And to top it all off, it will only set you back £180 / $190. Read more

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Best curved gaming monitors 2021

Curved gaming monitors have become increasingly popular in recent years, with their wraparound displays offering a more immersive gaming experience compared to traditional flat screen monitors. To help you find the best curved gaming monitor for you and your budget, we’ve put together this list of our top recommendations. We cover all manner of screen sizes in this list, from small 24in screens right up to 49in super ultrawide ones, and all of them come with high refresh rates for super smooth gaming. Whatever type of curved gaming monitor you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. Read more

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Samsung’s Odyssey gaming monitors are 15% off with this sneaky code

If you’re after a Samsung Odyssey gaming monitor, this is one of the best times to pick one up – as the Korean chaebol is offering up to 15% off their entire range at their UK store, including the in-demand Odyssey G7 and their flagship G9. To get the discount, you’ll need to use the voucher code ENG6N7PYP at the cart page at the Samsung store. It’s incredibly rare to see significant discounts on these Odyssey monitors, and especially at Samsung’s UK store, so do take a look at these while you still have the chance! Read more