SylentThanks. Any links/names for the 144hz ips for 200?
Almost every monitor manufacturer is either releasing or has released one. LG ultragear, AOC 24G2U, Acer and Asus, etc. The cheaper models have a 23.8 inch panel from Panda(?) but there's also a 24.5inch AUO panel. They're all new, so it'll take a couple weeks for reviews to trickle through.
If they're new it's gonna take a long while till I see them in stores here
Anyway you seem to know your shit, so what do you think about AOC? I hadn't heard about them till a few weeks ago, they seem to make affordable monitors but I have no idea if they're actually good or just some off brand Chinese garbage
AOC is actually a pretty old company that used to make decent CRTs. I do know that Chinese companies like AOC sometimes use the same panels as the name brands do, you just have to look for specs/reviews of that specific model. FWIW, I've had a good experience with my cheap Chinese monitor (Monoprice 240hz).
In general, I would recommend spending a little more (250usd vs 180-200) vs getting something that's going to have ghosting/smearing issues. I made that mistake myself, and the only reasonable upgrade from a smeary 1080p 144hz monitor was something like a 240hz one, since it doesn't make sense to shell out another 200+ dollars just for some smoothness and no more hz.