What monitor goes well with my specs?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by RichyRihc, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. RichyRihc

    RichyRihc Active Member

    Jan 2, 2019
    Nashville, TN
    I am very amateur – Just getting started.
    Long story short, sounds stupid, but I just found out that my current computer has these specs (See below) so I will be using it to get started and maybe get a new computer in few years or when needed.

    So what monitor should I get to go with it?
    I was thinking 27 inch, but could go 24 or 32 (max b/c of space).
    I’ve done little research – Is 4K or 1440 better suited?
    Would like something under $500 but I can spend more if it’ll make a difference.
    Not looking for good-enough budget monitor. I want something pretty decent.

    Eluktronics P650RS-G
    2.60 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core
    32 GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM
    512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
    1TB HHD
    8GB GDDR5 VRAM NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 + G-SYNC
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit

    Focusrite 18i8
    Cubase 10 Artist
  2. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    Quebec, Canada
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    For audio people, monitors means speaker systems. But you talk about a 27 or 24 inches which seems more to be about displays..

    Personnaly I prefer having 2 monitors so I bought 2 x 24inches. It's easier to place the project on one side and the mixer on the other side.
    For audio work, any can do. Where it gets tricky is if you want to do photography or video work..
    I would then recommand some full SRGB and/or Rec.709 capable monitors. Those are certified to display the full spectrum of colors compared to regular monitors who will be limited (often 70-80% of the spectrum)

    If we indeed talk about studio (audio) monitors.
    There is a lot of choices, it may depend on your room size and shape.
    I enjoy my Yamaha HS8 very much but they need about a meter of space behind them to developp low frequencies. Since I don't have that space I also bought their subwoofer HS8S.
    They are not ment to sound good but rather reveal deffects in your mixes.
    Many other brands are available, mackie, presonus, KRK. But for higher quality, there's Adams, Dynaudio, Genelec and Focal..
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