When it comes to gaming, you want to make sure that you have the best monitor that you can afford, as this is what you are going to be spending your time staring at. With so many options on the market, it can become overwhelming and tiresome going through the different specifications, working out which one suits your need and your budget. Don’t worry though, we’re here to help. Here are the most popular types of monitor available and you’ll be able to find one that meets your needs in a price bracket that won’t empty your bank.

1# 4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD isn’t brand new technology, but it does still look very good. There are an array of these monitors on the market and they give their users an amazing depth of image and good refresh rate for not a lot of money. You can even go as far as buying an ultrawide 4k monitor. As they have a lower refresh rate cycle than others, they are in the lower price bracket, so if you are looking for a good quality monitor that doesn’t break the bank and won’t require you to upgrade your system, this is a good place to start.

2# Ultra Wide

4K Ultra HD

We’ve briefly touched on ultrawide, but they are an excellent choice, especially if you don’t want a dual screen set up. You can get ultra-wide monitors in 4K, 144HZ and 240HZ if you really want to spend all of your money. What we really like about ultra-wide is the fact that it gives you an extra one third of screen size, so your field of vision is greatly improved. The gaming industry like this set up so much that this has become the default launch size for most of their games. Thankfully, ultra-wide monitors are available in an array of budgets, so if you don’t have hundreds and hundreds of dollars to get the top of the range. You can simply pick up a 4K Ultrawide system and start gaming right out of the box. You read more about them here.

3# Curved Monitors

Curved monitors really fall in the love them or hate them category. They didn’t do well on their initial release due to how limiting they are in terms of mounting capability, but we really like them. What makes these monitors so good is that they immerse you in a way that flat panel monitors just don’t. The extended edges give you an amazing field of vision and add other textures and depths that you just can’t get on a panel. They are also pretty affordable throughout the specification range, making sure that you can get one that suits your need and budget.

4# 144Hz Monitor

Hertz is the amount of cycles that your screen goes through per second, so 144hz monitors refresh 144 times a second. It is the hertz that give you that smooth movement (or laggy movement in older monitors) that makes game play so good. 144Hz isn’t new technology, but it is established enough to make sure that consumers can get a good price on screens and monitors.

144Hz is also the current benchmark for hobby gamers rather than professionals. This means that you can pretty much plug and play straight away without ever having to update any of your hardware like CPU or GPU, you can read more about these on websites such as newegg.com.

5# 240Hz

If you don’t like having money in the bank, then look no further than a 240Hz monitor. These are the latest in monitor technology and make image transition unimaginably smooth. With this smoothness comes a price though and it isn’t just the cost of the screen. You will also need to update your PC to be able to handle the increase in power that your monitor needs to run well, so you’ll be paying out for more hardware. The largest consumer group of 240Hz monitors are professional gamers, so don’t worry if you can’t afford one just yet, there are very few people who can.

Final Thoughts

One of the best things about monitors is that there is one to suit every taste, need and budget. If you want a curved 4k Ultra, you can go and buy one. Likewise, if you want a 240Hz ultra-wide flat panel monitor, these are also available. Before you start looking for monitors, the first question you should have is whether you want an ultra-wide, curved or standard sized. From there you can decide on the quality of image that you can afford as well as the refresh rate or hertz.