When you start checking the monitor specification boxes (larger screen, faster refresh rate, higher resolution, etc.), the price may increase rapidly. The MSI Optix MAG322CQR is a big deal, hence its list price of $ 429.99, but you can get it on sale today for a much lower price than $ 269.99.
It actually dropped to $ 339.99 at Newegg, which is $ 60 lower than B&H Photo and the same selling price as Micro Center. However, this is a "Shell Shocker" deal with a $ 70 discount coupon code (93XRD53) that you can apply at the end of the purchase to save an impressive $ 160 on your list price.
This sucks. And, by specific specifications, it qualifies it as Newegg’s least expensive 32-inch gaming monitor. The next cheapest is one Gigabyte model that is on sale for $ 305.99 (less than $ 369.99). It’s even less expensive than the smaller (27-inch) and slower (144Hz) Gigabyte G27Q, which we consider the best gaming monitor with FreeSync support.
The MSI monitor is built around a curved VA panel (1500R) with a resolution of 2560×1440. It has a fast refresh rate of 165 Hz and a low response time of 1 ms (MPRT) and FreeSync support for booting. And while it doesn’t appear as a G-Sync-compatible screen, there are people who do Reddit say it works well with G-Sync.
The spec sheet also states that it is ready for HDR, although with a maximum brightness of 300 nights, I would not recommend it specifically for HDR content; brightness is important when it comes to LCD and HDR screens. However, most other things seem bloated, including (and especially) the high color gamut (96% and 124% coverage of the DCI-P3 and sRGB color spaces, respectively).
In terms of connectivity, you're looking at DisplayPort 1.2a (x1), HDMI 2.0b (x2), and USB Type-C (x1, Alternate DisplayPort) for video inputs, plus two USB 2.0 ports and a headphone jack. 3.5 mm Jack.