I have a 4790k, OC 4.5ghz and Msi gtx 1070 gaming with 16 Go ram
It is the same as looking at the sun. The ray/luminance hurt my eyes. Or the feeling of light is not soft, more like agressive or hard.
So if lowering brightness at zero isnt enough, i lower the contrast which make less bright but in exchange it mess color badly, and have blackcrush in game
My room is a dim light environment. The light come from a corner , and my desk is on the opposite corner. So light become lower. I like it like that, because it makes me feel relaxe and confortable
I am looking at AOC VA C27G1, it have 22 cd/m²
the 24 inch version is at 45/50 cd/m² at zero brightness, still bright too me
There is also Eizo monitor, some can go to 0 cdm/m² but my wallet said it is a no-no (price)
I will also buy a bias lightning, to see if it helps