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Looking for a gaming monitor to suit my build

I need to stay under $300, and I don't think that my build is compatible with 3D, but I'll leave that up to you guys, because it doesn't matter to me if I play in 3d or not since I haven't tried it. I wanted a 23"+ screen, and I'd mostly be playing games like tomb raider, battlefield 3, Skyrim, Assassins creed 3, crysis 3, and bioshock infinite. Anyways, here is my build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($188.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($105.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($58.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Mionix Naos 3200 Wired Optical Mouse ($47.84 @ Amazon)
Total: $867.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 13:19 EDT-0400)
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    First of all, you need a z77 motherboard, z75 was for sandy bridge and there's no reason not to get z77 if you're buying a whole new system.

    Here's a 1920x1200 monitor, I personally wouldn't pick it with your gpu. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824176346

    Here's a nice, larger 1920x1080 monitor. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824160080
  2. Norlag said:
    First of all, you need a z77 motherboard, z75 was for sandy bridge and there's no reason not to get z77 if you're buying a whole new system.

    Here's a 1920x1200 monitor, I personally wouldn't pick it with your gpu. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824176346

    Here's a nice, larger 1920x1080 monitor. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824160080


    Well i have actually already purchased the z75, is it that big of a deal that I should return it and get the z77? And just curious, but why wouldn't you recommend the first monitor because of my gpu? If it not powerful enough?
  3. Sorry about that, I was wrong. The z75 will be fine, not quite as good as a z77, but still good. I was thinking of the z68 chipset.

    You would get better frames at 1920x1080 than at 1920x1200. It's really only a width change, though.
  4. Norlag said:
    Sorry about that, I was wrong. The z75 will be fine, not quite as good as a z77, but still good. I was thinking of the z68 chipset.

    You would get better frames at 1920x1080 than at 1920x1200. It's really only a width change, though.


    Oh alright, good. Thanks for the help!
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