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June 5, 2013 11:33:01 PM

I am looking to purchase a new monitor. I don't really want to go over $500 or so.

I currently have an Asus 24" LED Monitor, and I am needing a new one for my new apartment, and I kind of want to go bigger with something like a 27" maybe? Cuz I am currently building a new rig also.

I play games such as..
Counter-Strike
Garry's Mod
WarZ
The Elder Scrolls
ect.

So basically some FPS games, MMORPGs, ect. I also like to watch YouTube videos and surf the web a lot as well. I also do some simple video editing from time to time.

What is the best monitor I can get now a days for lots of gaming and other uses as well?

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June 5, 2013 11:56:24 PM

How much are you willing to spend? It's not always the monitor that give you the best quality, it also depend on your components. But still you do need a good monitor
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June 6, 2013 12:01:10 AM

Depends on your PC specs. If your PC is able to give respectable frame rates on 1440p resolution or not.

Keep in mind that at 27 inches, 1080p monitors have way fewer pixels and I don't know if your GPU would be able to play games at 1440p (HD 6870 if I am right).
I would recommend going for a 23 - 24 inch monitor 1080p.

Still if you are wishing for a 27 inch - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-monitor-s27b350h
Sorry couldn't find 1440p at that price. :( 

@Rayne - He said $500 in 1st line. :) 
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June 6, 2013 12:11:36 AM

luckiest charm said:
Depends on your PC specs. If your PC is able to give respectable frame rates on 1440p resolution or not.

Keep in mind that at 27 inches, 1080p monitors have way fewer pixels and I don't know if your GPU would be able to play games at 1440p (HD 6870 if I am right).
I would recommend going for a 23 - 24 inch monitor 1080p.

Still if you are wishing for a 27 inch - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-monitor-s27b350h
Sorry couldn't find 1440p at that price. :( 

@Rayne - He said $500 in 1st line. :) 


Ohhh sorry my bad just woke up teheh : ))

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June 6, 2013 12:23:34 AM

This is my computer rig here.. I'm putting it together right now.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12sXT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12sXT/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12sXT/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($175.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($125.45 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($224.38 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Other: Kingston HyperX KHX-FAN-B Fans ($23.99)


Lets just say $600.. nothing over $600.
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June 6, 2013 12:38:00 AM

Best I could find for that system : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-pb278q

Its pretty powerful so this monitor should not be a problem. :) 

Also, in the title you said gaming (your primary requirement). For that why are you going for Core i7 3770k?
That thing is more expensive but won't give you as much performance as a Core i5 4670K.
Also, the motherboard is pretty expensive and does not serve much purpose when it comes to gaming. You said you will do simple video editing, and Core i5 should take care of that. Core i7 is used when there is a lot need of Hyperthreading.

Also, the PSU is too much for the build. A 600W PSU would suit your build better.

If you don't mind check this build out, would out perform yours for less money -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($125.45 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($224.38 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Best Buy)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Other: Kingston HyperX KHX-FAN-B Fans ($23.99)
Other: Antec Accent Lighting GREEN ($12.95)
Total: $1536.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-06 03:35 EDT-0400)

This was just a suggestion of some changes to be done to make your PC better for lesser money. Mainly this post is targeted at monitor.
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June 6, 2013 12:51:50 AM

luckiest charm said:
Best I could find for that system : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-pb278q

Its pretty powerful so this monitor should not be a problem. :) 

Also, in the title you said gaming (your primary requirement). For that why are you going for Core i7 3770k?
That thing is more expensive but won't give you as much performance as a Core i5 4670K.
Also, the motherboard is pretty expensive and does not serve much purpose when it comes to gaming. You said you will do simple video editing, and Core i5 should take care of that. Core i7 is used when there is a lot need of Hyperthreading.

Also, the PSU is too much for the build. A 600W PSU would suit your build better.

If you don't mind check this build out, would out perform yours for less money -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($125.45 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($224.38 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Best Buy)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Other: Kingston HyperX KHX-FAN-B Fans ($23.99)
Other: Antec Accent Lighting GREEN ($12.95)
Total: $1536.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-06 03:35 EDT-0400)

This was just a suggestion of some changes to be done to make your PC better for lesser money. Mainly this post is targeted at monitor.



Well thanks for the help and info.
and I already have everything bought and most of it is delivered. I know the i5 would've done fine for gaming, but the i7 was $130 off at a local computer/electronics store. I got it for like $215 i think? I couldn't pass that up. Plus I don't see anything wrong with the Mobo? It has all the features I need, and i built well, and looks very nice.
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June 6, 2013 12:56:05 AM

Yeah that is a good mobo .. Just slightly expensive.

Basically for gaming a goo i5 can give higher frame rates than a good i7. And in Gaming Mobos don't matter that much. A cheaper one would perform as well as an expensive one. So you could have saved some bucks here and there.
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June 6, 2013 12:57:07 AM

luckiest charm said:
Yeah that is a good mobo .. Just slightly expensive.

Basically for gaming a goo i5 can give higher frame rates than a good i7. And in Gaming Mobos don't matter that much. A cheaper one would perform as well as an expensive one. So you could have saved some bucks here and there.


I see what you're saying.. well thanks. But I sure am still happy & excited for my new build. I started it all today. :) 
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June 6, 2013 4:40:25 AM

luckiest charm said:
Basically for gaming a goo i5 can give higher frame rates than a good i7.


An i5 doesnt perform better than an i7 in games, it just performs the same so its not worth spending more for the i7 if your just gaming.

The ASUS PB278Q linked before is a good option, a 1440p PLS panel is going to look pretty good.
However I will raise one possible alternative, triple monitors. Get two more of the ASUS 24" screens you already have and have yourself a triple monitor setup. Use the cash saved from that over the P8278Q and upgrade to a 780 and you will get good 5760x1080 performance. You also mentioned video editing, would not believe how useful multiple monitors is for that.
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June 6, 2013 5:12:01 AM

In benchmarks, i5 2500k gave higher frame rates than its i7 counterpart 2600k .. 2nd Gen ..

You can really get slightly better frame rates.
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