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27 or 24in gaming monitor recommendation needed (preferably not 1080)

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June 24, 2013 11:35:36 AM

System:
Gpu: SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad
MB: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150

Current monitors: two old 1600x1200 dell 2001fp

I want to add a good gaming monitor to use with this system. Would prefer 27in. Will be using this monitor in a three or four monitor setup. But only need to game on the one monitor (will also surf and watch movies on the monitor). I really don't like 1080 but if its by far the best for gaming I'd buy it reluctantly. I really like having more vertical pixels.

I'm willing to spend up to maybe $700 but want good value for the money (ie dont want to pay 50pct more for a 10pct better monitor). Also I'd like to add a second identical monitor in the future if that's possible in the future with this system ( again only want to game on one of the monitors).

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June 24, 2013 11:59:18 AM

Well, the first step up would be a 24 inch 1920X1200 display. Probably not enough better for you.

The second step would be a 27 incch 1920X1080 display, but I wouldn't recommend it. You can see the pixels and the letters will always be a bit jagged.

The sweet spot at your budget would be 27 inch 2650X1440 display.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Here's a selection of them. You graphics card would be stressed by the large number of pixels. I'd wait until AMD fixed its CF drivers before buying another one though.
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June 24, 2013 12:10:51 PM

Ok that's cool info man thanks!

But I'm really looking for specific monitor recommendations like you should get xyz monitor because its 1920x1200 with a 1ms response time or whatever vs zyx monitor that's 2560x1440 because the response time is way slower.

Thats just a random example. I don't really know what specifications I should be looking for that's why I'm looking for a specific monitor to buy.
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June 24, 2013 12:34:37 PM

sbl said:
Ok that's cool info man thanks!

But I'm really looking for specific monitor recommendations like you should get xyz monitor because its 1920x1200 with a 1ms response time or whatever vs zyx monitor that's 2560x1440 because the response time is way slower.

Thats just a random example. I don't really know what specifications I should be looking for that's why I'm looking for a specific monitor to buy.


Now that's tougher. Some people really like the fast monitors at 120Hz, others don't. I think it depends on how quick you are. Do you have real quick reflexes? Personally, I don't and I seem to be less sensitive to slow displays. Others are driven batty by 30FPS games. The one and two ms response monitors are probably a waste to the vast majority, if not all people. It seems 5ms is plenty fast. I have a 6ms monitor with no speed issues at all. I happen to have a Dell U3014 at work and a Dell U3011 at home. Both monitors are fantastic with 30 inches of 2560X1600 resolution. But they cost about $1200 and up.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is a 5ms display and seems to have pretty good review and is but $600. I, of course, am a Dell fan and would go with a:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

In short, that $600 is probably your best buy.
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