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Best 27" Gaming Monitor for under $700?

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October 27, 2013 4:19:51 PM

I am ready to start building my custom rig but I am really having a hard time trying to select the perfect monitor for my needs. The 2 primary things I will be using the monitor for is FPS games (on both PC and console) and Graphic/Video Design work.

I am willing to spend at maximum of $700.

Hopefully a few kind experienced members can take the time to recommend a monitor that I can take a look at.

Please keep in mind I am looking more towards the following:

- Low input lag
- Minimal Ghosting
- Excellent Blacks and True (or close to it) white
- Rich Vibrant colors
- Excellent for FPS games like Battlefield 4, etc.
- Can be used for Graphic & Video Design work
- Great for both PC & next generation Console games
- Minimum of %70 sRGB (Higher is better)
- Accurate colors (or at least accurate when adjusted & calibrated)
- VESA compliant
- Adjustable stand (not important)


Any help is greatly appreciated.

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October 27, 2013 4:33:26 PM

ASUS VG Series VG278H Black 27" 2ms 120Hz Monitor 3D glasses and speakers - $500

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

But I'd get two of these instead, well w/ $700 budget .... I'd wait till the next time newegg has a special and get 3

ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms HDMI Widescreen 3D Monitor - $266
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If the 27" had a bigger resolution, say 24560 x 1600, Id go for the bigger one but I haven't seen any resolutions at 120/144 Hz other than the overclocked Korean jobs.

I'd also add "lightboost" and elimination of motion blur to ya criteria list .... good article here
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/motion_blur.htm


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October 27, 2013 5:04:21 PM

JackNaylorPE said:

If the 27" had a bigger resolution, say 24560 x 1600, Id go for the bigger one but I haven't seen any resolutions at 120/144 Hz other than the overclocked Korean jobs.

I'd also add "lightboost" and elimination of motion blur to ya criteria list .... good article here
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/motion_blur.htm




Thanks for the recommendations and link to the article.

I had originally planned to get a korean monitor but didn't want to deal with depending on a PC to overclock them since that would leave console gaming stuck at 60hz.
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