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Choosing a Monitor

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March 14, 2014 5:47:35 AM

Since my GTX 570 Classified died recently, I was going to buy a 780 of some description when budget allows, the reason why I'm going for a 780 rather than a 770 is that not only do I want to put a bit extra in for more futureproofing, but I thought it might set me up to save up for a new monitor. I do some video editing and such, but primarily gaming, which is why I wanted to go 120Hz @1080p over an IPS panel@higher. I'm currently using a 1080p60 27" TV from some company that I happened to have to use, which served well and still is.

What kind of monitors could y'all recommend?
I'm looking to stay at 27" (I couldn't regress after having 27" for so long") @120Hz, with a 5MS or lower input time, lower the better of course, within acceptable price ranges. I'm not looking for incredibly expensive ones, but around the £200-300~ mark I'd imagine would net a decent one.

Or would it perhaps be better to wait a while and reconsider options when G-Sync is available? I have yet to buy a new GPU, so a monitor is quite far away, so by then maybe even 120Hz IPS may be in the foreseeable future.

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March 14, 2014 7:45:42 AM

Sorry to hear about your 570, sure do hope my 570 doesn't die soon too... :( 
But as you already mentioned in your question, I strongly recommend waiting for the G-Sync monitors, as they are expected to release at the end of April, which is not a long wait from now. It will be worth it, especially if you're going to pair it with a monstrous GTX 780 to get the most fluid experience possible.
A native 120Hz IPS monitor is not likely in the near future as many manufactures already stated that the technology of today cannot reliably achieve this. I still use my IPS Yamakasi 1440p monitor, but if its worth anything, all the TN panels on the premium displays announced at CES 2014 were comparable to IPS color production, so the quality is getting better. Can't speak for the viewing angles however.. Hope this helps :)