Need Help selecting a monitor for my new Rig!

Right, now I'm soon to be ordering a new Rig but I need help choosing a monitor to go with it. To begin this is a basic idea of what my Rig is likely to be:

Q6600 (planning to OC to 3ghz at least)
2X4870s in crossfire
4 gigs Ram
500gb HDD
A decent Crossfire Mobo
850watt PSU
64 bit Vista
Etc etc

Now I know thats going to be a pretty powerful setup so I was thinking of getting a nice screen to go with it cos it should (i think) be able to handle the higher resolutions. However as I have never looked for anything beyond the basics in a screen before as I have never had such a high end system before I have no idea what to look for or what would be best for this particular system. Help! I am planning on using it mostly for gaming but I also do a fair bit of general stuff like word processing and browsing the internet, and I also watch Movies from time to time.
I have a Budget of Roughly £200/$400 for the monitor itself, although I can stretch it a bit if I see a really good screen just beyond that price range. (also if anyone has any recommendations for the rig itself or sees any problems I would appreciate it if you would bring it to my attention) Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
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  1. samsung 24" all the way
  2. I picked up a Gateway FHD2400 monitor (its widescreen)about 2 weeks ago and i am amazed with it 1900x1200 i use it for gaming in AoC, WoW, TF2, CoD4. it does cost a bit more than what you want to spend though 480.

    tons of connection options with 4 usb ports.

    i thought it was totally worth it as i just upgraded my rig in january and i had not gotten a good monitor yet.

    MY Computer specs

    Mobo: Abit IP35 Pro Off Limits
    Processor: Intel Core 2 duo 6750 OC to 3.3ghz
    Video card: Nvidia 9800 GX2
    HDD: 150GB Raptor HDD
    RAM: 4GB GSkill
    750 watt PSU
  3. icyfinger said:
    I picked up a Gateway FHD2400 monitor (its widescreen)about 2 weeks ago and i am amazed with it 1900x1200 i use it for gaming in AoC, WoW, TF2, CoD4. it does cost a bit more than what you want to spend though 480.

    tons of connection options with 4 usb ports.

    i thought it was totally worth it as i just upgraded my rig in january and i had not gotten a good monitor yet.

    MY Computer specs

    Mobo: Abit IP35 Pro Off Limits
    Processor: Intel Core 2 duo 6750 OC to 3.3ghz
    Video card: Nvidia 9800 GX2
    HDD: 150GB Raptor HDD
    RAM: 4GB GSkill
    750 watt PSU


    I can't find it anywhere on various online stores, you wouldn't happen to have a link so I can check it out would you?
  4. http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1299 real value for those on a limited budget, generally sells for around 300 USD.
    For somewhat less limited budgets, I recommend the Samsung 275T series, I love mine, however the price is significantly higher, http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16824001272
  5. note: on that 4gig of ram make sure that it is 2x2,and look at crucial ballastics/ocz platnium/g skill etc,etc,,make sure that you buy the best,no fooling around..:>)
  6. dokk2 said:
    note: on that 4gig of ram make sure that it is 2x2,and look at crucial ballastics/ocz platnium/g skill etc,etc,,make sure that you buy the best,no fooling around..:>)


    This is what I was planning to get:

    Corsair 4GB DDR2 XMS2 Dominator PC2-8500C5 TwinX (2x2GB) Supplied with Airflow Fan (TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF)

    Reckon it will do? Also I was considering 8 gigs of Ram, is it worth it?
  7. Actually can I aim that 8 gigs of RAM question at everyone, I have no idea if it would be worth it or not or how much gain over 4 it will actually get me. Thanks.
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