Only Need a Monitor Now!!!!

So i've finished my new build which includes 2 GTX 580 graphics cards and now im just wondering which monitor or monitors to get. I would not mind doing a dual monitor setup but if the price of one is fairly high i might just get 1 for now and upgrade to 2 later. Any recommendations are appreciated. Thanks :)
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  1. whats your monitor budget?
  2. For a single monitor no more then $600. give or take a little bit ;)
  3. you need to buy LED or LCD, they gives much better quality.
  4. ok, $600? you can easily get two good monitors:

    get two of these for $300 total.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009266
  5. ScrewySqrl said:
    ok, $600? you can easily get two good monitors:

    get two of these for $300 total.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009266


    For $600 you could get 4-6 monitors:
    http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php#vote=10&forumchoice%5B%5D=9&q=1080p+monitor&firstonly=1
  6. ScrewySqrl said:
    ok, $600? you can easily get two good monitors:

    get two of these for $300 total.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009266


    Will this be giving me the best quality for the cards i have?
  7. Pick your size, probably either 24 or 27 inches.

    LCD/LED roughly the same, but if you get LED make sure its backlight not sidelight.
    IPS are much higher quality color spectrum and the colors 'pop' more but the response time is much worse, meaning when playing game the screen tearing and the ghosting is worse, if you are SLIing I would strongly discourage getting an e-IPS monitor.

    LCD/LED response time, you want 2ms, the 5ms are all the same but in truth they are something close to 7-8ms when measured the same way the 2ms response time monitors are. Brightness is personal preference, 300 cd/m2 ive heard is really overpowering in a dark room and can cause some eye strain if sitting two close.

    For improved viewing experience put a small led strip on the back of your new monitor(s) the back light gives you light in the room and makes the monitors look all the better.

    HP, Dell, Asus, Samsung, all good monitor suppliers. Samsung PX24 inch was the best gaming monitor out there but its hard to find them anymore as they arent produced so you can only find refurbed ones which are still incredible. The dell 2420 is a good monitor but its response is slow. If you want two monitors get 2 24 inch. If you want one large, get a 27 inch with a 2560×1440.
  8. ill probably stay away from IPS considering im really only gonna be gaming on it. Would two 1920x1080/ 2ms response time be good for a nice gaming setup with my cards? Would that be giving me close to the best quality out of the GTX 580s?
  9. Cinci, can you post a link to a description of the Samsung PX24 inch? I googled it but got zero results. Same for eBay.
  10. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001096

    got that back in 2008, idk if they still sell those, but it's lasted me 3 years so far , and i absolutely love it.
  11. zippycorners said:
    Cinci, can you post a link to a description of the Samsung PX24 inch? I googled it but got zero results. Same for eBay.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/samsung-px2370/4505-3174_7-34048108.html?tag=prodList.0;bingo.4

    That's the review, it's difficult to find one that isn't either used or refurb, but mine is refurb and ive been running it for a year and it still runs and looks beautiful.

    If you want further advice check out:

    pcmonitors.org

    They have good recommendations, especially the HP 2511x
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