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October 27, 2011 2:23:43 AM

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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October 27, 2011 4:30:43 AM

whats your monitor budget?
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October 27, 2011 5:14:38 AM

For a single monitor no more then $600. give or take a little bit ;) 
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October 27, 2011 5:16:00 AM

you need to buy LED or LCD, they gives much better quality.
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October 27, 2011 7:08:52 AM

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.
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October 27, 2011 6:10:22 PM

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?
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October 27, 2011 6:44:23 PM

Cinci, can you post a link to a description of the Samsung PX24 inch? I googled it but got zero results. Same for eBay.
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November 1, 2011 8:38:00 AM

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-px2370/450...;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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