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GTX 590 Monitor advice?

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November 3, 2011 8:41:12 PM

Hello everybody, been using this website for some time now, my favorite tech forum by far!

Anywho, to the point. I have a GTX 590 on the way and am in need of a monitor upgrade as my current 22" asus doesn't support 1080p. Now, i'm open to suggestions on any monitor BUT.. I was looking at these two inparticular. The only real difference that I can tell is one is 24" with no displayport option, and the other is 25" with displayport option. I know the GTX 590 has a mini-displayport connector on it, so I was leaning towards the 25" because of that.

I just want a really good monitor with the best current technology that will last several years, and I guess that's why the displayport connectivity interested me.

What do you guys think? Here are the monitor links.

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

If it matters.. my system specs are as follows:
i7 2600k CPU
8GB DDR3 1866mhz g.skill ram
GTX 590 (soon to be)
Asus p67 Sabertooth MB
120GB Sata 3 Corsair SSD
850w HX series Corsair PSU
Antec 900 Case

Thanks a lot guys.
-Lee

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November 3, 2011 8:57:07 PM

I would suggest going for a 3D monitor but they are rather expensive.

Both those monitors appear to have the same specs only difference is one is an inch bigger as you probably already know.
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November 3, 2011 9:32:37 PM

If you want the best gaming monitor then I would get a 120hz (aka 3D) monitor. In a few weeks Asus will be releasing their new 27" 2ms 120hz monitor with the new 3D Vision 2 kit bundled, so if you want the absolute latest and greatest go for that - I'm waiting to get it myself! It's a bit pricey at $699 MSRP but hopefully it will be around $650 when released.
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November 3, 2011 10:36:00 PM

Yeah that is a bit out of my price range :) , as i've already spent a butt load on the rest of the hardware. Any suggestions on monitors between the $2-300 range? My main question was still unanswered, will the displayport on the 25" make a difference?
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November 3, 2011 10:45:14 PM

Not sure about the displayport question, but for $200-300 either of those monitors you linked are great choices.
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November 3, 2011 10:46:37 PM

No,not really.

I would just go with the 24".I don't think the extra $50 is worth it for a tiny bit larger screen and a display port.
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November 3, 2011 11:21:24 PM

3d monitor tech is still changing (look up nVidia's 3d vision 2).

Just get a really good 2d monitor. If you want the best, get IPS. All the response time stats you see listed on TN panels are very "optimistic." Try a dell u2412hm, an hp zr2440w, or a samsung 850 series pls.
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November 4, 2011 5:26:15 AM

You're not really using the GTX 590 to its potential if you're only considering options of 1920x1080 @ 60Hz.

Even if you don't use the 3D, 120Hz screen is a good option for gaming and it will give the GTX 590 a chance to flex its muscles.

Or run a larger resolution @ 60Hz , be it a display group of 3x1920x1080, or a single 2560x1600.

My prefered option would be a single IPS 2560x1600, but the price is more than a GTX 590.
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November 4, 2011 8:05:44 AM

Do you plan to use the Display port? I know that with my 590, it did not come with a display port cord, so if your doesn't have this then that is another expense. $50 for an inch and speakers isn't really worth it (i'm guessing that you have real speakers to use and don't need built in).

So it is just a matter of, is $50 worth that extra inch? Personally i think that you will be happy with the quality of either monitor.
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