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April 18, 2012 1:04:20 AM

I feel the need to upgrade my display now that I'm somewhat happy with my computer's configuration (still not completely satisfied ).
Here is what I'm currently using: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

What would you guys recommend I buy? I could do Eyefinity with this monitor, or should I be looking at a 120Hz LED screen? How about something with a higher resolution (like LG Panels)?
I'm really looking for quality here. My budget is ~ $450 for everything (necessary cables, mounts, etc). It's going to be used for gaming in a room with a lot of sunlight. I would prefer to have no ghosting as well. I'm not too worried about the size of the monitor as I'll be buying a new desk as well.

Current System: HD 7950, i7 920, 6GB Ram
I have a lot of overclocking headroom, as well as a lot of room to expand my system. I'll most likely be purchasing another HD 7950 for the system.

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April 18, 2012 1:21:15 AM

jaguarmatt said:
I feel the need to upgrade my display now that I'm somewhat happy with my computer's configuration (still not completely satisfied ).
Here is what I'm currently using: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

What would you guys recommend I buy? I could do Eyefinity with this monitor, or should I be looking at a 120Hz LED screen? How about something with a higher resolution (like LG Panels)?
I'm really looking for quality here. My budget is ~ $450 for everything (necessary cables, mounts, etc). It's going to be used for gaming in a room with a lot of sunlight. I would prefer to have no ghosting as well. I'm not too worried about the size of the monitor as I'll be buying a new desk as well.

Current System: HD 7950, i7 920, 6GB Ram
I have a lot of overclocking headroom, as well as a lot of room to expand my system. I'll most likely be purchasing another HD 7950 for the system.

120Hz makes a world of difference. Get one. Especially with crossfire 7950s!!!

Go for any one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

However, I would recommend getting a 27 in. monitor, unless you are planning on eyefinity, in which case you should select a smaller one with as little bezel as possible.

Unfortunately, the prices are very high, so you will have to get this:

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

or

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

They aren't LED backlit, but if you want that, be prepared to fork over some more cash.
April 18, 2012 1:23:09 AM

To run Eyeinfinity you would need a second GPU so it won't give you many gains until you do because it will lower the FPS so much. Assuming it is only for gaming I would get one nice 27" screen, you could run two screens (at the budget) but then you would still be playing games on only one, you need to have all three screens to be able to run Eyeinfinity for gaming. If you do want three screens then that would be very nice but they won't be too usable until after you have the second 7950. I would look for a monitor with a 5ms max response time (prefer 2ms though).

Personally I like ASUS monitors so here are some good ones of theirs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm one of the people who doesn't see the point in spending a ton extra to get 120MHz, if you can I would try to see someone who has it compared to yours with 60MHz to compare for yourself though.
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April 18, 2012 1:32:26 AM

I was really looking into the 27" 2560x1400 90-110Hz LG panels for $425 - $550. I think I'd get the best of both worlds with those.

EDIT: I just need 10ms or less for the response time of colors (b-w-b). GTG really has no meaning to me. lol
April 18, 2012 1:47:15 AM

jaguarmatt said:
I was really looking into the 27" 2560x1400 90-110Hz LG panels for $425 - $550. I think I'd get the best of both worlds with those.

EDIT: I just need 10ms or less for the response time of colors (b-w-b). GTG really has no meaning to me. lol

I thought you might have meant 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 but I didn't know you could get one in this price range (of up to $450) although it seems you expanded it a bit now. They could be a good choice making the images a bit clearer. By the way I personally would rather have a 2560x1440 than a 2560x1600 because the 1440 is still 16:9 ratio and won't cut off some of the screen in movies.
April 18, 2012 4:27:31 AM

Seriously, 120Hz will make a world of a difference. I used to game at 1080p @60 hz, but I changed my monitor to a viewsonic 1680x1050 @120Hz. The difference is spectacular. Get the 120 Hz, and you will not be disappointed. It will cure micro stutter, lag, and make everything look amazing, from surfing the web to playing call of duty or battlefield,
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