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Whats the best monitor for my build?

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April 20, 2012 9:03:08 PM

Here is build and I am trying to pick out the best monitor for my build. I was looking at Best Buy and I don't know which one will fully bring out the best graphics and have the best performance. Thanks for the help.

CyberPower Z77 Configurator (NO MONITOR)
CFGP67Z, http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/CyberPower_Z77_Confi...
*BASE_PRICE: [+739]
BLUETOOTH: None
CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
CARE2: CoolerMaster Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]
CARE3: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
CAS: Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case [-15] (Black Color)
CASUPGRADE: None
CD: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+4] (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: None
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [+116]
CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9]
ENGRAVING: None
FA_HDD: None
FAN: Intel LGA1156 Certified CPU Fan & Heatsink [-20]
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
FREEBIE_CS: None
GLASSES: None
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
HDD2: None
IEEE_CARD: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
MB_SRT: None
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [+3] (Corsair Vengeance [+19])
MONITOR: None
MONITOR2: None
MONITOR3: None
MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX/SLI] Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ BT GO! Lucid Virtu and Intel SRT & 7.1 HD Audio, Intel GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2x Gen3 & 1x Gen2 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+99]
MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: * 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+97]
RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: None
TEMP: None
TUNING: None
TVRC: None
USB: None
USBFLASH: None
USBHD: None
USBX: None
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+348] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

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April 20, 2012 9:18:06 PM

how can 12 people already look at this and have no response?
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April 20, 2012 10:01:03 PM

I was looking at those. I am trying to decide between a Dell Ultrasharp and an ASUS one. I really don't want speakers built into the monitor but I guess it really isn't a reason not to buy a great monitor
April 20, 2012 10:09:58 PM

Hop on newegg.com and look at reviews there. relatively trustworthy source.
April 20, 2012 10:09:58 PM

You have plenty of choices to choose from, Dell Ultra Sharp, Apple and Sony to name a few.

April 20, 2012 10:25:51 PM

I think I am going to end up going with an ASUS one. Has anybody seen any reviews as far as the built in speakers go. I know u can probably turn them off and plug in other speakers but I was just curious
April 20, 2012 10:26:23 PM

I am trying to spend no more than $200-250 but if it is worth it then i will spend a little more
April 20, 2012 10:46:15 PM

ZR2440w - http://www.provantage.com/hewlett-packard-hp-xw477a8-ab...
U2412M - http://www.provantage.com/dell-469-1137~7DELL1VY.htm
or U2410 - http://www.provantage.com/dell-464-7346~7DELL09P.htm
or PA246Q - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... if you want wide gamut.
(provantage links just because they always seem to have better monitor prices than newegg)

or what SSri linked to. If you don't mind having a glossy screen, the Yamasaki is a super cool deal.

Is this mostly for gaming?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... seems to have worked well for 1493 newegg reviewers - at that price you should grab a couple.
April 20, 2012 10:48:08 PM

yeah I got my build mainly for playing Diablo III, starcraft and possibly star wars. I dont intend to watch movies on it but I guess it is a possibility
April 20, 2012 10:55:53 PM

the one u listed on newegg is the same price as at best buy so I wlll probably just buy it from there in case something does go wrong with it and I have to return it or get it fixed
April 20, 2012 10:59:00 PM

oh trust me if I had the money to drop on a monitor like that I would but after the money i just spent on my computer I cant be spending that amount on a monitor
April 20, 2012 11:40:25 PM

TyLeR115 said:
how can 12 people already look at this and have no response?


Little impatient there huh....

Best deal on a monitor right now is the Catleap 27in with an eye watering 2560x1440 resolution. These are LG monitors are from Korea and if you do ur research the people that have bought these from eBay have been giving great reviews. The Catleap iss @ $350 and it is comparable to the Dell Ultrasharp 2560x1440 that sells for $900. http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-YAMAKASI-CATLEAP-Q270-SE-27...
Review on people that own these monitors are here. http://www.overclock.net/t/1225919/yamakasi-catleap-mon... And as u can see by how long the thread is this monitor is getting very popular with gamers due to the resolutions and some versions of the monitor being able to be overclocked to 100Hz or 120Hz! But the overclockable versions are getting hard to find.

Ur GPU won't handle 2560x1440 in most of the new AAA games, but u can just decrease res to 1920x1080 until u upgrade ur GPU in the future. Other less GPU intensive games u can play at the gorgeous 1440p res.
April 21, 2012 7:54:08 AM

well I am going with the 27" ASUS monitor. After reading more reviews than I care to count between the ASUS and a Dell Ultrasharp some people seem to think the lower ms is more important to avoid ghosting and then some people think the colors are better with IPS monitors and thats more important. I am going to go with the ASUS one because it is a little cheaper and if I don't like it I guess I could always return it and get a better one.
April 21, 2012 8:10:43 AM

Screens with IPS are always better. Good luck with your purchase...Enjoy gaming...
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