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Need help with picking monitor.

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
January 4, 2013 4:59:21 PM

I have finished picking my parts for a new rig and I am ordering them in a few days and I have been searching for monitors. First here are my goodies:
CPU - Intel Core i7-3770K
Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H
RAM - Kingston HyperX Black 16GB (2 x 8GB)
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 690 :pt1cable: 
PSU – SeaSonic X-SERIES x-1050W
CPU Cooling - Noctua NH-D14
Case - COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition
Optical Drive - SATA DVD-RW
Storage - 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black & Crucial M4 256GB SSD
OS - Windows 7 Pro

I am looking for a 23-25 inch monitor that does full 1080p. I was doing some searching and started looking at reviews of the BenQ xl2411t but the found that that was not released in the US yet so I need a new choice and time is of the essence here. My favorite feature of the xl24 was the (correct me if I'm wrong) black equalizer which I thought was awesome because I love doing night ops on military sims. If anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again

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a b C Monitor
January 4, 2013 5:32:27 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Graphics & Displays to section Computer Peripherals by Mousemonkey
a b C Monitor
January 4, 2013 6:03:52 PM

Do you have a limited budget for the monitor ? You have gone all out so it seems on your build , it would be a shame to cheap out on the monitor especially since you have a GTX 690 video card. At the very least you should be looking at 2560x1440.
I put two GTX 680's in my build and went with a 30" HP with 2560x1600 resolution.
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January 5, 2013 2:24:06 AM

I actually don't know anything about monitors. I googled and was under the impression to look for full 1080p monitors. As for the budget, I unfortunately spent most of the planned budget on the pc itself and only have around $400 dollars for a monitor. I was hoping that that would be enough for two monitors but I guess I'll have to settle for one until later on. The second monitor will not be for gaming though. It will be used mostly when I am programming, rendering, and editing.
a b C Monitor
January 5, 2013 3:56:37 AM

I would go with this monitor as it has a goo refresh rate of 2 ms and would be good for gaming. Samsung is known for making good computer monitors and if they still made thier 30' monitor I would have bought one instead of this HP.
January 5, 2013 5:35:50 AM

Also I am quite limited on space on my current desk. It is 4ft long with a TV on the side of it already
January 5, 2013 5:10:38 PM

Ok, I have almost chosen but I have one final question. I just watched a video of someone playing a game on a 1440p monitor and it looked crazy beautiful. Is there much of a difference between recording on 1080p and 1440p because I record most of my stuff for later review and post some on YouTube. Would there be a difference if someone was watching on a 1080p monitor and I was recording of a 1440p. I only ask because I saw BigMack's post that I failed to see earlier.
a b C Monitor
January 5, 2013 9:24:11 PM

He is correct in that with a GTX 690 you have the horsepower to run any monitor that you choose to buy. The new monitors coming out now are featuring the 2560x1440 resolution and I don't know if they have that resolution in a monitor less than 27".
I have two GTX 680's and I went with a 30" monitor running 2560x1600 and I won't be going back to 1920x1080 , gaming is flat out amazing on this monitor and is massivly enjoyable.
What you can consider is a 1920x1080 monitor that is 24" and has a 120hz refresh rate.

If you want to go with a monitor that has the 2560x1440 then you can look at this Samsung.
January 6, 2013 2:03:08 AM

Unfortunately I only have around $600 for a monitor because that is what I have left to spend and it sounds like I would enjoy gaming more on a 1440p. That 27" is out of the price range but I did just find this one:

It is closer to my price range but once again I do not know much when it comes to monitors. Is there anything wrong with it and what makes the one you showed me more expensive?

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a b C Monitor
January 6, 2013 5:21:44 AM

Probably the name (Samsung) Believe it or not you do pay for the name on some parts and also there may be some added features that wouldn't make a difference to gaming.
The Asus monitor you listed is a good find and you should go with it.
January 6, 2013 12:52:00 PM

Cool. Thanks for all the help inzone. You have been very helpful.
January 6, 2013 12:52:09 PM

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