[Newbie help] Which 27" monitor??

Hey everyone, my build advice thread is currently being over run by a discussion as to which monitor I should purchase, so I figured I'd start a thread here to get more input because no one agrees on the same thing.

What I Want: a 27" monitor
LCD or LED: I don't know, does it matter that much?
Uses: I haven't played a video game on a PC in 7 years...if I start it will be rare and maybe just some Starcraft 2. The main use of the monitor will be my everyday usage as well as it doubling as a TV for my room to watch movies/streaming tv from.
Things that are important to me: Size, VESA compatible mounting brackets, something that doesn't suck.
Price Range: $250-320

With all this being said...I don't care for comments like; "if you're going to spend $300 on a monitor get this upper tier 23 inch" NO. You're missing the point...I haven't gamed on a computer in 7 years...I SERIOUSLY doubt I will be able to tell the difference from a lower end 27" as compared to mid-level 23"....ghosting, response time, contrast ratio, ect- these are important in certain cases, but to a degree your eyes have to be "use to it". Sure if I was going from an upper tier smaller monitor to an entry level bigger monitor I'd be like WTF this isn't the same...but I'm coming from a 15" core 2 duo macbook pro screen...it's safe to say I'll be impressed either way

Here are some of my current choices:

Samsung P2770FH $268 refurb - LCD 1080p, 1920x1080, 16:9, 70000:1 Dynamic, 1000:1 Native, 1ms, DVI, HDMI, NO VESA :-(
http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Samsung-P2770H-27-inch-LCD-Computer-Monitor-Refurbished/5764829/product.html?rcmndsrc=2

Samsung S27A550H $229 refurb
- LED1080p, 1920x1080, 2ms, 16:9, 1000:1 native, DVI, HDMI, NO VESA :-(
http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Samsung-S27A550H-27-inch-1920x1080-LED-Monitor-Refurbished/6304488/product.html

Hanns-G HZ281HPB $269- LCD, 3ms,1080P, HDMI, LCD Monitor 400cd/m2 15,000:1(800:1)Built-in Speakers, VESA :-)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254052

ASUS VE276Q $279 1920X1080 2ms 1080P HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor w/Display Port & Speakers 300 cd/m2 100,000 VESA :-)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236091

ASUS VE278Q $319 1920x1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 300 cd/m2 ASCR 10,000,000:1 VESA :-)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236103


System: i5 2500k, sabertooth p67, 8 gb 1600 ram, EVGA gtx 570 1280mb
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236091

    I suggest getting new ASUS monitors then getting refurbished Samsung monitors.
  2. I agree with refillable, I have an ASUS and also bought several ASUS monitors for others. They are better than any other monitor I've used.
  3. This topic has been moved from the section Graphics & Displays to section Computer Peripherals by Mousemonkey
  4. Mousemonkey said:
    This topic has been moved from the section Graphics & Displays to section Computer Peripherals by Mousemonkey


    Sorry I thought a monitor was a display....so much to learn? :-/

    So I'm getting the go with a NEW asus...so the question now becomes LCD VS LED...its the extra money worth it?

    Thanks!
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