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Looking for a decent $350-$450 27" gaming monitor

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Hi everyone, I am looking at monitors atm and would like some input.

I know that in this price range and size I will not get "the best of the best" for gaming and am OK with that, but would still like to get as close as I can without going broke. $450 is the absolute most and I really don't want to spend that much unless its leaps and bounds ahead of others.

My comp specs are...

Phenom II x6 1090T BE
Asus Crosshair IV Formula
16GB Patriot Viper Extreme @ 2000
Asus 6970 2 GB
2x Corsair Performance 3 64GB RAID 0
Seagate Barracuda XT ST330005N1A1AS-RK 3 TB
Antec HCG 900
19"LG flatron L197WH 1400x900

Here are a few I have found so far and would like your thoughts or recommended alternatives please,

PLANAR PX2710MW Black 27" 2ms $260

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

ViewSonic X Series VX2739WM 27" 1ms $300

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116441


ASUS VE278Q Black 27" 1920x1080 2ms $350

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236103


Any help at all with my choice is welcome and thank you for your replies.
Edited by Metawin - 5/17/11 at 11:55am
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ASUS VE278Q Black 27" 1920x1080 2ms $350

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236103
I have this monitor, and upgrading from samsung/lg/haansG/Rosewill, ASUS has the highest build quality. Comes with a metal stand, and doesnt wobble cheaply. No dead pixels+minimal border bleeding when displaying darker colors.

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I know it's out of your price range but I just got the Dell u2711 (I love it) and I will be honest, I wouldn't get a 1920 screen at 27in. If you are doing 27 you should try to get a higher res as the picture will look a bit worse than on a regular 22-24in.

Edit: With the size of a 27 I think you would appreciate the extra space of a higher res and still maintain a tight pixel density
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Thanks guys,

tats, you are right, $840 is slightly more than I can afford LOL, do you know of any with the res options you are talking about without the price tag of the u2711?

Also does it having a slightly taller image make a large enough difference to justify cost? I have never seen, in person, what the higher res monitors look like.
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