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Good quality 27" monitor, high response time for FPS and good contrast ratio a must!

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As the title states, I'm looking at replacing my main monitor with a 27". It must have a high response rate for gaming (FPS) and I'm BIG BIG BIG stickler for picture quality. I have no problem spending a few extra bucks for a monitor with AMAZING picture quality (black blacks... white whites) and really good contrast.

I've been reading reviews, any specific recommendations I should look into from users here is very much welcomed! Thanks alot!
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I would upgrade your PC wayyy before I even thought about a new monitor
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Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic;14321963 
I would upgrade your PC wayyy before I even thought about a new monitor

this, pentium D is not going to be happy when you game
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Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic;14321963 
I would upgrade your PC wayyy before I even thought about a new monitor

Agreed.

If you're a "big stickler" for picture quality, i'd upgrade your entire rig first to actually take advantage of the graphical quality of modern games + run them at a very high resolution with all of the settings turned up.

Otherwise, 27" monitor or not (like a nice Dell U2711), there's no point in having it if your computer doesn't even have enough horsepower to take advantage of a high resolution + maximum graphics settings. In fact, games will look worse when you have to turn the details down just to accommodate your monitor's native resolution on your current hardware.
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Yeah, get a nice rig going first. Honestly, I don't think you'll be able to notice a difference between, say, 2ms response time and 8ms. What matters the most in my opinion is variation in refresh rate, which is very noticeable, especially in first person shooters if you're going from 50-85Hz to 120Hz, provided you have the aforementioned 'nice rig'. The downside to 120Hz is you won't really be getting the superb picture quality you want. The monitors with the best picture quality and colors also tend to have a slower response time. It's either one or the other.

If you care a lot about your high-score I'd recommend 120Hz.
Edited by Goaky - 7/23/11 at 5:28pm
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post #6 of 34
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Saw all these responses and was hoping for an actual answer to my question................

In regards to not answering my question I appreciate that lol... Ignore specs of the rig in my signature, I'm building a new PC next week with pretty much no expense spared, hence the question about the monitor

Specs on the new rig, please let me know if its up to par for a 27":

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So yea, ignore my signature rig.... please focus on the question! smile.gif
Edited by Frankiebonez - 7/23/11 at 6:32pm
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I did some research on the doublesight brand on the AVSforum.com that I venture to for my home theater system questions and Doublesight seemed to be doing well over there.

Considering this monitor, good quality and decent price. I'm willing to spend up to 1000$ on a screen, give or take.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824185011&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo

Here is a nice Dell I was looking at also, but for about 220$ less the Doublesight looks a bit more promising.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260038
Edited by Frankiebonez - 7/23/11 at 6:38pm
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post #8 of 34
Response time isn't the most important stat for monitors when it comes to FPS games. Input lag is the most important thing to look at, the 120hz monitors offer the best input lag. One of the best is the Alienware AW2310, it has zero input lag. If you want the best picture quality then you will want an IPS monitor, which have much higher input lag and response time.

Edit: Since you're looking at 27" monitors you're SOL. There is no 27" monitor with zero input lag.
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post #9 of 34
Dell U2711 hands down. Though, you won't be able to do anything with it besides surf the web.

Edit: @ HWI Input lag and response time isn't an issue. The human eye can't even distinguish a difference as long as the response time is under 30ms.
Edited by NewAtOCing - 7/23/11 at 6:40pm
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post #10 of 34
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When I play, even on my 22" HP screens I have now, I see ghosting effects when scrolling fast in games such as when I pan across maps in starcraft 2. Thats the key effect I'm looking to try and avoid.

@ NewATOCing... What do you mean I wont be able to do anything besides surf the web? Do these larger monitors just suck that much? I play my video games on my home theaters 65" TV, granted console games, but the effects arent that bad. I notice it more on my HP monitors on my PC.

I'm trying to keep response time at 8ms or less and would like a 120hz screen. I dont know which one is going to provide the best picture quality though.

Need more opinions from peeps who have used or are using a 27" they like......
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