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I am looking for recommendations for a new monitor for Skyrim. Best picture quality is what I am going for - not sure about input lag, ghosting etc, but obviously minimal is best at this price.

These are my requirements:

1. 27"
2. $850 max budget
3. DVI
4. Skyrim mostly, but movies and tv shows also.
5. Purchase by Oct 15.
6. Use with sig rig below.

The top 3 contenders so far:
1. Samsung S27A850D - 2,560 x 1,440 - ($825), PLS tech, Review here: http://www.trustedreviews.com/samsun...Monitor_review
2. Samsing S27A950D 120Hz - Good Price ($650), great reviews everywhere
3. Hp zr2740w - 2,560 x 1,440 - ($750), IPS - no reviews yet, some complaints about the anti-glare

I'm leaning toward the S27A850D, but reviews are sparse. I'd love to have the extra resolution but there is some worry about whether my cards have enough VRAM to handle 2,560 x 1,440. I'm not sure I buy into all of the VRAM paranoia going on around here, but if someone has proof (e.g. a game being unplayable with a 1.25 GB card, but then perfectly playable with a 2.5 GB version) then I will definitely take that into consideration.
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Having gone from a higher resolution monitor to the 950d, the trade off for 120hz was well worth it. I didn't believe the hype either but now that I have it, damn. Plus the colors on the 950d are the best non-ips I've ever seen and as good as some ips.
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Skyrim and other slow games? 120hz isn't that much of a benefit IMO. 120hz is mainly nice for FPS and racing games.

The added resolution of 2560x1440 will produce a much nicer image in slower games.
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I'd suggest SA27950d. The color accuracy on this monitor is amazing, I don't think there is any monitor out there that can top it. Downside to this is that the SA27950 is 1920x1080 so it is a bigger pixel density for 27 inch. I myself got the 23 inch and am very happy with the size.
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Skyrim and other slow games? 120hz isn't that much of a benefit IMO. 120hz is mainly nice for FPS and racing games.
I thought the same thing, I was wrong too.

In Fallout New Vegas, everything you do is much smoother in 120hz. The zoom in that previously stuttered during Vats is smooth as butter. The visual effects of certain energy weapons hitting their targets now that's it's smooth is much more pronounced.

At the same time, I have a GTX 580 that provides great frame rates too. A weaker card won't benefit as much.
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post #6 of 12
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I thought the same thing, I was wrong too.

In Fallout New Vegas, everything you do is much smoother in 120hz. The zoom in that previously stuttered during Vats is smooth as butter. The visual effects of certain energy weapons hitting their targets now that's it's smooth is much more pronounced.

At the same time, I have a GTX 580 that provides great frame rates too. A weaker card won't benefit as much.
I don't need to be told I'm wrong here, I have many 120hz monitors, CRTs that can go even higher than that if I want to. A couple of GDM-F520s, one of them sitting on my table as a secondary.

I just don't find it makes as big of a difference in slower games as the added resolution, when playing on both.

But that's just my opinion on it. Everybody has their unique taste in monitors, appreciating certain attributes more than others.
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Jvalen View Post
I'd suggest SA27950d. The color accuracy on this monitor is amazing, I don't think there is any monitor out there that can top it. Downside to this is that the SA27950 is 1920x1080 so it is a bigger pixel density for 27 inch. I myself got the 23 inch and am very happy with the size.
Pixel density is fine on the 27". I sit two feet away and small text is sharp.
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
I don't need to be told I'm wrong here, I have many 120hz monitors, CRTs that can go even higher than that if I want to. A couple of GDM-F520s, one of them sitting on my table as a secondary.

I just don't find it makes as big of a difference in slower games as the added resolution, when playing on both.

But that's just my opinion on it. Everybody has their unique taste in monitors, appreciating certain attributes more than others.
I did not mean to offend you. I took what you said as 120hz being no benefit as opposed to not being as big a benefit as more resolution.

Personally, I would like to have both but if I had a choice, the 120hz is what I would choose.
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Originally Posted by mcg75 View Post
I did not mean to offend you. I took what you said as 120hz being no benefit as opposed to not being as big a benefit as more resolution.

Personally, I would like to have both but if I had a choice, the 120hz is what I would choose.
So a miscommunication then.

No problem dude.
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Just keep in mind the 950 is a glossy screen, which is a nightmare in some environments. It is also not VESA compatible.
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