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Hey, guys.

I'm looking for some monitors for a new rig I'm building. I have currently picked out three candidates (note that one monitor is 25", while the other two are 27"), but I am definitely open to recommendations, since I'm pretty inexperienced in this field. I've also been considering the Dell Ultrasharp series, but I just don't know where to start.

I don't want to spend more than $400.

Monitor Candidate #1: ASUS VE258Q Black 25"
Monitor Candidate #2: ASUS VK278Q Black 27" 2ms
Monitor Candidate #3: ASUS VE276Q Black 27" 2ms

Extra features like a built-in webcam or speakers don't really matter to me - I'm just looking for a quality monitor for gaming, video encoding (and of course watching), graphic design, etc.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 18
Asus VK278Q is the better out of the lot and not just because it's the most expensive
post #3 of 18
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Asus VK278Q is the better out of the lot and not just because it's the most expensive
You don't sound overly enthusiastic about it, though.

Do you recommend something else instead?

I'm open to suggestions.
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post #4 of 18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824260042

I would get one of these

Dells do one of the best monitors on the market to date.
post #5 of 18
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824260042

I would get one of these

Dells do one of the best monitors on the market to date.
Just to note it, that's still a TN panel, it's the P series. Dell is known for their IPS monitor U series as being good. The TN series is still good, but it's not as good by any means.
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post #6 of 18
Had experiences with the VE258Q. It's amazing and not TOO big like the 27" inch monsters.
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post #7 of 18
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Bump for more opinions/advice!
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post #8 of 18
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And another bump. I'm currently leaning toward the VE258Q, but I'm still very undecided.
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post #9 of 18
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Nobody has any more thoughts on this?
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post #10 of 18
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I guess this will be my final bump if I can't get any more traction on this.

I'm looking for your opinions, fellow OCNers!
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