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I've currently got a 30" Dell (U3011) - And because of the size it's simply too big for gaming and I wouldn't mind something smaller so I get nicer FPS / refresh rate. Maybe one of these newer 120Ghz ones?

Money isn't an issue. At all. I paid $1700.00 for my Dell.

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lol Well I think its all self preference, no best. Its all on what you want.. I played with 22" to a 24" and now 27" 1920x1080 and that just right for me, no need to go better (for me)
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post #3 of 28
Time for another GTX590? Other than that, any of the new 24" 120hz monitors with 5ms or less grey to grey should do just fine. Try find one with 1920 X 1200 instead of the more common (lame) 1920 x 1080.
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I personally like things around the 24" for gaming, though I'd kill for your 30" to do some CAD. There's plenty of diversity in the ~24" 1920x1080 monitor moarket so just look for ones you like and read reviews would be my advice. Should be ablt to get a good one for less than $250.
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post #5 of 28
I find my 30" too small actually. As said, viewing distance / preference


If you want to make the move to 120hz, the samsung s23/27a950d/750d monitors are fantastic, as are the asus VG 23 and 27" monitors. They are glossy, don't have too much input lag like some other models, and have nice enough of a picture.

Use: http://displaywars.com/ to compare sizes between displays.
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post #6 of 28
For gaming, either 23" or 27" 120 Hz monitors are sweet. It's up to preference whether one thinks 27" DPI too low. The problem is 27" 120 Hz cost a lot compared to 23", and won't give more desktop space, everything is just bigger.

The new Samsungs have great panel quality if you're willing to deal with glossy reflections, and the minimal physical adjustments, lack of VESA etc. For Nvidia users I'd rather recommend the new Asus 27" monitor or to wait for other smaller 3D Vision 2 monitors like Benq XL2420T.
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post #7 of 28
IMO, the best gaming monitor is the 120hz Samsung 23A750D..its 1080p..so any bigger than about 24" i think starts to look bad at that resolution. Also..its colors are the best in class for TN. Very low latency/lag times.Lastly, I like the 750D better than the 950D..the stand looks better imo...its also cheaper...I got the Samsung 23A750D for $390 over the weekend...and really like it. I also have an IPS 24" 19200x1200...both are great...but the 120hz is better for gaming.
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post #8 of 28
For me, 24" monitors seem to be the sweet spot. 30" monitors or multiple monitor setups typically means that you need to invest in multi-GPU solutions or upgrade your card much more frequently to keep up with new graphics.
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Just got a 27" 2560x1440 LED and am LOVING it! Played BF3 and The Witcher 2 and am hooked..
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