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So ordered parts for a new build. Realized I'm out of monitors (the missus stealing my sig rig with monitor).

I would prefer a 25-27" (leaning towards the 27") monitor but open to suggestions.

Main use for this monitor will be gaming/movies.

I'm coming from a random Samsung 23 inch/Dell 22" Ultrasharp.

Don't really have a budget, rather looking for best bang for buck.

So far the ones I'm looking at

Hanns-G HZ281HPB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254052

PLANAR PX2710MW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824016155

ASUS VE258Q Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236123

I'm not looking for an larger Ultrasharp.

Thanks all.
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post #2 of 24
asus seem be much better from neweggs reviews
post #3 of 24
Too bad. I love my U2711 because it's 2560x1440 instead of 1920x1080, though more of a load for gaming, obviously.
post #4 of 24
I just got one of these and love it! Hazro HZ27WC 8-Bit 27" LED 2560x1440
post #5 of 24
The Samsung 27" 120hz monitors are simply awesome.
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post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by Dysheeki View Post
I just got one of these and love it! Hazro HZ27WC 8-Bit 27" LED 2560x1440
I strongly recommend these as well for bang for buck, but I don't think they're available outside of the UK.
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post #7 of 24
Hazro does ship them to Europe at least. OcUK has them cheaper but they might not ship them outside UK. Sure it's a no frills monitor but for 2560x1440 it's the best deal if you can live with the options given.

The samsung 750D and 950D are both great quality also, but the 27" are quite expensive compared to normal 60 Hz TN monitors. Still I don't think 27" 1080p TN is a very good choice, unless you're watching it at >1m distance head on.
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post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 
Looking for suggestions I can order from the US.

Hazro looks nice but don't seem to be able to order from the US.

Looking for more suggestions.

Should I drop to 25"?

Eh the U27 didn't impress me. I borrowed one from work and it was nice for work but gaming eh.

Looking for something big but doesn't have to be the best. I'm running a 23" Synchmaster as my "gaming" monitor.
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post #9 of 24
I guess the first things are if you want 120hz/1920x1080, 60hz/1920x1080, 60hz/2560x1440? CCFL or LED? TN or IPS? Glossy or matte? And how important these things are to you...
Edited by Zzyzx - 11/4/11 at 9:33am
post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by evilferret View Post
So ordered parts for a new build. Realized I'm out of monitors (the missus stealing my sig rig with monitor).

I would prefer a 25-27" (leaning towards the 27") monitor but open to suggestions.

Main use for this monitor will be gaming/movies.

I'm coming from a random Samsung 23 inch/Dell 22" Ultrasharp.

Don't really have a budget, rather looking for best bang for buck.

So far the ones I'm looking at

Hanns-G HZ281HPB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254052

PLANAR PX2710MW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824016155

ASUS VE258Q Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236123

I'm not looking for an larger Ultrasharp.

Thanks all.
If you are looking for a 27" go with either the hanns-g or the asus ve276q. If you wanna save some $, watch the open box deals. the hanns-g sells for $148 open box and the ve276q sells for $152 open box and both still have full warranty when you get them. I went with the ve276q because i got it cheap local but the 1920x1200 of the hanns-g is nice.
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