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Ok, so I recently built a rig, now I am looking for a quality monitor that can display the strength of that rig.

I originally bought the u2711.......HATE IT WITH ALL MY HEART. Looking at it right now with that CRAPPY Anti-Glare coating, wish it would crawl into a hole and DIE.

Anyway enough ranting. Does anyone have any suggestions for a monitor for that price? I heard there was a new Samsung monitor coming out in March, I also checked the Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D, but that seems to be out of stock EVERYWHERE.

Any help would truly be appreciated!

th0sebaby
Edited by th0sebaby - 2/17/12 at 8:33pm
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Ok, so I recently built a rig, now I am looking for a quality monitor that can display the strength of that rig.
I originally bought the u2711.......HATE IT WITH ALL MY HEART. Looking at it right now with that CRAPPY Anti-Glare coating, wish it would crawl into a hole and DIE.
Anyway enough ranting. Does anyone have any suggestions for a monitor for that price? I heard there was a new Samsung monitor coming out in March, I also checked the Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D, but that seems to be out of stock EVERYWHERE.
Any help would truly be appreciated!
th0sebaby

ok so you want to spend more than 900 bucks on a gaming monitor?
    
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You can probably get some good ones with that budget! thumb.gif Dell, ASUS, Philips... IPS panel if you will

     
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hahahaha.......I should be shot for that, i meant <900.... :|
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For 900$ I'd go triple monitor..
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hahahaha.......I should be shot for that, i meant <900.... :|

hehe just glad i got to pick on you first about it...

but yea an IPS would be best... you have a size preference?
    
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You can get a refurbished Apple Cinema Display for $850 (almost like new, just the internals are usually "old," but comes with a new casing, glass, cables and any defective part replaced) if your video card can support miniDisplayPort or DP with an adapter. I use it for just about everything and I'm really impressed with it. Played several games on it, including Skyrim, BF3 and Portal 2 and I don't even notice any ghosting or anything. The glossy doesn't bother me at all and like what you said, really don't care for the whole anti-glare screens because of what it does to the pixels.

That's one of the cheapest 27" IPS LED backlit 2560x1440 monitors on the market. Otherwise, you're looking to spend at least $1200 on a monitor that size with that screen resolution. The other option is looking at HP's ZR2740w, which runs around $700, but I'm personally not a fan of HP's monitors.

Other than that, here's a list I found of these kind of monitors. There's really not that many on the market at the moment.

http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/?filter=500149_12359321_&tag=mncol;page
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The only problem with ACD is the mini display port. MY Nvidia GTX 560Ti only has HDMI and DVI. Maybe a converter would help?

HELP ME PLEEEAASEEEE, have been looking for AGES now.
Edited by th0sebaby - 2/17/12 at 9:46pm
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All IPS monitors has this AG coating you mention. Some people dont care, but many have problems with it. I never had one of these, although i considered to buy a U2711. Now i just got a Samsung S27A850D and i am really amazed. The AG is minimal, so much so you dont have any glares and so little that there is no distrortion at any colour, especially white, which is the main problem of IPS AG coating. At the moment is the only alternative solution at 2560x1440. Unless of coursu you want to go multi-monitor!
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Yea I have seen the comparison between te AG coating on the dell compared to the Samsung.....the dell is just ruined by it.

Can I ask where did you buy your Samsung? I am trying to find one as it seems it is a much better display due to the coating.

How are white backgrounds on the Samsung?
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