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I honestly just haven't ever looked into choosing monitors too much in the last 6-7 builds I've had. I've always just went with a top choice from Newegg and I've always been pleased with what I've seen.

Now I come here and learn about all of this IPS panel stuff and ordering from Korea, and my head exploded.

Ideally I would like three 27" displays and my computer is going to be running two 3gb 7970s, and if you would need any more information just let me know.

I suppose I just would like to know what direction I should be looking in!
    
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I honestly just haven't ever looked into choosing monitors too much in the last 6-7 builds I've had. I've always just went with a top choice from Newegg and I've always been pleased with what I've seen.
Now I come here and learn about all of this IPS panel stuff and ordering from Korea, and my head exploded.
Ideally I would like three 27" displays and my computer is going to be running two 3gb 7970s, and if you would need any more information just let me know.
I suppose I just would like to know what direction I should be looking in!

Are you looking to be gaming or work/photo editing mostly? IPS panels are the ideal monitor for work/photo editing but are not the best for gaming. There are several threads around that explain the difference and which type you should look at for your needs. Everyone seems to be raving about the BenQ XL2420T and Samsung 900D as the gaming monitors of choice. For you, the 27" 900D may be your best bet if you're planning to game, like glossy screens, and can afford the price tag. But continue looking around to determine what type of monitor you want before you start looking at specific models.
    
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