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I have a client that asked for a quote on an NVidia surround. I don't know much about monitors, so I don't know what to quote him. What are three good 1080p monitors for gaming? I quoted him $200 for each, but admitted I didn't know what the final price would be.
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I have a client that asked for a quote on an NVidia surround. I don't know much about monitors, so I don't know what to quote him. What are three good 1080p monitors for gaming? I quoted him $200 for each, but admitted I didn't know what the final price would be.

you want good monitors? cheapest 180p monitors are about 100$ each lol. mine is pretty low end and i got it for 120$ but it had a lot of potential after calibration.

im an idiot. i thought 200 total. nevermind i am clueless at that price range tongue.gif
Edited by d3310n - 5/1/12 at 6:06pm
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$200 would get you a decent 24' 1080p.. you may wanna jump to 250 for shipping/taxes and some leeway.
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If he wants gaming may he want a 120hz though? rolleyes.gif
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post #6 of 7
I'd be interested in people's responses to this. Looking for the same info here, but just for me wink.gif

However OP I am looking at the Asus 24" monitors such as this one.

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VE248Q-24-Inch-LED-Monitor/dp/B005BZNDHQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335921338&sr=8-1
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Tell him to get 3x Dell 2312's. They're about $250 shipped or so, but soooo well worth it, especially when talking about surround / eyefinity. Plus they have the added bonus of being able to be portrait or landscape easily. The IPS display REALLY helps out for viewing angles too (and color).
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