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$500 Budget for a new Monitor

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So I have about $500 to spend on a new monitor, I have been looking at some 27" ones and Asus VE276Q looks nice, but in all honesty I don't what to look for when shopping for a monitor. I also came across the new BenQ XL2420T. And have been reading alot of good reviews on it. The only thing is I had my mind set on a 27" and the BenQ is 24". I mostly play World of Warcraft, BF3 and will deff be playing the new Counter-Strike once that releases. Anyone have any ideas or recommendations?
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Yamakasi Catleap + 50 bucks for a warranty = Best choice.
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Yamakasi Catleap + 50 bucks for a warranty = Best choice.

+90000000000

Best screen I bought in ages!
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AURIA 27" IPS LED monitor at Microcenter. $399.99+shipping
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0384780
1 year warranty. It has DVI,HDMI,DP and VGA inputs.
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AURIA 27" IPS LED monitor at Microcenter. $399.99+shipping
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0384780
1 year warranty. It has DVI,HDMI,DP and VGA inputs.

I just tried this monitor and it was pretty freaking nice. Unfortunately, it was just too glossy for me so I am taking it back. There was some excessive light bleeding on the bottom too, but it wasn't too noticeable unless the screen was totally black. Also don't forget that if you do get a 27" that's higher than 1080P, make sure your video card can handle it. I dropped ~10-20FPS when benching.
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going with a EVGA 670 FTW
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going with a EVGA 670 FTW

right on, the one at MC was a pretty sweet monitor if you don't mind a super glossy screen
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