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Just as what the title says. Will be getting 7950 video card and the computer will be used for gaming and photoshop. Budget $300.

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I am NOT buying from ebay, only from reputable dealers, i.e. best buy, newegg, tiger direct, walmart, ect.
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I am NOT buying from ebay, only from reputable dealers, i.e. best buy, newegg, tiger direct, walmart, ect.
There are a few e-tailers that will sell the Korean monitors, just with a different housing.
Check the Auria 27 inch that Microcenter sells.
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What makes a korean monitor good?

Also, of these brands what are your thoughts: samsung, acer, hp, viewsonic, any one that is you think is better. Thoughts on an overland monitor.
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Originally Posted by fishinfiend View Post

What makes a korean monitor good?
Also, of these brands what are your thoughts: samsung, acer, hp, viewsonic, any one that is you think is better. Thoughts on an overland monitor.

Reposting this table since it explains it more clearly than words can

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Catleap and similar monitors categorically dominate the competition, that's why they're so good. Note that the pricing is wrong. You can get a korean monitor for $250, which really just adds insult to injury.
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Thoughts on this asus monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236302

1080p on 27 inch is a bit on the low side to be honest. If I would buy a 27 inch, it'd have to be 1440p.

LG makes a good 1080p 27 inch monitor as well, if you don't mind the resolution. LG IPS277 . But personally, I'm not a big LG fan. Although a lot of IPS monitors use LG panels ...
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I am NOT buying from ebay, only from reputable dealers, i.e. best buy, newegg, tiger direct, walmart, ect.

There are several "reputable dealers" on ebay, ebay is just a digital store front that many legitimate businesses use to sell their goods. In fact most of the sellers on ebay are not individuals selling their own goods but small and medium businesses who use it as a store front.

I work at a computer repair and retail shop, we fix computers and we sell computers and parts, both new and used, and several of our regular suppliers also have ebay store pages. I am not sure what has lead you to distrust these stores but you are hurting yourself by limiting your options. No dealer, not Fry's and not Best Buy, is going to give you any support besides a 30 day return or exchange window. Past that they will tell you to call the manufacturer. The ebay vendors will often do the same thing.

I purchased my IPS 27" 2560x1440 monitor for $350 on ebay from dream-seller and it came to my door 5 days later in perfect working order. If it fails in the first year I can create an RMA with Catleap and I will only be on the hook for one way shipping, which is standard practice.

If you are going to limit yourself then you are either going to have compromise and get one of the 1920x1080 27" monitors, which is a big step down at 27" from 1440, or spend double the money at least.
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HP 2711x 27-Inch LED Monitor - Black

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004G8QO8O/?tag=hyprod-20&hvadid=15473530059&hvpos=1o2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=20907084731278239402&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&ref=asc_df_B004G8QO8O

Mygaffer is right I bought an Hp auth. refurbished i5 S/B system on e bay came in hp box thing was new never touched when I went on line with HP they registered it with a 1 yr
factory warranty same as a new one even though they listed it as a refurb instead of the 45 day posted by the seller. Saved a couple hundred no issues works good 10 mo. later. plus you have PP and E bay buyer protection .

I PS 27" 2560x1440 is more eye candy if your card supports that res even if not monitor will upscale it.
other than that the HP above is good but lower res.
Edited by preferreduser - 10/13/12 at 12:52pm
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