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I'm planning on upgrading my monitor from the cheapest one I could find to either a 2560x1440 monitor or triple portrait 1080p monitors.

I'm not exactly sure where to go from here. I purchased a Catleap 27Q off of eBay, which died, and when I get my money back, I am going to purchase a monitor from a store that does not require shipping.

Currently I see it as there being 3 different options, I could go for a 27" 1440p monitor, triple IPS monitors, or triple 120Hz TN monitors. If I decide to get triple monitors, I would have to wait until I get the money to upgrade my graphics card before I can get the second two monitors. I'd probably get one a 7950 for triple monitor.
Of what I can tell, I don't like matte monitors very much, that sparkly effect seems to happen on my current one; I tend to use my computer in a dark room, so reflections aren't much of a problem.
I'd like to know:
How noticeable the lack of color quality on a TN panel is?
How noticeable input lag is?
What's the multi monitor support on the AMD side like?

The monitors I have looked at so far are:
Samsung 27" 850D 1440p PLS: something like 13ms input lag, which seems high and what seems like poor backlight quality control, semi glossy, $750ish
Asus PB278Q: looks the same as the Samsung 850D
Samsung 14" 1200p PLS: 9ms input lag, which still seems a bit high, and the same backlight quality control, semi glossy $450ish
Dell 27" 1440p U2711 IPS: no idea of the input lag, probably high, anti glare coating $800ish
BenQ Xl2420T: 120HZ minimal input lag, matte coating $350
Asus VG236h: 120Hz minimal input lag, matte coating $350
LG IPS225P: IPS very cheap I know nothing else about it, it probably has some massive flaws

I don't want to deal with any of the 1440p monitors with A- grade panels, or anything that I have to ship, unless it's really cheap.

Of these ones that I have compared I feel that the Asus VG236h and the XL2420T are the best ones, but I'm not completely sure.

Are there any others I should consider?
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I just read a review on a BenQ and apparently it was the best they've seen.

Go here for recent roundup of the top screens;

http://pcper.com/news/Displays/Rounding-screens-judgment
 
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post

I just read a review on a BenQ and apparently it was the best they've seen.
Go here for recent roundup of the top screens;
http://pcper.com/news/Displays/Rounding-screens-judgment
In that test, it was by far the most expensive monitor, aside from an alien ware one.
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I'm assuming this setup is primarily for gaming?

7680x1440 does not run well with this gen cards. I know, I was going to buy them.

How many cards do you plan to have in your rig? For 5760x1080 120hz to run at its higher fos you will need 3 or 4 GPUs.

My favorite are the Samsung 850D for 2d. And the Asus VG278HE for 2d and 3d.
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Originally Posted by Swolern View Post

I'm assuming this setup is primarily for gaming?
7680x1440 does not run well with this gen cards. I know, I was going to buy them.
How many cards do you plan to have in your rig? For 5760x1080 120hz to run at its higher fos you will need 3 or 4 GPUs.
My favorite are the Samsung 850D for 2d. And the Asus VG278HE for 2d and 3d.
I was going to do 3240x1920. Also, the triple monitors are mostly going to be used for relatively light games, like counter strike. I don't play that many graphically intensive games, but If I do, I'd just go to one display.
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