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Im starting a fund to raise money for a monitor for Christmas. My wife is getting my current monitor for her computer, an LG L226W. Its a really nice monitor, but Im pushing it with an MSI GTX 580 and can see tearing. I know my monitor is getting abused by this card and want to upgrade. She loves this monitor and we decided this would be the best decision.

I really want something in the 27" range. I have been looking at Hanns-G HL272HPB Black 27" 2ms HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor. It runs at 75Hz and is a great company from reputation. I really like the price and could see myself getting another one down the road if the price stays the same. I have seen them in person at Staples, and like the color. Does anyone have first hand experience with these?

I have also been looking at ASUS VG278HE Black 27" 2ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor. Running at 144Hz. The down side to this is the price. Its way past what I would want to spend, but then again, it is a few months way still. I love the Hz on this monitor. I'm currently running 1680x1050. Max resolution on this monitor. So jumping to 1080p should be noticeable. I should also notice a huge jump in FPS. I would mount it to the back of the desk shelf. I like to sit back at my desk and think it would look amazing. Any 27" really.

I should probably explain what I like to do. I'm an avid BF3 player. LOVE L4D2 Multi tank. So Constant mayhem. I play CS:S off and on if bored. I like FPS, but like Diablo games. Ill play almost anything. I don't like buying games and I don't steal, so when I buy a game, I really get into it. Which is why I play L4D2, and BF3 almost exclusively.

So any suggestion about monitor choices would be appreciated. Even in different sizes to achieve what im after. NOTHING under 75Hz please.
post #2 of 34
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In a PM, I was pointed to some korean monitors? They wont respond and I have no idea what they meant.
post #3 of 34
Look in this forum for the threads related to the Achieva Shimian, CrossOver and Catleap monitors. They are some of the Korean monitors that your PM was referring to.

The Korean monitors are 27" 1440p monitors. They are IPS and do 2560x1600 resolution.

I bought one and am enjoying it very much.
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BTW, they run in price between USD $280 and upwards of $400. Different sellers set different prices. Some offer "pixel perfect" options which isn't as cut and dry as what it sounds like. One of these monitors is allowed to have a number of faulty pixels across different sections of the display. The pixel perfect versions may not be perfect but rather have a less number of bad ones, etc.

The build quality varies on these units. Some have wobbly bases, others have solid ones made out of aluminum. Black or white ones are available, etc.
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post #5 of 34
i second the choice on a 27" 1440p monitor, but would you rather have higher fps or higher res
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post #6 of 34
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Im not really sure. I spend most of my time fps. But I love eye candy. So...

I will look into those suggestions for sure.
post #7 of 34
well high res is going to cost you a little more, but looks glorious, you also have to make sure your gpu will be able to drive that many pixels

120hz looks very smooth and enhances even your windows experience, slightly cheaper, and since its still 1080p, you shouldnt have to worry to much about your gpu. although on a 120hz monitor, more fps does=better lol
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post #10 of 34
here is a thread about the same thing pretty much

http://www.overclock.net/t/1317699/new-27-inch-monitor-for-gaming-1080p-120hz-or-1440p-60hz/0_50
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