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post #1 of 58
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hey guys

looking for a 27" monitor for pc and xbox gaming, any recommendations on the best choice?

I want 2x27" but dont really want to pay for the gaming premium on a 2nd screen which has caused me some hard decisions!

Thanks for any help!
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post #2 of 58
So are you looking for two screens or one?

Also i'm pretty sure your 5850 will not be able to handle 2x 27" screens
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post #3 of 58
What's your budget? Save up around $500 and get yourself a nice 1440P monitor. wink.gif
post #4 of 58
Especially for gaming any 27' 1080p TN monitor will do. You don't really have the computer to run 1440p or even 2 and it's complete waste for Xbox.
Keep in mind that 1080p is designed for 24' so it will look "meh" on 27'.
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post #5 of 58
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2 monitors, that pc isnt current anymore, i have a 670 gtx in a i7 3930K build...

budget is around £500-600 per screen perhaps more, rather get best value. Dont know the dollar conversion
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post #6 of 58
Maybe an update of your system specs might help.

Also remember that the price jump from 1080 to 1440 is steep and at 1080 you'd be better off with a 24" monitor.
A final point is that Xbox displays at 720p so everything will be stretched to fit.
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post #7 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by InfernoUk View Post

2 monitors, that pc isnt current anymore, i have a 670 gtx in a i7 3930K build...
budget is around £500-600 per screen perhaps more, rather get best value. Dont know the dollar conversion

The conversion puts you at roughly $750-$900 I think, but I dunno what the prices are like where you are. If it were me with that budget I'd want 1440p for at least one of the screens. I just made the switch and it's fantastic, especially with a bluray. Games look awesome as well, of course.
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post #8 of 58
I play with 3 -27 inch and it looks awesome....24" inch kinda small now a days.
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post #9 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raptorpowa View Post

I play with 3 -27 inch and it looks awesome....24" inch kinda small now a days.

I'm just saying that if you get 27"make sure you get 1440 otherwise it isn't worth the money
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post #10 of 58
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yea i want 2 1440's for my money, the budget is high enough. Its just a case of which is best for pc (WoW and BF3) and for xbox (Halo)
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