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I am building a system with a GTX690 card and is having a hard time choosing the ideal monitor. I am a gamer, for now playing Starcraft 2 and Battlefield 3.

I am considering the Samsung SA950 but understand that it does not support the Lightboast technology that comes with my GTX690 card. On the other hand, the only brand of monitor that support Nvidia 3D technology is the Asus VG278H monitor for which i heard lot of negative comments (not to mention anything......the quality of the build itself does not reflect its heft price tag).

If i go with the Samsung SA950 and the GTX690 card, will i lose out too much? Pls advise.
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I wouldn't worry about 3D mate, it's pretty much a gimmick.

I've played it and after initially being impressed with 3D for around 2days, i found my self going back to 2D pretty damn soon. 120Hz 2D is something you cannot do without though.....especially with FPS games.

Unfortunately you cannot do 120Hz with a 690 unless you use the DisplayPort connection. AFAIR the SA950 only has single link DVI on the back of it. But i could be misinformed on this....
 
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Hi. I checked. The Samsung SA950 do come with DisplayPort alongside HDMI and DVI. If the DisplayPort on the SA950 happens to malfunction after prolonged usage, is there such thing as DisportPort-to-DVI or DisplayPort-to-HDMI connector to connect the displayport on the gtx690 to the SA950 to achieve 120hz still?
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Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG  Window 7 Ultimate 64bits Samsung s27a G15 Logitech Keyboard 
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