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Currently I am running a triple monitor setup with 3x 1080p Dell 22" that I got for free from work.

I am looking to upgrade to a single monitor solely for gaming.

Ive been reading about difference with TN Panels, H-IPS, have seen some weird brand names of monitors etc. And its all beginning to bundle together in a large mess.

I'm looking for a monitor that is under $1,000 (I'm not including tax/shipping in final cost), great response time I play a lot of FPS and RPGs mainly, color accuracy, and from a manufacturer that has a decent warranty...I would really hate to have a monitor for a year and pixels start to go out. I have plenty of power, I believe, to run almost any display.

SLI GTX 580

Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 23

Good call on getting a single 1440p or a 1600p monitor

 

Here look at the 1440p+ club

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/1291882/1440p-and-above-gaming-club-1440p-meet-the-awesome-members-of-ocn

 

You will see the most popular Displays in the club in the first message.

 

If you are willing to spend as much as $1000, first determine if you want a 1600p or a 1440p monitor.

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I just wish that they didn't cost as much as a 27" 1440p display. I do love the aspect ratio. Its also nice and big. That 21:9 dell also has lower input lag than most high end 2560x1440 displays. It has its pros, thats for sure.
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I first wanted to upgrade after seeing the Apple 27" Thunderbolt display which is 1400p. Obviously since I cant use the thunderbolt display, here I am.

I have not seen a 1600p screen in person though and really wonder if the extra 200 is worth the price jump of almost double? I do have to say I love the retina display on the new macbooks though. Crisp.

As for the budget, yes I am willing to go up to 1000 but the wife would like me to keep it as low as possible. Is there much of a difference in viewing between a 27" 1400p and a 30" 1600p? What about the lag?

I really like the slim bezel on the Dells. Weight and thickness of the monitor doesn't matter I have plenty of room on my desk and its a sturdy mother trucker.



@zinfinion, as much as I love Archer, I have to say that monitor looks ridiculously shaped. I might as well stick with 5760x1080 if im looking for something like that. Just too...thin and long...i cant describe it.
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post #6 of 23

In your case I would look at the following monitors

 

Asus PB278Q

or

Dell U2713HM

 

They are both around $650 and will make you very very happy. Both have great warranty etc.

 

You can always grab a Korean IPS monitor for around $350 which will give you the same quality.

 

If also you have a Microcenter nearby, go take a look at the Auria monitors which are 1440p as well and gives the same quality as the Asus or Dell. They just have 1 year warranty though as far as I know.

 

About 1600p. It is great, but I don't think it would justify the price.

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In your case I would look at the following monitors

Asus PB278Q
or
Dell U2713HM

They are both around $650 and will make you very very happy. Both have great warranty etc.

You can always grab a Korean IPS monitor for around $350 which will give you the same quality.

If also you have a Microcenter nearby, go take a look at the Auria monitors which are 1440p as well and gives the same quality as the Asus or Dell. They just have 1 year warranty though as far as I know.

any of these choices would be great for single monitor.

I picked up one of the 30" korean monitors and wow i dont ever want to move away from 1600p
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That Viewsonic 27 inch is a pretty good choice too!
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That Viewsonic 27 inch is a pretty good choice too!


Is there a Viewsonic 1440p monitor?
 

post #10 of 23
If you want something cheap that won't break bank, you can get Korean 27" IPS monitors like my Yamakasi 2560x1400p for around $300 at the lowest price in history up to around $500 easy.

Been using mine fine for over half year? Shipping for mine was ridonkulously fast
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