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My goal is to be able to play BF4 on 3 monitors. I only have a GTX 680 2GB, which is pushing it for 3 monitors (I play a lot of BF3), but I might SLI it, or get 1 or 2 780s. Don't know yet.

Anyway, I'm looking to get 3 monitors (1080p) that aren't too expensive. Hopefully under $215. I currently have a 23" but might get 27's, if not I will stick the the 23's. Any suggestions?

I don't really know too much about monitors besides getting them under 6ms response time. I also don't need them faster than 60hz.

$229

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014300


$209

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009423
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Ok, I know this doesn't directly help you with what you're asking, but have you really considered the other options?

60Hz sucks ass man...not to mention you'll need to also pick a monitor which can be debezelled nicely so that you don't have ridiculously large gaps between your monitors.

Are you sure you wouldn't be happy with 27" 2560x1440 @ 120Hz, which would absolutely provide a much better gaming experience...not to mention the fact that you wouldn't have to drop as much cash on the actual monitors and you could use that cash to grab another beastmode GPU.

Honestly, EyeFinity is overrated unless you're CallsignVega and can use baller-status monitors with pro-debezels and jizzworthy hardware.
Edited by Remmib - 5/29/13 at 7:44pm
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Thanks for the advice. I'm still undecided on whether I should get a 1440p or 3 1080p monitors. I like the 1440p, but they are little expensive.
Edited by Sfdpiggy - 5/29/13 at 9:00pm
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Thanks for the advice. I'm still undecided on whether I should get a 1440p or 3 1080p monitors. I like the 1440p, but they are little expensive.

A little expensive? Eyefinity is a "little expensive" mate, heh. How can you go wrong with 1440p 120Hz for $317? Also, looking towards the future, you're going to want to play more games than BF4, and not all games are enhanced by Eyefinity...where as all games are enhanced by 1440p resolution and the buttery smoothness that is the 120Hz refresh rate.

You should check out the huge Qnix thread we have here - http://www.overclock.net/t/1374065/korean-qnix-qx2710-evolution-ll-27-2560x1440-matte-samsung-pls-panel

But if you don't want to read through 174 pages of redundancy, then you can read my little write up with all necessary links here:
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27" 2560x1440 120Hz PLS for $317

How you may ask? Qnix QX2710

"Oh, it's from eBay? **** that brah." Relax, relax...let me explain.

It's a PLS panel (which some say is just Samsung's version of IPS), though the pixels are different from IPS monitors. Some also think PLS has better colors than IPS.

From what I've seen most people easily hit 110Hz, if not 120Hz, as long as you don't have a garbage graphics card.

The bezel is of reasonable size, too bad it's glossy though, I'll be painting mine matte black. Also the anti-glare coating on the monitor is quite light and doesn't degrade the picture quality. Sooo much better than glossy if you ask me, and many others will agree.

Mine came with 1 dead pixel and 1 stuck pixel (likely the stuck pixel can be fixed), I ain't even mad though...the pixels are so god damn small it's quite hard to notice it. I don't have any backlight bleed on mine, some people have experienced bleed, but there is an easy fix.

The downside of the monitor is that the casing is cheap, which ain't that big of a deal to me. Although it is kind of annoying that you have to remove the back panel to take off the stem of the mount (if you want to put this monitor on a monitor stand with arms).

All in all, I'm really happy with mine. Definitely recommend it if you're in the market for basically the best bang for the buck/performance monitor you can buy right now. Also, the shipping from South Korea is so stupidly fast...48 hours, how is that possible? If you're worried about a warranty or it dying you can get a warranty from Square Trade for $50 for 3 year coverage.

Feel free to read user's opinions in the huge Overclock.net threads:
- Original Thread
- Overclock Results
- Monitor Club w/ Optimization Guides

TL;DR
Pros:
-27"
-1440p
-overclockable to 120Hz
-amazing colors
-cheap as ****

Cons:
-cheap casing
-possible backlight bleed (though you can fix on your own)
-cheap monitor stand

Edited by Remmib - 5/29/13 at 9:06pm
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A little expensive? Eyefinity is a "little expensive" mate, heh. How can you go wrong with 1440p 120Hz for $317? Also, looking towards the future, you're going to want to play more games than BF4, and not all games are enhanced by Eyefinity...where as all games are enhanced by 1440p resolution and the buttery smoothness that is the 120Hz refresh rate.

You should check out the huge Qnix thread we have here - http://www.overclock.net/t/1374065/korean-qnix-qx2710-evolution-ll-27-2560x1440-matte-samsung-pls-panel

But if you don't want to read through 174 pages of redundancy, then you can read my little write up with all necessary links here:

Thanks!

The only reason I don't want a 1440p monitor is because I would like 2 or 3. Even if they are $300, 3 will be $900. A little over my budget.
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Thanks!

The only reason I don't want a 1440p monitor is because I would like 2 or 3. Even if they are $300, 3 will be $900. A little over my budget.

Man, I don't even know what I would do with 3 of them. I don't think I could find a way to use them all.

I know that I could get used to two of them, but one 24" and one 27" suit my needs currently. Having one right in front of you for gaming and the second one a little off to the side for multitasking would be awesome I think.
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The only reason I don't want a 1440p monitor is because I would like 2 or 3. Even if they are $300, 3 will be $900. A little over my budget.

You can buy 3 low budget 1080p monitors and spend hours messing around with eyefinity settings and dealing with bezels or get 1x1440p monitor with better colors and motion performance than both of the VA panels you picked, and it will be easier to drive in terms of gpu power.

The Acer sucks (same panel w/o an HDMI input & speakers)
Edited by MenacingTuba - 5/29/13 at 10:22pm
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Well are there any good 1440p monitors under $600-$700 that are good for gaming and aren't from out-of-country? (I know a lot of reviews say they are fine, but there a lot of them that have problems too.) My luck I'll be the one with all the problems frown.gif
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Well are there any good 1440p monitors under $600-$700 that are good for gaming and aren't from out-of-country? (I know a lot of reviews say they are fine, but there a lot of them that have problems too.) My luck I'll be the one with all the problems frown.gif

The only problem with them is that they can have backlight bleed and between 0-2 dead/stuck pixels.

The backlight bleed can be fixed by simply opening up the monitor and taping down the leds properly. The dead/stuck pixels can sometimes be fixed with software, but even if they can't you won't notice 1 or 2 pixels among 3.8 million of them.

So the problems are minimal since they can be fixed. For the record mine came with zero bleed and 1 dead/1 stuck pixel. I'm quite happy. Or just pay the extra $60 or so and get a pixel perfect version, then you know that you can have a perfect monitor since you can fix the bleed.
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The only problem with them is that they can have backlight bleed and between 0-2 dead/stuck pixels.

The backlight bleed can be fixed by simply opening up the monitor and taping down the leds properly. The dead/stuck pixels can sometimes be fixed with software, but even if they can't you won't notice 1 or 2 pixels among 3.8 million of them.

So the problems are minimal since they can be fixed. For the record mine came with zero bleed and 1 dead/1 stuck pixel. I'm quite happy. Or just pay the extra $60 or so and get a pixel perfect version, then you know that you can have a perfect monitor since you can fix the bleed.

Ok, so I guess forget everything I said before in this thread because I might get a 1440p monitor:P


http://www.ebay.com/itm/27-X-STAR-DP2710-LED-Matte-Screen-2560x1440-QHD-PLS-Panel-Monitor-DVI-D-/261185339043?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item3ccfdbfea3

Is this one tested for stuck/dead pixels? I'm a little OCD when if comes to tech stuff so weirdly enough I would pay $800 for a "Real brand" monitor. But I think I'm going to try this one first because I don't have $800. lol.
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