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I'm looking for a monitor fitting of my soon to be built b.a computer, considering double triple or six monitors. I've narrowed it down to these few choices. Any other suggestions are welcome, I'm looking for the biggest bang for my buck. Primary use for the monitors will be high quality graphic intense gaming as well as art viewing/drawing.

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/monitor/#s=3000,2980,2900,2750,2700,2600,2500,2460,2410,2400,2380,2360,2350,2340,2300,2200&w=1&a=5003,5004,16009,16010,21009,683240,960251&l=1&i=41&t=1,2,3,4&r=384002160,256001600,256001440,256001080,204801536,192001200,192001080&sort=d9&S=0&qq=1

If that url doesn't work, let me know and I'll upload each monitor individually. There's about 12 of them. Keep in mind, if it's not listed here, and you think it's better, quality and price wise, I'll definitely take a look and consider it.

BenQ XL2420TE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor
BenQ XL2720T
BenQ RL2455HM
Samsung S27B350H
Samsung S24A350H
Samsung S24B350HL
Samsung S23A350H
Samsung S23A700D 120Hz 23.0" Monitor
Samsung S23B550V
AOC e2752She
Asus VS248H-P
Asus VS247H-P
Asus VS238H-P
lg 27ea63
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Best bang for the buck monitor on the market is the Qnix QX2710 and X-Star DP2710 (same monitor).

27" 1440p ~120Hz PLS for $280.

They overclock to 96-120Hz, have amazing colors, awesome viewing angles, and are great for gaming, watching tv/movies, doing work, etc. Downside to these monitors is potential backlight bleed (which is fixable) and potential of a couple dead pixels (which are so tiny it doesn't even matter).

I can't conceive of needing more than 3 of these, let alone six...unless you just have money raining from the skies.

Link to where you can purchase, other sellers sell them too, but this is the cheapest
Edited by Remmib - 9/4/13 at 9:19am
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Since this is related, I'll ask here instead of starting another thread.

OP has stated this is for art/illustration purposes etc, meaning, it doesn't just need to be vibrant and awesome in colour, it also needs to be "correct", especially in my line of work. I know this is mostly down to colour calibration of the screen, BUT there are just some screens out there (my current TV included) that cannot be calibrated perfectly for some hues/colours, hence why some monitors are classed as warm/cold sometimes, or vibrant/dull.

My thought is that, this is seldom mentioned in reviews, and may matter to some. Of course I'm no pro, so...
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Best bang for the buck monitor on the market is the Qnix QX2710 and X-Star DP2710 (same monitor).

27" 1440p ~120Hz PLS for $280.

They overclock to 96-120Hz, have amazing colors, awesome viewing angles, and are great for gaming, watching tv/movies, doing work, etc. Downside to these monitors is potential backlight bleed (which is fixable) and potential of a couple dead pixels (which are so tiny it doesn't even matter).

I can't conceive of needing more than 3 of these, let alone six...unless you just have money raining from the skies.

Link to where you can purchase, other sellers sell them too, but this is the cheapest

I think I'll postpone the multiple monitor display till bezelless monitors become the norm (300-500$ price range) then I'll go with 6, and have 3 wide 2 tall setup. I definitely appreciate the link, so what makes this monitor better than the ones I've listed. These are the korean monitors if I'm not mistaken?
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I think I'll postpone the multiple monitor display till bezelless monitors become the norm (300-500$ price range) then I'll go with 6, and have 3 wide 2 tall setup. I definitely appreciate the link, so what makes this monitor better than the ones I've listed. These are the korean monitors if I'm not mistaken?

All of the other monitors make compromises.

For example the 120Hz monitors you've listed will sacrifice color quality & resolution and some of the other screens you've listed sacrifice refresh rate for color quality.
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I think I'll postpone the multiple monitor display till bezelless monitors become the norm (300-500$ price range) then I'll go with 6, and have 3 wide 2 tall setup. I definitely appreciate the link, so what makes this monitor better than the ones I've listed. These are the korean monitors if I'm not mistaken?

All monitors are from korea or elsewhere. I would check out the Qnix club thread and definitely look over the positives and negatives before making a purchase. There are lots of good points and bad points regarding buying korean directly. It worked out best for me and many others but there are still variables that could make it a deal breaker for you.
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I just want to add that 1440p is very productive, and is ~3 times the pixel density of 1080p (Correct me if I'm wrong). The Korean panels are basically the same as ~$800 27" Dell IPS panels. It's just the Korean panels are A- rated and lack the warranty of the Dell. You are getting the same screen around 70% off, is worth it every day of the week. I cannot be happier with my Crossover 27Q. I've made a ton of purchases (thanks OCN... I'm broke now) but the 27" Korean IPS panel is by far the best purchase I've made.
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