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I've not had a desktop PC now for over 10 years and I decided to go ahead and build a very nice system.

Intel Core i7 4770K Haswell Quad Core CPU Overclocked to 4.5GHz
Kingston Asus Z87 Hero Motherboard
Nvidia 780 graphics card
Kingston Genesis 8GB 1866MHz DDR3 memory
and so.....

I'm looking for a 27" display that has 120Hz or greater, has great vibrant colour, deals well with black levels.
I'd prefer not to go with a 1920x1080 display but I'm open to suggestions.

I'm happy to spend big, but I'm stopping by hear because I'm not up on the technical jargon that relates to these monitors. So I'd rather see what you guys suggest and make an informed choice.

I'm likely to be playing a lot of FPS and driving games and watch the odd movie now and again.

I know that the 780 will run some games at a crazy frame rate so I want a display that will deal with that fact and display little or no ghosting.

I'm sorry if this is a all to familiar question but I'm wanting to get my display ordered in the next few day and I've got a bit bogged down with all the reviews and technical jargon I've come across.

One last thing, I see people suggesting various panels from Ebay, I'd rather not go down that route, and if it costs me more money so be it.

Cheers guys
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Look no further than the X-Star DP2710 - 27" 1440p PLS overclocks to 96-120Hz for $300. Link.

Vibrant colors, great black levels, best bang for the buck monitor on the market.

Get over your Ebay phobia, they have great buyer protection these days. Or, what I would do if I were you, just order from IPSLedMonitors.com for $330, they have a 30 days no-questions-asked return policy, and if that still isn't enough for you, add a 3 year warranty on top of it for $50.

You will find no other monitors that fit all of the specifications that you outlined in your post.
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2600k Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 GTX 460 SC G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 Crucial M4 OCZ Agility 3 Seagate 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100 Win7 BenQ XL2420T Qnix QX2710 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Leopold Otaku Corsair AX850 Corsair Obsidian 650D Zowie EC1 eVo & Razer Mamba 
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SteelSeries QCK+ & SteelSeries Experience I-2 Harmon Kardon 2.1 & Logitech G930 
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The overclocks (QNIX and X-Star) are good ones to go for.

However, some people do swear by the further motion blur reductions available in LightBoost (see 60Hz vs 120Hz vs LightBoost, as well as the updated LightBoost HOWTO featuring ToastyX Strobelight) If you do go that route, get one of the ASUS or BENQ 27" LightBoost models as the 27" panels tend to produce much better LightBoost color than the 24" panels. However, the QNIX and X-Star panels generally produce better color, even though they have more motion blur/ghosting than LightBoost. It depends on how sensitive you are to ghosting/blur.
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