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So what should I get? You can see my specs in my sig, I should be able to run anything with my system, money is of a certain impotance but would like to keep my cost to around 300 if possible, I am willing to go over if it is worth it though.

EDIT: was thinking of this : http://www.amazon.com/MX279H-27-Inch-Screen-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00B17C5KO/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1382088483&sr=8-5&keywords=asus+monitor
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If you want a 27 inch monitor, get a Korean IPS. 1440P goodness. I see no point in spending that much on a monitor if you aren't going to get a 1080P monitor. Either that or an ASUS VG248QE. It really depends on what you will be using it for and how much color reproduction, input lag, etc mean to you.
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The ASUS is 1080p while my current is 1200p, will the extra refresh rate be worth the lower res? I am not a competitive gamer, but do feel like my gpus are being held back by the 60hz limit sometimes.
Or what about this: http://www.monoprice.com/Product/?c_id=113&cp_id=11307&cs_id=1130703&p_id=10489&seq=1&format=3#specification
Its a korean IPS (I think) that has been rebranded to their own name. Sme panel as apple, but better warranty.
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post #4 of 4
Better to go a slightly lesser resolution at the same size than 3 inches up and lesser resolution. You might not even notice the lesser resolution at the same size, however at a 27 inch screen, you would definitely be able to tell the difference.

I've heard that monitor is good, but you'd be overpaying. It'd be cheaper to get a no dead pixel guarantee Korean monitor off of ebay or amazon. If I decide to get an IPS for video editing on a second system, I'll personally be going with the QNIX because I believe that no user has stated that they didn't hit 96Hz when overclocking it. The only thing I don't know is if you're GPUs can really handle that resolution. Don't get me wrong, those are some great GPUs and no slouchers by any means, but a lot of users of 1440p report over 2GB of VRAM usage. However, using less AA and tuning your setting a little bit might make this easier.

On the note of higher refresh rate for non-competitive usage. I enjoy FPS games and some other fast-paced games, but I'm not very competitive. I absolutely love the smoothness of 120Hz lightboost. It's easier on my eyes and haven't gotten a headache because of the screens like I normally do when it comes to monitors.
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