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(UK buyer) Is there a reason to hold off buying a monitor at the moment? I'm looking for a 27" Gaming Monitor for Dota 2

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First of all - is there any reason to hold off on buying a monitor now? Is a new generation on the way out and will prices of current models drop any time soon?


I'd like to get a 27" monitor for playing games and for films. I don't do serious FPS but I do play Dota 2 a lot and would like the monitor to compliment that.

I know I cannot get everything within my budget range but I'd like to find a monitor that at least has one of the following:

- IPS (with >5ms response)
- 1440p
- 120hz.

I live in the UK and so need to consider import charges (20%ish) if Korean models are suggested.

My existing rig is not new (but Dota 2 is running at 60fps). I expect to update the Motherboard/CPU/RAM at some point:
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor
Asus M4A78 Motherboard
4gb DDR2 Ram
Gigabyte Radeon 7850 2gb (OC) GFX Card

Will I still maintain a decent (30+) FPS with a 1440p monitor or does my rig rule it out?


Here's a few monitors I thought looked good for their price:

IPS PANEL
£207 (Amazon) - AOC i2757Fh - 60hz 27" IPS 1920x1080 5ms - http://www.aocmonitorap.com/root/anz/product_display.php?id=271
£200 (eBay) - Samsung S27C570H - 60hz 27" IPS 1920x1080 5ms - http://www.samsung.com/my/consumer/pc-peripherals-printer/monitor/led-monitor/LS27C570HS/XM#

144hz
£269.99 (this site) - Iiyama Prolite GB2773HS-GB1 - 144Hz 27" TN 1920x1080 1MS - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-110-IY

IPS/1440p
£319 (this site) - Hazro HZ27WiE 8-Bit 60hz 27" IPS 2560x1440 6ms - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-025-HO&adword=google/pla/unoptimized&gclid=COy_l7idtr0CFQjKtAodLzUAEA
£319 (this site) Hazro HZ27WD-V2 10-Bit 60hz 27" IPS 2560x1440 6ms - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-022-HO&adword=google/pla/unoptimized&gclid=CPSfvL2dtr0CFdHLtAod-UEAHw
(I cannot tell the difference between these two besides 8-bit/10-bit - whatever that means).
£246+import duty (eBay) - YAMAKASI DS270 IPS SE LED 27" 2560X1440 AH-IPS

Recommendations/advice will be appreciated.
Edited by KommanderKeen - 3/28/14 at 6:23pm
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I would say to buy a quad core CPU, like the AMD 955, which can work with your current DDR2 memory and also with newer DDR3 memory.

Then see how much cash you have left over for a monitor.
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Yamakasi DS270 SE 27"  Logitech G110 Cooler master 700 Watt Cooler Master 690 II 
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