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Best monitor set up for around $800. I got a r9 390.

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So I recently built a system and plan on start saving up to upgrade my monitors except I don't know what I want to save up for.

I was planning on getting one of these
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009C3M7H0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_3&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
and it would be the display I game at but i'm starting to worry about screen tearing and was wondering if I should get a freesync display.

Then I was planning on getting one of these as my side display
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Monitor-P2415Q-24-Inch-LED-Lit/dp/B00PC9HFNY
It would be where I would do my work, and I would get 24 inches at 4k. But I was wondering if such a high resolution at a smaller size would look bad?
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24" 4k wouldn't look bad, in fact it would be really close to retina quality. A Retina Macbook Pro 15" is 220 PPI, 24" 4k is 183.58 PPI. You would of course have to use scaling to see anything comfortably, but you can forget about ever needing to use AA in games.

I also wouldn't buy a 1440p monitor and put a smaller 4k monitor by its side, maybe a smaller 1440p monitor, you really want to have things be consistent as far as monitor resolutions go, or at least be using a high resolution display as your main monitor and then a smaller lower resolution display as a side monitor. So you can have a 27" 1440p as your main, and a 21.5" 1080p on the side. Reason i say 21.5" is the pixel density would be around 102 and not far off the 27" 1440ps 108 so they would both look almost equally as pixel dense.

That said if you're looking at 24-27" monitors and also considering either 1440p or 4k, then look no further than:

http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-27MU67-B-4k-uhd-led-monitor

27" 4k and freesync range of 40-60hz, can be lowered to 33-60hz with a driver hack. Can be had for $480 with free shipping and no tax from B&H if you live outside of New York. I think its a pretty good deal on a 4k screen, LG is also very reputable and makes excellent displays.
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24" 4k wouldn't look bad, in fact it would be really close to retina quality. A Retina Macbook Pro 15" is 220 PPI, 24" 4k is 183.58 PPI. You would of course have to use scaling to see anything comfortably, but you can forget about ever needing to use AA in games.

I also wouldn't buy a 1440p monitor and put a smaller 4k monitor by its side, maybe a smaller 1440p monitor, you really want to have things be consistent as far as monitor resolutions go, or at least be using a high resolution display as your main monitor and then a smaller lower resolution display as a side monitor. So you can have a 27" 1440p as your main, and a 21.5" 1080p on the side. Reason i say 21.5" is the pixel density would be around 102 and not far off the 27" 1440ps 108 so they would both look almost equally as pixel dense.

That said if you're looking at 24-27" monitors and also considering either 1440p or 4k, then look no further than:

http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-27MU67-B-4k-uhd-led-monitor

27" 4k and freesync range of 40-60hz, can be lowered to 33-60hz with a driver hack. Can be had for $480 with free shipping and no tax from B&H if you live outside of New York. I think its a pretty good deal on a 4k screen, LG is also very reputable and makes excellent displays.
Well right now I have a 21'5 dell monitor 1080p 60hz
I was considering getting this monitor
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009C3M7H0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_3&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

I don't know wether I'm gonna be using a Nvidia or AmD gpu in the future and getting a free sync monitor would make me have to stick with amd but I my self like Nvidia better and only went with the 390 because it performs better than the 970 and was cheaper.
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