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Hello everyone, I recently bought a new computer and I'm in need of a monitor to go along with it. Here are some of the specs of my new comp.


Motherboard: Intel DP67BG
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500k
Memory: 8GB
Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 580

I had originally planned to buy a 27" monitor but after reading more and more about monitors in general I've become hesitant to do so. I'm now conflicted as to whether I should get a IPS over a TN or go for something that can do 120hz or just stick to my guns and go with a 27" and if I need to worry about it being LED back-lit or just regular LCD.

Here's the current monitor I'm looking at buying. I'm also considering the Samsung P2770FH (I could actually buy this one at my local Sam's Club)or the Asus VE276Q.

My computer will mainly be for playing games, watching anime, listening to podcasts/music, and surfing the internet. I'll do a few invoices and word documents every now and then and maybe mess around with photoshop but nothing extensive. I also prefer 1920 x 1080 as it's what I'm use too.

So should I just go with a 27" or should I look into getting a 120hz monitor or maybe an IPS? And while I know LED isn't that important on a monitor I've read that some people can tell a difference and say it looks better then LCD.

As far as budget goes I'd like to stay under $600.

Thanks to anyone who helps!

PS: As for the games I play I do it all. FPS, RPGs, Strategy, I'll play any genre as long as the game is fun.
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Whether you should buy a 120Hz monitor or not depends on what games you will be playing. If you have games that run at high frames, you would benefit from the higher refresh rate. My own example is that one of the games I play a lot is Quake 3 Arena and Quakelive. These games run at a constant 125 fps. W/ my LG Flatron L227WTG I would get tearing/smearing/ghosting, whatever you want to call it. Then I bought this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236104
Quakelive now runs with a liquid-like smoothness that I've never seen in any other monitor I've used, even high quality CRT monitors where the framerate isn't an issue. Super happy w/ this ASUS monitor. EVERY game looks better, runs with that liquid smoothness, even when I'm not running the 3D Vision.
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post #3 of 13
Id suggest you go with dell UltraSharp U2211H,ips monitor,very good
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Id suggest you go with dell UltraSharp U2211H,ips monitor,very good
I love UltraSharp monitors, I use one at work and one at school, both for CAD and 3D Solid modeling. I've never tested one for games, however. The main problem with those is how expensive they are, but if your budget is $600 then gogogo...

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...ynote_irrank=0
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post #5 of 13
I would say that you don't need a 120 Hz monitor for what you're doing. A 27 inch IPS is over $700, so that's out of your price range. Also, most of the time there isn't a difference between an LED backlit panel or a standard CCFL.

It's also important to consider how far away from the monitor you sit. That will help you decide what size is right.
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I usually sit at around 2 feet away from my current laptop and sometimes lean in to read stuff just out of habit. With an actual monitor I'd probably put it even further back on my desk for 3 feet.

I looked at some Dell IPS and found this one (UltraSharp U2410) and it seems pretty badass. I know it's exactly at $600 but it's got $100 off on Dell's website. My only problem is that it's 1920 x 1200 and since I've never had one at that resolution I'm hesitant on it. Can I switch it to 1920 x 1080 and not lose any quality if a game doesn't support 1920 x 1200?

I'm also digging the VG236HE that croSSeduP posted because I might eventually want to do 3D gaming.

This **** is harder than picking the parts for my computer.
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I've heard great things about the Dell U2410. You can switch to x1080 however you'll either have the image slightly stretched or have small black bands along the top/bottom of the screen. This is due to the 16:10 vs 16:9 aspect ratio. If you are gaming you'll want the higher resolution of the 1920 x 1200 especially since you have a GTX 580.
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I usually sit at around 2 feet away from my current laptop and sometimes lean in to read stuff just out of habit. With an actual monitor I'd probably put it even further back on my desk for 3 feet.

I looked at some Dell IPS and found this one (UltraSharp U2410) and it seems pretty badass. I know it's exactly at $600 but it's got $100 off on Dell's website. My only problem is that it's 1920 x 1200 and since I've never had one at that resolution I'm hesitant on it. Can I switch it to 1920 x 1080 and not lose any quality if a game doesn't support 1920 x 1200?

I'm also digging the VG236HE that croSSeduP posted because I might eventually want to do 3D gaming.

This **** is harder than picking the parts for my computer.

Just play in 1920x1200. It will look that much better. But if you really had to, you could play in 1920x1080. Your video card can scale to pretty much any resolution.
    
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I'm going to buy this soon.

http://www.compusa.com/applications/...y=REVIEWS#tabs

1. I have an extremely tight budget.
2. It's 27.5 inches.
3. 1920x1200 (16:10)

Nothing fancy as far as Hz or response time, but beggars can't be choosers.
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go for samsung p2770fh.
    
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