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Does it need to work out of the box right away or are you willing to build something?

If you are then ipad 3/4 "retina" screens can be arranged into something you might or might not like. There is a good long thread about building the screens from laptop/tablet parts: http://www.overclock.net/t/1389756/custom-screen-31-3600x1600-cost-250/0_50



And VESA mount is easy, just piece of veneer with 4 bolts sticking out of it
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4608x2048 at approx 20'' diagonal packet. IPS and 60 Hz.
 

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Hahaha that looks interesting but I think I'd rather a normal monitor
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Thanx. I must admit that ppi on these is a bit on the high side.

DELL has this new 24'' 4K screen, so relatively small, if 27'' is too big for you. I do not remember from top of my head if it was IPS but should be, I would guess. Should fit into your budget all right and would provide you with 4x more pixels than single 1080p screen or approx 2x more than a single 1440p screen.
 

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I think 4K is to over the top atm seeing most GPUs cant really run it good lol

I also wanted 2 screens as I multitask with them, sometimes I'll have photoshop and premiere pro up at once
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Depends on your definition of "good" and on game ofc
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A 7870 does not have major problems running 4K at acceptable fps in most titles as long as you do not use presets but do the settings manually avoiding excessive AA and some effects (like excessive motion blur). I was running my 5400x1920 for a while on 7870 and would be still doing it if it would not have gone into warranty for few months so had to get something to last me for that time. 7950 (equivalent of R9-280 after rebrand) does it even better even in pretty modern titles. Now I do not own BF4 so cant comment on that but things like Crysis 1 and 2 (dont own 3), Metro 2033, etc all play pretty ok at that reso, not consistent 60 fps with the settings I'm using but minimum stays above ~35 with my settings so I'm happy.

If you want 2 displays then I think getting two 1440p Koreans would be pretty reasonable. Should leave also some funds to spare.
 

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Ah ok, what if I did what I do with my current setup, game on a 144hz screen then use the 4k as a secondary? would I take much of an FPS hit, getting a 290 Tri-X next week to replace this broken ass 670 lmao

The Korean monitors are to big due to there height, I can only fit 24" monitors into the desk space I have
That would work. The secondary screen memory footprint if its showing just 2D stuff is rather modest and performance impact is negligible even if it's 4K and then you have 4 GB of vRAM on 290's. Tri 290 would be adequate even for gaming on the 4K without issues. And it would give you option to pick the best screen for the job depending on the game - where you like 4K you could do it, where you don't you would have that 144 Hz option available.
 

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Ah ok, thats kinda good

Wouldnt 4K be to small on a 24 inch tho? I thought that was the whole point of never having 1440p on anything less then a 27
Depends on your viewing distance. 24'' 4K is approx 180 ppi which becomes "retina" at approx 50 cm viewing distance. In this sense it is on a bit small side for such resolution. I would personally prefer 4K resolution at approx 36'' package (~75 cm optimal viewing distance) but if space is limited then in my opinion 24'' 4K is still usable resolution. I am typing this reply on a ~265 ppi display atm which becomes retina at approx 30 cm distance (which happens to be roughly the distance I have mounted it up in VESA stand in front of my face). That is a bit on the small side - you can read more detailed impressions of usability of it in the thread I linked in my first reply here (post #393 in there). So it really depends - if you will have display relatively close to you anyway (because of limited space) then 24'' 4K can be fine. If you will have display at 90 cm then a person with 20/20 vision should no longer be able to tell difference between 24'' 4K and 24'' 1920x1200 display if the content scales well (i.e., if the text size in millimeters on screen is the same).

Link to ppi calculator: http://isthisretina.com/
 
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