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flyAU
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Great gaming monitor

My 5 year old monitor just kicked the bucket. Anyone have advice on what to get in the 27" area? Looking at staying in the 350 range.


geauxtigers87
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re: Great gaming monitor
Samsung has a good one


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VABuckeye
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re: Great gaming monitor
You can order the Auria 27" IPS 2560 X 1440 from Microcenter for $399. I picked one up on Sunday and am liking it a lot.

It does have a matte finish due to the anti glare covering.


ILikeLSUToo
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re: Great gaming monitor
Just get a catleap or Qnix or whatever brand Korean IPS from ebay for $350-$375. 1440p. Gloss screen, dont get the anti-glare.

I mean, this assuming you have a good graphics card. You might want to stick with 1080p


flyAU
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re: Great gaming monitor
Could I get a link to one that would be recommended?I don't know enough about good contrast etc.


flyAU
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LINK

Is this a good deal?


ILikeLSUToo
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re: Great gaming monitor
It appears they've come up in price in the past 6-9 months. Used to be around $350-$400. That seller is top notch though. Buy from him.

However, before you do, what graphics card are you running?

That one has HDMI support, so the big issue here will simply be whether your card can handle gaming at 1440p. There is a significant increase in performance requirements when jumping from 1080 to 1440. And if you have a good graphics card, you can spend less and get one that only has DVI-D, like this: LINK

EDIT: I bought this one sometime last year from the same seller: LINK

I paid a little less for it. Must be lower supply right now. Either way, it's still an excellent deal with free shipping and no tax, if your graphics card supports it.
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flyAU
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re: Great gaming monitor
Thanks for the info. When they talk about the import taxes etc, is that something I do need to worry about? Never ordered something from overseas.

Also I would like to have HDMI as well, which would you choose if HDMI was preferable?


Also, what graphics card sub 300 would you suggest?


LoveThatMoney
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re: Great gaming monitor
I dig my Asus VE248H

It's 24 inches, but they have a bigger one.

LINK
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baytiger
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re: Great gaming monitor
honestly I don't see the need to spend 3-400 on a gaming monitor. Is there something I'm missing?

I bought this LG recently and love it... it's more than large enough, great color, fast response time, and no noticeable input lag.

Sometimes I even find 22 inches is too big. I'd have loved a 19-20 inch 1080p (or better yet a 19-20 inch 2560 X 1440) but they don't seem to exist.


VABuckeye
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quote:

or better yet a 19-20 inch 2560 X 1440) but they don't seem to exist.


They do not. 27" is the smallest.


VABuckeye
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quote:

or better yet a 19-20 inch 2560 X 1440) but they don't seem to exist.


They do not. 27" is the smallest.


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ILikeLSUToo
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Member since Jan 2008
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re: Great gaming monitor
Why is HDMI preferable? I'm only asking because you will essentially be spending $30-$50 more. If that's what you want, though, then that first one you linked would be fine. It's not a "perfect pixel" which means there is the possibility of having 1-5 dead pixels, but from what I've read that's rare.

The Catleaps are said to have wobbly stands and the Crossovers apparently have very good stands. The Qnix I have has a good stand. It's the only brand I've seen in person.

As far as the import taxes, nothing to worry about. When you buy from bigclothcraft, he sends you a message with the following questions:

quote:

Hello
Thanks for your order.
I am James in Computer department in our company.

For smoothing pass against custom,

1) May I mark item as gift?
2) How much price I put on invoice?

3) May I ask your model number of video card in computer?
-This monitor don't works with Mobile video card in Laptop and macbook.

4) May I check your phone number and address for express shipping service?
(Our company only use personal information for shipping)

I am sorry for bothering you.
best my question is for safest and fastest satisfaction of buyer.

I will hear from you.
Best REgards
Thanks


These were my responses

quote:

1) May I mark item as gift?
YES

2) How much price I put on invoice?
$100

3) May I ask your model number of video card in computer?
2 AMD Radeon HD 6950 cards in crossfire (I have a 7970 now)

4) May I check your phone number and address for express shipping service?
(My address)



I paid for it on a Thursday, and I received it Tuesday the next week. 5 calendar days (two of them being weekend days) to test and ship from Korea. It came to my door straight from DHL. No taxes or anything. I don't remember if I had to sign for it or not because I was home.

As for a good graphics card, tell me the rest of your system specs. CPU, motherboard, RAM, and Power supply (specific model would be very helpful). It would be ignorant of me to suggest a card without that information.

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flyAU
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re: Great gaming monitor
HDMI was a preference just because of being able to hook up other things to the monitor if I wanted to (console etc.)

Currently I have a Phenom II x4 black edition along with 8gig of ddr3 and a Gigabyte mobo. I know these are all things that should be upgraded, but looking for the right time to pull the trigger.
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ILikeLSUToo
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re: Great gaming monitor
Need to know motherboard model and power supply specs


flyAU
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re: Great gaming monitor
LINK

Also i currently have a 5770


ILikeLSUToo
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re: Great gaming monitor
Assuming you have a power supply that's 500watts (preferably 600 or more depending on quality and age), a 7870 would do the trick.

LINK

Or even a 7850. Obviously, you won't be maxing out textures and MSAA on the newer games, but no big deal.


flyAU
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re: Great gaming monitor
I apologize. I have a 550w power supply


ILikeLSUToo
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re: Great gaming monitor
What brand


flyAU
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re: Great gaming monitor
I was mistaken it is a 600w OCZ


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