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    Help to choose 27" IPS Monitor for photo editing and gaming.

    Hi there.

    I've decided to get new 27 inch IPS monitor.

    It'll be used for photo editing (25%), gaming (30%) and daily use (45%).

    As I am building new PC as well, I don't want to spend too much money on monitor.

    So far I shortlisted:

    Asus VX279Q
    LG IPS277L-BN
    LG 27EA33V
    Dell P2714H Professional
    iiyama XUB2790

    All above cost less than 250 pounds and that's my limit I want to spend.
    I realize that for this this money I won't get 2560 x 1440 resolution.

    Is 1920 x 1080 resolution enought for 27" screen?

    I am using NEC MultiSync 20WGX² PRO at 1680 x 1050 which is a S-IPS 7 year old screen. Still going strong. I am actually going to keep it.

    Any ideas which directions should I go?

    Regards.

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    Re: Help to choose 27" IPS Monitor for photo editing and gaming.

    Why do you want a 27" monitor if you're only going to run it at 1080p?

    (I would suggest the Dell 2212HM, mainly because I own two and they're great)

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    Re: Help to choose 27" IPS Monitor for photo editing and gaming.

    I agree with Jim, if you aren't going to spend out and go for the 2560x1440p 27inch (Dell U2713HM for example) I would just go for a U2414H which will give you a much better quality monitor for sub £200.

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    Re: Help to choose 27" IPS Monitor for photo editing and gaming.

    OK, slight change of plans.
    I just won on eBay little used DGM IPS-2701 WPH (2560 x 1440) monitor for £210. Still within my budget.
    I would prefer some better know brand like LG or Asus, but well.. we'll see.
    I didn't think I am going to win it.

    If I don't like it, I will sell it. I shouldn't loose any money on it, I think

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    Re: Help to choose 27" IPS Monitor for photo editing and gaming.

    The DGM IPS-2701 has been getting some good reviews and is a very popular choice with a large number of people posting on various forums because it can be overclocked and is fairly easy to mod.

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    Re: Help to choose 27" IPS Monitor for photo editing and gaming.

    Quote Originally Posted by KeyboardDemon View Post
    The DGM IPS-2701 has been getting some good reviews and is a very popular choice with a large number of people posting on various forums because it can be overclocked and is fairly easy to mod.
    Thanks KeyboardDemon.
    I didn't know you can over clock monitor. Turns out, yes you can. Apparently not every version of DGM can over clock.

    how can you mod a monitor?
    Do you mean changing the stand, which again apparently is a little wobly?

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    Re: Help to choose 27" IPS Monitor for photo editing and gaming.

    Why not try get the Dell u2913wm it's 329 on Amazon
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    Re: Help to choose 27" IPS Monitor for photo editing and gaming.

    I don't recall the exact details, it's been a long time since I stopped considering the DGM monitors as an option myself, but I do recall reading about people increasing the refresh speeds (overclocking) and modding the stands as the original stands are a little wobbly.

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    Re: Help to choose 27" IPS Monitor for photo editing and gaming.

    what brand do you prefer?

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    Re: Help to choose 27" IPS Monitor for photo editing and gaming.

    This is as far as I can get regarding monitors. You might want to check there opinions

    http://thedigitalcamera.net/best-mon...d-photography/

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    Re: Help to choose 27" IPS Monitor for photo editing and gaming.

    Quote Originally Posted by angelo11 View Post
    This is as far as I can get regarding monitors. You might want to check there opinions

    http://thedigitalcamera.net/best-mon...d-photography/
    Thanks for the link.
    As for brands I did like LG recently.

    DGM monitor I received had faulty power supply, so went back to the seller.
    Still in the hunt for monitor.

    What do you guys think about 29 inch super wide monitors?

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    Re: Help to choose 27" IPS Monitor for photo editing and gaming.

    Quote Originally Posted by wilsonik View Post

    What do you guys think about 29 inch super wide monitors?
    I was considering one before I got the Dell U2713HM, the LG is currently £250 on limited pre-order with OcUK http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?t=18599994

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    Re: Help to choose 27" IPS Monitor for photo editing and gaming.

    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Help to choose 27" IPS Monitor for photo editing and gaming.

    Quote Originally Posted by Macadee View Post
    I was considering one before I got the Dell U2713HM, the LG is currently £250 on limited pre-order with OcUK http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?t=18599994
    That is quite tempting. I couldn't find much about this monitor anywhere. Is that discontinued model?

    Still not sure how the gaming would look like on that wide screen comparing to the standard 27 screen.

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    Re: Help to choose 27" IPS Monitor for photo editing and gaming.

    It's the business edition of this http://www.anandtech.com/show/6741/l...review-rev-125 with a USB3 hub and a height adjustable stand.

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    Re: Help to choose 27" IPS Monitor for photo editing and gaming.

    Quote Originally Posted by Macadee View Post
    It's the business edition of this http://www.anandtech.com/show/6741/l...review-rev-125 with a USB3 hub and a height adjustable stand.
    Thanks again Macadee.
    I'll probably regret this later, but I've ordered it.
    Hope that the shock from switching from 20" 16:10 screen to 29" 21:9 screen won't last long

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