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Monitor Advice

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My build - 32gb of 2400Mhz RAm, i7 3770k 3.5ghz 8Mb and an Asus platinum HD7970 ROG Matrix. I plan on using the PC for study, gaming and video editting so i'm wanting something that is easy on the eyes. I would like something above 24" and below $500 however i don't mind going above if it's worth it. I would potentially be looking at running two in the future. Cheers, any advice is appreciated.
 
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Given what you said, it would appear image quality is just as important as gaming performance, so you may want an IPS panel. You can get both high refresh and IPS in the 27" Korean made Overlords if you buy their OC models, but anything above 60Hz is not guaranteed and only 96 Hz is assumed. Many have successfully OCed them to 120Hz though. They are also 2560x1440 res. The 7970 with it's 3GB VRAM would run one OK, but two might be stretching it.

Overlord OCs can be had for about $470. There's also the Dell S2740L that's on sale at Newegg right now for $300. It's 27", but only 1920x1080. It's IPS, ultra low in input lag, and pretty minimal in blur, but not quite as smooth as 120Hz displays.
 
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Processor i7 6900k @ 4.3GHZ
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Given what you said, it would appear image quality is just as important as gaming performance, so you may want an IPS panel. You can get both high refresh and IPS in the 27" Korean made Overlords if you buy their OC models, but anything above 60Hz is not guaranteed and only 96 Hz is assumed. Many have successfully OCed them to 120Hz though. They are also 2560x1440 res. The 7970 with it's 3GB VRAM would run one OK, but two might be stretching it.

Overlord OCs can be had for about $470. There's also the Dell S2740L that's on sale at Newegg right now for $300. It's 27", but only 1920x1080. It's IPS, ultra low in input lag, and pretty minimal in blur, but not quite as smooth as 120Hz displays.
Would the HD7970 be able to run it Well or just OK?(I do plan on crossfiring two in the future) I assumed the 3G of Vram would be sufficient as most cards i've seen have 2gb. Thanks for your reply BTW :)