As far as graphics card makers go I'm completly agnostic, I've been promised an R9 290 for xmas (already have an MK-26 cooler for it).
lowest price 770 here £274
lowest price R9 290 £295
I'll be keeping my monitor for a while, 1080p would be a big downgrade and I'm not sure I'd like a monitor with just 1 native resolution since I play games from 8bit to the present.
Also, they are DIRT cheap http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_fr..._dmd=1&_ipg=25
There isnt really a modern monitor on the market yet that I'd swap it for (for under £3300...
But if there was a sony FW900 nearby maybe since games are made for a widescreen.
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