Picked up a cheap $269 HP 27xi from Amazon, overnighted it for $4 more.
Anyways...it's just a 1080p screen, which I had before, but it's an ips rather than tn panel. I have to say, WOW. The beauty of the picture is just great, like getting a new video card. This monitor will last me until they have some 1600p 120hz monitors out for a decent deal. I just wanted to post this so others thinking about going with an ips panel can have my approval. ;)
PS: My panel has a 7ms gtg response time, and I haven't noticed any lag at all, so an older/slower ips panel may not be as good for gaming? Just some consideration.