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So, I just read that sticky, and it got me wondering.

Which of those setups would be more enjoyable for PC gaming. I guess it comes down to preference, but I would like to hear what people have to say about this if they have at least seen both of those monitor setups.
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120Hz 1920x1080 so you could do 3d vision
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i have both and personally the extra screen size and more pixels is totally worth it to me om my 30inch monitors
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I have used both. The U3011 is an amazing monitor, and the amount of workspace is unparalleled, but at the end of the day I can't completely justify having a 1200 dollar monitor. For gaming, and for my personal preferences, the 120hz Asus vg236h I've also got has won out. It takes a lot of power to fuel 2560x1600 compared to 1920x1080.

The U3011 can really make games look beautiful and way more immersive provided you have adequate hardware to get 50+ fps.

With the 120hz monitor you get those extra 60 fps and an incredibly reduced amount of motion blur compared to the U3011. I can easily read fast moving text on the 120hz monitor, but on the U3011 it's very blurred.

I've been torn between these two beautiful monitors for the past four months now, but the thought of my Asus monitor costing 1/4th of the U3011 is hard to ignore. My money is best spent elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by Methos07 View Post
I have used both. The U3011 is an amazing monitor, and the amount of workspace is unparalleled, but at the end of the day I can't completely justify having a 1200 dollar monitor. For gaming, and for my personal preferences, the 120hz Asus vg236h I've also got has won out. It takes a lot of power to fuel 2560x1600 compared to 1920x1080.

The U3011 can really make games look beautiful and way more immersive provided you have adequate hardware to get 50+ fps.

With the 120hz monitor you get those extra 60 fps and an incredibly reduced amount of motion blur compared to the U3011. I can easily read fast moving text on the 120hz monitor, but on the U3011 it's very blurred.

I've been torn between these two beautiful monitors for the past four months now, but the thought of my Asus monitor costing 1/4th of the U3011 is hard to ignore. My money is best spent elsewhere.
Could you throw a link to the 120Hz ASUS monitor? Thanks.
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Could you throw a link to the 120Hz ASUS monitor? Thanks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=asus%20120hz

I agree that the two are completely different and that you can't compare. Both obviously need a faster computer to take advantage of but for gaming, I see the 120hz being more of an advantage... For a workstation and image clarity on an IPS, the 27 inch can't be beat....

I prefer more frames and smoother gamplay with less screen tearing so I would get the 120hz...
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Takes approximately the same rig to max both a 120Hz 1080p and a 2560x1600. Might want a tad more memory for AA, but at that rez you need way less AA. But power wise its the same ballpark to run 4 million pixels at 60fps as 2 million at 120fps.

The 120Hz is much better for FPS games. You will get more detail during any fast movement. Especially spinning around, you can pick out enemies much easier. I have to play Blops on my AW2310 because my head is on a swivel. 120Hz monitors also offer 3D which is a plus. However the superior colors and high rez of the 2560x1600 monitors make browsing, work, and games which don't require such fast movement much better. I play FPS on the 120Hz and everything else on the U2711.
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post #9 of 20
I have never run into a time when my monitor was insufficient. I also just prefer 16:10 over 16:9. I do a lot of video editing and gaming and I think 1920x1200 is perfect, and 2560x1600 forces you to upgrade almost every generation.
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I use both and much prefer 2560x1600.
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