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Alright, so I know there a lot of these threads, but I want one based on just my needs. I am finishing up my computer programming degree, and my girlfriend is finishing up her interior design degree. This computer will be used for both, as well as general use, and some games. The only games I will really be playing on this computer are BF3, Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2, and Skyrim.

Everything in my sig is basically set in stone, except for my monitor, and I am trying to decide between the 1.5GB and 3GB Lightning.

For the monitor, I will have at least 2, with the possibility of getting a 3rd monitor and 2nd graphics card when taxes come back.

I am looking at these monitors ONLY.

120hz:

Asus VG236HE

IPS:

Dell U2312HM


I know the 120hz vs IPS debate has been going on forever, but with the only FPS I will be playing being BF3, will the 120hz really benefit me that much.
Edited by jabroni - 10/3/11 at 12:26pm
    
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No the 120hz won't benefit that much if you don't play much FPS

And if you do any sort of design work on it, IPS will be a nice thing to have.





Though, you said you will have at least 2. Why not have one of both? I see that as a good option as well.
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Is the monitor for you or Windows ME?
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I would go with the U2312HM if I were you. Since BF3 is the only FPS you'll be playing, I would take an IPS over a TN panel. Also, the IPS will be better for your GF's interior design work.
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Is the monitor for you or Windows ME?
THATS what i thought lol i think he means the right One For HIM not windows me lol
 
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Yea lol thats what I meant, there are tons of debates but I wanted one for my needs. And the Dell being able to turn up and down would help with lots of code too. And my gfs interior design. If I played more fps I would think about 120hz, I plan to SLI and have 3 running nvidia surround after taxes.

Would the U2412M be better than the U2312HM? Or would the 23" be better for gaming?
Edited by jabroni - 10/3/11 at 12:37pm
    
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post #7 of 8
I'd practically say that the u2412m is better than the u2312hm in most ways. Only cons are higher backlight bleed and a bit more input lag (both are very impressive though, so 8ms on the 24 and 0.8ms on the 23)

If it's worth the price is another issue though.
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post #8 of 8
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now I know the U2312hm is the new version of the U2311h, but I have heard that the older model represents colors better. It also isn't LED backlit.

If I could get the U2311h, would it be better to get over the U2312hm?
Edited by jabroni - 10/3/11 at 2:18pm
    
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