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So now that I've gotten my new PC set up, the next thing I'm considering getting is a new monitor, been using my SyncMaster since early 2006 now and wanting to jump up to full 1080p for that little upgrade as well as 1680x1050 seems to be phasing out. The only issue is that I'm utterly clueless as to what I should be looking at for specs, trying to compare to my current monitor is a bit of a wash due to lack of basis for comparison. Contrast ratio clearly isn't a good gauge anymore, everything seems to have topped out at 1000 which is the same as what I've been using for 5+ years. What are the things to be looking for, as well as maybe some possible models to be checking out?

As far as sizes, I've been using 21.5" and will probably try to stay around that range due to viewing distance.
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1080p is a very good choice.

Choose 120 HZ TN
(Asus VG236HE, Samsung S23A750D/950D S27A750D/950D)

or

IPS
(Dell U2311H, U2312HM, Asus PA238Q, Asus VS239H)
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1080p is a very good choice.

Choose 120 HZ TN
(Asus VG236HE, Samsung S23A750D/950D S27A750D/950D)

or

IPS
(Dell U2311H, U2312HM, Asus PA238Q, Asus VS239H)

Is there any thread or documentation I could check playing out the pros/cons of each? I'm using a 560 Ti for now (might go big with Kepler, not sure) so I wonder how much benefit a 120HZ would give me since I'm probably not pulling many big framerates in modern games.
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The IPS gives alot better color accuracy. better picture overall.

the 120Hz TN gives better flow, especially in Shooting games if you can keep the fps at 120. you can also play in 3D and watch 3D movies.


I suggest you go for the IPS from Dell since you have the GX 560 TI
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The IPS gives alot better color accuracy. better picture overall.

the 120Hz TN gives better flow, especially in Shooting games if you can keep the fps at 120. you can also play in 3D and watch 3D movies.


I suggest you go for the IPS from Dell since you have the GX 560 TI
Yeah, 3D isn't really my thing so it looks like the refresh is the only part that I'd be getting any benefit from there. Been gaming at 60Hz for years so I wonder how the difference would feel. It's too bad they haven't found a way to combine the two yet, but I guess they'll probably be focusing on OLED by then.

Is Dell generally the IPS of choice for gamers then?
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On a perfect scenario (gpu power aplenty), i'd always advise 120hz TN. The difference (since you wonder) is pretty astronomical. However, as stated above, even i can't suggest 120hz when you have a 560. An IPS would give you the color benefit, which a 120hz TN wouldn't be able to counter with 120 fps. The only question here is whether you really intend on going big with kepler (120hz would finally be justifiable by then), of if you really won't try to move up the fps chain (IPS all the way). Just some thoughts.

Also, according to the information i've been soaking in, Dell is the only way (IPS related).
    
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On a perfect scenario (gpu power aplenty), i'd always advise 120hz TN. The difference (since you wonder) is pretty astronomical. However, as stated above, even i can't suggest 120hz when you have a 560. An IPS would give you the color benefit, which a 120hz TN wouldn't be able to counter with 120 fps. The only question here is whether you really intend on going big with kepler (120hz would finally be justifiable by then), of if you really won't try to move up the fps chain (IPS all the way). Just some thoughts.

Also, according to the information i've been soaking in, Dell is the only way (IPS related).
Gonna have to wait and see what Kepler brings first, but I'd probably still be sticking with single card, whatever it may be, not sure I could justify SLI with a single monitor at 1080p.
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I was going for IPS when I settled on a cheap TN panel monitor.

It was the U2410, or the cheap TN (which wasn't 120Hz) the Asus VE248Q -- 5M:1 Contrast ratio, 2ms GTG response time, 24" 1080p screen, 60Hz And it was only 209 on sale in Canada.

I would stick with what the above posters have recommended, the 2312HM, 2410, or a 120Hz TN
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