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ASUS VG236HE Black 23" 1920X1080 2ms
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Acer GD235HZbid Black/orange 23.6" 2ms
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...r%20GD235HZbid

PLANAR SA2311W Black 23" 2ms 3D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824016168

BenQ XL2410T Black 23.6" 2ms HDMI 3D-Ready Widescreen LED Backlighting LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 10,000,000:1 (1,000:1)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...BenQ%20XL2410T

Those are 120hz monitors, 120hz monitors is like switching from Intel Dual core to i5 2500k.. Smooth like ****
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insyxion, thanks for the input.

I was under the impression, though, that I should stay away from 120hz monitors due to this post.
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Originally Posted by 13ack.Stab View Post
insyxion, thanks for the input.

I was under the impression, though, that I should stay away from 120hz monitors due to this post.
What is in it that makes you want to stay away?

If you can achieve a bunch more than a mere 60FPS, then a 120hz monitor will produce a drastic upgrade in smoothness of moving image. Worth it for gaming, I say.
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This line in particular:

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The benefit of 120hz technology in 120hz LCD HDTVs will not be utilized in gaming applications. The reason for this is, a 120hz LCD HDTV refreshes at 120hz, although, it will only accept a 60hz or lower input[even if they did accept 120hz inputs, it would simply render it at 60hz and double the frames; 60hz x2=120 instead of TRUE 120hz. In other words, 120hz LCD HDTVs are not TRUE 120hz displays]. Consequently, even if you are gaming at above 120 frames per second, you will not gain the benefit of seeing those additional frames.
That said, I am planning on doing more than just gaming; I will do a lot of video encoding and graphic design as well, so perhaps it would be worth it to grab a 120hz monitor (and my rig is certainly capable of exceeding 60fps).

Could I, then, get some opinions on 120hz monitors?

Thanks!
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That is about HDTVs with 120hz. They only accept 60hz input and are therefore not really useful like actual 120hz monitors. That little snippet does not apply to 120hz monitors, only TVs

If you value color accuracy in your graphic design, the dell ultrasharp series of monitors would be the best, but if that is not so important to you, a 120hz monitor would be better for FPS and racing gaming. You could also get multiple 60hz TN panels like the asus V* series for multitasking goodness.


If you want to go ultrasharp, the u2412m is a fine choice at that budget

If you want to go 120hz, It's best to read about them online instead of having someone tell you. Most of them have downsides and upsides that make or break the monitor to some, while don't matter to others. The thread you linked should contain some good info on 120hz monitors though

If you want multitasking goodness with more than one monitor, something along the lines of what you linked in the OP would do just fine. Asus is practically the best bang for buck in the low end section.
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I'll probably end up getting multiple panels eventually, but I'm going to just start with one for now.

I would like some other opinions between the Dell Ultrasharp u2412m, the ASUS V* series monitors in the first post, and the 120Hz monitors in insyxion's post.

I've already mentioned what I'm looking for, but since I have so little experience with monitors, I really don't know what I should prioritize or look for, so I would really appreciate some help.
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Originally Posted by 13ack.Stab View Post
I'll probably end up getting multiple panels eventually, but I'm going to just start with one for now.

I would like some other opinions between the Dell Ultrasharp u2412m, the ASUS V* series monitors in the first post, and the 120Hz monitors in insyxion's post.

I've already mentioned what I'm looking for, but since I have so little experience with monitors, I really don't know what I should prioritize or look for, so I would really appreciate some help.
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HP's ZR24w comes to mind when thinking of graphic design under $400. It's standard gamut, which say what you will is downright superior compared to wide except for preparing photographs for non-standard printing through colour-managed programs. Your colours will be the same throughout most everything you do on a standard gamut but won't display properly very often on wide gamut due to the need of many profiles.

For gaming, it's perfecly acceptable with little ghosting(moving image fades slower behind it) and imput lag(time from when gpu output is displayed onscreen) is very low for an IPS panel monitor.

Don't forget to calibrate.

And hey, a good chunk under $400 depending on where you buy. ;D


http://www.buy.com/prod/hp-zr24w-24-...214928474.html

Of course, this is all assuming you truly want a LCD, for these are a reminder of the only advantages they hold over CRTs: reduced radiation, low watts, near silence, modern connectivity, wide availability, and small volume. If the reverse of any of the previous is bothersome enough, disregard this one paragraph which begins and ends with lavender.
Edited by FelixLegend - 11/4/11 at 3:27pm
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