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Looking for suggestions based on the following:

Currently using a Samsung 2232BW at 1680X1050. I sit about 2 ft from the screen.

My GPU is a 560ti 2GB. Based on that, it sounds like I should stick with 1920X1080.

Looking at sizes ranging from 23'6" - 27", however, based on how close I sit, it seems like a 27" at 1920X1080 wouldn't be a good choice.

No glossy. Must be matte.

Main use is gaming, BF3 in particular. Performance, from a ghosting / lag point of view, is more important than colors and viewing angles.

120hz? Can my GPU handle it? It's not necessary.

So far the ASUS models have my interest, but there are so many models in the 24" range...

Thanks!
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post #2 of 13
Well I guess you'll want something with a low response time and high refresh rate. 120hz is ideal, but i doubt you'd be getting 120fps with a 560ti. Honestly there's really nothing that qualifies a monitor as a "gaming" monitor, at least from my experience.
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Well I guess you'll want something with a low response time and high refresh rate. 120hz is ideal, but i doubt you'd be getting 120fps with a 560ti. Honestly there's really nothing that qualifies a monitor as a "gaming" monitor, at least from my experience.

that's exactly what I mean by "gaming monitor". a monitor that excels at low response / low ghosting VS. one that excels at color reproduction / viewing angles. I understand that it will most likely be a TN, which is fine.
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i reckon a benq xl2410t. i love mine smile.gif
     
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i reckon a benq xl2410t. i love mine smile.gif

I would hold off for a bit and get the new benq's XL2420T http://3dvision-blog.com/benq-has-announced-the-xl2420t-and-xl2420tx-3d-gaming-monitors/

That's what I'm doing anyway thumb.gif
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Thanks for the BenQ suggestions. Based on my GPU, I don't think I can run 120hz.

At some point I'll upgrade my GPU, but for now it is what it is. Can you run a 120hz monitor at a 60hz setting without any issues? if so, maybe I would consider a 120hz just so it's more future proof
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post #7 of 13
If you have a budget, its easier to recommend. That's a great monitor you currently have, but definitely nice to get into the 24" larger resolutions. I would be looking at Samsung and ASUS offerings, possibly Dell also.

I suppose I could recommend my HANNS G 28", lots of screen 1920 x 1200 res, fast response. It is a budget screen though, compared to much higher priced/comparable screens the colors probably aren't as good, and it does have some backlight bleed, but Its not noticeable unless you game with no lights and the screen has a black background.

Depends on your price range though, you could probably get a nicer 26" or so Samsung in the $300-350 range. Should have better colors. If you go for LED backlight I don't think those have issues with bleeding, and have better brightness also.
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that's exactly what I mean by "gaming monitor". a monitor that excels at low response / low ghosting VS. one that excels at color reproduction / viewing angles. I understand that it will most likely be a TN, which is fine.

It doesn't need to be a TN to have all that especially on viewing angles.

Dells U2312hm and U2311h have low response / low ghosting and excels at color reproduction and viewing angles much better than any TN panel.

I say if you want 120 Hz them go TN (well is the only choice on that deparment), but if you don't need 120 Hz, them get any of those two dells monitors.

Also the new Asus PA238Q is also worth to check out, but there aren't any propers review of it yet.
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Thanks for the BenQ suggestions. Based on my GPU, I don't think I can run 120hz.
At some point I'll upgrade my GPU, but for now it is what it is. Can you run a 120hz monitor at a 60hz setting without any issues? if so, maybe I would consider a 120hz just so it's more future proof

Yes you can run at 60hz on a 3d monitor, and if you have the budget I would recommend going for it. You can always grab another 560 in the future and go sli.
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It doesn't need to be a TN to have all that especially on viewing angles.
Dells U2312hm and U2311h have low response / low ghosting and excels at color reproduction and viewing angles much better than any TN panel.
I say if you want 120 Hz them go TN (well is the only choice on that deparment), but if you don't need 120 Hz, them get any of those two dells monitors.
Also the new Asus PA238Q is also worth to check out, but there aren't any propers review of it yet.

I've read about the above mentioned Dell models having some very aggressive Anti Glare coating. Sounds like something that would bother me. How do you feel about it?
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