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Want 1980x1200 at least 23 inches and 120hz. Anything else is a plus. I was thinking the Benq XT? Best bang for 500? What other monitors in this price range? This will be a b day present. smile.gif
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You can't get 120hz at 1200p.

Its either 120hz or a higher resolution.

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Ooo, I didnt know. Ok, either or. What do you recommend?
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Ooo, I didnt know. Ok, either or. What do you recommend?

Well, I just picked up a Dell U2412M and I'm loving it. I'm glad I went IPS over 120hz. If you're purely gaming at 120 frames per second constantly and have the hardware to keep your frames that high then you may want to get a 120hz. Or also if your a fast paced or competitive gamer than a 120hz is for you.

Everything else, IPS.

U2412M gets my vote. Also go to my profile and look for my U2412M threads it has lots of pictures and in depth thoughts and experience with the monitor. Will give you a better general idea on what you'll be getting if you decide to go that route.

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if you can even get 75 fps...get 120hz imho. I have both IPS and 120hz....i like 120hz much better for gaming. Samsung s23a750D or s27a750D (your gfx card needs a display port for these monitors tho). I like my IPS better for web and work...24" 1200p is a near perfect size for me. MY 23" 120hz 1080p is a tad small....but def. better with gaming. You might want to also look at the BenQ XL2420T ..it's 1080p but 24"...but if you got the desk space..maybe go with the s27a750D.
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if you can even get 75 fps...get 120hz imho. I have both IPS and 120hz....i like 120hz much better for gaming. Samsung s23a750D or s27a750D (your gfx card needs a display port for these monitors tho). I like my IPS better for web and work...24" 1200p is a near perfect size for me. MY 23" 120hz 1080p is a tad small....but def. better with gaming. You might want to also look at the BenQ XL2420T ..it's 1080p but 24"...but if you got the desk space..maybe go with the s27a750D.

But OP has yet to answer if he's purely gaming or not.

I mean, if you're a serious gamer that plays fast paced, utmost best response time ALL the time the a 120hz is ideal.

However, I'm a fast paced gamer and my U2412M is still perfect for me. Makes gaming, work, web, movies, etc.. So much more enjoyable. I can enjoy everything instead of one.
 
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post #7 of 11
If you can stretch the budget a little you can sometimes pick up a U2711 for mid 600s.
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post #8 of 11
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It will be for mostly gaming. But I also want the. But picture quality is important to me as well. So I guess u can say gaming first then picture quality. I don't have a gtx card with display port so that is out of the question?
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Go for a 2nd GPU to crossfire along with three 21.5in displays
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post #10 of 11
U2410 can be found less than $400 brand new ive seen some for $355 lowest NIB

or any 120hz
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