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Buying a gaming monitor in 2 hours, need fast advice!

post #1 of 10
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Have finished my build,

core i5 2500k
GTX 680

And want to start enjoying some battlefield 3, but I don't have a monitor!

I know little about monitors. I won't be going for 3D on this one, but i'd like it to make bf3 look great. I was thinking 24 inch size (seems big enough). However it seems all the 24inch monitors are advertised as being 1080p. Shouldn't a screen that big normally support 1400p?

Also is the difference between 60Mhz and 120Mhz really that big considering I won't be using it for 3D?

Thanks for advice.
post #2 of 10
Definitely look into 120hz. There is quite a significant different going between 60 and 120. You will not regret it.

I find the 1080P resolution fine, so that part is upto you.

But it is worthwhile to get 120hz, I'm saving up for one right now.
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post #3 of 10
I agree with above post. Go for 120hz monitor. The difference is really noticable coming from 60hz monitors. Even if your not using it for gaming (web surfing, reading, fiddling with OS), its just so much more enjoyable. thumb.gif
post #4 of 10
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Does battlefield 3 or games in general look much better with the higher pixel count of 1400p?
post #5 of 10
Eh, lets start a little simpler. First off give us a budget range, because so far people are recommending you to purchase monitors in the $500-700 price range.
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post #6 of 10
I recently bought a new monitor, my top choices were:


A benQ 27" 120hz TN panel gaming monitor, 3D ready, for $500.


One of the Korean IPS "Kips" monitors, for ~$400.


I was about to buy the benq, when I caught on to the Kips trend. I decided on the IPS. I don't have it yet though, it is somewhere around Alaska right now. biggrin.gif
post #7 of 10
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I think i'll go for a 120hz 1080p 24inch monitor.

I'd rather the higher fps of 1080p and 120Hz kind of makes it 3D ready, but i'm not sure if all 120hz monitors are compatible with my gfx card. I think with nvidea you are forced to use nvidea's glasses and compatible monitor. Please correct me with i'm wrong!
post #8 of 10
Just don't get one of the Samsung 3d monitors, those aren't out of box compatible with Nvidia.

I have both the Catleap and Benq xl2420t. And if you want to play 3d games + you play a lot of FPS then get a 24" 120hz. If you play a lot of RPG and want pretty get an IPS.

I have had no problems with my Benq. I absolutely love it, see if you can check one of them out! The T version you would have to also buy the 3d vision kit but the TX version comes with all the 3d stuff.
Edited by p33k - 4/26/12 at 12:57am
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post #10 of 10
The samsung 3d monitor (S27A950D) has its own 3d program which lets you display any content in 3D. I don't see the point of paying again to play on 3D. Keep in mind though that not all games look good when played in 3d mode. Eyestrain playing on 3D is a definite issue you may want to consider. I couldn't play in 3D for more than 2 hours on my previous 950D. If you want 120hz without 3d then the Sammy S27A750D is my recommendation.

OP
24-inch monitors can only support resolutions up to 1200p MAX (IPS monitors, such as the Dell u2412h), TN panels can only go as high as 1080p. If you want 1440p resolution then you'll have to get a 27-inch IPS monitor, which are not cheap.

Take your pick, u2711, Hazro, HP, etc., or you can do what I did (as others did before me, and I reckon others will do AFTER me), buy a Korean IPS monitor.
Edited by gsv883 - 4/26/12 at 1:00am
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