Originally Posted by Humafold
I have had both a 120hz PLANAR and now a Crossover 2560x1440 IPS. Personally, I like the IPS better. However, I think it really depends on what you want to do. A lot of people utilize 3D and for that the 120hz is great. For hardcore gamers, 120hz is great. If you are just a gamer, who isn't hardcore, and just enjoys glossy, hi-res, then the 27 in IPS is awesome.
I will admit that gaming at 120 versus 60 is a LOT smoother, but I'm an eye candy type of guy and the IPS is much more vibrant to me.
Also depend on games played. If you play alot of Battlefield 3, CS:S, TF2, L4D, COD, or even FPS in general a 120hz would probably be better for you. Though if your a RTS or games like MMOs which don't really need all the extra frames would be fine on 60hz anyway. Really depend on what the user wants in a monitor.
I myself hate glossy screens, and I really loved how my really old 17" 80hz CRT used to play games. Was going to get one of those Samsung 120hz monitors even though it was glossy, mainly because they were cheaper then the ben-q. But found my Planar for $279 and couldn't resist. Sadly they stopped making them but they are probably second to the Ben-q if anything. Matte screen with 120hz at 1080p was just what I wanted. 1080p still give you plenty of desktop space, and is a perfect Rez for a PC with only 1.25GB of v-ram. Oh... and the smoothness of FPS was way worth it. I don't care what you do with your IPS screen, when you pan your view in games you will have a great deal of extra blurring compared to a 120hz screen. I turn motion blurring off in the APP and because the Screen produces so little Motion blur on its own panning your head give you a crisp view. With the correct mouse and tracking calibrated perfectly, games will be a much better experience.