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I've been looking to upgrade from my 60hz 1080p 27" HP monitor. It seems like the Catleap 2b is not readily available anymore, but I still think I would like the higher resolution.

Is a Catleap or Crossover monitor better than a 1080p 120hz? It seems like I can't get the best of both worlds for my price range, which is a bummer.

edit: I have an i5 and GTX 670 so i think I can run a higher rez and refresh rate well.
Edited by jpierson86 - 7/27/12 at 5:35pm
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I've been looking to upgrade from my 60hz 1080p 27" HP monitor. It seems like the Catleap 2b is not readily available anymore, but I still think I would like the higher resolution.
Is a Catleap or Crossover monitor better than a 1080p 120hz? It seems like I can't get the best of both worlds for my price range, which is a bummer.

I've not had a 120 Hz, but my 1440p rocks the box.

Best upgrade second only to SSD.
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I've not had a 120 Hz, but my 1440p rocks the box.
Best upgrade second only to SSD.

lol I just read the same thing elsewhere. I don't play many FPS games anymore, so I'm leaning towards 1440p.
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1440p crossover/catleap and then later on when the 120hz boards are put out, buy the board, add it to your monitor and kill 2 birds with one stone thumb.gif It's my plan at least.
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1440p crossover/catleap and then later on when the 120hz boards are put out, buy the board, add it to your monitor and kill 2 birds with one stone thumb.gif It's my plan at least.

I never even thought of that. I do know how to solder pretty well if that's needed, and it sounds kind of fun to upgrade a monitor. Good idea, thanks.
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1440p crossover/catleap and then later on when the 120hz boards are put out, buy the board, add it to your monitor and kill 2 birds with one stone thumb.gif It's my plan at least.
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I was in the same boat and went with a Shimian (Only reason I chose that over a crossover was that the price was better.)
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I'd take 1440p any day over 120 Hz...and I'm an FPS gamer.
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I think I'm going to go with the EQ276W from Microcenter, simply because I can return it if it's bad. I really like the all metal construction of the Crossovers but having to return it would be a huge bummer.
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I've had an Alienware 1080p 120hz monitor for about a year now, and just got a Dell u2710 about 3 weeks ago- I would take the u2710 any day of the week over the Alienware! Better color, gorgeous picture, and I notice no lag in games. I don't play competitive FPS, but I do play some CS:S and TF2.
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