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Alright, so I have my parts list for my new setup all but finalized and I need a monitor. Only looking for single display, no Nvidia Surround, no gimmicks or overclocking of the monitor.

Stats of the new build are viewable in the sig under Nightfury v2.

In short i7 3770k and SLI GTX 680's will be running the show.

I'm looking for something around 24+ inches, but the max dimensions for the base have to be 9". I was looking at either an IPS pannel or a 120hz monitor. I mainly play mmo's like WoW and Diablo 3, although I also like FPS from time to time to change up the pace of things although FPS games are not my main focus.

Thanks for your help and suggestions


`Davitz
post #2 of 22
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Originally Posted by Davitz View Post

Alright, so I have my parts list for my new setup all but finalized and I need a monitor. Only looking for single display, no Nvidia Surround, no gimmicks or overclocking of the monitor.
Stats of the new build are viewable in the sig under Nightfury v2.
In short i7 3770k and SLI GTX 680's will be running the show.
I'm looking for something around 24+ inches, but the max dimensions for the base have to be 9". I was looking at either an IPS pannel or a 120hz monitor. I mainly play mmo's like WoW and Diablo 3, although I also like FPS from time to time to change up the pace of things although FPS games are not my main focus.
Thanks for your help and suggestions
`Davitz

SLI GTX680's deserves a 27" 2560x1440 monitor. Look into the Shimian QH270, Catleap Q270, and Crossover 27Q smile.gif
    
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post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by Davitz View Post

Alright, so I have my parts list for my new setup all but finalized and I need a monitor. Only looking for single display, no Nvidia Surround, no gimmicks or overclocking of the monitor.
Stats of the new build are viewable in the sig under Nightfury v2.
In short i7 3770k and SLI GTX 680's will be running the show.
I'm looking for something around 24+ inches, but the max dimensions for the base have to be 9". I was looking at either an IPS pannel or a 120hz monitor. I mainly play mmo's like WoW and Diablo 3, although I also like FPS from time to time to change up the pace of things although FPS games are not my main focus.
Thanks for your help and suggestions
`Davitz
If you want to run above 1080p you'll have to stick with 60Hz, the only 120Hz monitors out right now are 1080p 3d monitors. you wouldn't have to use 3D to get the advantage of 120Hz, but you won't be able to get a higher res monitor if you do.
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If you want to run above 1080p you'll have to stick with 60Hz, the only 120Hz monitors out right now are 1080p 3d monitors. you wouldn't have to use 3D to get the advantage of 120Hz, but you won't be able to get a higher res monitor if you do.

I know that already, that's the part where im trying to decide which route to go.

120hz 24" 2ms delay or larger res 27" 60hz 5+ms delay.
post #5 of 22
Playing FPS would be significantly better on the 120Hz Panel however the 2560X1440 would probably suit MMO type games the most.

I mainly play WOW much like you and occasionally play CS and I must say I would rather go 120Hz than higher rez. That being said you should really try out overclocking the monitors I think it'd be worth the hassle for the best of both worlds 120Hz and high rez.
post #6 of 22
Id suggest a 2560x1440 Catleap.
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hm, none in the marketplace and i'm not really keen on ordering directly from Korea when im gonna need a secondary power adapter.

Also, what's the difference, if any, between 2ms and 6ms response times in competitive gaming? Is it even noticeable?
post #8 of 22
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I know that already, that's the part where im trying to decide which route to go.
120hz 24" 2ms delay or larger res 27" 60hz 5+ms delay.


You wont notice a difference between 5ms and 2ms TBH.
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by Davitz View Post

Hm, none in the marketplace and i'm not really keen on ordering directly from Korea when im gonna need a secondary power adapter.
Also, what's the difference, if any, between 2ms and 6ms response times in competitive gaming? Is it even noticeable?

I've seen some OCN members order from Ebay with good success. I'd also lean towards the 1440p Catleaps since they are hi-res, IPS, and with a bit of overclocking, 80~100+Hz.
post #10 of 22
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I've seen some OCN members order from Ebay with good success. I'd also lean towards the 1440p Catleaps since they are hi-res, IPS, and with a bit of overclocking, 80~100+Hz.

How does one OC a monitor O_o
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