Originally Posted by tombom
A. Are you going to use 3d?
B. Are you a competitive/professional/serious TF2, Quake, CS:S. CS:GO, DOTA, SC2 et al. player?
If you answered no to both of these questions, you should get a 1440p. I have both 120hz and 1440p and I prefer to play non fast paced games on my 1440p monitor.
b. sometimes, however i play many strategy and slower-paced games as well.
I think for performance reasons, a 1440p monitor might be better. Also, aren't you able to slightly overclock some of those monitors to like 70-80hz? Even that would be nice
Originally Posted by offshell
I've got multiple HP zr30w monitors with 1600p resolution. I've been using one for gaming for quite a while now and loved it. That said, I just purchased a 23" 120hz Asus vg236h monitor as well to give it a try. I'm pretty much sold that I'll be using the 120hz monitor for any FPS games that I really want to play. I'll still play other games and even some FPS on occasion on the 30", but for games like BF3, I'm planning to stick to the 120hz. Skyrim or other types of games I'd be using the 1600p. Also, I'm running SLI 580s and it was actually easier to maintain 60fps at 1600p in bf3 than it is to maintain 120fps at 1080p. Most of the time it's fine, but the feeling of dropping from 120 to 70 is about the same as I used to feel dropping from 60 to 30. I might not be able to really notice frame by frame, it just feels choppier for a few. I haven't really tested any other games yet, so I can't comment beyond that.
If I could only have one monitor, it would still be a higher resolution IPS unless I only used the computer for FPS gaming.
I think this is the key for me here. I only have one GTX 570. I don't have the option for SLI in my current build, and I'm not up for shelling out the $500 or so on the top of the line card just for this. So I think the 1440p would be a better idea, which will probably affect my performance only slightly.
I really do want to get a 120Hz down the line though.