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-My main display right now is a 27" Overlord Tempest @ 2560x1440.
-My Dell U2211H is sitting in its box.
-I use my Sony Bravia for movies and such.
-I'm about to move cross country.
-The BenQ XL2420T is on sale for $350CAD and I've been itchin' to get a faster gaming monitor for awhile..

Should I wait till Boxing Day, when I can (maybe) pick it up in person for possibly less?

When I move, this Sony is going to be sold and I'm going to get another HDTV. I'm also likely to sell the UltraSharp. So, ultimately, I'm going to have this Tempest as my normal computing display, a HDTV for movies and such + possibly this XL2420 for gaming.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 11/28/12 at 9:29pm
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I say wait I was going to buy one but too many review siad the color quality was bad i just went with asus vg278he
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I'm not so much worried about colour quality - I want a faster display than this big ass IPS lachen.gif
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You run AMD, so I would recommend the Sammys.
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Is there any reason for a Samsung over the BenQ? I'm not interested in playing 3D & my HTPC has a GTX680 anyway rolleyes.gif
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I'm confused. You have an Overlord? Is it not the OC'd model? Why would you buy an overlord tempest and not get the Overclocked one? That is the best of both worlds. Get the Overlord OC instead of the BenQ. I have a Planar 2311 120hz.. and i love it.. I'd never give up 120hz.. but if you get an Overlord..that solves everything.
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The 120hz IPS display's are still slow, compared to a TN.
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Is there any reason for a Samsung over the BenQ? I'm not interested in playing 3D & my HTPC has a GTX680 anyway rolleyes.gif

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I see no reason why not? I LOVE this thing. It is just so fast and smooth and responsive, its just great! And after tuning the monitor quite a bit, the colors are much better then stock, almost day and night. Stock is over done in many ways and is just ugly to the eye.
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The BenQ has obvious ghosting (vs Samsung and Asus 120h-144hz displays) and worse colours than the Asus (VG236H/VG278H/VG278HE) and Samsung 120hz models (Series 7 & 9 23 and 27" models). The only real reason to buy it is if you can't afford or don't want the VG278HE and want a matte display. Asus will be releasing the 144hz VG248QE in the near future.

http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/gadgetry-electronics-discussion/10706-benq-xl2420t-120hz-3d-monitor-review.html

If you want a glossy 27" 120hz display the Samsung S27A750D and 950D are the only options (750D>950D), but the 750D is very hard to find in North America.
Edited by MenacingTuba - 11/28/12 at 9:52pm
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