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Poll Results: BenQ XL2420T or Dell UltraSharp U2412M

 
  • 27% (3)
    BenQ XL2420T
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    Dell UltraSharp U2412M
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post #11 of 24
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Hey!
Thanks for all these good and fast answers!

To answer your questions, it would be for, lets say, 50% gaming, 50% internet and office work, and my girlfriend will be using it too.

Im not an hardcore gamer. My last real gaming experience was with Half-Life and Diablo II ! Since then Ive been playing 10-15 games on my PS3 on HD TV.

Its just that I needed a new computer and decided to get something decent to be able to enjoy games on it, because my previous PC was not able to handle most of the games. And now that I got somthing good, I think, the IT tech at my job, nice guy, but much more into gaming than me I think, is telling me that there is no way Im not getting the BenQ, as there is nothing comparable out there, especially because of the 120hz, which he says makes a HUGE difference...

So here are the specs of my new PC:

-Intel® Core™ i7-3770 processor, 3.40 GHz  
-24 GB DDR3 1600MHz
-2 TB SATA 7200 rpm  
-256 GB SSD
-1GB AMD Radeon HD 7870 graphics

Thanks to everybody for their feedback!!
post #12 of 24
120Hz doesn't make a huge difference, IMO; better color makes a bigger difference to me.
post #13 of 24
1GB 7870 isn't going to be able to do much in all honesty. The power is alright, no enough to push anywhere near 120 but certainly not bad for older games. But 1GB would be hurting for newer titles.
 
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post #14 of 24
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???
I did not received it already, and you tell me its already outdated? I added the 600$ difference to be able to play games properly on it... Knowing that, I would have taken the basic version PC at 1000$ and continue gaming only on PS3!

What's the problem with the 7870? It was still a big upgrade from the 7570, 7770, GT 620 or GTX 660 proposed in other cheaper PCs.

I thought (and been told) that with those specs I would comfortably play all new games, at least for a year or two!!

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post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by Matchupo View Post

???
I did not received it already, and you tell me its already outdated? I added the 600$ difference to be able to play games properly on it... Knowing that, I would have taken the basic version PC at 1000$ and continue gaming only on PS3!
What's the problem with the 7870? It was still a big upgrade from the 7570, 7770, GT 620 or GTX 660 proposed in other cheaper PCs.
I thought (and been told) that with those specs I would comfortably play all new games, at least for a year or two!!
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There is nothing wrong with a 7870, it's a solid GPU but you should have gone with the high VRAM version. 1GB is going to be rather limiting.

With that said, go with the 2412. You won't really be able to push enough frames for a 120hz panel in modern games,
 
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post #16 of 24
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120Hz doesn't make a huge difference, IMO; better color makes a bigger difference to me.
Have you sat down in front of a 120hz monitor for more then a hour, or at all? There is quite a difference. When I bump my refresh rate down from 120hz games feel laggy and unresponsive, even while just in windows browsing and etc it is just not anywhere near the smoothness.

Now, the OP is on a 7870, which means he would probably hurt trying to get in the "Big benefit range(90+FPS)" for 120hz monitors, however he would still get a benefit. But, I see no reason to get it when he cant even take advantage of it fully. IMO, 2412.
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post #17 of 24
Just wondering, but... is there a 1gb version of the HD 7870? I've looked everywhere and I can't find one :S . Sure you've not made a mistake? Do you mean 1ghz edition?
Edited by Roxborough - 12/5/12 at 3:33pm
    
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post #18 of 24
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Have you sat down in front of a 120hz monitor for more then a hour, or at all? There is quite a difference. When I bump my refresh rate down from 120hz games feel laggy and unresponsive, even while just in windows browsing and etc it is just not anywhere near the smoothness.
Now, the OP is on a 7870, which means he would probably hurt trying to get in the "Big benefit range(90+FPS)" for 120hz monitors, however he would still get a benefit. But, I see no reason to get it when he cant even take advantage of it fully. IMO, 2412.
Yeah, my friend has a 120Hz monitor. I had him switch between 120 and 60Hz in a game, and it really didn't make all that much of a difference to me; It feels smoother, but it doesn't make up for the inferior color reproduction and viewing angles, for me.
post #19 of 24
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Just wondering, but... is there a 1gb version of the HD 7870? I've looked everywhere and I can't find one :S . Sure you've not made a mistake? Do you mean 1ghz edition?

Didn't even think of that. Just assumed it to be true since there are 1GB versions of the 7850.
 
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post #20 of 24
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Yeah, my friend has a 120Hz monitor. I had him switch between 120 and 60Hz in a game, and it really didn't make all that much of a difference to me; It feels smoother, but it doesn't make up for the inferior color reproduction and viewing angles, for me.
Thats where you messed up. You have to play for a little while ON 120hz then after that switch to 60hz and it is painfully obvious. Try that out when you get a chance it may shock you.
Edited by General123 - 12/8/12 at 4:10pm
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