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Guys I am torn between these two monitors:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005240
5ms response time, LED backlit (i like brighter colors) and DFC 5,000,000:1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236292
5ms response time, not LED backlit, ASCR 80,000,000:1

Swiveling the monitors is important to me.

What is the best option for gaming here?
Edited by ExGreyFox - 12/18/12 at 10:22am
post #2 of 11
Neither of the links work but as the first monitor is LED back-lit, it seems like the better option tongue.gif Also you didn't state what response time the second monitor has. I can work out the second monitor is an Asus! biggrin.gif
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From just the description the first one will be a good choice. Dell Ultra Sharps are really amazing. With the GPU you have those korean 1440P monitors might not be a bad choice. If there is a microcenter near you they have those 1440p monitors in stock.
post #5 of 11
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OOPS!!

Here we go:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005240

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236292

I want to be able to swivel the monitors vertically.
Edited by ExGreyFox - 12/18/12 at 10:25am
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Both are good, you probably wouldn't notice a difference between the two.
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I'd personally go with the LG but as the above stated they are both pretty much identical. Go with which one you like the look of and cheaper if you care about price.
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Manufacturer response times and dynamic contrast ratios are just numbers, they don't mean anything.

The LG has really long response times and obvious ghosting, avoid:

http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2011/review-lg-ips231p-part14.html#Responsiveness

The LG IPS234 and Asus VS239 are fine for gaming if you want to stay under 200$.

The Asus PA238Q's suffered from large image quality variances between models and back-light bleeding, since the new PB238Q is cheaper I would suspect the same things from it . The PA238Q didn't have ghosting issues:

http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2011/review-asus-pa238q-part10.html#Responsiveness

Don't buy from newegg, use buy.com, amazon, best buy or walmart, they all offer hassle free return+exchange policies, I think mircocenter does too.

The Asus VG23AH is 20$ more and supports 72hz with custom timings
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post #9 of 11
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If I go with the LG, since my 7970 has

HDMI * 1
DVI-I * 1
Mini DisplayPort * 2

I can connect 1 monitor's DVI-D to the GPU's DVI-I, and the other two with a DVI-D to mini DP adapters to the GPU right?

So I need an active adapter DVI to MiniDP?

Will this work? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200944
Edited by ExGreyFox - 12/18/12 at 10:50am
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Originally Posted by MenacingTuba View Post

Manufacturer response times and dynamic contrast ratios are just numbers, they don't mean anything.
The LG has really long response times and obvious ghosting, avoid:
http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2011/review-lg-ips231p-part14.html#Responsiveness
The LG IPS234 and Asus VS239 are fine for gaming if you want to stay under 200$.
The Asus PA238Q's suffered from large image quality variances between models and back-light bleeding, since the new PB238Q is cheaper I would suspect the same things from it . The PA238Q didn't have ghosting issues:
http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2011/review-asus-pa238q-part10.html#Responsiveness
Don't buy from newegg, use buy.com, amazon, best buy or walmart, they all offer hassle free return+exchange policies, I think mircocenter does too.
The Asus VG23AH is 20$ more and supports 72hz with custom timings

MicroCenter is one of the best places when it comes to return policies, they will take it back and not charge you anything, and they even price match with best buy and walmart, and the product does not need to be in a print add.

I have returned an i7 processor that i opened, installed, and for some reason changed my mind and returned it no issues at micro center.
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