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Ouch ! glad I gave up on subscribing to tv programming years ago, weaned I am ! Yah, I wanna see what all the fuss is about with the higher refresh rate monitor. I don't believe that I'm 60Hz sensitive, but I wanna see if I can "See" the difference.

Waiting on that new 31mm extended top - means I can fit push/pull/monsta/shrouds into the top, and a few mount pieces from CL, bought the 2nd GPU block, and some fittings to try out. But first I'm gonna mess around with that new monitor, and see what 2 cards can do.
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Nice.
Would love to have a 120Hz TV (or monitor for that matter) but I guess I'll stick with what I have for a while.
Biggest thing I really need right now, with all the power glitches we have, is a UPS for my satellite box. I'll probably be buying a replacement for my pc setup and swapping the old Tripp Lite to the HT.
I hate it when the power glitches and have to wait 10 minutes for the box to download everything and restart, drives me crazy.

Painful on the Power side of things Mandrix. From my experience If power is that much of a problem I would highly recommend a UPS for your build let alone the Satellite box.You obviously need more than 10 minutes battery back up if you want to continue operation rather than shutdown. Although the more battery backup the more pricey the UPS becomes depending on watts used. I use a APC Smart-UPS which covers up to 950 watts and I have some 8 - 10 minutes battery whilst gaming even more when not gaming (watts, watts, watts). To give you an idea I have the router, NAS, Computer, 3 x Monitors, speaker system, desk lamp on it the load without gaming is 39%. Gaming pushes it to 67%. I'm guessing that you may have already worked this out...
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Yeah most of our power glitches are very transient, rather than the power staying out for periods of time. I have a 700w UPS for my main computer gear that keeps the pc , monitor, router and switch up.


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yah @ mandrix - wouldn't it tho ?!!

@ AVictorD - I just bought the Asus 24" 144MHz - gonna see what that's all about, been reading up on CallSignVega's new build thread.

I thought you wanted an IPS monitor ?
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I have 2 IPS monitors, the HP zr2440w - but these new 144Hz monitors are old school. AFAIK, there are no IPS 144Hz monitors. Though you might check this January announcement out:

http://techreport.com/news/24170/asus-shows-super-wide-144hz-displays
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Yeah that's what I meant. Wouldn't it be better to have 3 monitors the same ?
How are those hp anyway ? Any good for gaming ?

I'm interested by the dell ultrasharp U2412M because of the x1200 resolution
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Well, the HPs are great looking, however they do it - i've read the tech stuff but what I do know is that they rival CRTs for color saturation.

As to gaming, they're fine, but you need to get over to CallsignVega's build log, specifically where he posts that "Yes, LB is definitely worth it. I will never use monitors with long sample-and-hold constant back-light image processing again."

I got that Asus VG248QE monitor on friday, haven't opened it yet, but will ... but I'm getting an error message about the Nvidia kernel, and I've found the site to glean infos from - Nvidia's own forums - but haven't tried any fixes yet. I hope to try the LightBoost thing, but first I wanna see what a 144Hz lcd looks like.

It uses TN tech, so its not advanced like IPS, but otoh, its affordable at under $300. Step at a time. CallsignVega is out in front with his 4 Titan build, so I'm going to see how it goes mimicking him with my build. I've got such a pile of wc parts, bigger than the case !!
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whatttttttt under $300 ??????

Here the best I've seen is (converted to $ : $440 !!!!!!!!!!) mad.gif

the Dell UltraSharp U2412M is $370 (cheapest I found, converted)

please install the Asus and tell me if you see a difference in games, I'd really like those Dell though
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the HPs are IPS - yah, they cost over $400, but they're all 60Hz. You didn't read CallsignVega's thread, did you .... Not only is he crowing about the 120Hz refresh rate, coupled with a 120 FPS in game, he's shouting out about the no blur mod that anyone can do with one of these monitors.

Plus he took it a step further and removed the AntiGlare mat - now how clear do ya think his portrait monitors look now ?!?

These higher refresh rate monitors use old tech - TN - and cost under $300. You don't buy these without an intent for gaming, coz they're not much good out of the box for anything else.

If you're not a serious gamer or don't spend a lot of time gaming, then the IPS monitors are the way to go. But being somewhat between the two worlds, I want to see what these higher refresh rate monitors can do. I've seen repeated remarks that a 27" is too big, that the higher resolutions at 60Hz just don't cut it, so it seems the only way to go is to follow the no blur movement.
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I've actually read all the pages ! Even asked a question.

the guy has 3 titans, I won't. so playing games at that resolution... I guess I won't have 120 fps.

I play like 5-6H per week, only FPS and car games.

the 144Hz are clearly overpriced here and if I buy monitors, I want 3 the same.

ATM I have a samsung T260HD, it's a 26 inches 1920*1200 display. I'll maybe using it as a TV in the bedroom.
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