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post #41 of 55
I have both 120hz and 1440p monitors, and I use the 1440p one for everything.

Its not just the resolution, its the colours that make the biggest difference.

Also im looking to get a tempest to have the best of both worlds.
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post #42 of 55
I would get one of the overclocked 27" Korean monitors. Best of both worlds. Some 3rd party sellers, like overlord, which has been linked already, even offer a warranty for them.
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post #43 of 55
Technically Overlord is selling a different monitor.

Also, a subtle but important quibble: these are not 'overclocked' monitors but rather 'ovrrclockable' - user does the overclocking and the maximum possible results vary from monitor to monitor, rig to rig, DVI cable to DVI cable, etc.
post #44 of 55
I'll just tell you my experiences.

I own both, the Asus VG278HE and the Dell U2711. I started off with the Dell, in slow paced games like Shogun 2 or Skyrim it is beautiful. Having the huge resolution is also a plus for doing general work and editing. Though as some others may have said if you play competitively (which is what I like to think I do when I play BF3) then the higher refresh rate is much better value. I have to agree, I won't ever touch anything with 60 hz refresh rate ever again, even if the panel is superior along with the color quality. I just love the Nvidia lightboost trick.

Maybe today I'll switch monitors and game on the Dell, it has been a while so I'm sure I'll notice a difference.
post #45 of 55
I have both and use the 1440p monitor for everything including gaming. 120Hz is nice but 1440p just looks way nicer with the colours and clarity, even in BF3 I get more of an advantage with the clarity than I get with the 120 fps.
post #46 of 55
I hate these threads. It is like asking do you like apples or oranges? Do you like a gaming monitor or a graphic designer monitor? Do you want a fast monitor or a pretty monitor?
It is based on opinions of what the buyer wants.
If you want to be a competitive player online, then get the fast one. If you are looking for the bling bling, get the slow one with pretty colors. thumb.gif
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post #47 of 55
I had a Catleap which was beautiful. However, gaming on a 120hz monitor is the way to go. I currently have 2 samsung s23a700d monitors.
I cannot game on 60hz anymore even if the color is gorgeous.
post #48 of 55
I have a 30" IPS and a 24" 120hz monitor. I use the 30" on my web-surfer computer and the 120Hz on my gaming only rig. I play fast paced FPS games so I like the fluidity of the 120Hz for gaming.
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Thread Starter 
i just dropped the hammer on an achieva shimian for 329 shipped. thanks for the advice everyone.
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Originally Posted by TurboMach1 View Post

i just dropped the hammer on an achieva shimian for 329 shipped. thanks for the advice everyone.

Let us know how you like it, that 7950 is about to start sweating btw. tongue.gif
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