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So, I'm giving some thought to a 120Hz/144Hz display. I've got the GPU horsepower for it, so I'd like to take advantage of the high frame rates I can get.

Currently, I'm stuck between the following (in no particular order):

- Asus VG248QE
- BenQ XL2420T
- Samsung S23A700D

These are within my budget, but I don't have much more room to go. I've given some thought to a 1440p 60Hz display, but I just can't afford it.

I'm not really interested in 3D that much...I might give it a go if the glasses came with the display or something like that, but I don't see my self spending the extra cash on the 3D Vision kit. However, the Light Boost hack does look interesting and I'd likely take advantage of it. My typical usage is mostly gaming (60%), web browsing/general use (30%), and Blu-Ray/DVD/Netflix (10%).

The Asus is the fastest on paper (144Hz), but the Samsung sounds like it has the best looking panel of the 3 (for a TN display). The built-in USB hub and matte housing on the BenQ appeal to me also. I can't decide, so I'm hoping I can get some feedback. Any advise and personal experiences shared is much appreciated! smile.gif
post #2 of 43
Why not the yamasaki catleap? Extreme value plus performance
Overclock away biggrin.gif

Search our forums for opinions and comparisons. It'll give you a fair idea
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Yeah I've been reading up on the Catleap monitors earlier. That might be an interesting way to go too.

Either way, thanks for the reply. thumb.gif
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Only 2B Catleaps overclock to 120hz afaik....getting them from eBay will not work. You can find 1440p 120hz capable displays at 120hz.net or Overlordcomputer.com - i own the latter and its pretty awesome.

I gotta sell my other CrossOver LED-P actually - i dont have the deskspace to have 2x27" panels
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Get a "Korean" monitor. 120hz is very nice but 1440p IPS is better biggrin.gif
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I'm in a similar situation - I decided to get the BenQ purely based on cost. If i could afford it i'd get the sammy hands down.
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Originally Posted by moshah View Post

I'm in a similar situation - I decided to get the BenQ purely based on cost. If i could afford it i'd get the sammy hands down.

Yeah the Samsung is the most expensive of the three where I'm buying as well. I could be out the door with the Asus for $300, but I'm having a hard time finding it in stock.

How do you like the BenQ? Good build quality? The biggest complaint I've heard is the out of the box colours could be better; granted IIRC it's normally set to "FPS1" which intentionally skews the colours for most FPS games.
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Get the Asus QE, specially with NVIDIA GPU so you can enable LightBoost
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Only 2B Catleaps overclock to 120hz afaik....getting them from eBay will not work. You can find 1440p 120hz capable displays at 120hz.net or Overlordcomputer.com - i own the latter and its pretty awesome.

I gotta sell my other CrossOver LED-P actually - i dont have the deskspace to have 2x27" panels

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Get a "Korean" monitor. 120hz is very nice but 1440p IPS is better biggrin.gif

Thanks guys! As much as I'd like to take a run at one of the Catleaps, it feels a bit high risk/high reward type of thing. If I get one with no dead pixels and it works great for several years, it's a really good deal. But I'm not much of a risk-taker at the best of times. I'm not trying to dump on the Catleap or anything, I just don't think it's for me. I do appreciate the suggestion, though - food for thought never hurts. smile.gif
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Get the Asus QE, specially with NVIDIA GPU so you can enable LightBoost

Thanks! The I'm liking the Asus and plus it's the cheapest of the three. Although, I thought the BenQ also supports LightBoost?
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