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Right now i use a Samsung Syncmaster 2693HM which is a 26inch lcd, 5ms ,3000:1 DC at 1920x1200.
I need this kind of monitor:

- Really really smooth (for gaming only, fast FPS games (quake, cod, bf etc) and mmorpgs (guildwars2)
- Great overall image (colors etc)
- if possible 24inch + (due to the fact im used to 26 now, don't wanna lower to much)
- As power efficient as possible. (i really watch the electricity bill, and my screen is on like 16 hours a day lol)

Just a few Q's

-Would lowering resolution be worth it to gain some FPS? Like 1680x1050 or 1920x1440 ?
-120hz vs 144hz, is there a big difference?
Edited by unseen0 - 3/28/13 at 7:02am
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Depending on how much money you have

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-052-DE&groupid=17&catid=510 I've heard good things about these smile.gif but what's your budget?

1) Lower FPS will result in gains (But depends)
2) 120hz vs 144hz: I had a 3d monitor and it was 120hz and amazing! So I think there probably is not much difference.
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Depending on how much money you have

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-052-DE&groupid=17&catid=510 I've heard good things about these smile.gif but what's your budget?

1) Lower FPS will result in gains (But depends)
2) 120hz vs 144hz: I had a 3d monitor and it was 120hz and amazing! So I think there probably is not much difference.

Hmm.. i think it will be near 400euro's max! But i'm willing to save a bit longer in order to spend more money to get more!
I mean, if a 500 euro monitor makes that much difference and is worth the extra 100, then yes i am gonna do that. I just need to know where i'm heading lol.

I hope people can clarify the 120vs144hz, i've been googling already but there are fierce battles going on about it lol. some say Go some say No to 144hz.
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120/144Hz for gaming. IPS for colors/viewing angle/image quality. VA for all around monitor.

120Hz is enough. and also note that you need to have the power to push those higher refresh rate monitors to really "feel" it.
Edited by croy - 3/28/13 at 7:19am
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Once you go 120 you never go back, it does have to be said. It's a lot ... more fluid and clear! I just got my Dell 29" IPS panel and I love it 2560 x 1080 mind you it's £500 in England, I'd suggest a 3d monitor but it's pointless for you as you use ATI. Mind you, 120hz is AMAZING smile.gif
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120/144Hz for gaming. IPS for colors/viewing angle/image quality. VA for all around monitor.

120Hz is enough. and also note that you need to have the power to push those higher refresh rate monitors to really "feel" it.
Yeah, but i'm guesing when i run games at 80fps i will already see a difference? Also since my current panel isn't a led screen, it will already have benefits to go to another panel?
And games that i will run 120hz will be the fast pased shooters, Quake 3 mainly. But other games aswell
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Once you go 120 you never go back, it does have to be said. It's a lot ... more fluid and clear! I just got my Dell 29" IPS panel and I love it 2560 x 1080 mind you it's £500 in England, I'd suggest a 3d monitor but it's pointless for you as you use ATI. Mind you, 120hz is AMAZING smile.gif
Why a 3d monitor? do they have higher frequencies? and doesn't amd have any 3d support or is Nvidia miles ahead on that issue?
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yeah you need at least 75fps above to really feel the motion smoothness. going LED is good, low power usage. though you won't see much difference in colors/image quality because 120Hz monitors are only TN panels.
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Yea, when I had a 3d monitor I used to tweak games to vysnc @ 120fps and it was great. Amazing for games like Quake and UT, 1.6 etc. Another thing I liked was there was NEVER any screen tearing. Reason I said 3d is because they are mainly the only 120hz panels I know (I think there are others google) but they are priced around the 3d ones. Most of those 3d monitors come with the Nvidia Kit smile.gif

I'd say look into http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-051-BQ and 3d is pretty good I'd go Nvidia if you ever upgrade your GPU biggrin.gif This one doesen't come with the kit so you are ONLY paying for the monitor. At least this would be my choice smile.gif

I was using 1st gen 3d monitor til about 2 days ago and I loved it smile.gif
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Are you set on a 120/144 MHz or would you consider 1440P?
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Yea, when I had a 3d monitor I used to tweak games to vysnc @ 120fps and it was great. Amazing for games like Quake and UT, 1.6 etc. Another thing I liked was there was NEVER any screen tearing. Reason I said 3d is because they are mainly the only 120hz panels I know (I think there are others google) but they are priced around the 3d ones. Most of those 3d monitors come with the Nvidia Kit smile.gif

I'd say look into http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-051-BQ and 3d is pretty good I'd go Nvidia if you ever upgrade your GPU biggrin.gif This one doesen't come with the kit so you are ONLY paying for the monitor. At least this would be my choice smile.gif

I was using 1st gen 3d monitor til about 2 days ago and I loved it smile.gif
I've seen the monitor you linked before, i actually have it open on a tab right now, i'm comparing this with the 144hz monitor asus has: VG248QE. Any ideas?
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Are you set on a 120/144 MHz or would you consider 1440P?
1440p would be a higher resolution meaning a better pixel density, resulting in better overall image right?
However, higher resolution also means i need more power from the GPU.
But isn't there 1440p at 120hz? or is it limited to 1080p for some reason?
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