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Keep my Dell 30" 2560x1600 IPS or Asus 27" 120HZ/Lightboost Hack?

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Hey all, I am in quite a dilemma. I am trying to debate between keeping my Dell 3007WFP 2560x1600 IPS display or selling it off and buying an Asus 27" 120HZ monitor w/ Lightboost Hack(VG278H). I don't really need the IPS color accuracy and to be honest, I thought the colors of my old HP 2711X LED Glossy monitor looked better, not sure why, maybe I am crazy.

I mainly play FPS games such as Battlefield 3 but is the sacrifice in color quality vs. 120HZ worth it? I am sure this has been asked plenty of times but I'd like to hear personal user experiences from people who have made the switch and what they noticed. Did you feel like you were gaining more from 120HZ than losing by switching from a higher res/"higher image quality"?

Outside of smoother gameplay in FPS/fast motion games, are there any other benefits to having a 120HZ/Lightboost Hacked monitor?

Really stuck on the fence here.


Also, will my specs be able to handle a 120HZ/Lightboost monitor @ 1080P?



-i5-3570K
-GTX680 2GB SC
-8GB RAM
-SSD

Thanks guys!
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I can't claim to be personally familiar with either of the monitors you've listed. I can offer a third alternative though - I imagine you've read at least some posts referring to the numerous Korean monitors available. I've had my QNIX 27" 2560*1440 monitor for about a week now and am seriously stoked with it. It immediately overclocked to 96hz (120hz gave some lines on screen, but there's a few posts from people that had better luck overclocking the monitor after a break in period) and after calibrating the colors, I couldn't be happier. I also play BF3 and with my setup, I'm currently running 70-90fps, which is more than okay for me considering I came from a 27" 1080 60hz monitor with VSync on that stayed right at 60fps.

As to the other benefits, you might notice a small amount of benefit at the desktop with mouse tracking, but IMO 120hz is mostly utilized when gaming on fast paced games with high end hardware to drive it...
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Perfect motion clarity all the way!
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Your Dell is an older model monitor that still has value but is getting older evey day
My HP LP3065 (30') sits in the corner a victim of bad caps but replaced it with a new Dell 3011 was expensive
Sell it while it still holds some value and go newer anything you want
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even if you do not get the Lightboost hack monitor I'd still list the Dell for sale and see who bites.
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As nice as color accuracy is, there is no better competitive edge than 120/144hz when it comes to monitors. It is much easier to twitch and still see the enemy smoothy. As the enemies run, the models stay very smooth. Its something you really have to see and experience in person for some time to fully appreciate.

Any frame above 60fps is an advantage.

However, when it comes to video viewing, I still use my Del U2410. No TN panel can come close to an IPS when it comes to videos imo.

If you really can only have 1 of the 2, then that is up to you to decide which features are more important to you:

1. Impressive color reproduction and viewing angles (IPS is really unmatched in this department)

or

2. Every little advantage you can get in a FPS game. The smoothness that 120hz panel is a huge advantage for those of us who plays to win.
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It's hard to say really, its a personal preference between color and motion quality.

I have a U2711 and a Asus VG278HE (probably will sell the Asus soon, so if your interested pm me tongue.gif) and between the 2 I enjoy the color quality. Then again I do not just play FPS games. If you have ever heard of Total War: Fall of the Samurai, it's amazing on an IPS display.

As some have said, Lightboost is fantastic for FPS games where the added motion smoothness plays a huge factor (due to next to no ghosting). I remember the day the monitor arrived, and fired up 120hz Lightboost, the hackusations on bf3 were more then usual haha. Also instantly noticing how crisp everything was vs. the 60 Hz IPS.
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Originally Posted by Shogon View Post

It's hard to say really, its a personal preference between color and motion quality.

I have a U2711 and a Asus VG278HE (probably will sell the Asus soon, so if your interested pm me tongue.gif) and between the 2 I enjoy the color quality. Then again I do not just play FPS games. If you have ever heard of Total War: Fall of the Samurai, it's amazing on an IPS display.

As some have said, Lightboost is fantastic for FPS games where the added motion smoothness plays a huge factor (due to next to no ghosting). I remember the day the monitor arrived, and fired up 120hz Lightboost, the hackusations on bf3 were more then usual haha. Also instantly noticing how crisp everything was vs. the 60 Hz IPS.

Lol ya The hackusations happened to me as well when I first got my 120hz monitor. I told them that my monitor and connection is most likely better than theirs, and I got the typical retard responses of " That does not matter" and " no monitor causes you to play like you have an Aimbot"lol. When I got my 120hz I was promptly banned from 8 severs within the first month I had it. So, ya it made a huge difference. My K/D in BF3 went from 1.8 to 2.69. High res is nice but for gaming looking good is not as important as playing good.thumb.gif
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This is a point that no one has brought up
If your playing online whats your ping like to the server you use the most?
All the frame rates in the world won't improve that
Higher the ping so goes the lag
I play during their wakeing hours on European servers against low ping players and they get the best of me
At night I play against similar higher ping players from USA and South America its on equal footing
Ping matters
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All the frame rates in the world won't improve that
Motion blur can reduce human brain lag. Some people said it feels like a few percent lower ping.

Also, it's bear worth mentioning: Photos of 60 Hz versus 120 Hz versus LightBoost
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