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Please tell me if this is impossible, but otherwise....

I am searching for the ultimate monitor, one that ticks all of the great gaming boxes.

Resolution: 1440p or 1200p
Aspect Ratio: 16:10 (16:9 is okay, but 10 is preferable)
Refresh Rate: 120hz or 144hz
Screen Size: 23"+
Panel: IPS (P-IPS preferable)
Response Time: 1ms-6ms

Is such a thing even possible?
hopefully.
post #2 of 6
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On the presumption that this isn't possible, what would you say is more important - refresh rate (120hz/144hz), or display (IPS, 1200p, etc.)?
post #3 of 6
Fine, I won't explain to you how you are setting yourself up for major disappointment by setting your sights so high as to be unrealistic...
Oops

You will likely have to wait for OLED/AMOLED displays to get what you want. But even then, I personally could not care less about getting 120hz, I would rather have beautiful looking colors/contrast than a highly overdriven, cheap junky panel paired with an expensive controller....
   
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post #4 of 6
Unfortunately that is far too unrealistic, and I wouldn't expect anything like that to be remotely affordable in the near future.

The things that tick most of those boxes right now are the Catleap 2B, Qnix and X-Star monitors. The latter 2 are very affordable, have PLS (IPS but better blacks) and come in the semi-matte version if reflections annoy you. Many can be easily overclocked to 120Hz.

Otherwise read this: http://www.overclock.net/t/1369595/120hz-1080p-vs-60hz-1440p-monitor
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The things that tick most of those boxes right now are the Catleap 2B, Qnix and X-Star monitors. The latter 2 are very affordable, have PLS (IPS but better blacks) and come in the semi-matte version if reflections annoy you. Many can be easily overclocked to 120Hz.

This ie. Korean overclockable monitors - whilst the OP has not said what FPS he is looking for, it will be his GPU (and possibly his CPU) which determines the experience he will get. Which GPU and CPU are you using?

I use an Asus PB278Q for gaming at 60hz at 2560 X 1440 and get well over 60 FPS (using FXAA) in BF3 and find it incredibly smooth (that said I have never used a 120hz monitor @ 1080P so cannot provide a comparison)! I could not go back to 1080P having experienced 1440P for gaming, it may be a relatively small (in comparison with 4K) increase in definition but to me at least it is very noticable! To me now 1080P is blurry, like watching an old 576 definition SD video cassette against an upscaled 1080P DVD or BLU RAY.
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Originally Posted by DaFaRsHeR View Post

The things that tick most of those boxes right now are the Catleap 2B, Qnix and X-Star monitors. The latter 2 are very affordable, have PLS (IPS but better blacks) and come in the semi-matte version if reflections annoy you. Many can be easily overclocked to 120Hz.

This ie. Korean overclockable monitors - whilst the OP has not said what FPS he is looking for, it will be his GPU (and possibly his CPU) which determines the experience he will get. Which GPU and CPU are you using?

I use an Asus PB278Q for gaming at 60hz at 2560 X 1440 and get well over 60 FPS (using FXAA) in BF3 and find it incredibly smooth (that said I have never used a 120hz monitor @ 1080P so cannot provide a comparison)! I could not go back to 1080P having experienced 1440P for gaming, it may be a relatively small (in comparison with 4K) increase in definition but to me at least it is very noticable! To me now 1080P is blurry, like watching an old 576 definition SD video cassette against an upscaled 1080P DVD or BLU RAY.

Very true, it's pointless getting a 120Hz monitor if your graphics card won't, at decent settings, give you above 70/80fps.

1440p has 1.8x as many pixels as 1080p, so it's far from a small increase. I wouldn't expect affordable 4K for a good while, and 4K 120Hz is years away - unless a new cheap tech is discovered any time soon (unlikely).
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