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So, should I get

http://www.amazon.com/VG248QE-24-Inch-Screen-LED-lit-Monitor/dp/B00B2HH7G0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1371406113&sr=8-1&keywords=ASUS+VG248QE

or

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CAKEE1E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2MW5SRGCYTJJO

I have a GTX 670 4gb and will be getting another for sli. I have never seen a QWD display nor have I seen 120HZ or "lightboost". I don't know what would be better for gaming.
post #2 of 5
Definitely go with the ASUS VG248QE 144hz monitor. A higher refresh rate is always better for gaming as it benefits your experience in two ways. First off, a 120hz+ monitor makes all movement much smoother and almost completely eliminates the need for motion blur. Secondly a 120hz+ monitor removes the need to limit your GPU at a software level by using Vsync (usually a culprit of stuttering, screen hangs, and visual artifacting) and at a hardware level when your GPU frame buffer can't empty fast enough which results in frames skipping and annoying visual discrepancies while gaming.

nVidia LightBoost is actually pretty cool, it uses technology used to drive 3D glasses to brighten displayed media and darken shadows and blacks in the monitor and aims to remove ALL motion lag and blur. There are also interesting ways to use lightboost in 2D gaming to pull more performance from your hardware.

- KD biggrin.gif
post #3 of 5
It depends on what kind of gaming you do mate.

If you're are a super serious competitive FPS gamer, who really only plays FPS games and not much else, then go with the VG248QE.

If you play all kinds of games and some FPS, but not super competitively, then go with the Qnix QX2710 and overclock it to 120Hz.
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post #4 of 5
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Yeah, I was leaning toward the Asus.
Thanks for the input! Makes sense for me as I mostly play BF3.
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Originally Posted by meoget View Post

Yeah, I was leaning toward the Asus.
Thanks for the input! Makes sense for me as I mostly play BF3.

My only critique of the Asus 144hz monitor is color accuracy. It took me a while to use color calibration tools (like the Huey) and mess with the monitor settings to get it accurate enough for realistic gaming and some of the graphics work I do.
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