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Hi, Looking at getting a monitor as my current monitor is only at 1680x1050.

I am currently upgrading my pc and not sure whether to get a new monitor or hardware first.

But if I were to go with a monitor I would like to know what are some of the best monitors for racing games and occasionally fps for under $500

I also do alot of work on this computer and web browsing so a reasonabaly clear monitor would be nice.

I am located in australia and currently the only stores that I have been using as a guide are the following:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=558_1094&vk_sort=4

&

http://www.msy.com.au/default.jsp?category=56&page=1

My PC specs are as follows: ;

1050w codegen PSU
RAM: 8gb kingston 1600mhz
CPU: FX-8150
GPU: GTX 560TI DC2
MOBO: GA-990-FXA-UD3
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14

dont think I left anything out ?

Thanks smile.gif
post #2 of 5

First things first.

 

Would you like to experience 2560x1440p or 1080p 120hz native?

 

1440p will look better. The resolution and colors will be amazing. The response time is not as great as a gaming TN panel. They are really awesome

 

1080p monitors best advantage is being able to deliver 120hz natively and having a really low response time which is great for FPS gaming.

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post #3 of 5
I wouldn't recommend a 1440p monitor if he's playing fps games from time to time, because of the response time.
BenQ XL2420T is what I'd buy.
120hz and it's only 399$ so you'll have some money left for something else.
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BenQ XL2411T 144hz is cheaper as it doesn't have usb-hub or audio out compared to XL2420T.

I have XL2420T, it's quite nice with lightboost hack thing < 3
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post #5 of 5
Get a Samsung 700D. Glossy screen and the colors are better at 120hz. I had the BenQ and hated the experience of the washed out look. Nice monitor build wise and performance wise but I can not stand the horrible colors.
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