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1080p 3D or 1440p 2D?

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Im about to upgrade my monitor and gpu.
I use photoshop everyday for designing web templates, so while 1440p would be a big workspace, 1080p is also a decent upgrade
from my 1600x900 Dell 20"


Currently looking at these:

$686 = Asus 27" VG278H 3D
$572 = Asus 27" (PB278Q) LED, 2560x1440, PLS panel

I havent tried gaming with 3d so im interested in your opinions. The price is also a bit close between the two.
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1440p, you won't be using 3D. At all. It hurts your eyes.
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+1 3D is overrated BUT you may want the 120hz benefit. 120hz even at 2D is very beneficial in games.
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Go 1440p, and you still get the 100+hz benefit.

I've watched movies on a 3D 1080p projector before, and I've upgraded from low res to 1440p. Going to 1440p, 100hz IPS is like night and day... like going from a old civic to a supercar. 3D is more of a gimmick, and has much less support.
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For PhotoShop, go for the IPS monitor (1440p).

If you want to get at least some of the benefits of 100Hz+ (without backlight-based motion blur elimination), there's currently four overclockable 1440p monitors listed at List of 120Hz Monitors. They are the Catleap 2B, the Overlord X270OC, the QNIX QX2710, and the X-Star Q2710.
Edited by mdrejhon - 7/8/13 at 7:49pm
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For PhotoShop, go for the IPS monitor (1440p).

If you want to get at least some of the benefits of 100Hz+ (without backlight-based motion blur elimination), there's currently four overclockable 1440p monitors listed at List of 120Hz Monitors. They are the Catleap 2B, the Overlord X270OC, the QNIX QX2710, and the X-Star Q2710.
thanks for the link.
I found a local guy selling a QNIX 27", but the price is too close to brand new 1440p monitors here.
I'll keep looking for today before I decide to get the ASUS PB278Q

thank you for the suggestions guys +rep
im surprised no one has suggested 3d, i guess its that bad.
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Its just not worth it compared to 1440p.

Plus there is the risk that you are one of the people that gets problems such as headaches from it.

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im surprised no one has suggested 3d, i guess its that bad.

It's not bad it's just that you won't use it as often as you think you will. I got 120hz monitors attracted by the allure of 3D vision... and don't get me wrong... it's GREAT! But you just won't use it as often as you want. Youll game on it for a few weeks.. after that you'll get bored of it. Haven't used the 3D function of my monitors for 8 months now i think? The 120hz aspect of it is the better part of it... if you're a bit more competitive. Another nice thing about it is the lightboost hack (eliminates majority of motion blur i think?). Dont know much about it. i have version 1 of 3D vision. I say go for 1440p.
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