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I recently built a new computer (i7-4770k & GTX 760) and need a new monitor because my current one doesn't do 1080p. My budget is max $200.

This monitor will be used for gaming & recording (Fraps), video editing, photoshop/illustrator/design work.

I currently narrowed it down to the Asus VS238H-p and the Asus VS239H-p. Would going with the 239H-p (IPS) be better for overall use in the long run? Also, will 5ms response time on the 239H-p make a big difference compared to the 2ms response time on the 238h-p?

Thanks in advance.
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2ms response won't make a noticeable difference in the real world while the benefits of IPS would be much more noticeable and good for bragging rights. thumb.gif
post #3 of 8
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Thanks for the input

Does anyone have experience/thoughts on the Asus VS239H-P? Any alternatives/ suggestions?

I was originally going to go with one of the Korean 1440p monitors, but I don't think my GTX 760 is sufficient enough :/
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I was originally going to go with one of the Korean 1440p monitors, but I don't think my GTX 760 is sufficient enough :/

You shouldn't buy a monitor based on your current hardware.

You'll keep the monitor longer than you will keep your current GPU set up.

I have a GTX 460 and in no way does that detract from the fact that an overclockable Korean 1440p monitor was one of the best purchases I have ever made.
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Hmm interesting way to look at it.

How would my 760 be able to handle Minecraft at 1440p, FPS wise?

Also, is Fraps still able to record my videos at 1080p on the Korean monitors?
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Hmm interesting way to look at it.

How would my 760 be able to handle Minecraft at 1440p, FPS wise?

Also, is Fraps still able to record my videos at 1080p on the Korean monitors?

I cannot answer for sure as I haven't tested either of those things myself, but I don't see why a 760 wouldn't get great framerates in Minecraft at 1440p... It's not like it's a really demanding game or anything...

And I don't see why Fraps would have any problems, you just run the game in a 1080p window or set the in-game res to 1080p and run it full screen...
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My recommendation is the LG IPS 22EA63 and its 50$ lower than your budget wink.gif
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2ms response won't make a noticeable difference in the real world while the benefits of IPS would be much more noticeable and good for bragging rights. thumb.gif

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