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Hardtime choosing the best second monitor.

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Hello, I have been looking around exhaustively and came here for a last minute advice before doing my move.

First off, let's describe my current setup. My current monitor is the original AW2310 LCD @ 120hz. The games I play mostly are FPS(Mostly CS:GO), MOBA(LoL, Dota2) and MMOs(Rift,GW2,FF14, couple others) and a couple RTS(SC2, C&C) here and there.

My computer hardware can bypass the 120 Frames per Seconds easily so I use my 120hz fully.

I have been split between two "kinds" of monitors. The first which are IPS at a higher price with low response rates and great colours (FS2333 or any other better than this) or a TN which the resolution and lower response rates are interesting (looking at the BenQ).

I am not sure if I want to stay at 1920x1080 or step up. This isn't the real concern. The actual concern is the Color Quality, HZ and Response Rates.

The actual build quality of the monitor is a plus and I live in Canada so most prices are higher due to manufacturer's location.

My final thoughts are to go with a 60HZ(even though I love the 120HZ of my current monitor) so I could get the colour quality. Having two inputs is a Great plus(I have display ports, hdmi and dvi) since I will connect the second monitor to my PC and to my future PS4. Optimal size would be 24" but could go higher. Anyone has some good recommendations for me.

My price range can start at 500$ and go up if ever something is REALLY worth it.

Saw Korean monitors but wasn't satisfied by the randomness and the quality of the build.

Also would it be weird to have a 27 inch next to a 24.
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I have a 1920x1200(Dell U2412M) for second monitor so I can have pixel by pixel videos(VLC ctrl+h) on it while having taskbar visible. Those extra +120 vertical pixels < 3

120hz screen is clear of everything. IPS is good for future too if you want more screens, as TN panels are usually crap when you pivot them.
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True but after alot of though I will give a try to the Korean displays since you can overlock them and not limit myself to a 24 inch.

This one is the one I chose http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Perfect-Pixel-New-QNIX-QX2710-LED-Evolution-2-27-2560x1440-PLS-Monitor-Matte-/111073520913?pt=US_Computer_Speakers&hash=item19dc7f6d11&_uhb=1
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