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Can't decide on what monitor to get.

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I've been in the market for a new monitor for a few months now. I'm currently running an old 1200p Samsung 245bw.

I'm looking at either 120hz (+3D vision) or 1440p. I play all sorts of games, online FPS, Simulation, Strategy, RPGs. I don't play online games competitively, but I do enjoy doing well when I do play online FPS. I'm really looking forward to Titanfall, and will be picking up CoD Ghosts.

The monitors I was looking at were the VG248QE or the Nixeus 1440p. I'm not too sure on the Nixeus as I can't seem to find many reviews on it. I'd like to buy from a Canadian retailer. Most likely NCIX, as that is where I got my PC from, and they handled my RMA fast and painlessly when I had to RMA my mobo. I like supporting local companies (as local as it gets for me)

I like 3D Movies, so I'd probably use 3D vision to watch 3D blu-rays, how does that compare to the theatre experience? I'd like to extend that to gaming, too. But I've also heard great things about 1440p.

Is the Nixeus a good 1440p monitor for the price without going on ebay and buying Korean? I looked at the VG278H, as it comes with the 3D Kit all included, but I don't know how going from 24" 1200p to 27" 1080p would be. The biggest issue for 1440p, is that I sit close to my desk and 27" might be a bit too big, and my desk isn't very big. I could fit it, but it might be a bit on the big side for how close I sit.

I'd really like the opinion on people who have experienced either of these, or better yet, both. smile.gif
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I cannot give you any input on my personal experience with IPS 1440P, however I do own a VG248QE and I absolutely love it. I haven't messed with the 3D though. I mainly bought it for the lightboost hack and have amazing motion clarity which is good for FPS and fast paced movies.

Here are the main differences

VG248QE
+motion clarity
+120/144hz (no reason to use vsync)
+decent color reproduction for a TN panel when properly calibrated
+very little input lag and g2g timing
-TN panel so it will not produce colors as well as a 1440P IPS monitor
-the accursed TN panel viewing angles (Not an issue for me because the max angle on my monitors is 35 degrees

IPS 1440P monitors
+denser PPI
+can be overclocked to at least 96Hz on most monitor
+amazing image quality and color reproductions
+ less jaggies because of higher pixel count = less need for AA, although AA will still help
wider viewing angles
-higher latency input
-higher g2g times

EDIT: I sit really close to my monitors, too. So, I personally will not be using anything above 24 inches for awhile.
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Don't worry about 27" 1440p being too big.

You adjust to it really quickly and then 24" 1440p seems really small and unusable.

Also, don't bother with the Nixeus, the best 1440p monitor is this one as it can be overclocked to 96-120Hz as well. You won't be able to watch 3D movies on it, but the colors and smoothness are so amazing on it you won't miss it.
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