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OK I am currently torn between going with a true 120/144Hz monitor (Probably the Asus 144Hz) or getting something like a PLS panel (Maybe X-Star?) and overclocking it. This monitor is mostly going to be used for playing Battlefield 4. So I guess the question is should I go for the true 120/144Hz or should I go for the PLS and overclock it. (I am wanting to get a 27 inch.) Is there anybody out there that have tried both that might have some input?
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Hmm.

Well, I have a BenQ 24" 120Hz and Qnix 27" 120Hz.

I'd say that unless you are playing in a paid competitive FPS league like ESEA for Counter-Strike: GO or Team Fortress 2, then you should go the 27" 1440p 120Hz route.

Let's be real, BF4 isn't a truly competitive game. You'll get more enjoyment from the increased resolution quality and beautiful colors from the 1440p 120Hz...not to mention the fact that movies and TV look absolutely gorgeous on it as well, and the amount of screen realestate you have when doing general computing is awesome.
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Hmm.

Well, I have a BenQ 24" 120Hz and Qnix 27" 120Hz.

I'd say that unless you are playing in a paid competitive FPS league like ESEA for Counter-Strike: GO or Team Fortress 2, then you should go the 27" 1440p 120Hz route.

Let's be real, BF4 isn't a truly competitive game. You'll get more enjoyment from the increased resolution quality and beautiful colors from the 1440p 120Hz...not to mention the fact that movies and TV look absolutely gorgeous on it as well, and the amount of screen realestate you have when doing general computing is awesome.

That is the way I was already kind of leaning. I just wanted to make sure I am making the right choice. Thanks for the info! thumb.gifsmile.gif
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If you value motion quality then Lightboost Tn panel ho! Though, there are some big disadvantages to a TN panel in general, and adding Lightboost on top of that to some is the last straw as it messes up colors and all of that.

http://www.blurbusters.com/zero-motion-blur/lightboost-faq/

But which 144 Hz from Asus were you pondering? There are 3 I know (maybe more) 24" VG248QE, 27" VG278H, 27" VG278HE.

I haven't had the chance to try the overclockable Korean monitors yet, though from what I've heard it's pretty good and leagues better then my U2711 @ 60Hz, that's my only other monitor I have to compare to my TN panels, and non Lightboost. If you like color, hate viewing angle distortion, and watch movies on your PC regularly, you are better off with the PLS panel.

On this PC of mine it is pretty much gaming, so 120 Hz Lightboost Surround has been perfect for me despite TN panel shortcomings. I wish I had someone nearby with one of those Korean panels so I could just see how it looks in person and get a real opinion on it. Reasoning is because even regular 120 Hz on my panel I notice the blur, or trailing, whatever it can be called in games, so I wonder if I would notice it on the Korean monitors.
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If you have a good enough graphics card for 1440p I'd say go for the overclockable pls route games will be more stunning and you have the ability to reach 120hz. I'd say tn 120hz really isn't that big of a deal unless you are a super competitive gamer.
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