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i currently have the Asus 27 inch 120hz model.

I have a great experience with Asus products, and I am looking to go ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit PLS Professional Graphics Monitor

http://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-27-Inch-LED-lit-Professional-Graphics/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1384259905&sr=1-1&keywords=asus+1440p+monitor

$549.99 on Amazon.com (I have Amazon Prime)

Also, currently eyeing a Asus Direct CU 780 ($519.99 on Amazon, but if they come out with a Direct CU 780ti before I get home from Afghanistan (end of January), I might jump on it.

Thoughts?
Edited by Furore - 11/12/13 at 6:45am
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If you're deployed and looking for a present to get yourself for your service when you return(thanks btw) the 1440p monitor is definitely a good option. I got a 1440p Korean off of eBay and I love it. It was my first monitor purchase in like 7 years so it was a huge upgrade (from 1600x1050). Not even for just gaming, but all around I love the damn thing.
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i currently have the Asus 27 inch 120hz model.
Is more color/pixels more important, or is motion clarity more important?

If motion clarity, have you ever tried the LightBoost on it, to eliminate motion blur? (If not familiar with LightBoost, also see media coverage.).
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I have a great experience with Asus products, and I am looking to go ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit PLS Professional Graphics Monitor
As long as you're more concerned about stationary images and work applications for slower games, rather than motion blur, then that's a great monitor. Great colors, great resolution, but not good for motion blur.

For a bit less motion blur at 1440p, mMany people have been buying the QNIX 1440p monitors for only $300, and then overclocking them to 120Hz. This half the price, but entails some risks (shipment from Korea). This won't be as low-motion-blur as strobe-backlights (e.g. LightBoost, EIZO Turbo240, etc), if you do find that you are going to mainly use the monitor for FPS shooters.
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Is more color/pixels more important, or is motion clarity more important?

If motion clarity, have you ever tried the LightBoost on it, to eliminate motion blur? (If not familiar with LightBoost, also see media coverage.).
As long as you're more concerned about stationary images and work applications for slower games, rather than motion blur, then that's a great monitor. Great colors, great resolution, but not good for motion blur.

For a bit less motion blur at 1440p, mMany people have been buying the QNIX 1440p monitors for only $300, and then overclocking them to 120Hz. This half the price, but entails some risks (shipment from Korea). This won't be as low-motion-blur as strobe-backlights (e.g. LightBoost, EIZO Turbo240, etc), if you do find that you are going to mainly use the monitor for FPS shooters.

You know Amazon sells the Qnix and X-star monitors, right?

http://www.amazon.com/QNIX-QX2710-Evolution-LED-Monitor/dp/B00BUI44US/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384311057&sr=8-1&keywords=qnix

IMHO yes, for $300 it's easily worth the tradeoff. However I consider myself a Korean monitor fanboy, but I'd be just has happy with the new Eizo monitor. The Turbo 240 half overdriven refresh tech is sick, and IMHO VA panels are better for general use, as they have much better black levels than IPS monitors (which is really important for immersive games).
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You know Amazon sells the Qnix and X-star monitors, right?
For $50-$75 more, yep -- and probably worth it, due to the hassle-free money back.
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Might be worth holding out and see what monitors are available with G-Sync. If they have some higher res panels you at least get to maintain a higher level of smoothness despite 60hz

Edit: Thinking over what I’ve just said G-Sync will have not as much benefit since you will easily hit 60 frames in most games?
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Good point about the G-Sync monitors. To be honest, I am super happy with the current Asus 120hz one, and with the 780 upgrade I will grab up, I should be at plenty FPS for the games I play.
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