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I have a $150 Best Buy gift card and about $350 cash. I've been trying to decide to get a 120hz monitor for BF4 or go with a 1440p monitor. I've been playing a lot of modded skyrim lately and just love eye candy games (Tomb Raider, BioShock, Assassin's Creed, etc) so lately I've been leaning towards a 1440p monitor.

Yay or stay the hell away: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/27-ips-zero-g-slim-monitor-wqhd-2560x1440-dual-link-dvi-vga/1309323739.p?id=mp1309323739&skuId=1309323739&st=pcmcat143700050048_categoryid$abcat0509000&cp=1&lp=1#tab=buyingOptions
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Personally I would go for the 1440p monitor, but I do not know that brand. I would do some research before buying if I were you.
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Personally I would go for the 1440p monitor, but I do not know that brand. I would do some research before buying if I were you.

You don't know monoprice.com? Or you don't know about their monitors?
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Does BB have price matching cause that monitor is cheaper at monoprice site.
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I'd go for one of those Korean 1440p monitors and overclock it if I were you. Then you could use the gift card on a mechanical keyboard or something.
Edited by StonedAlex - 3/18/14 at 5:29am
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I'm no screen expert but with 350$ cash just go with the 144Hz Benq monitors (there is a mixup between the european and US names so I can't give you a precise model but I have two different ones and both are great).
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I have used monoprice headsets, headphones, BT units. They are cheap, but decently made - great bang for the price. If I am to go by my experience, their monitors should be decent for the price. Not sure about Korean monitors - do not want to get into the hassle of having to return one. I personally ended up with the Asus PB2278 over the Monoprice unit as the Asus was on sale at the time and price difference was about $150 or so. I am not a big fan of multiplayer FPS, but I heard people say a higher frequency monitor is best provided you got the hardware to push the fps. Based on the games you mostly play, I would recommend going with a 1440p monitor (monoprice or otherwise). I think you will get a lot of enjoyment playing BF4 in that as well (provided you are not fiercely competitive).
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Does BB have price matching cause that monitor is cheaper at monoprice site.

yes it does have price matching
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I'd go for one of those Korean 1440p monitors and overclock it if I were you. Then you could use the gift card on a mechanical keyboard or something.
I'm leery of the Korean models. Seems like to me people gets some with stuck pixels and what not. And I'm unsure about overclocking monitors because you can't tweak it can you? Like with chips, if unstable, add more volts or change other settings.
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Originally Posted by 15130 View Post

I'm no screen expert but with 350$ cash just go with the 144Hz Benq monitors (there is a mixup between the european and US names so I can't give you a precise model but I have two different ones and both are great).
I'm on the fence about going the 120hz route or the 1440p route actually. But the fact that I play more eye candy games vs just 1 MMO FPS game, makes me want to go 1440p.
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I have used monoprice headsets, headphones, BT units. They are cheap, but decently made - great bang for the price. If I am to go by my experience, their monitors should be decent for the price. Not sure about Korean monitors - do not want to get into the hassle of having to return one. I personally ended up with the Asus PB2278 over the Monoprice unit as the Asus was on sale at the time and price difference was about $150 or so. I am not a big fan of multiplayer FPS, but I heard people say a higher frequency monitor is best provided you got the hardware to push the fps. Based on the games you mostly play, I would recommend going with a 1440p monitor (monoprice or otherwise). I think you will get a lot of enjoyment playing BF4 in that as well (provided you are not fiercely competitive).

Yeah I have several of their products too, headphones, BT devices, cables, etc, and never really have problems with them.
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I'm leery of the Korean models. Seems like to me people gets some with stuck pixels and what not. And I'm unsure about overclocking monitors because you can't tweak it can you? Like with chips, if unstable, add more volts or change other settings.

I think some do but the pixels are so small you shouldn't notice them unless you specifically look for them on a white background, and you can return it if there are more than a certain amount or in the center of the screen. There's an overclocking guide on their thread. Should overclock to at least 96hz. Most people seem really happy with theirs. I was just about to buy one myself but now I'm thinking of waiting for one of these.
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