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Ok so i need a new monitor for gaming, budget is about $700 max.

So many options it's killing me,

120/144hz tn, for speed
2560x1440 ips , for clear colourful image
Or a whole bunch of other options that sit between these.. Im so confused!

I play alot of fps like cod/bf. also alot of tactical like aoe3/aom
Plus i game alot with like borderlands 2/bioshock infinite/fc3 ect..

I have read so many forums and still i can't decide.

A few i have considered so far have been:

Asus pb278q 2560x1440 pls 27" 60hz
Benq xl2420te tn 24" 144hz
Eizo foris fs2333 ips 23" 60hz

Any other great monitors that you guys can recommend
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post #2 of 50
Go the gaming monitor route. IPS are great for color reproduction and viewing angles but they're not suitable for gaming as of now.



As of today my recommendation goes for:

BenQ XL2420Z
http://shop.benq.us/monitors/gaming/xl2420z.html?PID=7073658&utm_source=cj&utm_medium=CPA&utm_campaign=cj

or

BenQ XL2720Z
http://shop.benq.us/monitors/gaming/xl2720z-newest-27-gaming-monitor.html?PID=7073658&utm_source=cj&utm_medium=CPA&utm_campaign=cj

Make sure to buy from these links as this will guarantee that firmware V2 is installed.

You then can use the "Blur Busters Strobe Utility — App for BENQ Z-Series" http://www.blurbusters.com/strobe-utility/ to get the best out of the "BenQ's motion blur reduction" feature.



if you are willing to wait a few months and you have NVIDIA graphic card(s). Then the recommendation is:

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q
http://www.asus.com/us/News/xXtX0FNhXQWPrry7

or the other upcoming G-sync gaming monitors. (e.g: BenQ G series)



Hope that helps.

Tell me if you need more information or details.
post #3 of 50
Oh also forgot to mention. the Eizo Foris FG2421
http://gaming.eizo.com/products/foris_fg2421/

That's a great monitor if deep blacks are important to you.
post #4 of 50
for competitive FPS games get a 120Hz screen, for everything else an IPS 1440p will make games look amazing.
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post #5 of 50
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Thanks for all the inputs guys!

I really like the look of the new asus g-sync that will be coming out as it has the best of both worlds (apart from being tn) but i can't wait that long as i want to purchase a new monitor next week.

So the real question is, is 120/144hz really that noticable over 60hz in real world situation and at 1440p is the input lag that that noticable that it will affect gameplay?

And in colour detail is there THAT much difference between ips and tn?
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Originally Posted by joey shaw View Post

So the real question is, is 120/144hz really that noticable over 60hz in real world situation and at 1440p
As long as you maintain the frame rate, it's night and day.
It feels significantly more fluid and It has half the motion blur.

if you buy any of the displays I recommended you can activate a strobe back-lights mode.

-"BenQ's motion blur reduction" for BenQ Z-series
-"Turbo 240" for Eizo
-"ULMB" for Asus Rog Swift and BenQ G-series

This will reduce the motion blur drastically.
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These photos compare motion blur between 60Hz versus 120Hz versus LightBoost strobe backlight. All images below are captured from the same computer monitor. These demonstrates differences in perceived motion blur caused by the sample-and-hold effect.

These UFO objects were moving horizontally at 960 pixels per second, at a frame rate matching refresh rate, on an ASUS VG278H LCD. These close-up pictures were taken using a pursuit camera at 1/30sec exposure (exposing multiple refreshes into same photo).

60 Hz Refresh rate:
Each refresh is displayed continuously for a full 1/60 second (16.7ms).
This results in approximately 16 pixels of motion blur during 960 pixels/sec motion.



120 Hz Refresh rate:
Each refresh is displayed continuously for a full 1/120 second (8.3ms)
This creates 50% less motion blur. This includes regular and overclocked 120Hz.
This results in approximately 8 pixels of motion blur during 960 pixels/sec motion.



120 Hz LightBoost: CRT quality motion
The backlight is strobed briefly, once per refresh, eliminating sample-and-hold.
With LightBoost, 120fps @ 120Hz has 85% to 92% less motion blur than 60Hz.
This results in just 1 to 2 pixels of motion blur during 960 pixels/sec motion.



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Originally Posted by joey shaw View Post

and at 1440p is the input lag that that noticable that it will affect gameplay?
The resolution doesn't impact input lag.
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Originally Posted by joey shaw View Post

And in colour detail is there THAT much difference between ips and tn?
That's pretty subjective. But a graphic artist or a photographer wouldn't want a TN panel to use for editing.

In the same way, a gamer wouldn't want an IPS panel for gaming.
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If you are willing to wait and can get a extra $100 there is this which will be the best of both worlds.

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q
 
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Originally Posted by funkmetal View Post

If you are willing to wait and can get a extra $100 there is this which will be the best of both worlds.

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q
yes I did recommend this monitor but I forgot to mention some of his features that will probably appeal to you.
It features a high quality custom 8-bit TN panel. Several people who had the chance to approach the prototype said the image quality was excellent.
post #9 of 50
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Wow hasty thanks for the info you have been a massive help! smile.gif so basically i will be looking to get a 144hz screen now.

One more question, i would most likely get either the benq xl2720z or xl2420te as they are the only ones available to me here in Australia, do they both have the lightboost (or whatever they call it for benq) feature?

Oh and will 1080p at 27" be too pixilated or ok? Cause i would like to get the newest model if i can but not sure about 27"

Thanks guys
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Originally Posted by joey shaw View Post

Wow hasty thanks for the info you have been a massive help! smile.gif so basically i will be looking to get a 144hz screen now.

One more question, i would most likely get either the benq xl2720z or xl2420te as they are the only ones available to me here in Australia, do they both have the lightboost (or whatever they call it for benq) feature?

Oh and will 1080p at 27" be too pixilated or ok? Cause i would like to get the newest model if i can but not sure about 27"

Thanks guys

I currently have a ASUS VG278HE 144Hz 1080p 27" monitor that I use in my gaming The games I play range from fast paced FPS' s like Titanfall to RPG's such as Neverwinter Nights 2 all the way to Witcher 2. I can say I have never noticed pixilation or blurriness.
 
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