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Bonus just came in today, so I'm looking for a new monitor. My current one is a 22" Hanns G, and while it has great picture, I want 1080p.

I'm torn between going with a 120hz monitor, an IPS, or a nice TV to double as a monitor. This will be used primarily for gaming.

Suggestions? Looking for good bang for the buck.
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I don't know about "bang for the buck", but here's what I purchased, and I REALLY like it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

It's 3D capable, but the 120Hz really helps in certain games w/o 3D. For example, I play a lot of Quakelive and Quake 3. This game runs at 125 fps, and that 120Hz refresh rate really shines in this game. The thing moves with a liquid-like smoothness unlike ANY monitor I've ever seen on this game. EXTREMELY clear visuals, vibrant color... I don't use the 3D much, but even running 2D games look better on this than any monitor I've ever used.
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I don't know about "bang for the buck", but here's what I purchased, and I REALLY like it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

It's 3D capable, but the 120Hz really helps in certain games w/o 3D. For example, I play a lot of Quakelive and Quake 3. This game runs at 125 fps, and that 120Hz refresh rate really shines in this game. The thing moves with a liquid-like smoothness unlike ANY monitor I've ever seen on this game. EXTREMELY clear visuals, vibrant color... I don't use the 3D much, but even running 2D games look better on this than any monitor I've ever used.
Yeah, that was one of the monitors I was seriously considering. The problem with the 120hz monitors is that they're not much better than what I have right now. $350 for essentially a 1" upgrade, even though it will look a lot better, is a stretch.

Any news on the 27" 3d monitors that were shown at CES yet?
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I dont know what your price range is but i received my dell u3011 today, and it blows my mind aways how amazing it is, the actual design of the screen and stand is really thought out and very high quality, then the screen is soo vibrant, and clear i dont think i could ever go smaller or at lease less then 2560x1600, but i admit this monitor cost a arm and a leg, but im sure there smaller models are just as good
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Been looking at this lately. It has a TV tuner and 2 HDMI's also a DVI port and component, the picture quality is also superb apparently so I'm saving for that after I get my GTX 580.
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Whatever you do, don't buy a tv to use as a monitor.
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post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by IBM Watson View Post
Whatever you do, don't buy a tv to use as a monitor.
Why not? I use my 42" when I game or play a movie from my pc when I want a bigger picture. Colors are nice with no ghosting. Just as good as any lcd monitor.
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Been looking at this lately. It has a TV tuner and 2 HDMI's also a DVI port and component, the picture quality is also superb apparently so I'm saving for that after I get my GTX 580.
i played with one of these at a local office depot (same price as newegg btw). with what little i could play with it - desktop only, Win7 Sample photos and videos, no internet etc - it looked fairly nice. the bezel leaves much to be desired IMO, but that's a subjective thing. seemed like a nice monitor from what i could tell in-store.

OP, i just ordered the from amazon. i can't give any specific feedback since i don't have it yet (arrives tomorrow), but user reviews have been very good from what i've read. something to consider.
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post #9 of 15
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Why not? I use my 42" when I game or play a movie from my pc when I want a bigger picture. Colors are nice with no ghosting. Just as good as any lcd monitor.
+1 i have my 37"
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Originally Posted by IBM Watson View Post
Whatever you do, don't buy a tv to use as a monitor.
Like others have said why not?

I use my 40" for gaming and watching videos from my PC.
And its currently my only monitor since my last one decided to die, picking up the u2311h when it goes on sale.
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