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Hi Guys,

I'm in the market to invest in a decent monitor. I don't go through monitors like I do with components each month, so id quite like to pick and stick for a few years. I currently own a cheap 22" LCD.

There's a deal going on in the UK right now on the Dell UltraSharp 23" IPS for £200, though I can get it for £170 with a staff discount =)

Now, for a little more I could get a decent 120Hz monitor. I don't care about this 3D malarkey as its just a gimick right now. Give it 5 years or so for it to properly mature. However I'm getting back into my gaming with fast paced games like COD and the new Crysis 2 where I should see a benefit over 60Hz.

I'm a graphics designer so an IPS would be ideal, and I watch a lot of movies too. So I'm a bit stuck really with what to do. I don't want to make the wrong choice.
post #2 of 44
IPS > 120hz.

ANY DAY.
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I'd go for 120hz, but I like to be competitive in gaming. So here's how I look at it: A 120hz will give you the edge in gaming and should look better in face paced things like sports and action movies and the IPS will look better picture/video quality wise.

I have not researched IPS monitors much, but I do know they look better, however they seem to have much slow response times compared to other LCDs.
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If it is not a true 120 monitor, I would get the Dell LCD screen anyday.
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I'd go for 120hz, but I like to be competitive in gaming. So here's how I look at it: A 120hz will give you the edge in gaming and should look better in face paced things like sports and action movies and the IPS will look better picture/video quality wise.

I have not researched IPS monitors much, but I do know they look better, however they seem to have much slow response times compared to other LCDs.

That was true ages ago, but not so much anymore. My TV has an IPS panel and its rated for 4ms, and I've never noticed any ghosting, something I'm REALLY sensitive too.

Seriously, go for quality man.
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post #6 of 44
Graphics Designer? IPS, no doubt about it. The fluidity of 120Hz is nice, but when you see an IPS panel in person... man...
post #7 of 44
I'm a gamer so I say get the 120Hz. Who gives a damn about pretty colors? 60 additional FPS is something you can really reap the benefits of, practically AND aesthetically.
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post #8 of 44
I'd go with a 120Hz for gaming. 2ms G2G makes a big difference in itself, then the 120Hz gets rid of your white halo's and whatnot.
I bought an Alienware 120Hz monitor when Dell had a 30% off + free shipping sale for monitors, and I just couldn't pass it down. Their 30" 2560x1440 monitor was nearly $400 off; almost grabbed one of those too.
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post #9 of 44
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Thanks guys.

IPS is what I'm more likely to swing too, but I know there are some dodgy 120Hz monitors out there.

Is there not a solution out there to have amazing image quality like an IPS brings but also can handle fast paced action like a 120Hz?
post #10 of 44
There are some good arguments for both sides in this thread. And no flaming, yet! Epic thread. I want to hear moar opinions because I'm in the same situation. Maybe add a poll as well, OP?
    
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