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I am looking to replace my gateway hx2000 monitor with a monitor around 21-24in. i will be playing games, watching videos, and browsing the web on my sig rig. i was looking to spend between 150 and 350(kinda vauge). i like the dell U2311h because it has e-ips giving it better colors (so i am told). i also like the asus vg236he 120hz monitor, which will allow higher fps in games and smoother gameplay. i am looking for a monitor that will last a long time and give me good results. Does 120 hz give a large inprovement in games? or does the slower but better quality dell provide better images?

basically, what is more worthwhile IPS or 120hz?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236104
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=19&sku=320-9270&baynote_bnrank=1&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch
or are there other monitors i should be looking at?
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IPS. Once you'll use it, you'll never go back.
    
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i hear they are stunning. basically, i would rather have the IPS, but i dont want to be missing out in games because of slower response times and lower hertz. i am not too nitpicky, considering i am coming from a sub 100 dollar monitor, so will i really notice those extra fps in most situations?
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No, you won't. The screen tearing issue is very over exaggerated.

My monitor, the U2711, has a 7MS (iirc) response time, and I notice no input lag at all. Not even compared to my older 24", which was around 3ms.

Get an IPS, bathe in the stunning depth of the colours, it really brings a whole new light to both pictures and games alike.
    
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This thread is very similar to my past one - http://www.overclock.net/monitors-displays/958795-best-23-24-monitor-350-less-2.html

I ended up choosing the IPS. Havn't received it but I doubt that I'll be disappointed.
Edited by Doogiehouser - 3/7/11 at 5:52pm
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Ips
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honestly, i had already made my mind up on ips, just wanted to see what others said.

i will decide probly tomorow. i mostly play RTS,RPG,and FPS. however, i am the worlds worst FPS player........ i took me 3 matches to get my first kill in crysis 2..... sad.
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Originally Posted by Bartonn;12649176 
Does 120 hz give a large inprovement in games? or does the slower but better quality dell provide better images?

basically, what is more worthwhile IPS or 120hz?

It's completely subjective.

The biggest benefit of an IPS panel is color accuracy. I stress accuracy because that doesn't mean images will necessarily look more vibrant (though in many situations this can be the case). It just means images will look truer to the design the artist intended. If that is important to you, then IPS is the better choice.

120Hz monitors have the benefit of significantly enhanced image clarity while displaying motion. If you'd prefer less motion blur/ghosting, in fast paced games and movies, then this is the better choice. You really have to see it for yourself to appreciate it however.

It all depends on which you prefer. It's a shame we can't have both frown.gif
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sadly, i only have a bestbuy close to my house. would bestbuy carry an IPS and a 120 hertz monitor for me to see in person?
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If only there was a high quality 120hz IPS monitor...

I can only dream.
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