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Hey guys, I'm looking to get a new monitor setup for my sig rig. I want to spend around $600 or less and would like the best setup for gaming possible.

I can't decide if 120 Hz is really worth it, or if maybe I should try an Eyefinity 3 monitor setup. If eyefinity, I'd like the monitors to be in portrait mode for more vertical space in addition to the horizontal gains.

I'd also prefer a matte screen over a glossy one.

I was also wondering if an IPS panel is important. I like the Asus 120 Hz but it has a glossy screen. I was also looking at a Dell 24" 1920x1200 IPS that's I really like but then no 120 Hz.

What do you guys think is more of a priority for gaming?

So to summarize:

Dell 24" IPS 1920x1200
a 23-27" 120 Hz model
or 1080p x3 in eyefinity

Or some other option I haven't thought of?
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Well I've had this 120Hz LCD for almost 2 months now and I've got to say that I'm not to sure that it really matters. I mean, IT IS very noticeably smooth as butter, but I mean, I saw more immediate improvement in my gaming from a mouse with a proper sensor than a $300 120Hz monitor.

I would have to try gaming on a 60/75Hz again to give you a definite answer. I have one lying around, but I've been trying to sell it so it's in its box. I could even try a dual monitor setup but I'm too lazy.
Edited by cuad - 3/17/11 at 5:52pm
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So you don't really notice the 120 Hz refresh rate? You said it was smooth, do you value that over a higher resolution or better image quality?

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So you don't really notice the 120 Hz refresh rate? You said it was smooth, do you value that over a higher resolution or better image quality?

Thanks.
You notice it for sure. Make no mistake. You will notice it, and it will be amazing. I definitely value 1680x1050 @120Hz way more than I value my last 1920x1080 @ 60Hz.

Image quality has never really been an issue for me. For that, I just googled what the best settings for my monitor might be and used whatever someone who works with color used. Although they do say that stock colors on TN panels are awful, but they can be adjusted easily.
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