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IPS or 120Hz monitor w/ $350 budget??

Poll Results: Which monitor type?

 
  • 28% (8)
    120Hz
  • 64% (18)
    IPS Panel
  • 7% (2)
    Something else?
28 Total Votes  
post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
So as the title suggests, I'm looking into getting a third monitor to finish off my triple monitor gaming setup, and I want whatever I buy to be my middle monitor, and therefore the highest quality one. The other two I already use are these. I have heard a lot about the quality of IPS panel monitors and equally as much about how awesome the jump from 60Hz to 120Hz is when gaming and pretty much just doing everything. I am all but set on the 120Hz monitor already, but I am hoping you guys will steer me in the direction of which to get anyways.

As for the 120Hz monitor, the only one that I am really interested in at this point is this model, primarily because it is slightly bigger than the ASUS at the same price point, and also because it is made by a compnay I have come to expect nothing but the best from over the years.

As far as the IPS panel monitors go, I am sort of at a loss as to which monitor would be my best bet at $350 or less ($350 is my absolute highest budget).

So, to summarize, what are some of your arguments in favor or against IPS and 120Hz monitors, and of the IPS monitors, which should I be looking at for $350? Thanks a lot guys.
Edited by fencefeet - 4/20/11 at 12:49am
post #2 of 18
If i were you I would get another one to match all three. It wouldn't be a good idea to have different input lag and it would look much better when they match.
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post #3 of 18
IPS no doubt. Unless you can get a PVA which are usually really rare (NEC has one in the P series and Eizo has two, one which is brand new but really expensive), I will always say IPS.
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post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input guys. I thought about getting a third of the same, but I really want the middle one to be an upgrade since I won't necessarily be using all three of them to game all of the time, and will watch movies that work only in 16:9 aspect ratio (which is all of them, obviously) on the middle screen. As far as input lag, they would all be so close to one another that I know I wouldn't notice the difference. Though it is a valid point to make. Also, looks don't matter at all to me, I am just interested in the best possible quality for my budget.

So there's one opinion in favor of IPS, anyone else got any thoughts? I think I might make a poll.
post #5 of 18
I have that exact monitor fencefeet and I love it. It's a great monitor, even support 3d! I don't regret dropping the cash for it at all. As a fellow overclocker, I'd recommend it.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Sweet. That's one for the 120Hz side then haha. I guess that the primary thing that I know I like about 120Hz monitors/TVs is the fluidity of everything on screen. It just seems so much more lifelike to me. Although, to be fair, I haven't seen a whole lot of IPS monitors of quality, so that's where you guys come in...
post #7 of 18
Up to you. TN panel lack sideview as color will distort, IPS has possibly put 16,7 million color but still can't match CRT color quality. RGB led are the only one able to surpass 16,7 million color along with lower input lag compared to CRT and unlike TN and IPS panel no viewing angle problems.
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post #8 of 18
Don't know to much about IPS, but after seeing what 120Hz Tvs make normal video look like, i really wish there were more 120Hz monitors, not even talking about 3d, i just want 120Hz. so much easier on the eyes than 60Hz. low refresh rates are what cause eye strain.......
post #9 of 18
We're all begging for 240Hz IPS with CRT tech . Great colors and high speeds! Domination!
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post #10 of 18
I'll settle for a 120hz Dell U2711 smile.gif
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