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I am looking at swapping out my 1080p 60Hz 30" for either a 1080p 120Hz or 1440p 60Hz monitor, either would need to be 27" or better.

I have no interest in 3D gaming whatsoever.
(Unless it's 3D for everyone watching from any angle without glasses I never will.)

Size is a must, I've gotten used to my 30" and I wont go back.
I play lots of League of Legends but I casually play high end FPS.

I don't think 120Hz would give me competitive edge but I love playing at 60Hz and think 120Hz would be pretty slick. I know that 120Hz would only ever affect my gaming experience and not other activities.

1440p is really attractive to me, I think higher res would lessen the need for AA.(I really want a 500dpi screen so I can turn AA off forever. ) Screen workspace is invaluable for me but I am not fond of multiple monitors.

So which is going to make my gaming experience, higher FPS or higher res? With either setup I would swap out my video card.


Possible combinations:

U2711 - $1100
GTX580 - $500 (if that's not enough I would go for a HydroCopper $700)
Total -$1600 to $1800

or

Some 1920 120Hz ~ $400 (guessing an average)
GTX580x2 - $1000 (if that's overkill I would go for a HydroCopper $700)
Total - $1100 to $1400

Help me decide! Any other thoughts on the question would be appreciated.
    
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post #2 of 27
by 30" 1080 60hz I'm assuming its a TV - in which case 60hz on a TV is much different from on a computer, that being said, go with the higher resolution 2560 x 1440, its tougher on graphics cards, but reduces the need for AA and will look much sharper.
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Higher res means you see more on games. thats a definate advantage thats nice to have.
    
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
by 30" 1080 60hz I'm assuming its a TV - in which case 60hz on a TV is much different from on a computer, that being said, go with the higher resolution 2560 x 1440, its tougher on graphics cards, but reduces the need for AA and will look much sharper.
Yeah, sorry, I am using th 32" Sharp Aquos in my sig with DVI.
    
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post #5 of 27
1080p 120hz nuff said.
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Originally Posted by UbNub View Post
Higher res means you see more on games. thats a definate advantage thats nice to have.
No it does not. It just makes everything look prettier, you still see the same


Go for the 1440p man, there's no going back.
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Yeah for LoL a bigger resolution directly translates into seeing way more on the map, so go 1440p

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No it does not. It just makes everything look prettier, you still see the same


Go for the 1440p man, there's no going back.
Depends on the game, in most games a higher resolution also gives more FoV so you can see more, and in games like LoL (top down) you can just see more.
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post #8 of 27
I love my smooth silky monitor so,

120HZ 1080P! Better for movies as well, seeing as nothing is really over 1080P these day.
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post #9 of 27
except TV 120Hz is frame interpolation, so his computer is feeding no more than 60Hz @ 1080p data
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The Guru3D reviews shows single 580 getting topped out at 2560x1600. Would 2650x1440 be that much different? Same article show that to get close to that 120Hz at 1080p would need 580SLi. Perhaps a 590 would be an option.

Looks like the u2711 can be had for around $900 would leave room for a GTX590...
Any idea what I could get for my GTX295 and 32" Monitor?
Edited by TheBatman1337 - 4/21/11 at 11:13am
    
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