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post #1 of 25
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Hi everyone.

I have been trying to figure out which monitor to get when I build my new computer soon, but I keep going back and forward between the famous IPS vs 120Hz TN debate. I have not tried any IPS or 120Hz monitors, so I don't really have any experience, and would love to get some info from people that have.

So this monitor is mainly going to be used for (fast paced/FPS) gaming, mostly CSS (at a pretty competitive level). Because of this I had my mind set on the BenQ XL2410T, but then I started reading up on different monitors, and a lot of discusion between TN and IPS. The more I read, the more confused I get.

Anyways, I guess I would be happy with both options, as I use a Samsung 226CW today, and I guess both are better then it (also concerning the response time). I was thinking of spending about 300-450 quid which I guess would be around $500-750. In this price range I think my options are:
  • BenQ XL2410T
  • Dell U2410
  • HP ZR24W
  • Asus VG236HE
  • Asus PA246Q
  • Alienware OPTX AW2310 (though starting to get a bit on the expensive side here)

If you have any other suggestions just throw them out there. And just to add the most important spec I guess for the monitor performance: I will be using GTX 580 in SLI.

Hope you guys and girls can help me find my best option. If anything is unclear, don't be afraid to shout out (I am Norwegian, so if there is any problems understanding my English, just point out which sentences that need more clarification).

Thanks in advance
Espen Andreassen
Edited by Espen - 4/27/11 at 11:16am
post #2 of 25
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Bumping this baby up!
post #3 of 25
It depends what you're try to do with your monitor. Those 3d monitors does have 120hz refresh rate, but they're TN panel. I personally like dell 2410 IPS panel for better color accuracy.
GTX 580 SLI would be pretty much overkill for those monitors unless you do nvidia 3d vision.
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As I said in my first post, this monitor is mainly for gaming, FPS (Counter-Strike Source). I know GTX 580 SLI is overkill atm, but they will be used for quite a while now, and will probably get more or larger monitors later on. I am also getting those GTX 580s for 40% off, so can't really say no to that ^^,

I guess I have mainly been looking at the top three monitors in my list (BenQ XL2410T, Dell U2410 and HP ZR24W), but will of course look at other monitors if they are better suited for me. I am just not sure if I as a gamer would benefit more from the 120Hz, or if it's worth going TN just for that? I know IPS is the "new and best" technology atm for computer monitors (not taking OLED into consideration ). A lot of cash going into the monitor, so just don't want to regret my decision.
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Hmm, so little respons Bumpitybumpity.
post #6 of 25
1 frames delay for those selection monitors or 2 frames delay for a IPS such as Dell. What you want. I didn't bother check ghosting so.
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I used to play Source very competitively, and I would go with the 120hz. It won't make you better per se, but you really notice a huge difference in smoothness while gaming.
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post #8 of 25
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Okei, any suggestions for which 120Hz monitor to go for? I see the BenQ XL2410T is getting mixed reviews, some say it's "the best", and some say it's "the worst"
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Well, I'm about to order all the parts for my build on Thursday and head out to Fry's to get the AW2310, so I'll let you know how it is. This guy is by no means a good reviewer nor does he know monitors, but he compares the BenQ and AW2310 side by side right out of the box.

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I have a U2410, and I really like it. The quality is so much better than a tn. The screen is nice and heavy. It doesn't fell cheaply made. The colors are amazing. It makes tn look like crap. I haven't tried 120hz though, so I can't give ou any input on that, though I have heard some people say that they will take IPS over 120hz tn any day.
    
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