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What monitor should I use for gaming?
« on: November 19, 2013, 04:33:53 PM »
I am currently rocking some 28" 1920*1200 Hanns.G TN panels.  I was looking at upgrading them, is there anything worthwhile?  I was looking at some "cheap" 39" 4K display on amazon, while it would be insane for the desktop they are limited to 30Hz at full resolution.

Anyone game at 120Hz?  What about higher resolution panels, 2560x1600?  Is there any reason to upgrade?  Should I wait a few years for a 4K 120hz display to become cheap?
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Re: What monitor should I use for gaming?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 05:16:35 PM »
I am going to tell you to buy whatever you think is appropriate, and very soon. That way I can buy your old stuff and get it from you at the LAN.
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Re: What monitor should I use for gaming?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 05:17:48 PM »
I saw krakah and gri3v at the monthly using 120ghz monitors and it looked amazing.

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Re: What monitor should I use for gaming?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 08:27:58 PM »
I have a Dell U2913WM that runs at 2560/1080 at 60hz. I also have a Acer 1920/1080 at 120hz. Personally I like my Dell monitor much better then my 120hz monitor. I might part with the 120hz if you are interested.
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Re: What monitor should I use for gaming?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2013, 09:03:02 PM »
I was looking at these 120hz Catlett monitors, they are 2550x1440.  There's nothing gamer friendly available at a higher resolution that I could find.
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Re: What monitor should I use for gaming?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013, 06:52:37 AM »
I'd say hold out for that new monitor refresh thingy that nvidia is touting as some sort of gaming revolution. Wait for more screens to integrate it into their builds and then make your choice.
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Re: What monitor should I use for gaming?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2013, 07:01:23 AM »
if you have a GeForce 700 series card wait till the monitors come out that support g-sync

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Re: What monitor should I use for gaming?
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2013, 05:11:42 PM »

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Re: What monitor should I use for gaming?
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2013, 11:46:04 PM »
I was looking at another BenQ or a Asus monitor.  Theres no 1440p 120hz monitor available so I will wait.

There were a few Asus ones on sale during black friday but I missed out.
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Re: What monitor should I use for gaming?
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2013, 12:40:21 PM »
That Nvidia Gsync technology sounds pretty great.  Anandtech had an article about it, but apparently only Asus monitors are going to have the chip at first.  Here is the Anandtech article:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7436/nvidias-gsync-attempting-to-revolutionize-gaming-via-smoothness

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Re: What monitor should I use for gaming?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2013, 11:41:29 AM »
I've got an Asus 23.6" 120hz monitor (same one Shoctor has, maybe?) and I absolutely adore it.  If your system can do 120fps+ on everything you're totally cheating yourself by not running a monitor that can take advantage of it.

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Re: What monitor should I use for gaming?
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2014, 08:32:24 PM »
i use a crossover 27Q aka one of the infamous "korean ebay IPS panels". i got it with 0 stuck/dead pixels and absolutely no bleeding. i didnt pay extra for the "perfect pixel" either. looks amazing at 2560x1440 (i'll have it at the LAN as well!)
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