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Old December 3, 2011, 08:46 PM
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The 3 monitors I was looking are the ASUS PA246Q, Dell U2410, Dell U2412M.. I know the U2412M is the cheaper better value but I hate ghosting so I'm not sure.. I'm upgrading from a 19 inch CRT Samsung Syncmaster.. I play mostly games.. MMO's and FPS games.. I've looked at the 120hz monitors but there kinda small.. And the 27inch 120hz Samsung is out of my price range.. Plus I like colour..:) And I've read colour is not the strong suit of a TN panel.. I'm using a GTX 570 2500k setup..

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Old December 4, 2011, 08:11 AM
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NCIX.com - Buy ASUS VG236HE 23IN 1080P 120HZ 2MS 3D Vision Ready LCD Monitor DVI HDMI - ASUS - VG236HE - in Canada
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Old December 4, 2011, 09:38 AM
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I second the ASUS monitor(s) a few of my buds have the 120Hz ASUS models(various) and they all love them, 23-27inch are the best in regards to coloration, size, pixel pitch, view distance.

Also to get the most out of your system, 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 will allow your gpu to use its power most effectively, and 120Hz will allow it to run as fast as its capable, with less ghosting, less tearing and such.

120Hz monitors can get as large or as small as u need them, worse comes to worse, there are tv/monitors as well, they tend to be a little larger seeing as they are dual nature, but the stock monitor might be betetr in all regards due to its performance and not having a need to step it back some for the TV side.
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Old December 4, 2011, 10:51 AM
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I'm currently using the ProArt (PA246Q) and it is simply a great screen. It actually makes every other TN panel i use look worse. I have not noticed any Ghosting when watching movies or playing games.

I am a big fan of the 1920x1200 resolution, you wouldn't think the extra 120 pixels of height would really be noticeable, but it makes a big difference.

The Dell IPS panels i have heard rumors about anti-glare coatings that are too thick and make things appear fuzzier. Didn't look into it much my self, only far enough to find out the asus has a much more mild anti-glare coating.
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Thx for all the advice.. I think I might go with the PA246Q..:)
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Old December 5, 2011, 07:45 AM
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The PA246Q and U2410 are effectively the same screen, but the Asus is often more highly regarded on enthusiast web sites.

Asus has a great policy in Canada for this screen in terms of pixel problems, so I'd say it's worth it. It is also generally cheaper than the U2410.

The U2412M doesn't have ghosting, it has a touch of reverse ghosting, but faster pixel response than the Asus and U2410, but this generally won't make much of a difference in regular gaming.

The VG236HE is a TN screen.
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Old December 5, 2011, 07:53 AM
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Ghosting...reverse ghosting. The end result is the same: blurred images. It is not terrible by any stretch on the 2412, but yeah it can be noticeable.

Both the Dell and Asus use the same panel BUT that is only half the story. The other half is the electronics backing it up. IMHO, the Asus has better components. Plus there is no panel lottery with it (right now). This is really my only issue with Dell as you can read reviews on model X but by the time you buy it...its could be using a different revision and (sometimes) a dif panel with similar but DIFFERENT results. This does greatly annoy me and is very common with the Dell 2410 (which IIRC is on its fourth or fifth revision now). Luckily for Dell they have great CS so if there is a problem they will go out of their way to help make it right.

Honestly, either the 2410 or ProArt would be good choices (both have great CS and good quality monitors), but I too would give a slight edge - and thus nod - to the Asus Proart.

You are using a 570 gpu so 120 frames per second on modern games...aint happening. Unless you plan on SLI'ing I would not worry about 60 vs 120. Once you go IPS you never...ever want to use TN again.

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