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Old July 3, 2012, 12:22 AM
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I have an HP ZR24w and I want another monitor to go with this one.
Main reason for having 2 monitors is for 3D animation. I chose the HP to begin with because I also do 3D modeling and texturing.

However, I game a shit ton as well and I have been looking at a 120hz gaming monitor.

I'm deciding between these two.
Dell U2410
BenQ XL2420T

So. I'm wondering if 120hz is worth it (and if the BenQ is a good choice) or if I would just be better off with the Dell, being a popular/good IPS and also having the same 16:10 image ratio as my HP.
Otherwise I'm thinking HP for graphics work, BenQ for gaming.

The reason I don't want to go with another of the same monitor as I have is because I'm a little disappointed with backlight bleed. It sort of ruins games like Amnesia.

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Old July 3, 2012, 01:27 AM
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The BenQ is a decent choice, just need to mess with it's settings quite a bit to get it's full potential. And as you've said - I'd choose the BenQ for gaming (mainly for FPS and racing simulators where every frame counts), the Dell for everything else. It just depends upon your priorities/usage time ratio.
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Old July 3, 2012, 01:48 AM
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I would go IPS. Anything above 60 is wasted anyway.

You know those guys who have alien speed in racing sims?(and are not cheating)
That is not because of a 120Hz display, that is because of skill.
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Old July 3, 2012, 02:00 AM
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I mainly care about smoothness when it comes to 120hz, not so much competitive gaming. I want crystal clear image with buttery smooth frame rates
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Old July 3, 2012, 04:10 AM
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I would go IPS. Anything above 60 is wasted anyway.

You know those guys who have alien speed in racing sims?(and are not cheating)
That is not because of a 120Hz display, that is because of skill.

It's very noticeable in FPS games, but indeed arguable when comes to racing sims - but personally I do notice a difference between my U2711 and a friends' 120hz Alienware screen with F1 2011.
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If you are doing graphics work you need the monitor that has better color reproduction, the IPS.
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Old July 3, 2012, 10:34 AM
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I would also choose IPS over 120Hz. To take advantage of 120Hz you have to keep your GPU up to date.
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I do keep up with the GPU though :).
As well as the rest of the computer.
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Old July 3, 2012, 02:18 PM
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If you're doing professional video editing then you need IPS for "truer" colour and image quality.

120Hz isn't supposedly perceptible by regular humans. Apparently we can't really see above 30Hz. B.S.!!!!!!

Anyone who games a ton, especially fps gamers, will be able to tell the difference between 30 fps and a solid 60. Above 60 it just makes it look smoother unless u have that adaptive vertical sync. With the new adaptive vertical sync it can make your 60 fps games just feel 120 fps smoooooooth.

I would suggest the best of both worlds; get the IPS monitor and then get a new gen nVidia card, or wait till 120Hz ips comes out!!
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Old July 3, 2012, 07:33 PM
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