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Old September 26, 2012, 11:10 AM
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My current Samsung monitor;

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 2493HM Glossy Black 24" 5ms DVI HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height/Pivot Adjustments 400 cd/m2 DC 10000:1 Built in Speakers

is starting to fail me. Power supply issues I think. Time for a new one. I am thinking about going with a 120hz monitor, I play a lot of FPS (COD, BF2BC, BF3) so I think the 120hz would be nice. However, I have never had any issues with my 1920x1200 @ 60hz. I have also thought about going up in size to a 27", two things though, I've heard that 27" @ 1920X1080 doesn't look as good as the 23-24" and I'm unsure how my 6970 would play games like at 2560x1400. When I bought my current monitor I just picked it out based on size, nothing else.

Here are my thoughts;
1. 1920x1080 120hz 24"-27"
2. 1920x1200 60hz 24"
3. 2560x1400 60hz 27"
Any monitor suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old October 27, 2012, 10:26 PM
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When I first started looking at displays I was the same day, just looked for size. I had a Samsung 27" at one point and looks no where near as good as my 24" BenQ XL2420T. The BenQ is the best monitor I have owned. It is 120Hz, I occasionally use it for 3D, but not as much as for 120Hz. You will definitely notice a difference in Battlefield 3. If your willing to spend the price of $389.99, then you will never regret that choice.
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Old October 27, 2012, 10:57 PM
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For FPS games i don't recommend large screen,you react faster with 24".because you can check everything on the screen.I would recommend a 120hz only if you have more than 60 fps because you need more than 60 fps to enjoy it,and 120 hz screens are 300+$ so it's really expensive for something you would not need if you have like 50 fps.I also don't recommend 2560x1400 because it will totally kill the framerates and it's bad for FPS games, so i can recommend a good 1080p 60hz 24",if you enable vsync. if not,and if you prefer medium settings to get awesome FPS,get 120hz.


good cheap 60hz

Ecran informatique Benq GL2250 LED - GL2250 (3570240) (ok its 21" but it's really better for FPS)

good cheap 120hz

Ecran informatique Benq XL2410T LED - XL2410T (3570258) (hard to get cheaper 120hz)

better quality 60hz Ecran informatique Aoc E2343FI LED - E2343FI (3631826)

and you have better quality 24"1080p 60hz panels from 150 to 300 CAD,generally..what you can do is find a website that sells monitors,know if you want a 60hz or a 120 hz and then see the specs, like reponse time and see reviews..
careful, a 2ms GTG is different than a 2ms, 2ms GTG is generally around 5ms.

If you buy a 27", you will need to put it at a longer distance to be able to check all the panel as easy as if it were a 24" closer to you.
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Old October 28, 2012, 11:30 AM
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My choice would be 1920x1200. I much prefer 4:3 or 16:10 in a computer monitor.

As for power failing , I just repaired 2 bad caps in my Samsung 27". Caps and shipping for $12 and about 20 minutes work total and she's purring like new again. Might want to consider some troubleshooting and research. Might save you some bucks. Unless you really want a new monitor anyway
Obsolescence is just a lack of imagination.
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