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firebg October 21, 2012 12:49 PM

Acer GD235HZ or Dell U2312HM
Hi guys. Which of those monitors should i buy the Acer or Dell. IPS vs 120hz. My rig is:
CPU: i5 3570k
MOBO: AsRock Extreme 4
RAM: 2x2GB A-DATA DDR3 1600hz
GPU: 7950 OC or 660ti Jetstream

I will be playing mainly FPS, Racing, RPGs and LoL. Which monitor and which card should i get ? Cheers!

10e October 22, 2012 07:01 AM

What's your budget?

The reason I ask is that the Asus VG23AH gets very good reviews, is IPS and low lag with good response time, and can be put to 72hz using custom timings detailed on [H]ardforum. It is also 3D but it's LGs patterned, passive 3D which cuts resolution to 1920x540 I believe, so the 3D is not great (though you can always try it and let us know). It's around $220 Cdn right now. It also has the semi-matte finish which gives clarity similar to glossy, but reflection reduction closer to matte displays with no visible graining.

The Acer GD235HZ has the potential to be a very good screen, except it has some built in overdrive which is really just over sharpening on edges and this gives a noticeable "halo" on all text. You can shut it off in the service menu, but then any time you power cycle the screen, the brightness goes to 100% even though the OSD shows another brightness level. Otherwise it has decent color accuracy and is also a very good gaming screen. I had this, and compared to the Asus or the Samsung S23A700D I tried, it was last on my preference.

The Dell is great too, but I think the Asus tops it.

firebg October 24, 2012 04:39 AM

I live in a different country, where all of the hardware is more expensive. I am thinking of buying a 120hz monitor only because i would be able to play with more then 60fps. But will my card be able to pull more then 60fps on games like Crysis 2 and BF3 even on medium setting (DX9). I dont want to play 3d badly so i only need 120hz, low input lag and low reaction time.

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