Buying a new monitor, recommendations?

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#1 Posted by robertlie (866 posts) -

Hi,

I'm planning on getting rid of my trusty old Dell 2007 WFP.

I'v been looking at a few, like the BenQ 24" LED XL2420T and the reviews are pretty good. Any other recommendations?

#2 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2570 posts) -

Hi,

I'm planning on getting rid of my trusty old Dell 2007 WFP.

I'v been looking at a few, like the BenQ 24" LED XL2420T and the reviews are pretty good. Any other recommendations?

robertlie

yamakasi catleap 1440p IPS. they are on ebay. although i dont reccomend buying from ebay. lots of peeople get ripped off. just make sure you either get an IPS or 120hz screen. or else you will see no difference. i have an LG IPS tho and it has horrible ghosting. 

#3 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="robertlie"]

Hi,

I'm planning on getting rid of my trusty old Dell 2007 WFP.

I'v been looking at a few, like the BenQ 24" LED XL2420T and the reviews are pretty good. Any other recommendations?

_SKatEDiRt_

yamakasi catleap 1440p IPS. they are on ebay. although i dont reccomend buying from ebay. lots of peeople get ripped off. just make sure you either get an IPS or 120hz screen. or else you will see no difference. i have an LG IPS tho and it has horrible ghosting. 

Which LG model?

#4 Posted by ROCKINGFOOL (1756 posts) -

the benq is by far the best gaming monitor on the market , lowest input lag and 120hz but dont expect superb colors .

#5 Posted by robertlie (866 posts) -

the benq is by far the best gaming monitor on the market , lowest input lag and 120hz but dont expect superb colors .

ROCKINGFOOL

Hm, that doesnt sound to reassuring. But i suppose the colors still will be better than my old Dell 2007 wfp.

#6 Posted by Horgen (110055 posts) -

[QUOTE="ROCKINGFOOL"]

the benq is by far the best gaming monitor on the market , lowest input lag and 120hz but dont expect superb colors .

robertlie

Hm, that doesnt sound to reassuring. But i suppose the colors still will be better than my old Dell 2007 wfp.

Don't be to sure about that. You want better colours, go for IPS. Dunno how the new PLS panels from Samsung are. Colourwise the TN monitors have been prett much the same for ages I believe.
#7 Posted by robertlie (866 posts) -

[QUOTE="robertlie"]

[QUOTE="ROCKINGFOOL"]

the benq is by far the best gaming monitor on the market , lowest input lag and 120hz but dont expect superb colors .

horgen123

Hm, that doesnt sound to reassuring. But i suppose the colors still will be better than my old Dell 2007 wfp.

Don't be to sure about that. You want better colours, go for IPS. Dunno how the new PLS panels from Samsung are. Colourwise the TN monitors have been prett much the same for ages I believe.

Could be, although after further researching the monitor i found that the default presets are supposedly OK to good, but some people report that if you take your time and tweak the monitor you can really great quality colors.

All in all, i think i'll go for this one. Thanks for the feedback guys!

#8 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2570 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="robertlie"]

Hi,

I'm planning on getting rid of my trusty old Dell 2007 WFP.

I'v been looking at a few, like the BenQ 24" LED XL2420T and the reviews are pretty good. Any other recommendations?

mitu123

yamakasi catleap 1440p IPS. they are on ebay. although i dont reccomend buying from ebay. lots of peeople get ripped off. just make sure you either get an IPS or 120hz screen. or else you will see no difference. i have an LG IPS tho and it has horrible ghosting. 

Which LG model?

LG IPS236V

#9 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

yamakasi catleap 1440p IPS. they are on ebay. although i dont reccomend buying from ebay. lots of peeople get ripped off. just make sure you either get an IPS or 120hz screen. or else you will see no difference. i have an LG IPS tho and it has horrible ghosting. 

_SKatEDiRt_

Which LG model?

LG IPS236V

Damn that sucks, I heard good things about the LG IPS234V though and I would love to have 3 for triple monitor setup.

#10 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2570 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="mitu123"] Which LG model?

mitu123

LG IPS236V

Damn that sucks, I heard good things about the LG IPS234V though and I would love to have 3 for triple monitor setup.

Honestly, after having my 120hz screen I cant imagine anything less. 60hz looks so choppy to me now. like ugly nasty nasty choppy. just ew

#11 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

LG IPS236V

_SKatEDiRt_

Damn that sucks, I heard good things about the LG IPS234V though and I would love to have 3 for triple monitor setup.

Honestly, after having my 120hz screen I cant imagine anything less. 60hz looks so choppy to me now. like ugly nasty nasty choppy. just ew

So 120hz is really worth it after all?

#12 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2570 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="mitu123"] Damn that sucks, I heard good things about the LG IPS234V though and I would love to have 3 for triple monitor setup.

mitu123

Honestly, after having my 120hz screen I cant imagine anything less. 60hz looks so choppy to me now. like ugly nasty nasty choppy. just ew

So 120hz is really worth it after all?

For me yes. Youve really gotta play some games on a 120hz display and feel the smoothness. even the desktop is smooth the mouse doesnt skip around like it does on 60hz. gotta experience it for yourself. you probably think your 60hz display is smooth enough and it cant get any smoother. its kinda like trying to picture a color youve never seen before. you have to see it first

#13 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

Honestly, after having my 120hz screen I cant imagine anything less. 60hz looks so choppy to me now. like ugly nasty nasty choppy. just ew

_SKatEDiRt_

So 120hz is really worth it after all?

For me yes. Youve really gotta play some games on a 120hz display and feel the smoothness. even the desktop is smooth the mouse doesnt skip around like it does on 60hz. gotta experience it for yourself. you probably think your 60hz display is smooth enough and it cant get any smoother. its kinda like trying to picture a color youve never seen before. you have to see it first

Now I'm interested in getting one.=O

#14 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="mitu123"] So 120hz is really worth it after all?

mitu123

For me yes. Youve really gotta play some games on a 120hz display and feel the smoothness. even the desktop is smooth the mouse doesnt skip around like it does on 60hz. gotta experience it for yourself. you probably think your 60hz display is smooth enough and it cant get any smoother. its kinda like trying to picture a color youve never seen before. you have to see it first

Now I'm interested in getting one.=O

You and me both.  I play BF3 at 100+fps, no vsync on my 60hz monitor. THank goodness BF3 has very little screen-tearing that it's barely noticeable. Although, I don't plan to buy a 120hz monitor until I get another GTX 670.

#15 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2570 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

For me yes. Youve really gotta play some games on a 120hz display and feel the smoothness. even the desktop is smooth the mouse doesnt skip around like it does on 60hz. gotta experience it for yourself. you probably think your 60hz display is smooth enough and it cant get any smoother. its kinda like trying to picture a color youve never seen before. you have to see it first

Elann2008

Now I'm interested in getting one.=O

You and me both.  I play BF3 at 100+fps, no vsync on my 60hz monitor. THank goodness BF3 has very little screen-tearing that it's barely noticeable. Although, I don't plan to buy a 120hz monitor until I get another GTX 670.

you wont regret it! but once you go 120 theres no going back

#16 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"]

[QUOTE="mitu123"] Now I'm interested in getting one.=O

_SKatEDiRt_

You and me both.  I play BF3 at 100+fps, no vsync on my 60hz monitor. THank goodness BF3 has very little screen-tearing that it's barely noticeable. Although, I don't plan to buy a 120hz monitor until I get another GTX 670.

you wont regret it! but once you go 120 theres no going back

I'm looking at this monitor, heard many great things about it.

#17 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2570 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="Elann2008"] You and me both.  I play BF3 at 100+fps, no vsync on my 60hz monitor. THank goodness BF3 has very little screen-tearing that it's barely noticeable. Although, I don't plan to buy a 120hz monitor until I get another GTX 670.

mitu123

you wont regret it! but once you go 120 theres no going back

I'm looking at this monitor, heard many great things about it.

that screen does look sweet. if i could go back id get the yamakasi catleap though. ips + 120hz capable.

i do notice the lack of colors in this TN panel

#18 Posted by TwistedShade (3151 posts) -

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005BZNDS0/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Is the one I just upgrade to acouple of weeks ago. I really enjoy it, it looks fantastic and is a huge step over my older one.

#19 Posted by GeneralMufinMan (368 posts) -
Love my Dell Ultrasharp (U2711) if you've got the budget for it. I also recommend benq, haven't been disappointed by them yet.
#20 Posted by Basinboy (11057 posts) -

Yamakasi Catleap Q270

Bought mine from this buyer, arrived wicked fast and in perfect condition (best risky purchase ever)

#21 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2570 posts) -

Yamakasi Catleap Q270

Bought mine from this buyer, arrived wicked fast and in perfect condition (best risky purchase ever)

Basinboy

Thank you!

#22 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="Elann2008"] You and me both.  I play BF3 at 100+fps, no vsync on my 60hz monitor. THank goodness BF3 has very little screen-tearing that it's barely noticeable. Although, I don't plan to buy a 120hz monitor until I get another GTX 670.

mitu123

you wont regret it! but once you go 120 theres no going back

I'm looking at this monitor, heard many great things about it.

Damn.. if only it was bigger. damn it
#23 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7351 posts) -

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?p_id=9579&seq=1&format=2

http://microcenter.com/product/384780/EQ276W_27_IPS_LED_Monitor

^Thizzz.

#24 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

you wont regret it! but once you go 120 theres no going back

Elann2008

I'm looking at this monitor, heard many great things about it.

Damn.. if only it was bigger. damn it

Here are 27 inch 144hz and 120hz ones.