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Which Gaming monitor to buy?

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June 15, 2013 12:56:09 PM

I want a new monitor, I'm currently using a 1080p 60hz LCD monitor.
I wanted a 120hz+ 24in LED monitor. My budget is no more than $300.
I also wanted to know if 1440p was worth it.
& if anyone can tell me the advantages of an IPS monitor that would be great.
This is my current setup, http://pcpartpicker.com/user/hou/saved/1sIn
I'm open to any suggestions, thanks :) 

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June 15, 2013 1:06:16 PM

Get 2x of these for a little over $300. Then you're one monitor away from triple monitor setup.
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June 15, 2013 1:10:34 PM

I kind of only want one monitor for now
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June 15, 2013 1:11:19 PM

Check this out : ASUS VG248QE
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June 15, 2013 1:22:15 PM

^ It's a 8ms LED and it won't be great if you're a gamer.

2ms LED on 144Hz and mind-blowing and within $300 : ASUS VG248QE
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June 15, 2013 1:32:07 PM

@anubisX: and I will assume that your eyes can tell the difference between 2ms, 5ms, and 8ms response time and the 144Hz refresh rate? Because, I cannot so I'll stick with IPS.
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June 15, 2013 1:39:08 PM

I prefer IPS but the monitor is pretty great. I checked it myself and compared with the Dell 24" IPS and Asus won my soul. Now, it all depends on the buyer and what they're gonna do on their PC most of the time.
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June 15, 2013 1:51:32 PM

That's a nice setup! Although IPS is generally (but not always) less responsive than TN, I'd say the vastly superior image quality is worth it. There may be a way to get the best of both worlds though if you get an Asus IPS monitor with Trace Free. That's just Asus's name for their pixel overdrive tech, but from high-speed photography analysis it seems to achieve far better results than any other manufacturer.

It also allows for more granular control over the overdrive impulse so that you don't get 'overshoot' (effectively just inverting the motion blur, which isn't much use). Optimal setting seems to be 40. Any Asus monitor featuring will probably list it in the product features. PLS is an equally strong option for panel type, but I think Asus only do 27" PLS panels currently.
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June 15, 2013 1:57:30 PM

Thank you all for the answers, and I think I might just settle for the ASUS VG248QE.
Just wondering would I need any different cables to be able to run my monitor at 144hz?
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June 15, 2013 1:59:17 PM

Go with HDMI or DVI.
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June 15, 2013 2:13:11 PM

Use DisplayPort. The monitor supports it.
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