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February 13, 2014 9:04:04 AM

I'm currently running 3 dell 2001fp 1600 x 1200 monitors. But I want to go to a single display so I can see the quality of my games and my rig. I only game and watch some movies but mainly game. Games like bf4 sky rim, dirt3, titanfall, the division, boarderlands2 , Rome 2, day and so many more.... so the question is should I go with the Asus pb278q 1440p 60hz monitor or Asus vg278he 1080p 144hz

Thanks for all the help guys.

My specs are
Fix 8150 liquid cooled 4.3ghz
8 gbs of dominator gt 1886mhz
2x 770 4gb wind force cards....ski
Corsair rm850

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a b C Monitor
February 13, 2014 9:10:05 AM

I don't think you play shooters competitive enough to require a high speed monitor.

So the big beautiful Asus screen should be better for you.

If your old monitors are TN panels, you will love the IPS colors.
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February 13, 2014 9:35:07 AM

pb278q like like a graphics design monitor, i think you will appreciate the extra pixels ( if you can afford them), but there might be some other options more targeted towards gaming with 1440p resolution if thats your thing... this one I think your paying for a lot of design bells and whistles.

I dont think refresh rate really matters unless you playing some insane fps like the guy above said, but definitely look for low response time (below 7ms) ideally 5ms (2ms is overkill and not noticeable)
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February 13, 2014 10:22:22 AM

huilun02 said:
I don't think you play shooters competitive enough to require a high speed monitor.

So the big beautiful Asus screen should be better for you.

If your old monitors are TN panels, you will love the IPS colors.



so these are the specs for the monitor i have that i could find

Dell™ UltraSharp™
2001FP LCD Display
Key Specifications:
Dell is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Dell, the Dell logo and UltraSharp are either a trademark or re
gistered trademark of
Dell Computer Corporation. Other trade marks or trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claimi
ng the marks and
names of their product. Dell disclaims proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Copyright 2003 Dell Computer Corp
oration. All rights
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Monitor Type: Active Matrix TFT
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Native Resolution: 1600 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
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Response Time: 16ms
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Contrast Ratio: 400:1 (typical)
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Typical Brightness: 250 CD/m²
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Horizontal Viewing Angle: +/- 88°
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Vertical Viewing Angle: +/- 88°
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Color Gamut: 75%
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Display Colors: 16.7 Million
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Analog Input: VGA 15 pin D-sub
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Digital Input: DVI-D
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Video inputs: S-Video and Composite

Vertical Range: 56-76 Hz

Power Consumption: 90W (max)

Dimensions (HxWxD): 18”x17.6”x9.6”

Net Weight: 18.72lb

USB 2.0 High Speed Ports: 4 downstream

Audio: AS500 Sound Bar Compatible

5.1-inch Height-Adjustable Stand

VESA Mounting: 100mm

Kensington Lock Slot

TCO-99 Emission Compliant

CE & Energy Star compliant Horizontal Range: 31-80 KHz
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February 13, 2014 10:24:01 AM

Muku said:
Between these two VG278HE 144hz is definitely the better one specially if you are playing shooting games a lot.

But you can consider this one also:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-xl2420te

Its one of the best monitors in the market:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6wIMaYjklE


so you think the 1080p is better for me? and those 2 wont work for me because i want a 27in or higher
but thank you very much for the your time so far and yes shooter are my fav games
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February 13, 2014 10:26:05 AM

1upac said:
pb278q like like a graphics design monitor, i think you will appreciate the extra pixels ( if you can afford them), but there might be some other options more targeted towards gaming with 1440p resolution if thats your thing... this one I think your paying for a lot of design bells and whistles.

I dont think refresh rate really matters unless you playing some insane fps like the guy above said, but definitely look for low response time (below 7ms) ideally 5ms (2ms is overkill and not noticeable)


Ok awesome thanks so 1440p is what you recomend and will you look over the specs i just posted and tell me what you think and what kind of difference i would see....i know the ones i have are lcds...i a saw something about super ips mode but i only saw that on one site none of the others..but i know my mons are old
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February 13, 2014 10:53:52 AM

simpleneophyte said:


so you think the 1080p is better for me? and those 2 wont work for me because i want a 27in or higher
but thank you very much for the your time so far and yes shooter are my fav games


Personally I'd recommend getting a monitor with refresh rate of 120 Hz or higher if you are inclined to FPS games. The faster refresh rate definitely gives you a better experience while playing shooting games.

The colour texture and details will no doubt be less in a 1080p monitor than a 1440p but we don't play FPS games for their scenic beauties.
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a b C Monitor
February 13, 2014 9:10:21 PM

Your old Ultrasharps are probably IPS panels. So if you go back to TN you will probably notice a downgrade in image quality.

But more importantly, what is it about your old monitor that bugs you or wish could be better?
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February 13, 2014 9:32:00 PM

huilun02 said:
I don't think you play shooters competitive enough to require a high speed monitor.

So the big beautiful Asus screen should be better for you.

If your old monitors are TN panels, you will love the IPS colors.


Muku said:
simpleneophyte said:


so you think the 1080p is better for me? and those 2 wont work for me because i want a 27in or higher
but thank you very much for the your time so far and yes shooter are my fav games


Personally I'd recommend getting a monitor with refresh rate of 120 Hz or higher if you are inclined to FPS games. The faster refresh rate definitely gives you a better experience while playing shooting games.

The colour texture and details will no doubt be less in a 1080p monitor than a 1440p but we don't play FPS games for their scenic beauties.


huilun02 said:
Your old Ultrasharps are probably IPS panels. So if you go back to TN you will probably notice a downgrade in image quality.

But more importantly, what is it about your old monitor that bugs you or wish could be better?


Nothing bugs me at all really if I run all 3 I can max all games on all 3 I just thought since they were so old I wasnt seeing the best I could or seeing the fps I should...
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February 13, 2014 9:33:33 PM

If I run one monitor to get higher fps then I don't like the screen size of one but all 3 size is nice other then the bezels
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a b C Monitor
February 14, 2014 2:30:21 AM

You have to decide between a 1080p high speed screen or a big 1440p with better color.

Asus is making a 120Hz 1440p TN gaming monitor if you want to wait for that.
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February 14, 2014 6:02:52 AM

huilun02 said:
You have to decide between a 1080p high speed screen or a big 1440p with better color.

Asus is making a 120Hz 1440p TN gaming monitor if you want to wait for that.


Isn't that the Rogers monitor? They want 800$ for that bad boy and I don't think im willing to drop that much
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