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15-17ms response time too high for FPS Gaming?

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June 30, 2012 10:30:35 AM

I wanted to buy the Dell UltraSharp U2711 for FPS gaming on BF3 and up coming titles such as Crysis 3 and Medal of Honor: Warfighter, but I read on a reviewing website that it has 15-17ms response time. I was wondering if this is would be okay for FPS Gaming. I realize that all the pro gamers use monitors/TV's that have under 2ms response time. Now, I would like to get into the competitive seen of gaming and I was wondering if this monitor wouldn't constrict me from doing so. At first I was looking at the BenQ XL2420T, it has a 120hz refresh rate and has 2ms response time, but tbh, I like to have large screens. I've been playing on a 40 inch for over 4 years now and I think going down to a 24 inch would just be too drastic of a change for me to get used to. The reason I am looking at the Dell UltraSharp is because I play a lot of BF3 and the graphics are suppose to look incredible on this monitor (even though they already look insane), I'm a graphics whore, what can I say :) . I would appreciate as much feedback on this matter as possible. :) 

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a c 125 U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 10:40:32 AM

Hey

I'f you actually want to play competitively (I.E In competitions) then you'll have a slight disadvantage, if your just playing online multi-player then I wouldn't worry about it too much.
June 30, 2012 10:46:44 AM

When I mean competitive, I mean GameBattles clan matches and such, nothing major like MLG tournaments. :)  I wish :p 
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a c 125 U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 10:54:36 AM

If your just getting the monitor for gaming and have no interest in photo-editing/professional type work then I would personally choice a monitor more suited to gaming (lower response time).
June 30, 2012 10:59:25 AM

If I was to go with the Dell UltraSharp U2711, I would be using 2 monitors. The Dell for gaming and a 23 inch for multitasking. Do you know if I would have to keep the resolutions the same or what? And if so, would resolution would that be?
a c 125 U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 11:06:29 AM

Yes you can run two monitors at the same or different resolution.

The Dell is an excellent monitor but its drawback is its latency and so isn't a great choice for gaming, but its your money.
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