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120Hz or a other peripherals? 235$ left for peripherals

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October 16, 2012 11:31:22 AM

The parts I own:

Saphire 7950
3570k W evo
Semi-modular 550w power supply
1Tb seagate
Z77 Mobo

What I need:

Monitor
Mouse- 12$ Pixio 2000 dpi mouse
Keyboard- Microsoft 2000 I want, 19$
Case- Dunno

I can get this monitor for 200$: Acer GD235HZbid Black / Orange 23.6" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen 1080p NVIDIA LCD 120Hz

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And it's 120Hz! Or should I get a lower priced monitor like a plain 21.5" led and get other good peripherals?

What do you guys think?

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October 16, 2012 3:13:20 PM

pick a better mouse like a razer deathadder black edition

get a better keyboard like the coolermaster quickfire pro (69.99 at amazon i think)

get a IPS panel. id rather get good image quality compared to a fast, inaccurate monitor

like this on
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

good case
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=67326
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October 16, 2012 4:26:41 PM

Not all 120hz monitors are innacurate. I have one that has a great, accurate picture.

It really comes down to your preference--smoothness and high fps vs. great hi res image quality and color. I have to have high FPS. On the other hand, everyone I kow who has a IPS panel swears by it. I have heard good things abou those ones from Korea.
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October 16, 2012 4:29:02 PM

Not all 120hz monitors are inaccurate. Mine has great picture quality and is very accurate.

It all comes down to personal preference. If you like high FPS, liquid smooth gaming go 120hz. If you want a great, hi resolution picture with awesome color, go IPS. I have heard good things about those Korean IPS monitors.
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October 16, 2012 4:47:40 PM

a TN panel just wont be near what a IPS can do.

the korean monitors still arent over here in major stores. not recommending them just yet
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October 16, 2012 6:26:24 PM

TBT, what in your opinion is the major benefit of an IPS in terms of gaming over TN panel, (of course setting aside the higher frame rates of a 120 hz monitor)? What IPS would you reccomend if not the Korean brands? Is there a particular brand you recomend for gamers specifically?
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October 16, 2012 8:36:22 PM

So, what I took from what you guys have said:

IPS: better colors.

120Hz TN: Very, very fast.

But unfortunatly, It seems I can't afford what you've recommended. Strict 235$ budget for peripherals.
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October 17, 2012 12:19:42 AM

well then you could just get these

vs228h-p monitor (TN but looks decent enough) 138.99
antec 302 case: 54.98 @ us.ncix. good case for the money
get a better keyboard like a logitech g105. they sell for 29.99 at newegg once in a while. much better than your standard membrane

and you need a better mouse like a razer deathadder. save money for that. getting crappy mice wont provide any gaming experience
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October 17, 2012 12:47:46 AM

I'd save 100$ and get a BenQ XL2420T 24"LED 3D Ready 120Hz 2ms (370$ @ Amazon)
I was going to pick the one you chose but it is unreliable, this on the other hand is the best 120hz 3D TN monitor ( there are no 3D 120Hz IPS monitors on the market). Trust me I'd save and go with this. There is nothing better in it's price range.
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October 17, 2012 12:50:24 AM

Alrighty. Thank you! Final question, would it be a bad idea to "bread-board" and just get a case in a month or so? That way I could use my money towards the peripherals you've recommended. And @ heizen I've pretty much opted out for 120Hz at this point.
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October 17, 2012 12:51:40 AM

image quality>speed.

oh and you will need 2 7950s to run bf3 at 120hz so that you can take advantage of a 120hz monitor properly
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October 17, 2012 1:07:55 AM

Best answer selected by Jeffdom55.
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