I am currently debating a very similar issue. I'm looking for THE BEST monitor I can find period for mostly playing games and some workstation tasks. The problem seems to be that they don't make a 120hz IPS panel with a 2ms response time. I currently have a Samsung sa27950D which I absolutely love, but I have a second pc for my son and I will either slide my existing one to him or the new one depending on which I prefer. The question is, will I enjoy the vibrant colors and increased resolution of something like the Dell U2711 better than the 120hz frame rates I can achieve with my dual GTX 580's? I'm having trouble finding an IPS monitor I can put my eyes on in a store like best buy. Any help from someone who knows monitors is greatly appreciated. I know there are lots of forums on this topic, but there doesn't appear to be a definitive answer and it may just come down to personal preference and I can understand if that's it. Just hate to dump out the money for IPS if I won't be happy with it and hate to buy even a small IPS instead of a large one if I will really love it.