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Best 120hz 1080p 27 inch monitor for mulitiple displays?

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September 7, 2012 7:56:24 AM

I want to upgrade to 3 displays sometime in the future so i want to know what monitor is best for my budget and will make games feel immersive, i dont want to spend more than 400 or 500 each monitor and i would like it if the edging of the monitor not the screen itself was minuscule so it would feel more immersive, i dont want to look at black all the time transitioning from one monitor to the next, thank you!

PS: need at least one HDMI port also for my ps3 and for my computer, till i get a DVI cable

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September 7, 2012 11:02:57 PM

How far away from your monitors will you be? 27" monitors are quite large, and may be difficult to utilize if you only sit 2 feet or so from the monitors.

Also, seeing as you are going for 120hz monitors, are you going to want to have 3D Vision monitors, if nothing other than to occasionally use 3D?

Are you planning on gaming from a single 670? You may also find you are going to have to play at rather low settings to be able to take advantage of the 120hz at such a high resolution.
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September 8, 2012 5:27:36 AM

bystander said:
How far away from your monitors will you be? 27" monitors are quite large, and may be difficult to utilize if you only sit 2 feet or so from the monitors.

Also, seeing as you are going for 120hz monitors, are you going to want to have 3D Vision monitors, if nothing other than to occasionally use 3D?

Are you planning on gaming from a single 670? You may also find you are going to have to play at rather low settings to be able to take advantage of the 120hz at such a high resolution.


I think the monitor will be about 1 1/2 to 2 feet away from me. I do plan on getting another 670 later down the road, why will my sinlge 670 not be enough? i already play at 1080p on my huge 42 inch hdtv and i can play ultra.
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a c 135 C Monitor
September 8, 2012 1:58:10 PM

johndud said:
I think the monitor will be about 1 1/2 to 2 feet away from me. I do plan on getting another 670 later down the road, why will my sinlge 670 not be enough? i already play at 1080p on my huge 42 inch hdtv and i can play ultra.


3x 27" 1080p monitors will take 3 times more power to run as your 42" 1080p TV, and the same power as a 110" 1080p TV (size doesn't affect the GPU usage). GPU usage is determined by settings and the resolution, not the size of the screen.

As far as the size goes, sitting so close may make it very difficult to utilize 27" monitors. Most people find that 24" seems to be ideal for a 3 monitor setup at such close range, though 27"s may not be bad, you'll just have to turn your head a lot more, or use the 2 side monitors strictly for peripheral vision.

In order to utilize 120hz, you should be shooting for being well over 60 FPS. A single 670 is not going to be able to do that except on low-medium settings, depending on the game. Even 2 is going to struggle to go over 60 FPS if you want to use high settings.

Here is a review you can read that shows the type of setup you need to get the FPS desired to make 120hz really useful (look at the apples to apples comparisons at the bottom of each game, as they lower the settings a touch, and are usually very good for the resolution).
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/04/25/geforce_gtx_6...
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September 8, 2012 4:57:01 PM

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3x 27" 1080p monitors will take 3 times more power to run as your 42" 1080p TV, and the same power as a 110" 1080p TV (size doesn't affect the GPU usage). GPU usage is determined by settings and the resolution, not the size of the screen.

As far as the size goes, sitting so close may make it very difficult to utilize 27" monitors. Most people find that 24" seems to be ideal for a 3 monitor setup at such close range, though 27"s may not be bad, you'll just have to turn your head a lot more, or use the 2 side monitors strictly for peripheral vision.

In order to utilize 120hz, you should be shooting for being well over 60 FPS. A single 670 is not going to be able to do that except on low-medium settings, depending on the game. Even 2 is going to struggle to go over 60 FPS if you want to use high settings.

Here is a review you can read that shows the type of setup you need to get the FPS desired to make 120hz really useful (look at the apples to apples comparisons at the bottom of each game, as they lower the settings a touch, and are usually very good for the resolution).
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/04/25/geforce_gtx_6...


I thought you were saying that my single 670 wont be ok for even 1 monitor setup for the time being...im not planning on buying 2 extra monitors for another year
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September 8, 2012 5:43:28 PM

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Ok, in that case, I would recommend this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's actually 144hz monitor, and supports 3D Vision 2 with lightboost, but without glasses and kit, so you could try it if you desire (I think it's awesome personally).

If 3D Vision 2 is something you want to try right away, this is also good, but it's not 144hz:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I read some reviews on the BenQ and people are saying that its great but it has a tn panel, and also that all 120 hz monitors dont have as good a panel as 60 hz monitors, so i think id rather have a good screen than 120 hz, would you disagree? or do you think i should go with the BenQ or Asus?

ps: That asus actually looks great if i knew whether it had a better screen than the BenQ or was on par with the best kind of monitors i would buy it
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September 8, 2012 5:47:20 PM

johndud said:
I read some reviews on the BenQ and people are saying that its great but it has a tn panel, and also that all 120 hz monitors dont have as good a panel as 60 hz monitors, so i think id rather have a good screen than 120 hz, would you disagree? or do you think i should go with the BenQ or Asus?


That depends on your purposes. I've read a lot of reviews, and one thing you'll find from those who compare 120hz vs IPS side by side, if gaming is your focus, 120hz wins hands down. Particularly fast action games. Though for me, I think it's 1st person, mouse controlled games that shine with a 120hz monitor.

Edit: When reading reviews, and comments from people, it's important to realize that those with IPS or 120hz only, tend to champion what they have. They often have no experience with the other, and just take guesses based on the closest thing they have to compare. That is why I find reading reviews, from those who experience both side by side, to be the best, as they actually experience the advantages of both and are far less biased.

Of course the motion sickness issue that I experience, is another matter all together and really only helped by higher refresh rates.
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September 8, 2012 9:47:58 PM

bystander said:
That depends on your purposes. I've read a lot of reviews, and one thing you'll find from those who compare 120hz vs IPS side by side, if gaming is your focus, 120hz wins hands down. Particularly fast action games. Though for me, I think it's 1st person, mouse controlled games that shine with a 120hz monitor.

Edit: When reading reviews, and comments from people, it's important to realize that those with IPS or 120hz only, tend to champion what they have. They often have no experience with the other, and just take guesses based on the closest thing they have to compare. That is why I find reading reviews, from those who experience both side by side, to be the best, as they actually experience the advantages of both and are far less biased.

Of course the motion sickness issue that I experience, is another matter all together and really only helped by higher refresh rates.



I'm getting the monitor for serious gaming (fps, rpg, rts) i think im gonna end up getting the ASUS tho its bigger than the BenQ 24 inch and its also adjustable, i just hope it has a good panel. Thanks alot what games do you play?

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a c 135 C Monitor
September 8, 2012 9:55:45 PM

I play more RPG'S, but I also play FPS, action and some RTS.
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September 8, 2012 10:05:11 PM

bystander said:
I play more RPG'S, but I also play FPS, action and some RTS.


Well if you have steam we should play a game sometime, I have some friends who play a lot of Company of heroes and their mods. We also have a youtube channel called THe Steam Brosephines if you would like to check it out, we havent had any recent videos cuz our editor has school now but heres my Steam name: Johndud0

http://www.youtube.com/my_subscriptions?feature=mhsn&s=...


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September 8, 2012 11:10:12 PM

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I play more RPG'S, but I also play FPS, action and some RTS.


Hey i was just watching this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I31OZkeLP1M&feature=b-vr...) and it shows you how 3d looks thru the camera a bit, does the 3D work really well on monitors nowadays? is it worth the extra money?
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September 8, 2012 11:52:25 PM

johndud said:
Hey i was just watching this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I31OZkeLP1M&feature=b-vr...) and it shows you how 3d looks thru the camera a bit, does the 3D work really well on monitors nowadays? is it worth the extra money?


Well, they did show you how it looks, sort of. You only noticed the left eyes image. You'd need to see it with the glasses on to actually see 3D. He was just trying to show that it didn't have any crosstalk. You'll find crosstalk happens mostly when there is lots of contrast.

I find it's amazing. However, of the ones I've seen, that 144hz one from ASUS is the most intriguing. Not only do you get even higher hz, but in 3D, normally you are stuck with 60hz, which is below the point I find motion sickness stops. 72hz would get me a lot closer and give you a more fluid experience.
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September 8, 2012 11:56:59 PM

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Well, they did show you how it looks, sort of. You only noticed the left eyes image. You'd need to see it with the glasses on to actually see 3D. He was just trying to show that it didn't have any crosstalk. You'll find crosstalk happens mostly when there is lots of contrast.

I find it's amazing. However, of the ones I've seen, that 144hz one from ASUS is the most intriguing. Not only do you get even higher hz, but in 3D, normally you are stuck with 60hz, which is below the point I find motion sickness stops. 72hz would get me a lot closer and give you a more fluid experience.


I'm just gonna go with the asus without 3d V2, I'll have to find a food calibration tool for it, cuz I heard it looks very green out of the box
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a c 135 C Monitor
September 9, 2012 12:05:21 AM

johndud said:
Well if you have steam we should play a game sometime, I have some friends who play a lot of Company of heroes and their mods. We also have a youtube channel called THe Steam Brosephines if you would like to check it out, we havent had any recent videos cuz our editor has school now but heres my Steam name: Johndud0

http://www.youtube.com/my_subscriptions?feature=mhsn&s=...


I don't currently have any games I'm playing online. Currently I've been playing Skyrim. I just started a new character to play through the Dawnguard expansion.
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September 9, 2012 1:38:36 AM

bystander said:
I don't currently have any games I'm playing online. Currently I've been playing Skyrim. I just started a new character to play through the Dawnguard expansion.


Oh ok I have that game also, but I don't play it anymore, the game was beautiful but the combat got stale for me. The Witcher 2 is now more my kind of game, you can buy it on steam you should check it out, I know a bunch of good mods for skyrim too if your'e curious.
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September 9, 2012 2:33:18 AM

johndud said:
Oh ok I have that game also, but I don't play it anymore, the game was beautiful but the combat got stale for me. The Witcher 2 is now more my kind of game, you can buy it on steam you should check it out, I know a bunch of good mods for skyrim too if your'e curious.


I have played the Witcher 2 as well. I did like it. Same with the 1st.

Yah, I wouldn't mind hearing about mods. I've not really used any yet.
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September 9, 2012 2:43:26 AM

bystander said:
I have played the Witcher 2 as well. I did like it. Same with the 1st.

Yah, I wouldn't mind hearing about mods. I've not really used any yet.


would you like me to tell you here on the thread or thru steam? hint hint..
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September 9, 2012 3:19:52 AM

johndud said:
would you like me to tell you here on the thread or thru steam? hint hint..


I actually prefer here, because I can look back with a written record....besides, I haven't use steam that way before, and not even sure how.
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September 9, 2012 4:07:03 AM

bystander said:
I actually prefer here, because I can look back with a written record....besides, I haven't use steam that way before, and not even sure how.


Oh thats crazy, steam is one of the best things to happen to pc gaming, but here are some good mods, you will always find some bugs with mods but usually they get ironed out if youre sure to tell the devs about them:

Great mod that overhauls the perk system, you will have to start a new game tho, they have a dawnguard compatibible version but its recent so it will have some bugs, the mod also includes alot of weapon packs (and some armor packs if i rememeber correctly or at least compatibility patches for them) that you NEED to have, the weapons are to die for, you will have to read thru the features and on the FAQ's to get the armor packs and weapons packs working but they are so worth it. if you dont want the SkyRe mod then heres just the weapon packs i would recommend. You will also need nexus mod manager for most of these mods, you might have to modify load orders for some mods also, if you read thru the info on the mods it will tell you what you need to do. or just use BOSS to do it for you, some mods will also clarify that when you use boss you will still need to modify the load order slightly (few mods will tell you this, i need to do it with RLWC)

Nexus Mod Manager: btw it will always be in beta but is very reliable, never had any problems with it.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/modmanager/

SkyRe mod:
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9286

Jaysus swords:
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/1002

Weapons of the 3rd Era;
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3871

RLWC- Realistic Lighting With Customization- Great mod that has alot of optional plugins
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/7654

Serious HD Retexture:
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/2146

2K textures:
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/607

Project Parallax:
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/16919

Realistic Overhaul:
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/5400

Realistic Water Textures and Terrain:
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/711

Texture Pack Combiner:
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20801
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September 9, 2012 4:08:11 AM

There you go man, check em out, you will have to do some work to get them all working correctly but its worth it, and with that 680 gfx card you will be able to use most texture packs
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September 9, 2012 4:26:29 AM

Thanks for the list. My biggest concern will be how well 3D Vision works with the mods. I'll give them a go tomorrow.
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September 9, 2012 5:46:14 AM

bystander said:
Thanks for the list. My biggest concern will be how well 3D Vision works with the mods. I'll give them a go tomorrow.


Hm ya idk about that, i wonder if the modded swords would look right compared to vanilla swords.
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September 19, 2012 5:32:18 AM

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