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September 22, 2012 3:35:13 PM

Hi guys, I'm building a pc in a month and will be running a 3 monitor setup.

I am planning on going with a 3x23inch monitor setup. (widescreen I think?)

I would like to spend ~200-300CAD each preferably.

I would like a very large viewing field and not too bright (I am very sensitive to bright lights)

Thank you in advance!




Also, I am afraid to order a monitor online because I fear dead pixels. I live in Saskatoon SK so I might have to spend extra to buy locally :( 

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September 23, 2012 1:01:47 AM

Also, i would like 120Hz refresh rate!
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September 23, 2012 1:08:39 AM

That's unrealistic, there are no monitors that size under $200 for the the most part, and you will have to double per unit cost for 120Hz (cheapest I've seen are $360/ea). Your best bet would be the Asus VG236H.
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September 23, 2012 3:16:18 AM

Oh I said appoximatley $200-$300 so at $321 that VG236H looks like it is the only horse in the race for 120Hz in that price range.

Ok I think I will have to up the ante. At $359 right now the BenQ XL2420T looks very good for a gaming monitor, should I go for it instead of theVG236H?

Also wanted to ask, with this system... http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/ifUD
do you think I will be able to run 3 monitors at 120fps on BF3?
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September 23, 2012 4:18:52 AM

You know...with free shipping and only being $321 after the rebate, I think I`m gonna have to go with the VG236H. Getting 3 monitors at $321+5%tax=$1011 Compared to $359+5%tax+at least $25 shipping=$1158.

Is it worth $147 to get the 3 x BenQ XL2420T instead of the 3 x Asus VG236H?
I could spend that money on case fans!
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September 23, 2012 4:27:33 AM

gar9 said:
Oh I said appoximatley $200-$300 so at $321 that VG236H looks like it is the only horse in the race for 120Hz in that price range.

Ok I think I will have to up the ante. At $359 right now the BenQ XL2420T looks very good for a gaming monitor, should I go for it instead of theVG236H?

Also wanted to ask, with this system... http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/ifUD
do you think I will be able to run 3 monitors at 120fps on BF3?



I'm more of an nVidia fan because I've had nothing but problems with ATI's 12.4 Catalyst drivers, but with that being said, two 7970's in Crossfire should be able to do what you need. If you were to add another, I would up the power supply just to be safe. As far as monitors go, I don't know a whole lot about BenQ to be honest, I view them along the same lines as Acer though (cheap). I know a couple people here on Toms who like them however.
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September 23, 2012 5:53:22 AM

Hey thanks a lot sk!

I read a previous tom's post staying that a benq is not worth an extra $ 125 or something, but start about $50? Perhaps i will make another post asking just that...
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September 23, 2012 5:54:51 AM

Best answer selected by Gar9.
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