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March 7, 2013 12:34:02 AM

To start with, this is my current set up ... http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gOz1
My current monitor is a HP 2159m that I've had for a couple years now.

I'm getting back a little more on my taxes than I was expecting so looking to get a new monitor for gaming and use my current one for browsing the internet and watching streams on twitch while I play.

I'm lost when it comes to monitors, I'm pretty set on a 27" though. Are there any benefits to having a 120hz monitor compared to a 60hz? I don't have any intentions on playing games in 3D, tried it on my tv and it just gave me a headache after a while.

Also, should I stick with 1920x1080 reso or go with a higher resolution for a 27" monitor?

Oh and my budget is around $300, would like to spend as little as possible though so I can get a some more ram.
March 7, 2013 2:34:10 AM

Kev80 said:
To start with, this is my current set up ... http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gOz1
My current monitor is a HP 2159m that I've had for a couple years now.

I'm getting back a little more on my taxes than I was expecting so looking to get a new monitor for gaming and use my current one for browsing the internet and watching streams on twitch while I play.

I'm lost when it comes to monitors, I'm pretty set on a 27" though. Are there any benefits to having a 120hz monitor compared to a 60hz? I don't have any intentions on playing games in 3D, tried it on my tv and it just gave me a headache after a while.

Also, should I stick with 1920x1080 reso or go with a higher resolution for a 27" monitor?

Oh and my budget is around $300, would like to spend as little as possible though so I can get a some more ram.



Best monitor you can get right now with 140 hz.

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

You won't notice a whole lot out of this monitor since you have a GTX 670. Generally speaking, this monitor is for people who have a GTX 680+.

If your card can get 140 FPS on games like BF3, skyrim, etc then it's a good investment. The difference between 60 hz and 120hz in monitors is, let's say you get a 60hz monitor, and you get 80 FPS with bf3....Since you have a 60 hz monitor, your monitor will only present 60 fps.


I've done a good amount of research on monitors for a few days, and this is what I've learned so far. So if I've said something incorrect excuse me. More experienced members should feel free to correct me if need be.



BTW: I ended up getting this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 8, 2013 4:16:41 PM

How close are you going to be sitting to the monitor? Bigger does not equal better. Buying a 27" 1080p monitor is no better than buying a 23-24" 1080p monitor. If you were in the market for a 27" panel you should be looking at a 2560x1440 panel. However, those run $700 or more.

8gb of RAM is more than enough for a gaming PC. Any more than that is total overkill.

With that being said, the Dell U2312hm has a very low input lag and should be very good for gaming.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2312hm.htm
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