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Can someone recommend a good monitor?

#1Ringo_88Posted 4/20/2014 9:32:42 PM
Gonna be getting one in the next day or two, upgrading from a 24' AOC 1080P 60hz monitor. Are IPS Panels the way to go? What about 120hz? Could my system even utilize 120hz? I want to continue to game at 1080P. My budget is $300, and it must have an HDMI input, as I prefer that to DVI. Also, would it be worth adding another 8GB of ram for gaming purposes? Thanks guys.
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#2Blobs_Posted 4/20/2014 10:08:26 PM
First of all, HDMI CANNOT hold a 120hz signal. HDMI can only support 60hz. Adding 8 more gb of RAM won't get you too big of a performance upgrade, if at all (in terms of gaming that is. If you are video editing it will help.)

IPS usually has better picture quality, however has more input lag (in general.) Also, most 120hz monitors have worse color depth/overall picture quality, and you'll have to use DVI (However so you know the ASUS VG248QE monitor comes with a Dual Link DVI cable, as well as an audio cable. And yes, your computer is enough to drive 120hz monitors well enough, though not every game will run at 120fps.

If color depth is your thing, just try to look for a VA panel monitor, or look for a low input lag IPS panel (7ms and below is usually considered good, I think)
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#3ConkerPosted 4/20/2014 11:31:48 PM
Just to clarify from Blobs post, HDMI doesn't have the bandwidth for 1080p or higher resolutions at 120hz, and while I wouldn't sacrifice resolution for refresh rate, it can do lower resolutions such as 720p at 120hz if the display can accept it...since the previous post said HDMI can only do up to 60hz I figured it might be worth noting.
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#4romsnbombsPosted 4/21/2014 5:20:27 AM
HDMI can however do 120hz, but you may find having to use lower resolutions. HDMI can also do 1920x1080 @ 100hz and with custom timings you can probably get 120hz at that res too. But yeah, best off with DVI dual link or displayport
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#5SouIgainPosted 4/21/2014 8:32:06 AM
romsnbombs posted...
HDMI can however do 120hz, but you may find having to use lower resolutions. HDMI can also do 1920x1080 @ 100hz and with custom timings you can probably get 120hz at that res too. But yeah, best off with DVI dual link or displayport


Do monitors come with those, or do you have to buy them separately?
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