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Offline RougeR

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #50 on: Wed, 06 March 2013, 18:54:35 »
cool story bro... 16:10 gives you more vertical pixels in no way does it give you less assuming native res. POV might play a factor sometimes.
-this coming from someone who has the following at home: 16:9, 4:3, 16:10, 5:4...i could test it all if i could be bothered...

so much varies on how the game is setup and handles it 16:10>16:9
especially if you set it up right

I tried to explain it to him, but he just doesn't want to accept that. Thanks for clearing it up

The thing is most game have a fixed FOV which has no in game adjustment options, so even if you have the closest possible resolution in 4:3, 5:4, 16:9, 16:10, 21:9 the FOV dosen't change to compensate so you get scaling or cut off. Now if you go in the .cfg and manually correct that, you do see more in each step up whether it be more vertical, or more horizontal.

Personally I prefer to have more horizontal for gaming, as enemies are more likely to be in right left periphery than above or below so extra vertical has little advantage in most games unless it is a vertical scroller or something.

i do understand where he is misinterpreting it, its just because games dont always alter FOV, but if setup right 1920x1200 (or any 16:10 res) will give you more viewing space, if not then the pixel will just add to the detail (higher PPI) and may cut off a tiny bit
It depends on the scaling the game uses. Hor+ scaling is the most common where the vertical FOV is fixed. This is also why 16:10 can become cropped because of the fixed FOV height when compared to 16:9. Of course there are some games that use pixel scaling which means you do get to see more vertically but they are extremely uncommon in games these days otherwise everyone would be rocking 2560x1600 screens.

Widescreen gaming forum has a pretty comprehensive list on scaling used by games.

PS. I don't know why some of you guys are arguing about screen size. The game's FOV is independent to the physical dimension of the monitor.

well said, except i think the reason for the lack of 1600p is the price.
not the scaling
also gpu horsepower needed and the fact a lot of people are just content with a 1080p tn panel plays a big part.

i love mine though :)
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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #51 on: Sat, 16 March 2013, 18:56:06 »
Wait. You can't disable the extra vertical pixels in drivers/Windows? That sucks, because I can in X.Org.

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #52 on: Sat, 16 March 2013, 22:41:46 »
You can do some stuff for the desktop and to an extent force scaling over rides. The problem with many games is the fov is still hard locked to scale against 16:9 usually. It is better to edit the config instead whenever possible.

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 26 March 2013, 09:08:27 »
What are the good options out there for a gaming monitor?

It will be used to play games like dota 2, lol, guild war 2, cs, and some other fps game. Prefer 22-24"

Budget around 300-400$. I am looking at the benq xl2420t on eBay, is that a good option?

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #54 on: Tue, 26 March 2013, 15:21:08 »
if it is almost all competitive gaming, consider 120hz/144hz and response time over IPS

anything else IPS 1200p +
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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #55 on: Tue, 26 March 2013, 18:01:48 »
Right now I would say either the BenQ XL2420T (120hz) or the ASUS VG248 (144hz). Just know the panels for ASUS and BenQ are made in the same factory and are the same. But the BenQ apparently comes with better colour processing while the ASUS is sub-par. With that being said I have the ASUS and a couple nVidia colour tweaks and it was as good as the BenQ so... With the ASUS too you have the option to go to 144hz / 120hz as well as Lightboost. The BenQ has 120hz / Lightboost available.

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #56 on: Tue, 26 March 2013, 19:06:01 »
I play near competitively, if online tournament counts!

I am looking at the asus on eBay, costs around 400$ shipped to me, I am currently bidding for the benq xl2420 too.

My old monitor is Samsung syncmaster sa300, would I get a huge boost over the new monitor?

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #57 on: Tue, 26 March 2013, 19:08:26 »
I play near competitively, if online tournament counts!

I am looking at the asus on eBay, costs around 400$ shipped to me, I am currently bidding for the benq xl2420 too.

My old monitor is Samsung syncmaster sa300, would I get a huge boost over the new monitor?

Doesn't sound right for the ASUS. I paid $300 new with next day air from Amazon so you might be looking at the wrong one. Its 144hz VG248QE.

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 26 March 2013, 19:11:38 »
I play near competitively, if online tournament counts!

I am looking at the asus on eBay, costs around 400$ shipped to me, I am currently bidding for the benq xl2420 too.

My old monitor is Samsung syncmaster sa300, would I get a huge boost over the new monitor?

Doesn't sound right for the ASUS. I paid $300 new with next day air from Amazon so you might be looking at the wrong one. Its 144hz VG248QE.

It's about 470$ AUD here, so I thought that was an okay price. Do you think 300$ + proxy from us to aus is a good idea?

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 26 March 2013, 19:18:43 »
Can't answer that its a huge package so I probably wouldn't.

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 26 March 2013, 19:26:16 »
Thought so. Australia has some pretty high mark up price. The Logitech mech keyboard costs a whopping 189$, shipping excluded.

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #61 on: Thu, 04 April 2013, 05:24:50 »
Wow didn't know about the 144Hz. Myself I have a LG W2363D (120Hz).
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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #62 on: Sat, 11 May 2013, 16:22:01 »
I've just read the thread throughly now, and I feel your anguish of Kuroneko :(

Bro Caps, when Kuroneko says "you see less with 16:10", he means in game content or horizontal FOV (not number of pixels). Just see the starcraft GIF (and other screenshots); you see more of the in game content with 16:9 in many games (absolutely relevant, especially for RTS). No wonder that the majority of 120Hz gaming monitors uses 16:9.

The problem here was the terminology ("see more/less" what?). Given a horizontal resolution, with 16:10 you see more pixels; with 16:9 you see more in game content in many games :)
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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #63 on: Sat, 11 May 2013, 19:23:23 »
I bought a 120hz BenQ and it was one of my favorite computer related purchases, next to my first ever SSD. It's incredibly more fluid than my Dell 2407WFP.

Girlfriend has 144Hz Asus, I couldn't notice much if any difference from my BenQ.

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #64 on: Sat, 11 May 2013, 19:51:30 »
I bought a 120hz BenQ and it was one of my favorite computer related purchases, next to my first ever SSD. It's incredibly more fluid than my Dell 2407WFP.

Girlfriend has 144Hz Asus, I couldn't notice much if any difference from my BenQ.

I have the 144hz Asus VG248QE and it's great. Your girlfriend has good taste.
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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #65 on: Mon, 13 May 2013, 22:22:38 »
I got a U2412M for about $250, open box. I know some people say IPS isn't good for gaming, but it's working out fine for me.

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #66 on: Tue, 14 May 2013, 00:28:22 »
I bought a 120hz BenQ and it was one of my favorite computer related purchases, next to my first ever SSD. It's incredibly more fluid than my Dell 2407WFP.

Girlfriend has 144Hz Asus, I couldn't notice much if any difference from my BenQ.

I feel the same way. I love my benq monitor. 120hz is great!
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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #67 on: Sat, 27 August 2016, 15:36:33 »
also have a look at the monitor thread

i've been looking for that.     ... where is this "the monitor thread"?
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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #68 on: Tue, 20 September 2016, 01:36:32 »
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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #69 on: Wed, 21 September 2016, 17:00:04 »
im using a hkc x3 right now, 144hz.. its a china monitor though, have had it for a month with no problem.

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #70 on: Tue, 04 October 2016, 08:25:43 »
I'm using an Acer XB270HU 1440p 144hz IPS with G-sync. It's the only IPS display I've ever seen with no noticeable input lag or obvious ghosting. Pricey but worth it if you already have a few grand invested in your system.
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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #71 on: Tue, 04 October 2016, 13:15:13 »
I'm using an Acer XB270HU 1440p 144hz IPS with G-sync. It's the only IPS display I've ever seen with no noticeable input lag or obvious ghosting. Pricey but worth it if you already have a few grand invested in your system.

Have read too many stories about going through 5 of these monitors before landing on a good one.. hahahaha.

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #72 on: Tue, 04 October 2016, 13:22:58 »
Currently using an Acer X34 with a Fury X and it is glorious.

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #73 on: Tue, 04 October 2016, 20:27:15 »
I'm using an Acer XB270HU 1440p 144hz IPS with G-sync. It's the only IPS display I've ever seen with no noticeable input lag or obvious ghosting. Pricey but worth it if you already have a few grand invested in your system.

Have read too many stories about going through 5 of these monitors before landing on a good one.. hahahaha.

Guess I got lucky. Been using it for over a year and still going strong.

I've looked at some of the new ultrawides that are coming out with IPS panels and G-sync/freesync but I don't think I'm going to make the switch. Scaling in games can be wonky on those. Great for productivity though.
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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 03 November 2016, 22:54:22 »
I consider an ASUS VG248QE as one of the best gaming monitors. Its with a  24", 1920x1080, TN, and a 144Hz monitor.

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #75 on: Thu, 03 November 2016, 23:32:05 »
I consider an ASUS VG248QE as one of the best gaming monitors. Its with a  24", 1920x1080, TN, and a 144Hz monitor.
That is what I have. Considering getting another to switch out my 19 inch dell side monitor.

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #76 on: Sat, 05 November 2016, 06:46:23 »
I consider an ASUS VG248QE as one of the best gaming monitors. Its with a  24", 1920x1080, TN, and a 144Hz monitor.
That is what I have. Considering getting another to switch out my 19 inch dell side monitor.
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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #77 on: Sun, 25 December 2016, 11:13:23 »
If you mainly play FPS games, I suggest benq XL2730Z. It's one of the best 144hz monitors on market now. Asus also is a good choice.

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #78 on: Tue, 27 December 2016, 02:00:12 »
If you want the best high-end gaming computer, then you must not go with a monitor that has less than 19201080 resolution.

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #79 on: Mon, 02 January 2017, 07:30:50 »
If you mainly play FPS games, I suggest benq XL2730Z. It's one of the best 144hz monitors on market now. Asus also is a good choice.

After using a benq XL2720z 4 months, now I can feel the differences when 60-100hz monitor.

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 14:33:31 »
If anyones still looking. I recommend an ultrawide, its probably one of my best investments towards my PC. Although if you dont get a 4k one they tend to look a little low def

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #81 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 20:45:22 »
vote for BenQ with high refashion rate  :thumb:

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #82 on: Mon, 11 June 2018, 04:22:04 »
I kind of like my VA for gaming. It has 4 ms reaction time and good colours, and I don't need more than 60 fps, hence refresh rate. But competitive FPS (or even competitive something else) surely would be a different matter, not that you can't do competitive gaming on 60 fps.

The BenQ have good reviews.

In any case, I'd probably insist on trying them out first or at least seeing them at work, first-hand.
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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #83 on: Mon, 11 June 2018, 12:04:41 »
I kind of like my VA for gaming. It has 4 ns reaction time and good colours, and I don't need more than 60 fps, hence refresh rate. But competitive FPS (or even competitive something else) surely would be a different matter, not that you can't do competitive gaming on 60 fps.

The BenQ have good reviews.

In any case, I'd probably insist on trying them out first or at least seeing them at work, first-hand.

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Re: Good Gaming monitor ?
« Reply #84 on: Mon, 11 June 2018, 12:33:17 »
Ooops, thanks.