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Gaming monitor advise

dante1

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My son was fixated on the Dell monitor. He figured that he will have this monitor for many years to come. He’s 13 and can’t tell him otherwise. 🙄
 

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I'm still really looking at the LG monitor.... :)

Would an 8ms response time make much difference when compared to 5ms? Pinball is a reaction game, but it's also a "memory muscle" game so I'm thinking that the brain would adjust to any slight delay over time...

Thoughts?

edit: Hrmmm..... the costco page says 5ms GTG which is the same as the ASUS I just bought....... Pretty sure I pulled the 8ms off of a review somewhere.
 

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I'm still really looking at the LG monitor.... :)

Would an 8ms response time make much difference when compared to 5ms? Pinball is a reaction game, but it's also a "memory muscle" game so I'm thinking that the brain would adjust to any slight delay over time...

Thoughts?

edit: Hrmmm..... the costco page says 5ms GTG which is the same as the ASUS I just bought....... Pretty sure I pulled the 8ms off of a review somewhere.
What you want to look at is input latency. Anything less than about 16 would is generally ok. That would be about 1FPS @ 60Hz.

The LG I linked is 10ms according to the manufacturer.
 

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Heh... well I hope Staples' 30 day return policy is valid for monitors... they carve out 14 days for computers/laptops but I'll keep my fingers crossed that monitors aren't included in that.

I'm selling off a tiller that's been sitting unused in my shed for the last 6 years... that'll make up the difference between the 27"/1080p and the 32"/1440 :)
 

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Heh... the dirty deed is done. Hopefully the guy who said he wanted the tiller doesn't back out. :)

If Staples doesn't want to take the monitor back I'm sure I can sell it used @ a $25 loss.
 

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For 500 you can get a decent 1080p high refresh. That's what matters. You're knocking on gsync monitors. I wouldn't pay 500+ for anything less.
 
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