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Good secondary displays?

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I want to eventually get: Asus PB278Q 27.0" as my main display. Thought occurred of a secondary display to replace (or supplement?) this Acer X223W (22" with VGA/DVI).

  • 5 MS response time or less
  • HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort (if possible)
  • Widescreen
  • 22-25 inches or so
  • Less than $300 (if not $250)
  • I would like 1080p

At some point I may want to (or need to) connect some of my consoles to a monitor, I'd like to the option to and to compare displayed images . . .    

 

Relevant rig specs:
CPU:  Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($270.61 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard:  Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB ATX  LGA1155 Motherboard
Video Card:  PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card  ($379.99 @ Newegg)

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I've always preferred two identical displays (not considering if it's solely used for video editing). It just looks odd when moving items between the two and they change color slightly, or sharpness, brightness, etc.

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How can people stand not having the same displays when having multiple monitors?

 

Makes my OCD boil

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Every monitor makes a tradeoff between performance and reproduction fidelity. Since I'm both gamer and developer, I like having a fast, low-latency TN panel for gaming and a large, high-resolution IPS panel for everything else. Actually, right now all I have is crappy monitors, but that's what I'm aiming for anyway. :)

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IPS has advanced so much there's really no point in using so-called "low latency" TN panels for gaming. unless you're doing it for money (in which case you'd probably want a CRT), there's no practical difference.

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IPS has advanced so much there's really no point in using so-called "low latency" TN panels for gaming. unless you're doing it for money (in which case you'd probably want a CRT), there's no practical difference.

Gaming on a 120hz display with strobing backlight is another experience entirely. It's actually exactly like gaming on a CRT plus a few milliseconds of latency. No IPS even approaches that. Very few can even be overclocked to 120hz. I don't play for money but I can definitely appreciate the difference a good gaming monitor makes.

 

See http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/motion_blur.htm and http://www.blurbusters.com/zero-motion-blur/lightboost-faq/ for good discussions.

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To a smaller 1080p screen or eventually buy two PQ monitors? Hm.   Oh and I should add I am slightly color-blind as well.

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