120HZ monitor?

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  1. DiceAir

    DiceAir Maha Guru

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    Hi there.

    I want to know if upgrading from asus ve247H to a 120-144HZ monitor is worth it. My pc can handle most games at above 60FPS. I mainly play games like Battlefield 3. I manage a 60FPS on ultra constant and don't mind tuning down like 1 or 2 settings just to get that 120FPS constant.

    If I go for one what is the cheapest good monitor to go for.

    Thanks
     
  2. Veteran

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    I can vouch for the Tempest Overlord.
     
  3. DiceAir

    DiceAir Maha Guru

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    BTW I'm from South Africa. Can't get that monitor here.
     
  4. War child

    War child Master Guru

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    You can always get the Benq X2411T or something like that. Its not a bad monitor and supports 144hz or the XL2720T if you want a larger screen.

    They aren't the best but they are pretty decent for the price. I have the X2411T and its not as good as its predecessor the XL2420T but gives good enough colours for what I want. My only issue is the default brightness was way too high.
     

  5. DiceAir

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    Wow that screen looks nice just a bit expensive. I'm not going to use the 3d
     
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    War child Master Guru

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    Samsung did some non 3D 120hz monitors. Cant remember which model though. They are quite old but were decent if I remember correctly. I think their G2G wasn't great though.
     
  7. DiceAir

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    maybe spoken to soon. should have checked what monitors are available here in South Africa cause i can't find any :(
     
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  8. moab600

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    i got the s23a700D that i bought last December, man that is the best looking monitor i could get. so happy with the 3D and 120HZ.

    60hz looks so primitive
     
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    I will agree. Without going into that silly debate about what you see. I will never go back to a 60hz monitor. Once you are used to 120hz you can tell the difference. Not to mention unlocking the potential of your gfx cards.
     
  10. DiceAir

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    so i have a choice between the following benq screends

    XL2420T or XL2411T
     
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  11. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    The only circumstances a 120Hz monitor would benefit you is a few team-deathmatch maps - and not all of them - and the mode that you would benefit from is quick-scope sniping.

    That's it.

    It won't fix the dreadful netcode, like when you die around a corner or rubber banding when you are in proximity to someone on foot or vehicle; or the animations of people jumping over stuff. It won't fix any of that.

    120Hz monitors are godlike for every other FPS I've played on them, like:

    UT3
    TF2
    Quake
    CS

    The big thing is the immediacy of everything on the screen, I felt nothing like it since CRT dayz and when I say godlike, I do mean godlike; complete with Thor's hammer and lightning.

    BF3, not gonna change anything which matters, unless all that matter to you is one or possibly two maps when using a quick-scope (or no-scope) sniping.

    The issue I have with 120 Hz monitors is the TN panels they got, which is why I use an IPS panel from Dell which has the same low input lag, but all of the colour richness and quality of 10-bit panel.

    I would STRONGLY recommend you buy one and send it back if you don't like, if the retailer allows that of course.

    Talking of things which are godlike, I am reminded of a Quake 3 video: LINK.
     
  12. harkinsteven

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    120hz/144hz most definitely worth it. It will be instantly noticable to you. When I use my mates 60hz monitor its like watching a slide show.
     
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    I mostly play BF3.
     
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    Don't snub your nose up at the 3d monitors there is a lightboost trick out there that greatly reduces motion blur using the strobe effect that the 3d monitor has.
     
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    DiceAir Maha Guru

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    I've been reading up on the internet and the samsung monitors also comes with something similar to lightboost
     

  16. Loobyluggs

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    Then my opening gambit and closing move are the only relevant aspects to my post.

    Quick-scoping sniping is the only benefit, and I recommend you buy one and test it for yourself.

    I've sent back many monitors if unsatisfied with what I bought, but that's retail law in the country I currently reside in...thank god.
     
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    It's not easy to do that here cause where I stay you don't get these monitors in every store so I have to buy online.
     
  18. SOLLERHOLLER

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    yeah south africa for those monitors are expensive but hard to get... i am sure they very
    good though :)
     
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    Those monitors with their strobe backlight option have higher input lag than the LightBoost monitors.
     
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    just need more people to confirm that 120HZ is really better from the day 1 of use.
     

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