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August 9, 2013 8:26:27 AM

Hi there,
I'm a casual gamer looking to purchase a new monitor (I'm currently using a 21" tv with no tilit or height adjustments and the picture seems really bad.

I am looking to replace my tv monitor with something more responsive and overall better quality.

I've heard stories from people claiming 120Hz and 144hz monitors are amazing for gaming especially fps.

Does anyone have personal experience with these type of monitors that can comment on the performance.

I'm looking for a monitor 22-24" with $250 budget

Reccomendations would be great, I'm not asking you to do reaserach for me.

Thanks



August 9, 2013 8:33:27 AM

120Hertz is pretty much all you need. I play on 60hz monitor at 1440 x 900p and I think it looks pretty darn good :)  But theres a limit to even how much the human eye can see, so at a certain point it doesn't matter.
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August 9, 2013 8:33:29 AM

Do you have a graphics card capable of driving your games past 60fps?
Probably not. Many games are capped at 60fps anyway.
I suggest you buy the best monitor your budget will allow. It is a long term investment.

Look for a monitor with a IPS panel. They are of higher quality and have 178/178 viewing angles.
If you can, consider a 27" 2560 x 1440 monitor.
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August 9, 2013 8:43:40 AM

geofelt said:
Do you have a graphics card capable of driving your games past 60fps?
Probably not. Many games are capped at 60fps anyway.
I suggest you buy the best monitor your budget will allow. It is a long term investment.

Look for a monitor with a IPS panel. They are of higher quality and have 178/178 viewing angles.
If you can, consider a 27" 2560 x 1440 monitor.


Yes, I have a Sapphire Radeon 7850. I'm pleased with the performance of the card. I mostly play games like CS GO, Battlefield 3 and I'm starting to get into Quake.

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August 9, 2013 8:45:39 AM
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I have the Benq XL2420T, which cost me around $380 on newegg, and there is a huge difference in comparison to my Samsung TV monitor that I was using previously. Even if I don't get above 60fps, the picture still looks really smooth and the colors are more clear and detailed. I play a lot of COD black ops 1, and right when I bought the Benq monitor it seems like I went from an average player to a pro. I did so good that I was banned from more than one server because people thought I was hacking but it was really just my computer and monitor that must have been faster than most other peoples. Believe it or not I was doing that good with an xbox 360 controller vs all of the player who had the advantage of keyboard and mouse.
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August 9, 2013 8:46:54 AM

regardless if you can "see" or if your card can "produce" more than 60fps, a 120 is nice to have. Everything you do will seem to run more smoothly or more fluid-like. going from 120 to 60 will be more noticeable and you'll wonder why you wasted time on the 60. Don't waste your time on a 60.

google gaming on 144's. there's something you can do with the monitor settings that have some "enhancement" towards gaming. forget what it is.....???? saw a video from asus guy I think it was on this.
August 9, 2013 8:54:41 AM

swilczak said:
I have the Benq XL2420T, which cost me around $380 on newegg, and there is a huge difference in comparison to my Samsung TV monitor that I was using previously. Even if I don't get above 60fps, the picture still looks really smooth and the colors are more clear and detailed. I play a lot of COD black ops 1, and right when I bought the Benq monitor it seems like I went from an average player to a pro. I did so good that I was banned from more than one server because people thought I was hacking but it was really just my computer and monitor that must have been faster than most other peoples. Believe it or not I was doing that good with an xbox 360 controller vs all of the player who had the advantage of keyboard and mouse.


It sounds like it has made quite the difference for you. I used to play halo on my crt back in the day and there was like 0 delay. I loved that thing but it's just not practical today :(  especially for pc gaming. +1 to you sir!

August 9, 2013 8:59:13 AM

swifty_morgan said:
regardless if you can "see" or if your card can "produce" more than 60fps, a 120 is nice to have. Everything you do will seem to run more smoothly or more fluid-like. going from 120 to 60 will be more noticeable and you'll wonder why you wasted time on the 60. Don't waste your time on a 60.

google gaming on 144's. there's something you can do with the monitor settings that have some "enhancement" towards gaming. forget what it is.....???? saw a video from asus guy I think it was on this.


Was it called Lightboost by any chance?
I heard some guy talking about that but I think that's 3d only. I don't want to buy glasses >.< though.
Thanks for the input!

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August 9, 2013 9:25:53 AM

AlexCooper92 said:
I was looking @ this monitor from Asus

http://www.amazon.ca/Asus-Vg248qe-24-Led-144hz/dp/B00B2...

but It is expensive and might be overkill for what I want. I wish I could try it before jsut to see.

If there is no real noticable difference I was thinking about this one from LG

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... CA

thoughts, opinions?

I also play BF3 and I didn't notice much of a difference on that game with 120hz. I have heard some good things about that Asus monitor and I plan to buy one for my other gaming PC if I ever get the money. I bet 144hz would make a big difference on CS GO.
September 19, 2013 3:12:09 AM

geofelt said:
Do you have a graphics card capable of driving your games past 60fps?
Probably not. Many games are capped at 60fps anyway.
I suggest you buy the best monitor your budget will allow. It is a long term investment.

Look for a monitor with a IPS panel. They are of higher quality and have 178/178 viewing angles.
If you can, consider a 27" 2560 x 1440 monitor.


That's a horrible answer.. Most games can be set to run +100fps with decent graphics cards and IPS are trash for gaming, as their response times are much slower than LCD.

September 19, 2013 4:51:13 AM

AlexCooper92 said:
I was looking @ this monitor from Asus

http://www.amazon.ca/Asus-Vg248qe-24-Led-144hz/dp/B00B2...

but It is expensive and might be overkill for what I want. I wish I could try it before jsut to see.

If there is no real noticable difference I was thinking about this one from LG

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... CA

thoughts, opinions?


What gpu you have. There is no reason for you to buy a 120hz monitor if you cant even get past 60 fps.
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