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Dual 60Hz Monitors VS. Single 120Hz monitor (Help)

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August 30, 2013 8:50:29 AM

Hello,

I'm am thinking of buying a new monitor but i can't decide what i should buy. Two 60Hz monitors or one 120Hz monitor. Im thinking of buying two Samsung SyncMaster S27B550V if i'm going with the dual monitor setup. And with the single monitor setup im thinking of the BenQ XL2720T. But i really like the dual screen function but with the 120hz I can really use my GTX680. I live in holland so i can't buy anything from amazon...

Please tell me what to do, thanks and peace
August 30, 2013 9:18:06 AM

Hi bobverheul,

I think that you should go with a single 120Hz monitor. If you get dual 60Hz monitor the image will not be smoother than in a single 120Hz. Also, runnig games or heavy and intense programs on dual 60Hz monitor will be worse than in a single 120Hz monitor. Go with the Asus VG248QE. It has really low input lag and great quality image (and can run things in 3D ). All in all, it is way better to go with a single 120Hz monitor.

Hope I helped,

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August 30, 2013 9:20:22 AM

I have a 120hz monitor and a 60hz monitor and I can't really tell a difference between the 2 normally. The 60hz one is higher resolution so I use it more often, I've gotten to where I only switch to the 120hz one when using 3D vision. That would be the only reason I would recommend the 120hz one, if you ever plan to try 3D gaming. Otherwise the 60hz ones are a better value and it is pretty difficult to tell the difference in gaming unless you are an android. 3 screens would be better than 2 though ;) 

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August 30, 2013 9:42:44 AM

I couldn't disagree with benski more. I have a 120Hz monitor and a pair of (good) 60hz monitors, and the difference for gaming is HUGE. 3d gaming is absolutely pointless for me, and I wouldn't bother - I'd make the opposite statement of benski and say the only reason to get a 3d monitor is for the 120Hz refresh rate. Most people with 120Hz monitors are going to agree with me.

As for 1 monitor vs. 2... having two monitors is something I find insanely useful for productivity. It allows me to have two, three, or four windows open and workable at the same time.

But...

You could buy a 120Hz monitor now (get a good one, like the BenQ [or an iiyama or a korean import that's both 120Hz and 1440p]), and get a cheapo little 60Hz, 1080p monitor for $100 later down the road.
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August 30, 2013 10:20:27 AM

Thanks everyone for your thoughts,

I don't know, but now thinking about it i think im going to buy two Samsung Syncmasters 27 inch, because there 27 inch and i'm also going to play GTA V with a Ps3 on it, which is only in 60Hz, and other things i do are like Cinema 4D And Photoshop, and some games. My friend told me that there is a outlet where they are only 200 Euros, because on the site, its 250 euros. The prices here in holland are so high, i think its the tax. I hope that there are still 2 left...

Sorry for my bad english, im only 15 years old and still learning...
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August 30, 2013 10:31:43 AM

Since you are looking at a 27" BenQ, I might also recommend the Asus VG287H. I don't know how good the BenQ 27" monitor is, as it is new, but the Asus VG287H has always got the highest marks for 27" 120hz monitors and it comes with the 3D Vision 2 kit built in.

The VG248QE seems to get poor reviews about its color production, so it wouldn't be my first choice.

I personally love 3D Vision, and that would be my first reason for getting a 120hz monitor, but 2D also benefits. It helps resolve my simulator sickness issues when I get get over 80 FPS on the 120hz monitor, I no longer get nauseated when gaming in 1st person views.
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August 30, 2013 10:35:26 AM

Oke, well i think im just going for two Syncmasters, because i don't think that im going to use the 3d that much and look at the price difference between the 27 inch syncmaster and the 27 inch BenQ or Asus. i don't have that much money and i would really like 2 monitors.
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August 30, 2013 10:47:53 AM

bobverheul said:
Oke, well i think im just going for two Syncmasters, because i don't think that im going to use the 3d that much and look at the price difference between the 27 inch syncmaster and the 27 inch BenQ or Asus. i don't have that much money and i would really like 2 monitors.


Do you not have a monitor now? You can purchase a single good monitor, and use your current one for your extended desktop. I assume you don't plan to play across both monitors in gaming, as that is always considered bad, as you'll have bezels right down the middle of the action.
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August 30, 2013 10:49:25 AM

Well the problem is I told my best friend he could buy my monitor, and i if i have two monitors, i would really like to have the same.
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August 30, 2013 11:39:38 AM

Yes, but im not going to use the two moniters especially for gaming, im gaming on one, and i have my tabs and itunes and chrome on the other you know. otherwise i have to quit the game and stuff. thanks
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August 30, 2013 6:28:19 PM

lot of newer monitors have some negative effects to some people of from the pulsing blacklight known as pwm. make sure you do some research on that if you want that in your monitor or not :) 
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