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January 3, 2014 7:48:08 AM

As the title reads, must be 1080p, and a maximum of 24 inches.

UK prices/vendors please. As cheap as possible.

Many thanks

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January 3, 2014 8:57:40 AM

photonboy said:
There aren't any cheap, 120Hz monitors.

For example, here's a pretty good 60Hz monitor: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-ve247h

And here's the three 120Hz/144 Hz monitors that are 24": http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/parts/monitor/#s=2410,2400,2...

I'd probably recommend THIS one of the choices listed: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vg248qe

What is the purpose of being 120Hz?


Well I bought a GTX 780 and feel that it will be wasted money if the games i can get 100+fps i cannot see it. Is it really necessary to see above 60fps anyway?
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January 3, 2014 12:12:58 PM

You might want to wait for G-sync monitors to be available before jumping on board. G-sync should make that VG248QE much better than its current form.
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January 5, 2014 12:26:27 AM

The GTX780 isn't really "wasted" on 60FPS gaming.

1) Many games will fall below 60FPS with the quality settings on maximum even with the GTX780.

2) 120FPS is very hard to hit with modern games. VSYNC will just punt you back down to 60FPS if you can't achieve over 120FPS anyway, and you don't want VSYNC OFF or you get screen tearing.

3) 60FPS is still pretty smooth in most games.

4) It's much better to get a QUALITY 60Hz screen then a "cheap" 120Hz screen. There's a lot more to a screen than just the refresh rate.

G-Sync:
As mentioned, a monitor with this feature is the PERFECT solution for you, aside from the price. I didn't bring it up because you said "cheap" 120Hz monitor and the first one is likely over $400 USD (whatever that is in POUNDS). Basically, at least 80% of your GTX780 cost likely.

5) *so the "best monitor" depends totally on your BUDGET. It goes something like THIS:

LOW BUDGET - best 60Hz monitor

MEDIUM BUDGET - best 120Hz monitor

HIGH BUDGET - 120Hz G-SYNC monitor (Asus has first dibs; likely Q1 2014)

HIGH BUDGET alternative - 27", 2560x1440, 60Hz, but NOT a G-Sync (higher resolution, larger screen but lacks G-Sync benefits)

HIGHEST BUDGET - G-Sync AND a 27", 2560x1440 screen (probably "only" 60Hz but G-Sync reduces the lag issues so much that gaming above 60Hz isn't really needed aside from 3D).

G-Sync:
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/g-sync
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