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May 28, 2014 6:56:33 AM

hello guys,

I was wondering what the difference between these monitors actually is? Does the contrast ratio actually make that big of a difference?(80000000:1 vs 12000000:1) Looks like the BenQ has a large bezel for dual monitors.

ASUS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BenQ:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Are there any other monitors at the same price range that would be good for gaming? My system should be able to run greater than 60 fps. Does that mean I need greater than 60 Hz monitor or will I not notice a difference?
I also noticed that alot of monitors don't suport DVI-D and come with DVI/HDMI convertors. I've read that HDMI can only transmit at 60 Hz so what is the point of a 120 Hz monitor if its transmitting at 60 Hz?

Note* Quick explanation on monitor choices would be greatly appreciated since I know nothing about them.

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May 28, 2014 7:11:27 AM

First thing first any advertisde contrast ratio on specs sheet is a lie so ignore that second i would go with the benq becuase it is cheaper and offers hdmi and dvi and finaly hdmi can only tramsmit 1080p at 60hz however both those moniotrs are 60hz monitors so its fine
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May 28, 2014 7:14:48 AM

Both the monitors you listed are good, what types of games are you going to be playing? Will you be doing any photo editing? Unless your hardware has HDMI 2.0 plugs and you have 2.0 cables, your HDMI does not support over 60hz.

When you say your computer runs more than 60 FPS how much higher? If you are around 80+FPS I would recommend 120hz or higher monitors. If you are playing on a 60hz monitor and your GPU is running higher than 60FPS, your monitor is only displaying 60 of those frames, anything else is just wasted.


How tight is your budget? Here is a great 144hz monitor for not too much more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 28, 2014 7:17:54 AM

just to be fair that not exactly not much more in my books consideing its a about 30% increase
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May 28, 2014 7:28:07 AM

True. But the way I look at it, if you are going to spend around $200 on a monitor, why spend $70 more and get a quality monitor that is going to last. Say he upgrades how computer soon and he is able to push more than 100FPS, but he spent less and got a 60hz monitor, he is going to be kicking himself for not getting that better monitor that can keep up with his PC.

What are your plans for your computer? Do you see any major upgrades in the future? Look ahead and upgrade accordingly.
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May 28, 2014 7:34:37 AM

also very true I am just trying to provide a counter point as I have seen all to often over enthusiastic gamers (not to insult them or anything) pushing people to spend more then they need to.
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May 28, 2014 7:44:00 AM

I totally understand. =) That is the great thing about these forums, you get many points of views to make the best decision.
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May 28, 2014 8:01:36 AM

Thanks for the replys guys. I am building a a new PC with an i5 4670k and a r9 290 4GB. Everything else is up to spec and speed with those components. I play mostly league of legends, diablo, dayZ and looking to expand my collection to more PC games.

I have ordered 2 of the BenQ monitors I listed when I bought the computer. I have the option of returning them and getting different monitors if I so desire and don't open the boxes. (Currently have 1 22" monitor so I can wait return/shipping time) So that is why I am asking. Upgrading my monitor to the more expensive is basically a $100 upgrade per monitor so an extra $200 in the end. Not sure if I have the spare change for that at the moment.....Maybe I should buy one of those ASUS monitors? and use my 22" as my second screen for the mean time? The 3D IMO is not needed, it would be nice if they made a cheaper monitor without that feature
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May 28, 2014 9:37:05 AM

Are you planning on playing games with dual monitors, or just having the second screen for browsing ect? Having two monitors for gaming would put the spit right in the middle of all the action =(, I would get the VG248QE for gaming, then just use your 22" as a second screen, movies browsing ect.
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May 28, 2014 9:41:48 AM

ChrisR83 said:
Are you planning on playing games with dual monitors, or just having the second screen for browsing ect? Having two monitors for gaming would put the spit right in the middle of all the action =(, I would get the VG248QE for gaming, then just use your 22" as a second screen, movies browsing ect.


Good, point. I will probably use just the main screen for gaming, not dual gaming. I will probably stick with that idea for now but ill have to get another 24" monitor for OCD reasons lol.

Is it possible to run one monitor at 144 Hz and the other at 60? And do you know if that ASUS monitor comes with a DVI-D cable or is it just regular DVI?
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May 28, 2014 9:58:53 AM

Yeah I am just using my old monitor as a second screen, until I can save up to buy two more and use 3 monitors for gaming.

Since you are not using them both to run a game you will be fine with the different refresh rates, the VG248QE comes with a DVI-D cable, I picked up a DisplayPort cable since I am going to be running 3 monitors and will need it eventually.
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May 28, 2014 10:16:27 AM

Ok thanks man, you have been lots of help and can't wait to see that monitor in person.
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