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June 24, 2012 6:49:35 AM

I need help. Here is what i want to get:

Video card: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=56356&promoid=1027

Motherboard: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66720

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

Will I be able to play games in 120hz? I basically want to have a smoother experience. I basically like to play Call of Duty 4 or Call of Duty 5. Would this work? Thanks.

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June 24, 2012 6:57:07 AM

Yes but your GPU will have to be able to push 120 fps for you to trully see the difference 120hz would make.
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June 24, 2012 4:45:19 PM

OK thank you. How about a 75hz monitor? Would that make things look smoother? And are you sure the motherboard can support over 60hz because on the ASUS website it says that it supports:

- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
- Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
- Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz

Also, would this be able to trully show up to 75 fps? http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=61452&vpn=VH238H&manuf... And would I have to use a specific sort of cable?
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June 24, 2012 4:50:01 PM

/facepalm those specs are for your motherboard supporting the video resolutions through onboard video not your actual video card specs.
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June 24, 2012 4:56:20 PM

Sorry, this is my first time building a computer.
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June 24, 2012 8:52:43 PM

So how much smoother would 75hz look than 120hz?
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June 24, 2012 8:55:36 PM

120 FPS will look smoother than 75 FPS.

However, that graphics card isn't going to be pushing 120fps at 1080p in any modern games unless you turn the settings way down, so it's not going to matter that you get a 120Hz monitor unless you plan at some point in the future to splurge on a $400 or so GPU.

Don't know what CPU You're getting, but you need a pretty decent CPU to pump out 120fps as well, as at high framerates you can often get CPU-bound.
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June 24, 2012 10:35:27 PM

But how much smoother will a 75hz monitor look than a 60hz monitor?
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June 25, 2012 12:19:54 AM

25% smoother ;) 
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June 25, 2012 3:19:42 AM

I don't know about games, but I do see major difference between 60hz and 75hz doing even simply tasks like scrolling (makes it a lot more fluid), and moving stuff around.

May I make a recommendation? Thanks

If you want 120fps to really make a difference, you need a GPU SETUP to be able to push out a constant 120fps (preferably a minimum)...and thats not easy/cheap with new games at high resolutions. The card you linked to certainly won't pull over 120fps on high settings in new games.

If you want to make 120fps on a cheap setup, you'll have to sacrifice quality and resolution significantly, and that will suck.

Want a good gaming experience?...buy a plasma or an LED monitor. That will make a bigger difference than 120hz...either way your setup won't push 120fps so it doesn't matter.
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