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I play games competitively and I'm looking into buying a monitor that has the ability to do 120hz natively. Don't want anything over '24. Any ideas?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001311

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-222-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-092-_-Product

I know people who talk highly about these 3 monitors, link 2 and 3 a lot.
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I play games competitively and I'm looking into buying a monitor that has the ability to do 120hz natively. Don't want anything over '24. Any ideas?
I just recently purchased the ViewSonic 22" 120hz LCD and it was a definite improvement over the Asus 24" 60hz LCD I was using for 2 years. Everything is clearer and sharper when in motion, but it's not a massive world changing difference. Here are a couple of things to think about:

1. I'm not very good and the new monitor didn't make me any better.
2. If you are good I don't think a 120hz monitor will make you any better.
3. You will still have input lag with an LCD. I don't notice any however.
4. Look into getting a CRT even if you think it's not practical for you.

A week after I got my ViewSonic 120hz LCD another forum member was selling a Sony FW900 CRT. I've purchased it and will be doing a comparison when it arrives before I send the ViewSonic back. If you can wait another week it will be a 120hz LCD vs 60hz LCD vs mediocre CRT vs the best CRT comparison.

One last thought: You should really ask yourself "is my monitor stopping me from improving or reaching the next level?" There is nothing wrong with spending your money on what you want - just make sure that's what you are really spending it on.
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I just recently purchased the ViewSonic 22" 120hz LCD and it was a definite improvement over the Asus 24" 60hz LCD I was using for 2 years. Everything is clearer and sharper when in motion, but it's not a massive world changing difference. Here are a couple of things to think about:

1. I'm not very good and the new monitor didn't make me any better.
2. If you are good I don't think a 120hz monitor will make you any better.
3. You will still have input lag with an LCD. I don't notice any however.
4. Look into getting a CRT even if you think it's not practical for you.

A week after I got my ViewSonic 120hz LCD another forum member was selling a Sony FW900 CRT. I've purchased it and will be doing a comparison when it arrives before I send the ViewSonic back. If you can wait another week it will be a 120hz LCD vs 60hz LCD vs mediocre CRT vs the best CRT comparison.

One last thought: You should really ask yourself "is my monitor stopping me from improving or reaching the next level?" There is nothing wrong with spending your money on what you want - just make sure that's what you are really spending it on.
That, pretty much


CRT will be much more fluid than LCD @120hz because it has no motion blur (note my CRT in my sig rig). Also, LCD will have input lag. So if you're a serious player in comp play, get a good CRT like the FW900 or the F520. There are a couple of others but I don't remember them, since I ain't no expert on CRT monitors.
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I don't think CRT is an option for me even tho they're fluidly better. I don't just play games so for that reason I think the LCD 120hz is much more beneficial.

I'm currently on a 60hz monitor, I forced it to 75hz and source felt so much smoother. I can only imagine how 120hz feels like.
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60hz -> 75hz is not a big difference.

And does your monitor actually do 75hz?

That might've been placebo.
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That link to the Samsung 2233RZ...it's the first 120hz monitor right? you think things improved since then...

This one seems interesting..CDN price here..it's got HAS...

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=56593&...Q&promoid=1097
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I don't think CRT is an option for me even tho they're fluidly better. I don't just play games so for that reason I think the LCD 120hz is much more beneficial.
Nothing wrong with that. Just do your due diligence researching your options.

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I'm currently on a 60hz monitor, I forced it to 75hz and source felt so much smoother. I can only imagine how 120hz feels like.
I definitely notice a difference. Whether the difference is worth $300 is really up to you. Oh, and if/when you do buy it, make sure you use the Win7 color calibration tool. It made a huge improvement for me.
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