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I was just wondering if there is any chance of me getting a 120hz monitor for $200 or less. I thought it wouldn't make a difference originally, but then when I was in Walmart with my parents today getting my brother's birthday gift (they're getting him a trampoline) I turned around and saw 2 tvs, one was smoother than the other, so I walked up and started looking at the specs and noticed that the 120hz picture was like buttery smooth, while the other one was still decent. I honestly want to have that kind of display for movies and such (I know I will not be able to achieve that in high end games).

So basically the question is, is there any chance of me getting a good 120hz monitor for $200 or less. I was hoping for 1080p, but honestly I'll settle for like a 1680x1050 or any other resolution as long as the monitor isn't small.

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not under, but near:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116452

Also keep an eye out for open box deals.
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not under, but near:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116452

Also keep an eye out for open box deals.
Is there any way to search the hz of the monitor with the advanced searching on Newegg? I wouldn't have even posted if I could search myself. Also, that looks like a good monitor, thanks
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Is there any way to search the hz of the monitor with the advanced searching on Newegg? I wouldn't have even posted if I could search myself. Also, that looks like a good monitor, thanks

I have yet to find a way, there's only a few 120hz monitors. The search at top "120hz monitor" works just fine.
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I would recommend against buying the cheapest 120Hz monitor you can get. You might get lucky and have no issues with it at all and be perfectly happy. But in my experience you almost always get what you pay for. Every time I went as cheap as I possibly could, I got burned.

I wouldn't buy a 120Hz monitor for less than $300 and even then I would do a lot of research on anything before I bought it.
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I have yet to find a way, there's only a few 120hz monitors. The search at top "120hz monitor" works just fine.
Yeah I just did that search and there were only 4 monitors that popped up. I'll look around on Open Box Deals and around the internet and see if I can find a 120hz monitor in my budget, if not I'll buy the one that was linked earlier.
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Is there any way to search the hz of the monitor with the advanced searching on Newegg? I wouldn't have even posted if I could search myself. Also, that looks like a good monitor, thanks
There isn't, unfortunately. That Viewsonic that DesertRat posted is actually a quality monitor. I had a friend with 2 of them, he ran them for about a year with no issues till he upgraded to the 23" 120hz Alienware monitors.
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Sorry if im wrong but,

Arent most movies rendered in 24 frames a second? So you would only need a 24hz monitor too watch them at their full motion?

Im pretty sure if your looking for a 120hz monitor, you should be looking at 3d monitors. Some people buy 3d monitors purely for the fact they are 120hz, not for the 3d itself.
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There isn't, unfortunately. That Viewsonic that DesertRat posted is actually a quality monitor. I had a friend with 2 of them, he ran them for about a year with no issues till he upgraded to the 23" 120hz Alienware monitors.
Good to hear, I will probably just end up buying that one then because I just searched that alienware monitor that you mentioned and its $450 O.o. I can't honestly afford that anytime soon, if I were to spend $450 it would probably go towards upgrading my computer in my opinion or something else cause that's a lot of money for me being at 15 years old lol.
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Sorry if im wrong but,

Arent most movies rendered in 24 frames a second? So you would only need a 24hz monitor too watch them at their full motion?

Im pretty sure if your looking for a 120hz monitor, you should be looking at 3d monitors. Some people buy 3d monitors purely for the fact they are 120hz, not for the 3d itself.
True but a good system can break 120fps easy in almost every game and that would matter.
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