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I've used a triple 1920x1200 60hz setup, a Dell U3011, then now I'm finally settled on my VG236h 120hz 1080p. If I could of afforded to keep both the U3011 and the 120hz, I would have, easily. Both are good for their own things. Example, WoW (or any MMO for that matter) doesn't really benefit from 60 extra fps but largely benefits from the larger screen real estate (for UI and FOV purposes). But, for racing and FPS games, the 120hz monitor makes them shine. Though people may claim that you really can't notice 120hz, I for sure can. Motions are smoother and there is little to no motion blur during fast paced action, which makes things feel a little more lively and intense.

Now, some people just flatout don't care or notice 120 hz and are perfectly fine with 60hz. I personally enjoy it, because it's not too expensive. Just make sure you have the hardware capabilities to back up a 120hz monitor, otherwise you'll rarely be seeing the benefits.

In the end my Dell U3011 was a lot of money sitting around and personally I had better uses for it, so I sold it. If you can afford both, use both, if you don't mind switching the primary monitor back and forth on a per-game basis.

GL!
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Originally Posted by Methos07 View Post
I've used a triple 1920x1200 60hz setup, a Dell U3011, then now I'm finally settled on my VG236h 120hz 1080p. If I could of afforded to keep both the U3011 and the 120hz, I would have, easily. Both are good for their own things. Example, WoW (or any MMO for that matter) doesn't really benefit from 60 extra fps but largely benefits from the larger screen real estate (for UI and FOV purposes). But, for racing and FPS games, the 120hz monitor makes them shine. Though people may claim that you really can't notice 120hz, I for sure can. Motions are smoother and there is little to no motion blur during fast paced action, which makes things feel a little more lively and intense.

Now, some people just flatout don't care or notice 120 hz and are perfectly fine with 60hz. I personally enjoy it, because it's not too expensive. Just make sure you have the hardware capabilities to back up a 120hz monitor, otherwise you'll rarely be seeing the benefits.

In the end my Dell U3011 was a lot of money sitting around and personally I had better uses for it, so I sold it. If you can afford both, use both, if you don't mind switching the primary monitor back and forth on a per-game basis.

GL!
def validated my decision, no looking back now haha.
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i cant look back to anything that it is 60-75 hz, even if it is IPS.


The smoothness that 120 Hz gives me is only replacable by 240 hz monitor lol
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i cant look back to anything that it is 60-75 hz, even if it is IPS.


The smoothness that 120 Hz gives me is only replacable by 240 hz monitor lol
thts what im kind of worried about. i dont want to favor my $300 120hz monitor and have my $700 u2711 just sitting there, lol
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thts what im kind of worried about. i dont want to favor my $300 120hz monitor and have my $700 u2711 just sitting there, lol
Each has its use. I'd use one for gaming above 60fps, and the other for demanding titles (60 fps and lower) and movies. It's actually pretty handy, and i'd gladly have both. It's pointless to game under ~70 fps on a 120hz monitor; might as well enjoy the higher color accuracy the IPS provides.

To even further the incentive, after getting used to 120hz, i'd only go back to 60hz if it was an actual decent technology (crt/plasma). Let's face it, 60hz lcd sucks when it comes to high speed movement clarity. Enjoy both your screens!
    
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post #36 of 43
60Hz vs 120Hz is exactly how it sounds, double the smoothness. I highly recommend it, 3D Vision is just the cherry on top.

I would game at 120FPS on a 120Hz monitor vs 3 screens of 30-40FPS anyday.

My next and only time to upgrade is when they release 120Hz IPS monitors if ever. Once you go 120Hz/FPS on your favorite games, you can never go back without realizing what your missing.
Edited by LivingChampion - 10/17/11 at 1:29pm
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120hz is better for gaming...no question. I own all so it is what is is
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There is also the part that getting 120fps is next to impossible for most new games and you have to pack some serious GPUs to get there. Anything here is OCN that "improves" gaming is recommended. My brother has a 120Hz LCD and he mostly uses it for 3D games but i tried to play same games like COD, CSS @ 120fps and to tell the truth 120Hz might feel smother if you compare them side by side but in reality most games are designed to feel smother ~ 60fps. We play some games even @ 30s 40s and its all good let alone 60s. Also having 2 screens unless both used for work or something else, you are going to keep using one and the other one will collect dust.
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used 3x60hz eyefinity, upgraded to 3x120hz eyefinity, best thing I did after getting ssd.
eyestrain is gone.
its just smoother and update so much better.

120hz is just so much better than 60hz.
Absolutely jealous, period.
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