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Few questions for you:
1. What's better 120hz or 60hz for gaming,
2. 24 inch or 27 inch?
3. Glossy screen or no?
post #2 of 17
120hz and 60hz is more about preference. I think 120hz in games looks nice tho.

I would take a 27inch over 24

No glossy screen, light reflects off of it.
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post #3 of 17
Everything there is preference.

120hz is better than 60hz, but the screens with high resolution and best panels do not come in 120hz, so you are going to have to make a choice there
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27" is a bit too big for 1080 at desk-distance imo - 24" is the max for 1080 for me.

I have a 120hz monitor next to 2 60hz monitors, and the difference is massive. It doesn't look as good as my other two, but as soon as you move the mouse over to it, you see the awesome smoothness.

120hz monitors also typically have a lower input lag thanks to their lower response time, and tearing is far less noticable.

Glossy is a big no-no for most (including myself) especially when you have light behind you.
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Glossy looks better if you can control the lighting in your PC room, which many people can do.
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1. I use a 60Hz and I personally can't tell the difference between 60Hz and 120Hz
2. Depends on the resolution and how far away you are going to sit to the monitor. I personally use a 32" 1080p about 4 ft away
3. I would get a matte finish one. Unless you want to play games in the dark.
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post
1. I use a 60Hz and I personally can't tell the difference between 60Hz and 120Hz
2. Depends on the resolution and how far away you are going to sit to the monitor. I personally use a 32" 1080p about 4 ft away
3. I would get a matte finish one. Unless you want to play games in the dark.
Just out of interest, have you ever used a 120hz panel? I find it difficult to believe people can't tell the difference
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The BenQ XL2410T is the best out of those ones

It's not too large for 1080p (27" is IMO), it is 120hz, and a decent display in quite a few aspects. Think TFTcentral has a review if you want a detailed one
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Just out of interest, have you ever used a 120hz panel? I find it difficult to believe people can't tell the difference
Yeah my college uses them. Sometimes I game on them as well.
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