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I am getting a new monitor for xmas. I will have a MSI GTX580 Lightning Xtreem by then. I know i want a 120htz monitor so i can take advantage of having over 60 FPS. I was thinking 23" should be fine. I mainly will use this for gaming but sometimes to watch movies/shows. I have heard good things about 1200p or 1280p so if its in my price range i might go for something that can do that. So with a ballpark pricerange of $400 what would you guys suggest?

I dont know much about the screen ratios or the types of monitors.
Edited by xFk - 12/8/11 at 6:31am
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post #2 of 9
Okay first of all you don't need a 120hz monitor to have over 60 fps unless youre using vsync which will lock your FPS at 60 no matter what.

If you're set on 120hz this one is great.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009222

Other good monitors.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236101

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007617%20600030617&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=REVIEWS&PageSize=20

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009266
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post #3 of 9
and why would you want to have more than 60fps? you wont notice the difference anyway
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and why would you want to have more than 60fps? you wont notice the difference anyway

This again biggrin.gif

Until you have tried a game at 60hz@60fps then the same game at 120hz@120fps you can't comment - there is a fundementally noticable difference that everyone who owns a 120hz monitor will confirm.

It is also far less necessary to have vsync enabled on a 120hz monitor due to tearing being far less noticable.
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This again biggrin.gif
Until you have tried a game at 60hz@60fps then the same game at 120hz@120fps you can't comment - there is a fundementally noticable difference that everyone who owns a 120hz monitor will confirm.
It is also far less necessary to have vsync enabled on a 120hz monitor due to tearing being far less noticable.

It's probably just depends on if you're sensitive to motion blur or not.

I used to have a 42'' LCD tv and upgraded to a new Plasma over the summer. After the seeing the way plasma handles motion I can hardly stand to watch that LCD I have in the bedroom now, not to mention my U2410!
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I like this one, do they make a similar one with a 1920 × 1200 resolution (or 1280)? and would that be a good call for gaming with my lightning xe?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009222

also i would guess that i am sensitive to motion blur.

really don't know enough to make an informed decision.
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will i be able to find a monitor with the following specs? I feel like some of these features don't go together or make for a super expensive monitor because i am not seeing any.

-120 htz
- 1920x1200 (or better)
- IPS
- LED backlight
- 23/24 inch
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first of all, to my knowledge, there isnt any monitor tat is both 120hz and ips, u have to choose in between em, for gaming 120hz is definitely better and you will see much smoother motion than typical 60hz.

ips is for those very conscious about color accuracy with the benefit of extended viewing angles. For IPS monitors, most people would recommend dell u2410 or its replacement model u2412, the latter cost alot less but also at a lower display quality than 2410.

As for 120hz monitors, probably the Samsung SyncMaster, but those are beyond your budgets. Viewsonic mentioned that it will release a 120hz model in near future, it will probably come at a much lower price margin.

for gaming, my advice is to get 60hz right now, you will have more options, and for your budgets u can probably go for eye infinity with multi-displays.
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ok then, what about:

-120 htz
- 1920x1200 (or better)
- LED backlight
- 23/24 inch

i am not doing the eye infitity setup because i think it is simply worse for gaming. lets bump my budget up to the $500 ballpark. any other suggestions?
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