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60Hz or 120Hz for PC gaming ?

post #1 of 7
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Hi,

I'm sure this question was posted before (no doubt about it), but I haven't found any recent threads on the subject.

I'm building a brand new rig (below) and I now need to pick a good monitor for it. I would first need to know if I'm looking for a 60Hz or 120Hz display.
The rig will be gaming only dedicated.

CPU: i7 2600K
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970 CF
Hard Drive: SSD SATA3 160GB
Pw supply: Corsair HX1050
Memory: 8 GB (2x4) DDR3 1600 MHz
Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
OS: win 7 64-bit
post #2 of 7
If you're planning to run 7970 crossfire then you'll have enough power to run a high res 27/30" or a 120hz monitor.
From my experience, if you predominantly play fast pace games like Battlefield 3 or racing type games, go for the 120hz monitor. Otherwise, I'd look at the U2711 or ZR2740W.
post #3 of 7
120hz hands down.

I'm able to tell the difference between 60fps and 55fps when playing BF3.
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post #4 of 7
120hz is smoother than 60hz if you have the video card(s) to push 120 fps. However, I've tried it and it didn't seem to make me any better or enjoy the game any more than with 60hz. I'd go with an IPS panel instead of a 120hz panel.
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post #5 of 7
make sure you get a 115hz monitor.
post #6 of 7
I own and am a big fan of the below .... at present there aren't a ton of choices in the 27" 120hz monitor market...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1129341/samsung-sa950-and-sa750-owners-club

runs bf3 (med settings) 90-120 fps on my oc 5970 ...7970 otw tomorrow ...

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Edited by wirefox - 1/24/12 at 6:36pm
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post #7 of 7
I vote 120HZ. Ever since I tried a 120HZ monitor ~3 years ago I've been hooked. 60HZ panels nearly reduce me to tears now redface.gif I can confidently say I'll never switch back to 60HZ willingly.
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