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Is it worth buying a monitor that has a refresh rate of 120hz over 60hz for primarily gaming purposes. The monitor that I will eventually be buying will be either a 27" or a 30". I am somewhat concerned about some ghosting that I have noticed with some monitors, and was wondering if a faster refresh rate will eliminate//greatly decrease this from happening.
post #2 of 14
From every single person I've seen/met that has one they highly recommend it for gaming. So I'd say yes if your system can handle it.
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Yes, and if you do, get the BenQ xl2420T
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Ive had 120Hz monitors.. now i have a 60Hz 27"..

i prefer the big monitor by far.

I dont see any difference what so ever. the ghosting is noticable IF im trying to look at it . but for general gaming i dont see it at all.

i have a pretty normal eyesight.. so.. the superhumans here might be able to see it more than me tongue.gif

but you often do notice something youre looking for, more than if you just.. didnt know ghosting even existed

I would prefer a good quality overall monitor instead.
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post #5 of 14
I'm sensitive to low refresh rates, but even when I showed my friend who thought he couldn't notice anything over 60hz he was amazed seeing the smoothness of bf3 running a full 120 fps. I say get it. I could never go back.
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I have an alienware computer so I'm pretty sure it can handle it, but how do I find out if it can handle a 120 Hz monitor?
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Originally Posted by ccbrowski View Post

I have an alienware computer so I'm pretty sure it can handle it, but how do I find out if it can handle a 120 Hz monitor?

Whatever your computer takes to get 120+fps in a game.
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Ghooble View Post

Whatever your computer takes to get 120+fps in a game.

extremely unhelpful lol
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Originally Posted by ccbrowski View Post

extremely unhelpful lol

Run your games without vsync and look at the framerate.
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Run your games without vsync and look at the framerate.

Where do I go to toggle vsync on/off, I can't say that I have ever seen that before.
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