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I currently have this monitor:

IIyama Prolite B2475HDS 24", 60hz, 1920 x 1080 LED etc

I have only had the monitor for about 5 months and its great but now i have a really powerful system i realise i may benefit from buying a 120hz monitor for gaming? Is it worth upgrading and if so why?

Any recommendations for around £250? Must have DVI, VGA and HDMI and preferably be height adjustable. Should i go for something higher than 1080p?

Im very happy with my current monitor but everytime i ask people what to upgrade now my system is complete they always say replace the monitor. Im not interested in a multi monitor setup, a single decent monitor will be perfect for my requirements.
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post #2 of 12
It really depends on what games you play. Mostly fast paced FPS's benefit from 120Hz monitors, so if you play RPGs and the like, you won't notice much of a difference probably.

The difficult part is, everyone have different tastes and eyes, so you might not even find a 120Hz monitor to be that much more great, whereas someone else might think that it was the best piece of hardware ever, or vice versa. So it would be preferable to get an in person look at a 120Hz monitor and see what you think.

I personally have never used one, this is just what I've heard from others.
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post #3 of 12
Forget 120Hz.
Go for a 2560x1440 display. You've got the juice for it.
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post #4 of 12
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I really dont think i want to go super high resolution for the following reason:

Lower FPS - I can tell a big difference between values even as small as 10.

Do you really notice a difference with resolutions above 1080p?
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post #5 of 12
2560x1600 is super high.

If you are upgrading then 2560x1440 is a positive direction. Taking another 1080p monitor just for 120Hz is not justifiable in my books, unless you're going 3D. Just my 2 cents.
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post #6 of 12
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hmmmm, any more suggestions?

Ive never seen a 120hz monitor in action so i have nothing to compare it to. Never used anything above 1080p either.
Edited by Darylrese - 6/14/12 at 10:34am
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I don't think this would be a smart upgrade for you, at all. If you had a 21" monitor and could bnefit from the extra screen size AND hz AND resolution then I would say go for it. You already have a great 24" 60hz monitor. Since you aren't playing competitive FPS, I wouldn't worry so much about 120hz.

Wait a year and ask the question again. There will likely be better technology (thinner bezels, thinner screen depths, and ghosting/input lag fixes), cheaper prices, and much more of a reason to upgrade.
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post #8 of 12
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Thanks mate i have rep'd you!

Looks like i should keep my current monitor then!

Looking at the specs in my sig rig, what should i upgrade next? My setup is pretty bang up to date now but i refuse to say i've finnished upgrading and modding haha

Even a second GTX670 is a bit pointless for my monitor resolution isnt it?
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post #9 of 12
I would only upgrade from your monitor for a higher resolution. I Regret not spending the extra dough and getting a higher res on my 27" monitor.
I also have a 120hz TV and blue rays look so much different. The motion in peoples faces and movement like "floats" I do not know how to explain it better.
Some people may like it but I prefer my 60hz TV over the 120hz in most blue rays but that could just be the TV. (37" 60hz toshiba and 40" 120hz samsung)
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Thanks mate i have rep'd you!
Looks like i should keep my current monitor then!
Looking at the specs in my sig rig, what should i upgrade next? My setup is pretty bang up to date now but i refuse to say i've finnished upgrading and modding haha
Even a second GTX670 is a bit pointless for my monitor resolution isnt it?

Haha i know the feeling but man you are set. Maybe take on a custom case mod of some sort?
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