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Hello all, I'm building a new computer as mine is ridiculously out of date. I was thinking about buying the benq gaming monitor 120hz but i concern. I will only be running 1 evga 680 SC and don't plan to have over 100 fps all the time. If you get a 120hz monitor and play at 50-60 fps does that mean you are not using the 120 hz.

Meaning is the only way to utilize a 120 hz monitor is to run at least 120 fps?
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A good 120hz display with proper overdrive will always have clearer motion regardless of the fps vs a 60hz display, and feel smoother. This does not apply to consoles since they are locked @60hz, but usually most 120hz displays have good 60hz performance too.

The BenQ XL2420T is not properly overdriven, so it ghosts and the colours are not as good as it's competitors.

Save some money and get a better display. The Asus VG236H & Samsung S23A700D have much better colours, motion performance and cost less.

The Samsung has 0 ghosting, 12-13ms of input lag & lacks a height adjustable stand

http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/gadgetry-electronics-discussion/10171-samsung-s23a700d-120hz-3d-monitor-review.html

The Asus VG236H has almost no input lag like the BenQ, almost no ghosting and colours on par with the Samsung as well as a height adjustable stand.

http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/gadgetry-electronics-discussion/9014-asus-vg236h-120hz-3d-monitor-review.html

If you really hate glossy (reflective) displays (VG236H & S23A700D) get the new 144hz Asus VG278HE, it is also better than the BenQ.
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You don't change monitors as much as the other stuff, so you might as well go120Hz as it will be there when you do reach 100 fps+.
 
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You don't change monitors as much as the other stuff, so you might as well go120Hz as it will be there when you do reach 100 fps+.

Yeah i agree i'm making sure my gaming wont suffer if i have to run a game at say 40fps. I dont want the game to mess up based on running to slow for the monitor.
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Yeah i agree i'm making sure my gaming wont suffer if i have to run a game at say 40fps. I dont want the game to mess up based on running to slow for the monitor.

No nothing like that, all will be good.
 
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Regardless of the price, in what is VG236H better than VG278H (120 Hz "E" version)?
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Regardless of the price, in what is VG236H better than VG278H (120 Hz "E" version)?

I would like to know aswell
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haha ive decided about this,

its the same pretty much. just between 24" or 27". if u have the money just get the 144hz and be future proof'd. i wish i had $500 to spend frown.gif
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I would like to know aswell

Easy, HE doesn't come with glasses... It really is that simple. If you get the H you will also get the 3D vision kit. From what I'm reading,you don't want the 120hz for the 3D, so you might as well just go with the HE. I have the ASUS VG236HE and I love it. I plan on buying 2 more for surround when I have the money...

If you are interested in 3D, the monitor does very well with 3D. Some games (the ones implemented well) have great 3D and very little ghosting
Also, with a single 680 you should easily see 120 fps on MOST games. I don't think there are many that you can't nearly max out and still get 120fps. (this is assuming you don't go crazy with AA)
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Easy, HE doesn't come with glasses... It really is that simple. If you get the H you will also get the 3D vision kit. From what I'm reading,you don't want the 120hz for the 3D, so you might as well just go with the HE. I have the ASUS VG236HE and I love it. I plan on buying 2 more for surround when I have the money...
If you are interested in 3D, the monitor does very well with 3D. Some games (the ones implemented well) have great 3D and very little ghosting
Also, with a single 680 you should easily see 120 fps on MOST games. I don't think there are many that you can't nearly max out and still get 120fps. (this is assuming you don't go crazy with AA)

I honnestly could careless about 3d or glossy vs mat. I just the cheapest best 120 hz monitor i can get. With that being said are those still your suggestions?
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