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BENQXL2420T - 120hz on ASUS z77 Sabertooth?

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I regrettably came to annoy you with two noob questions, thank you for your kindness and understanding. I decided to upgrade a few components and came up with the list below but ran into some questions:

ASUS Z77 SABERTOOTH (Motherboard)
EVGA GTX 560 Ti Superclocked (I already have this in my current setup)
BENQ XL2420T Monitor
Intel Core i7 3770k Ivy Bridge Processor
Patriot DDR3 2133mhz (2x8GB)

The aforementioned has been shipped and is on its way minus the card.
1) I purchased the monitor after reading amazing reviews and wanting to see what 120hz was all about. However I was looking at the motherboard on ASUS" website and it says something about only 60hz? Is this relevant? To simplify the question, will I be able to run 120hz or not? I think I have Windows 7 Home 64bit.

2) The motherboard also states it only supports UP TO 1866mhz RAM. I foolishly ordered 2133mhz. Will they be incompatible or can it possibly just work at a lower speed? Which would be fine.

Thanks again.
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Your GTX 560ti is what's giving video, and that will handle 120Hz.
Your Ram will just be limited to 1866Mhz, the ram will work as long as it's on the list from Asus' site.
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RPI Compy
(14 items)
 
Sister's rig
(11 items)
 
Family HTPC
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k MSI X99S MPOWER GTX 980 Ti 8x4gb 3000 MHz Crucial DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro Custom WC loop 480mm & 560mm Windows 10 ROG SWIFT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK Greens Corsair RM1000w Custom 3d-printed case Steelseries Rival 
Mouse PadAudio
CSGO Steelseries Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd FX 8320 Asus sabertooth 990FX Nvidia GTX 760 4GB g.skill ares 12GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB HP thingy Phanteks TC12DX Windows 7 
PowerCaseMouse
Raidmax 530w White FD R4 Logitech G400 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 5800k Asrock pro-4 m His 6770 1GB G.skill 2133 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 ssd 128 GB Lg blu-ray combo drive Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 
PowerCase
Raidmax 530w Silverstone Temjin 
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I have that monitor and love it. You can run a 120hz monitor on relatively any decent mainstream video card released in the past couple of years. The catch is, to truly experience a 120hz monitor, your rig must run whatever you are playing at 100 or more FPS. For a card like the 560ti, that would likely mean cranking down the graphics quality and MSAA if you want to play at the native 1080p resolution. Depending on how old the games are you are playing, it is worth looking at the GTX 670 or a cheap SLI setup that would give similar performance to the 660ti (or better). For older games, you might be ok.

Any other questions, please post. Your rig looks good, have a lot of fun with it!
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Thread Starter 
Thanks so much for the replies guys, I plan only to play World of Warcraft. Maybe someday I will venture out to first person shooters or other MMO's but WoW has been my sole guilty pleasure since vanilla.

BDillon - will I still have to crank down the graphics quality for WoW? I could get near 100 fps PRIOR to this upgrade on Ultra lol. Non raiding of course. I heard WoW is more CPU than GPU.

I scrolled through the qualified vendors list for the mobo and it didn't list the RAM I purchased.
Please tell me I can just stick it in anyway ;-( it would be a HUGE hassle to return it since I purchased it online. I read somewhere that the mobo will just automatically lower the speed from 2133 to whatever it can handle? Others say no.

- Windows 7 relevant? My computer is at my local gaming rig builder shop but I'm pretty sure I have 64 bit Windows 7. If I only have 32 bit does that make a difference to my products I just purchased? Such as compatibility issues?

- Stock fans okay? I hear ivy bridge gets very hot. I don't plan to OC. It's just WoW.
CM HAF X vs. NZXT Phantom? My current case is like 10 years old.

Thanks again for your patience. I know I look like a complete fool buying all this crap and not even knowing if they will work together. I thought I knew what I was doing ;(
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