I just wanted to share some experiences recently...
I went to a LAN and this fellow next to me went on about the eyes can only see 60 fps thing. Another fella backed me up, but he assured me it didn't matter. I was actually a little pushy (SORRY HOTSLANG, YOU REALLY DID ACTUALLY HELP ME TO BE A MORE CASUAL PLAYER AND NOW I GET TO SELL THE MONITOR AND USE THE MONEY TO BUY MY MOTHER A NICE CAMERA (SHE LOST HERS) because...and here's the kicker...I was clearly defending my product that I bought because if what he said was true...not the 60 fps thing, but the "I don't need Lightboost, it doesn't matter, and I don't see anything special, etc."
I showed them the moving map and they could definitely see.
But guess what? This guy destroyed us. I am talking about 6 v 1 CS:GO or even Hawken. Frankly it didn't matter the game, he was basically a super hero for PC gamers. One time I was on his team and we wrecked the other guys, haha! We made a good team!
I have packed my XL2420TE in the box and have been gaming on my 7 year old Dell S-IPS 2007 for a little while now. I do notice the motion blur, but it doesn't bother me one bit. What did bother me was the washed out colors, tint, vertical...we all know...the TN panel.
I don't know what I was thinking or why I believe it was more important to have a faster monitor. I do not care about my K/D or my skills or anything like that anymore I make it a point to NEVER hit tab now.
I am now of the opinion that 120hz monitors and ESPECIALLY LIGHTBOOST are not worth my time. I thank all of you for the experience and it was fun for awhile. I got super competitive. But that was actually a problem. I would actually be dissapointed when I died! Now I try my best to laugh each time I do die. It can be a little hard to transition from being an ultra competitive not nice guy that would teabag, etc (describing me here) to someone that:
1. Tries hard to watch his mouth.
2. Laughs often.
3. Ignores any negativity.
4. Has fun no matter what is going on.
This has done wonder for my overall mood w/ regard to this game. Anyway...
EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!!
Also, this 1440P TN from Asus for $800 now seems to be about $400 too much IMO. It feels like the industry is trying to pull $ from you when it's completely unnecessary. I hope this doesn't come across as negative, but I feel like something is...off...w/ the industry in various aspects and we as a community need to really pull together and stop feeding the monster. We are making it more and more prohibitive for gamers to join us in the PC industry. Edited by Jodiuh - 4/5/14 at 11:29pm