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Will a 120hz monitor be worth the money?

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So I currently have an Asus vs248h-p monitor and it is BEAUTIFUL I love the damn thing...colors are great and I like its overall look, but there's one problem I get screen tearing and a LOT of it, when I first built my rig I wasn't too informed on the greater intricacies that go into PC gaming so I figured, hey 200 dollar monitor sweet deal and bought it. Of course I didn't realize that my hardware was going to be capable of pushing games beyond my monitors refresh rate and thus give me my current predicament. I know, I know turn on V-Sync right, no:/ I hate the stutter and the performance hit. Cap the framerate? Sure I could do that, but quite honestly I don't want to deal with softwares like rivatuner or RadeonPro just so my screen doesn't tear. Now here is where the thesis of the post comes into play, would a 120 hz monitor bring an end to my screen tearing woes? Or would I simply be spending more money on a problem that I could fix otherwise. My main replacement candidate thus far is the ACER GD235HZ because obviously its 120hz RR and 2ms response time, plus the thing looks sick! biggrin.gif
post #2 of 9
There's no tearing on 120Hz screens, especially if fps is 120 or below. Acer 120Hz monitors aren't that good IMO, you are better of looking for Asus or Samsung. Fast paced fps will look way more smooth, even with below 120fps.
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I likely should have mentioned price IS a factor and ACER has the lowest price, I have an acer laptop and love the little thing so I trust em
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I have a BenQ XL2420T 120hz monitor and I've never experience tearing. If being worth your money is a smooth gaming experience then I'd say it is worth it, but don't expect much besides that.
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For gaming, you just can't beat 120hz. Read the reviews and see the pros and cons.
     
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That is what I would get if I could afford it, I've read good things about that BenQ
post #7 of 9
There isn't a lot of cheap 120Hz screens unless you buy used one. Your number one option ACER GD235HZ seems to be on sale on Newegg, 250$ is good price for 120Hz screen. There has been some quality control problems previously but reviews seem favorable. Give it a try, just RMA if you end up disappointed in picture quality.

Games will look smoothest when they are running 120fps but anything below will also feel better than on regular 60Hz screens. Even Windows will look faster.
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+1 rep, effing beautiful! chigurh!
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