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Hey guys it's time for a new monitor and i could use all the help i can get. I'm sick and tired of my Samsung T220HD and playing at 1680x1050, so i feel it's time for a new one. I'm set on getting a 24" monitor and the two that fit my budget are the BenQ XL2411t and the Dell U2412m, but that's as far as i've managed to go. The use of my computer is 60% games (BF3 mostly for the time being) and 40% everything else (movies, browsing , office suites). I can't decide which way to go although a 144Hz monitor like the XL2411(low input lag and ghosting) seems to suit me more, since i don't care that much for the vewing angles of an IPS monitor. My main concern though is that i won't be getting "enough" fps in some games especially when i don't like lowering the graphics settings too much. There will be a gpu upgrade down the road (a GTX 670 prolly) but i guess that even with a stronger gpu than my 7870 on, it will still be hard to hit the desirable fps mark at very high/ultra settings. Any suggestions that would help make my choice a bit easier?
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The general consensus around here is that if you enjoy FPS gaming, you will notice a pretty drastic difference in a 120/144hz monitor as opposed to the 60s. I'm looking for one myself .

I think I'm going to purchase this when it's back in stock, great price.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=917361&is=REG&Q=&A=details
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Corsair 120GB SSD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ASUS VG248QE 144hz RR Corsair 750W 
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Corsair 120GB SSD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ASUS VG248QE 144hz RR Corsair 750W 
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As an ex-super serious FPS gamer I can tell the difference between 60Hz and 120Hz is LIGHT AND DAY. I will never switch back to 60/75Hz ever again, it's just a monstrosity for my eyes, it feels so jittery. Especially playing deathmatch games on 60Hz is just pure torture! 120Hz closely resembles the golden age of CRT FPS gaming, buttery smooth! Even if you don't get enough FPS, you'll probably be getting more than 60 to make use of the extra refreshes, and it's also not too bad on the eyes either in Windows!
Go for a 120/144Hz monitor for sure.
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Originally Posted by Heazy View Post

The general consensus around here is that if you enjoy FPS gaming, you will notice a pretty drastic difference in a 120/144hz monitor as opposed to the 60s. I'm looking for one myself .

I think I'm going to purchase this when it's back in stock, great price.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=917361&is=REG&Q=&A=details

I'd love to get the Asus one you linked but something's wrong with the european retailers. Cheapest one i could find goes for 310 euros (404$) +shipping. I don't get why the price is so high over here.
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