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I have been looking for a good gaming monitor that was 120Hz or above for a while now. I have narrowed the choice down to either the BenQ or the Asus Monitor.

The Asus monitor is 144Hz and I like to idea of having a crosshair that is on screen at all time.

The BenQ monitor is 120Hz and it has a dark equalizer that I like.

If anyone has any experience on them could they please let me know which is better.

The monitor will be mostly used for FPS gaming and some RTS gaming.
Edited by xNovax - 7/16/13 at 9:39am
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I enjoy using mine. The smoothness of 120 hertz does make an impact, especially in FPS like battlefield where you twirl around a lot, but also in fast paced RPG games like Diablo III where there is a lot of rapid movement. As most reviews state the colors are a bit washed, and the out of the box presets are throwaways, but if you configure the display settings manually then the visual results turn out pretty good. The build quality of the monitor is good as well, and the dust cover it comes with is a nice touch. They do not include a display port cable though so you'll have to buy that separate. I believe there is a new Asus 24 inch, 120 hertz monitor in the same price range, but I've yet to read anything that has argued it was definitively better than the Benq. So, so long as you have the GPU heft to keep games above 100 FPS and are comfortable with the disadvantage in color accuracy when compared to IPS I'd recommend pulling the trigger on it and picking one up.
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I enjoy using mine. The smoothness of 120 hertz does make an impact, especially in FPS like battlefield where you twirl around a lot, but also in fast paced RPG games like Diablo III where there is a lot of rapid movement. As most reviews state the colors are a bit washed, and the out of the box presets are throwaways, but if you configure the display settings manually then the visual results turn out pretty good. The build quality of the monitor is good as well, and the dust cover it comes with is a nice touch. They do not include a display port cable though so you'll have to buy that separate. I believe there is a new Asus 24 inch, 120 hertz monitor in the same price range, but I've yet to read anything that has argued it was definitively better than the Benq. So, so long as you have the GPU heft to keep games above 100 FPS and are comfortable with the disadvantage in color accuracy when compared to IPS I'd recommend pulling the trigger on it and picking one up.

Does it have to be Display Port for 120 FPS?
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I found the Asus monitor you were talking about. It is $20 cheaper than the BenQ and it is 144Hz instead of 120Hz. Do you think it will have worse colours or image?
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I'd hold off for a few days as the XL2420TE just came out. I will get mine on Thursday for testing. First zero-PWM 144 Hz/Lightboost monitor.
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I'd hold off for a few days as the XL2420TE just came out. I will get mine on Thursday for testing. First zero-PWM 144 Hz/Lightboost monitor.

Ok, once you get it could you post if it is good or bad because I don't know when this sale ends.
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I'd hold off for a few days as the XL2420TE just came out. I will get mine on Thursday for testing. First zero-PWM 144 Hz/Lightboost monitor.

While the new model probably will have improvements over the older model BenQ, It's a great value at its current amazon price. The new model is $400 ish.
 
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While the new model probably will have improvements over the older model BenQ, It's a great value at its current amazon price. The new model is $400 ish.

Ok so here is the question yet again. BenQ or Asus?
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I also was looking at these 2 monitors as my 2 choices last week.

These reviews helped... and scores seemed fair:

http://pcmonitors.info/reviews/benq-xl2420t
http://pcmonitors.info/reviews/asus-vg248qe

I ended up purchasing 3 BenQ monitors because of above reviews, reading user reviews, and youtube review (SingularityComputers was pretty good). A personal preference reason I went with BenQ is I prefer matte black finish... not just monitors... but PC cases, keyboards... etc... Also, Amazon dropping the price down to $279 helped my decision a lot. If it were not for that, I would have when with the Asus VG248QE for sure. I think I would have been happy with either... but since they were close in price, I went with my personal preferences. I ordered them on Sunday morning... and tracking says all 3 monitors will be delivered today. I love amazon prime memberships.smile.gif
    
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I also was looking at these 2 monitors as my 2 choices last week.

These reviews helped... and scores seemed fair:

http://pcmonitors.info/reviews/benq-xl2420t
http://pcmonitors.info/reviews/asus-vg248qe

I ended up purchasing 3 BenQ monitors because of above reviews, reading user reviews, and youtube review (SingularityComputers was pretty good). A personal preference reason I went with BenQ is I prefer matte black finish... not just monitors... but PC cases, keyboards... etc... Also, Amazon dropping the price down to $279 helped my decision a lot. If it were not for that, I would have when with the Asus VG248QE for sure. I think I would have been happy with either... but since they were close in price, I went with my personal preferences. I ordered them on Sunday morning... and tracking says all 3 monitors will be delivered today. I love amazon prime memberships.smile.gif

Do you think that I will notice much of a difference between the ASUS 144Hz and the BenQ 120Hz?
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[OCZ] Agility 3 360GB [OCZ] Vertex 4 120GB [Seagate] Barracuda 3 TB [Seagate] Barracuda 3 TB 
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[Asus] BD Drive [Corsair] H80 [Windows] 7 Ultimate [ASUS] VS24AH 
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[Samsung] 40 Inch LED TV [Corsair] K90 [Enermax] Maxrevo 1350 Watt [Corsair] C70 Arctic White 
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[Razer] Deathadder 2013 [SteelSeries] XL Mousemat [Astro] Mixamp Pro [Audio Technica] ATH-M30 
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Powercolor HD 7970 8 GB G.Skill Sniper 120 GB OCZ Vertex 4 AMD Stock Cooler 
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I7 3770K ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe HD 7970 8GB Corsair Vengance 
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120GB Kingston HyperX 3TB Seagate Barracuda  ASUS BD Drive Windows 7 
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Bitfenix Prodigy 
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[Intel] i7 3930k @ 4.4 Ghz [Asus] Rampage IV Extreme [Saphire] HD 7970 Quadfire @ 1100/1600 [G.Skill] Ripjawz 16GB @1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
[OCZ] Agility 3 360GB [OCZ] Vertex 4 120GB [Seagate] Barracuda 3 TB [Seagate] Barracuda 3 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
[Asus] BD Drive [Corsair] H80 [Windows] 7 Ultimate [ASUS] VS24AH 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[Samsung] 40 Inch LED TV [Corsair] K90 [Enermax] Maxrevo 1350 Watt [Corsair] C70 Arctic White 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
[Razer] Deathadder 2013 [SteelSeries] XL Mousemat [Astro] Mixamp Pro [Audio Technica] ATH-M30 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD 8120 Asus Sabertooth 990FX  Powercolor HD 7970 Powercolor HD 7970 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
Powercolor HD 7970 8 GB G.Skill Sniper 120 GB OCZ Vertex 4 AMD Stock Cooler 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional XFX 1250 Watt Antec Three Hundred 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3770K ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe HD 7970 8GB Corsair Vengance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
120GB Kingston HyperX 3TB Seagate Barracuda  ASUS BD Drive Windows 7 
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Bitfenix Prodigy 
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