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Playing fps games, I still want great picture quality. 24" should be an adequate size. Suggestions? I know IPS can't do 120hz with low input lag sadly
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Of the 120Hz monitors available, the most inexpensive modern 120Hz monitor is the ASUS VG248QE, normally about $250-$270 but sometimes on sale for slightly less than that.

There were some sales on some low-quality 120Hz monitors (Hanns-G HS233H3B) that was under $200, but I would not recommend it. Besides, the ASUS VG248QE has LightBoost which you can optionally enable for even better FPS performance

(For those few OCN members not aware: LightBoost media coverage, LightBoost testimonials, 60Hz vs 120Hz vs LightBoost, and LightBoost instructions)
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The ASUS VG248QE is the best monitor close to your budget. It's over but worth the cost for the performance and Lightboost.
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How is the image quality though on that one? That one seems to be the one to get. Might wait for a sale
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Wait for Black Friday sales on that or the Benq XL2420T(E) - i was able to pick that one up for $240CAN refurbed and it worked fine - which is another route you can take if available. Image quality, was a bit lower than other TN panels but made up for it in lightboost motion clarity.

It still looks really bad compared to IPS/PLS panels though,
Edited by jerrolds - 10/17/13 at 8:31am
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So there are no panels that run at 120hz with the image quality to an IPS yet? I might wait for black Friday I suppose
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If I was getting a 120Hz monitor right now, I would probably choose the benq XL2420TE because of the flicker free feature. Just to be sure.

There are some people mentioning headache's when using a 120-144Hz like that asus. But I own that VG248QE and I personally have had no problems with long game sessions on it. I am definitely satisfied with my asus monitor, but don't expect good colour settings, it needs some tweaking of the RGB levels and other settings.
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Originally Posted by kaivorth View Post

So there are no panels that run at 120hz with the image quality to an IPS yet? I might wait for black Friday I suppose

For $200? No - but for $300 you can get a QNIX/XSTAR - but they are PLS slightly different from IPS. For $500 theres Overlord Tempest OCs which are overclockable IPS panels.
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