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ASUS rolled out an upgrade kit that lets you retrofit your VG248QE monitor with NVIDIA G-Sync technology, letting you take advantage of the display's up to 144 Hz refresh rate for some incredibly smooth visuals (we've seen G-Sync in action ourselves, and it works like it should). The kit is a PCB with a handful of headers. You can either retrofit it into the monitor's body yourself (a DIY video is posted), or take the kit and your monitor to the nearest ASUS service center, and have them do it for you. The G-Sync kit is priced at US $199.
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NVIDIA G-SYNC DIY Kit Installation

Edited by Heinz68 - 1/16/14 at 4:28am
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Nice but pretty expensive rolleyes.gif

Is BenQ also going to release a kit like this or didn't they confirm anything yet?
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$200 for a piece of kit which would most benefit those on low-medium budget builds. Hopefully this comes down in price when it gets built into mass production models.
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lol That price is ridiculous for a low end budget gamer/TN panel etc (Just buy anther GPU). Sorry but am not paying $200 to void my warranty and risk my life.
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$200?! Would rather the odd tear if I'm honest
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lol That price is ridiculous for a low end budget gamer/TN panel etc (Just buy anther GPU). Sorry but am not paying $200 to void my warranty and risk my life.

Early adopters always pay a premium. Once more of these hit the market (monitors with the gsync module preinstalled) the price will drop. I agree though, not really wanting to get an expensive moinitor to void the warranty and then pay another $200 on top of it.
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Nice but pretty expensive rolleyes.gif

Is BenQ also going to release a kit like this or didn't they confirm anything yet?

This is the question I'm dying to know the answer to. I already have a BenQ XL2420TE, bought just over a month ago thinking the DIY kit would either work for all 144Hz TN panels or that there would at least be a specific DIY kit for the BenQ. Looks like I'm gonna regret the decision to buy the BenQ when I did...

$200 is absolutely absurd, but honestly if they made one for the BenQ I'd probably buy it anyway.
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I would rather just buy a 2nd or 3rd asus monitor for the glorious surround setup
 
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This is the question I'm dying to know the answer to. I already have a BenQ XL2420TE, bought just over a month ago thinking the DIY kit would either work for all 144Hz TN panels or that there would at least be a specific DIY kit for the BenQ. Looks like I'm gonna regret the decision to buy the BenQ when I did...

$200 is absolutely absurd, but honestly if they made one for the BenQ I'd probably buy it anyway.

You are probably better off selling your monitor and buying a g-sync model.
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Why is everyone so cheap? It's only $200. It's not much of a surprise looking at the new Asus swift monitor @ $800. $600 ish for the monitor + $200 for G-Sync.
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