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Got you. There is a difference in mouse movement at higher refresh rate without a doubt. I personally don't find it to be a necessity, but, I could see how some would.


I'm guessing the Acer is one of theses...

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-H236HL-bid-23-Inch-Widescreen/dp/B00AZMLIDQ

My ol'lady uses two of the 21.5" models. They're pretty sexy monitors for the price (hell, even above the price).
     
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Says everyone, until they use a monitor that isn't locked to stone age refresh rates. wink.gif

Even my half blind GF was able to notice the difference, without being aware of it until she asked why it looked that way, just derping around on photoshop on my 96hz X-Star over her 75hz Acer. So much so in fact that she bought one for herself as well.

Have 120Hz DLP projector and i like the speed 120Hz but the difference is not huge. I also play at my friends house who has 144Hz TN and it really is not that big of difference. People say the mouse is less laggy but i never follow the mouse pointer with my eyes. Yes 120Hz is better then 60Hz but not necessary for all games. 30Hz in the other hand..
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Got you. There is a difference in mouse movement at higher refresh rate without a doubt. I personally don't find it to be a necessity, but, I could see how some would.


I'm guessing the Acer is one of theses...

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-H236HL-bid-23-Inch-Widescreen/dp/B00AZMLIDQ

My ol'lady uses two of the 21.5" models. They're pretty sexy monitors for the price (hell, even above the price).

That doesn't look like the one she has (she uses it as a secondary monitor now). I asked what her model is but she doesn't know redface.gif

It has a funky off center base and some gamerish looking backlit plexiglass buttons sticking out of the bottom. Similar to this one, but not quite:

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Have 120Hz DLP projector and i like the speed 120Hz but the difference is not huge. I also play at my friends house who has 144Hz TN and it really is not that big of difference. People say the mouse is less laggy but i never follow the mouse pointer with my eyes. Yes 120Hz is better then 60Hz but not necessary for all games. 30Hz in the other hand..

Ugh... 30hz. Awful. Burn it with fire.
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yeah 120hz to 144hz is almost the same
120hz is probably the "our eyes cant see past..."
btw which games you do guys play at 120hz?
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That doesn't look like the one she has (she uses it as a secondary monitor now). I asked what her model is but she doesn't know redface.gif

It has a funky off center base and some gamerish looking backlit plexiglass buttons sticking out of the bottom. Similar to this one, but not quite:


When you said glossy and 75Hz I thought I had it down. The ones I posted are glossy and 75Hz. I guess 75Hz is more common then I expected for acer.

The monitors I posted are great look monitors. I keep having to fight the urge to buy myself one since I don't want them making my XB270HU look bad. biggrin.gif

Heck, even the picture you posted looks better then this XB270HU. Thing looks like I found it on clearance at Walmart or something. I'd be embarrassed to tell someone that didn't know about gaming monitors the price I paid for it. lol.

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yeah 120hz to 144hz is almost the same
120hz is probably the "our eyes cant see past..."
btw which games you do guys play at 120hz?

I play L4D2 at 144Hz. redface.gif
     
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Same here. 60Hz is fine for me.

Says everyone, until they use a monitor that isn't locked to stone age refresh rates. wink.gif

 

Says everyone who really isn't bothered enough.

   
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yeah 120hz to 144hz is almost the same
120hz is probably the "our eyes cant see past..."
btw which games you do guys play at 120hz?

PCper where saying they noticed difference going from 144 to 165 so i am not sure. I would say bring 240Hz. The more the better.
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That's what happens when at idle a 144Hz refresh rate causes your GPU to not throttle down. Really one of the more frustrating things about high refresh rate monitors and the reason I never go past 120Hz for day to day usage.

Maybe this is the kick in the butt that's needed to get a better solution then allowing the gpu to idle at 885MHz when pushing a 144Hz refresh rate.

Perhaps that's what killed my Crossfire 7970ms in my laptop.... I had a 120hz monitor installed on it... I NEVER knew that happened , but over time I did start seeing some pretty weird stuff go on. With sleep mode and start up... Random Crashes.

Plus, removing the cards and looking at the PCB and inspecting around the memory chips I noticed there were dark spots as if it was overheating or even BURNING!... Plus the heat pads for the chips ... I'm not 100% sure they made perfect contact for heat transfer.
    
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My idle speeds are fine at 144hz on the desktop.
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