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Help, I'm falling into the dark abyss of 144hz monitor buying.

Seriously, I never had a tougher time deciding on a PC related part. It's worse than buying a car, at least I can test drive that. My dilemma is whether to buy a 144hz monitor or not. I'm still using a Dell 2208WFP 1680x1050 60hz TN monitor, so I have no baseline of comparison against anything modern, let alone an 144hz TN or IPS panel. I will be using a GTX1070.

Nowadays, I'm strictly a Single Player gamer, primarily in FPS and Flight Sims due to nerve damage in my left hand. Obviously, my response time in online gaming has suffered and has banished me to the Single Player world, because I can't keep up.

I know there are benefits for Desktop use like mouse movement, moving open windows and such, but in a Single Player world:

1) Does the benefit of the higher refresh rate make that much difference in gameplay?
2) Is 144hz noticeable when fighting BF4 NPCs when no humans are involved?
3) Or how about Xenomorphs in Alien Isolation? Am I going to see them sooner?
4) I've heard that 144hz rate allows you to hold steadier on target or see movement clearer but in NPC gaming is it the same?
5) Do 144hz owners use that refresh rate only when gaming and fall back to 60hz when not because of heat and power use?
6) Is the higher refresh rate easier on the eyes with long gaming sessions? (excluding tearing & stuttering issues)


So in a nutshell: Is upgrading to a 144hz monitor worth if you don't game competitively or online?

Thanks
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Originally Posted by Stretch56 View Post

Help, I'm falling into the dark abyss of 144hz monitor buying.

Seriously, I never had a tougher time deciding on a PC related part. It's worse than buying a car, at least I can test drive that. My dilemma is whether to buy a 144hz monitor or not. I'm still using a Dell 2208WFP 1680x1050 60hz TN monitor, so I have no baseline of comparison against anything modern, let alone an 144hz TN or IPS panel. I will be using a GTX1070.

Nowadays, I'm strictly a Single Player gamer, primarily in FPS and Flight Sims due to nerve damage in my left hand. Obviously, my response time in online gaming has suffered and has banished me to the Single Player world, because I can't keep up.

I know there are benefits for Desktop use like mouse movement, moving open windows and such, but in a Single Player world:

1) Does the benefit of the higher refresh rate make that much difference in gameplay?
2) Is 144hz noticeable when fighting BF4 NPCs when no humans are involved?
3) Or how about Xenomorphs in Alien Isolation? Am I going to see them sooner?
4) I've heard that 144hz rate allows you to hold steadier on target or see movement clearer but in NPC gaming is it the same?
5) Do 144hz owners use that refresh rate only when gaming and fall back to 60hz when not because of heat and power use?
6) Is the higher refresh rate easier on the eyes with long gaming sessions? (excluding tearing & stuttering issues)


So in a nutshell: Is upgrading to a 144hz monitor worth if you don't game competitively or online?

Thanks

 

1) Yes

2) Yes

3) No

4) That's totally up to your own hand eye coordination

5) Set to 144hz and forget for Everything

6) Subjective question...

 

Yes, yes, yes, and yes....  Overall smoother desktop and gaming experience.

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post #3 of 29
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1) Yes
2) Yes
3) No
4) That's totally up to your own hand eye coordination
5) Set to 144hz and forget for Everything
6) Subjective question...

Yes, yes, yes, and yes....  Overall smoother desktop and gaming experience.


Are you on a 144hz TN panel? And if so, do you have a 2nd 60hz IPS panel?

Thanks again
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Generally i guess that you'll have limited to no improvement in actual objective skill but large improvements to comfort.

Big improvements to motion quality, motion blur and input lag are always good
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Are you on a 144hz TN panel? And if so, do you have a 2nd 60hz IPS panel?

Thanks again

 

I own three ASUS MG279Q 1440P 144hz Freesync IPS along with an ASUS PB287Q 4K 60hz TN Monitors :thumb: 

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Help, I'm falling into the dark abyss of 144hz monitor buying.

Seriously, I never had a tougher time deciding on a PC related part. It's worse than buying a car, at least I can test drive that. My dilemma is whether to buy a 144hz monitor or not. I'm still using a Dell 2208WFP 1680x1050 60hz TN monitor, so I have no baseline of comparison against anything modern, let alone an 144hz TN or IPS panel. I will be using a GTX1070.

Nowadays, I'm strictly a Single Player gamer, primarily in FPS and Flight Sims due to nerve damage in my left hand. Obviously, my response time in online gaming has suffered and has banished me to the Single Player world, because I can't keep up.

I know there are benefits for Desktop use like mouse movement, moving open windows and such, but in a Single Player world:

1) Does the benefit of the higher refresh rate make that much difference in gameplay?
2) Is 144hz noticeable when fighting BF4 NPCs when no humans are involved?
3) Or how about Xenomorphs in Alien Isolation? Am I going to see them sooner?
4) I've heard that 144hz rate allows you to hold steadier on target or see movement clearer but in NPC gaming is it the same?
5) Do 144hz owners use that refresh rate only when gaming and fall back to 60hz when not because of heat and power use?
6) Is the higher refresh rate easier on the eyes with long gaming sessions? (excluding tearing & stuttering issues)


So in a nutshell: Is upgrading to a 144hz monitor worth if you don't game competitively or online?

Thanks

What's your budget?

If you want my HONEST opinion, you would be treating yourself to a HUGE present if you simply went all out and bought a 4k LG OLED TV.
Especially for Alien isolation and single player Doom and other games. If you are just playing single player games and relaxing, that would give you FAR more pleasure than having a 144hz TN or IPS panel.
Here's the thread.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1601568/lg-4k-oled55c6p-owners-club

Of course if that's outside your budget, well...put it this way. You'll have more fun with that than a car of the same price!
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Generally i guess that you'll have limited to no improvement in actual objective skill but large improvements to comfort. Big improvements to motion quality, motion blur and input lag are always good.


The consensus of the YouTube reviews, blogs and other reviews I've read are that once you migrate to 144hz, you'll never go back. And that's fine but there's that all important caveat in almost every review on the TN's about the color. Some reviewers swear by the TN's 1ms response time and others say you'll never feel the difference at 4ms. If Dell came out with an IPS 24"-27" 144hz gamer, I probably wouldn't hesitate. The Acer XB271HU and ASUS PG279Q have their own problems too with QC, IPS glow and 4ms panels.

I know it's all subjective. My eyes and hands are tired and I'm looking for a little advice. It's been a long time since my Commodore 64 and first IBM PS2 386SX-20.

Thanks
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I own three ASUS MG279Q 1440P 144hz Freesync IPS along with an ASUS PB287Q 4K 60hz TN Monitors thumb.gif  

Thanks
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Originally Posted by Falkentyne View Post

What's your budget?

If you want my HONEST opinion, you would be treating yourself to a HUGE present if you simply went all out and bought a 4k LG OLED TV.
Especially for Alien isolation and single player Doom and other games. If you are just playing single player games and relaxing, that would give you FAR more pleasure than having a 144hz TN or IPS panel.
Here's the thread.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1601568/lg-4k-oled55c6p-owners-club

Of course if that's outside your budget, well...put it this way. You'll have more fun with that than a car of the same price!


My budget, is just like yours: Never big enough smile.gif
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The consensus of the YouTube reviews, blogs and other reviews I've read are that once you migrate to 144hz, you'll never go back.

Never, but 100hz might be fine if the screen were amazing and competitive performance was not #1 goal - 60hz is just too low to be fun even on noncompetitive games, night and day difference tongue.gif At least 100 is ~1.67x higher than 60.
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