Originally Posted by xquisit
So you guys are saying it's totally pointless to have 120Hz, but why? I mean I don't want to get fooled into buying something that I "think" is best.
Let's go over priority first, because money isn't a problem as long as I know I'm spending it on a quality product that performs extremely well. I will be using this monitor just for BFBC2, because I don't have a blu-ray player.. and that is the LAST thing on my list. I hate TV, and I hate movies (industry is filled with people who disgust me). I am a hardcore gamer, and just want the best of the best... This time around I built a "budget" $1,105 rig (see signature), and I feel like that shouldn't be the case for a monitor. I figured as long as I get a PSU/GPU upgrade in a year or two, then my monitor should be my main focus of my build.
One this I heard about 120Hz, is if I'm getting 120fps..then all 120 will be shown on my screen. Now who will I be kidding.. CF 5770s 120fps at all times... highly unlikely. Do I play counter-strike 1.6, yes.. But that game is outdated and I doubt I would play enough to take advantage of this perk. If I do go with 1920x1200, what monitor would you recommend..and it would it be an LED LCD? I want it purely for FPS gaming, so you know TN-panel is my only choice. Thanks for reading, and sorry if I added unnecessary information!
I got a Samsung T240HD. I don't recommend this for you since you don't watch TV and this monitor is a bit more expensive than most due to the built-in digital TV tuner, which I think is nice to have even if I don't watch a ton of TV.
Anyway, the thing with 120hz is that it's mainly for the 3d stuff. I don't find 3d necessary. I don't want to be sitting in front of my computer wearing 3d glasses. I already wear normal glasses and I wear headphones, I don't know about you but I don't need more crap on my head lol! As for the monitor displaying all 120 frames, wouldn't any monitor do that? If that's how many frames you're getting in the game, isn't that what you see? I mean maybe you'd be limited by the response time of the LCD, but my T240HD is 5ms and I don't notice any slowdown. Heck, the BenQ monitor I had before this was 8ms and I thought it looked great. I just don't see the point in spending all that money when a 5ms LCD does the job perfectly fine minus the (in my opinion) gimmicky Nvidia 3d stuff.