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Is 5ms good enough for Gaming?

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I was wondering is 5ms response time good enough for FPS Gaming like COD: Black Ops, BFBC2 etc etc etc?

Or do you really need the 2ms version of Monitors? Is the performance worth the extra cost

Coz It costs a bomb here in my country to get a 2ms monitor compared to 5ms (both same screen size, Full HD resolution).

I wouldn't mind if the difference is too little to actually bothers me.
    
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post #2 of 29
ms are over rated, kind of like the whole 'You need 800W for a GTX580' mentality.

5ms is more than adequate for any gaming scenario.
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post #3 of 29
1ms or less or you can't even see the game except when nothings moving.
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post #4 of 29
If it costs that much more, definitely go for the 5ms.
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post #5 of 29
It's unnoticeable.

My asus has 2ms, and I get a horrible purple afterglow too.

5ms is more then adequate.
    
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post #6 of 29
never owned a 2ms but use one at work. i have a 5ms screen at home and notice absolutely 0 blur. granted i have bad eyes but i sit 1ft away from the screen, think i could see it if there was any. only games i play are black ops and WoW, on cheap monitors at that, and never any blur.
post #7 of 29
Try counting to 3ms.
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post #8 of 29
The response time given isn't really important, just another marketing scam.

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/display_myths_shattered?page=0,2
post #9 of 29
Response time is nothing compared to input lag. I'd pick an 8ms display with 0 input lag over a laggy 2ms display.

The blur doesn't really matter. For it to be noticeable at 5ms you'd be moving faster than you could aim.

The only time you'll notice a difference between a 2ms and 5ms display is with the mouse cursor.
    
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post #10 of 29
I've played on a 30" with 12ms... couldnt tell the difference aside from the resolution being 2560x1600 lol
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