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Is a 120hz monitor right for me?

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I currently have an Asus 24 inch monitor. I was thinking of "upgrading" to a 120hz monitor. For those of you who own one, would you say it is worth it? There are very mixed reviews on newegg for all of them.

I mainly play FPS's (TF2 and CSS) and indie games (Minecraft, SMB). I never watch movies on my PC but do alot of internet browsing. I have an ATI 4890 so the 3d aspect is not relevant to me.

Please give me your honest opinion!
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No.. if you play competitive games, get a CRT. If you can't actually use the 3D benefits of a 120Hz monitor I'd say there's no point.
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post #3 of 48
For TF2 and CSS? A 120Hz is definitely worth it!

You can pull 100+ fps in those games with 5+ year old cards. You may as well make use of the extra frames.

Ask Living Champion! He just made the switch, he can tell you how noticeable the difference really is.
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120hz makes a world of difference in css smile.gif its niceeeee and smooothhhh
     
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120hz makes SUCH a difference AS LONG AS you have the power to push 120fps to the monitor. If your not able to do that, then it would be a waste. A little over/under is ok, but much over or under 120 will cause tearing on the screen when moving and take the "smooth" away.

@GotMaxPower..... fail. Hardly anyone I know actually bought their 3d monitors for the 3d capability. If your serious about your "competitive" gaming, 120fps is a MUST HAVE, hands down. My 3d glasses are still in the box they came in and will probably never be used. Once you own a 120hz monitor, you'll understand and would NEVER go back.

@OP, get the new 27' acer 120hz monitor. THAT would be worth it in every single aspect no matter what you do.

I got mine less than a month ago, and the difference is OUT OF THIS WORLD. As long as you change your aspect resolution to 120hz. In my case, it was in the Nvidia control panel, and I didn't find it for almost 2 days and wondered why my 120hz looked the same as my 60hz monitor. Once it was PROPERLY set up, there were no words for the difference.
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Wow - I didn't even realize they had 27 inch 120hz monitors eek.gif

Where did you buy it from? Link (please)?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonesey I7;13109860 
@OP, get the new 27' acer 120hz monitor. THAT would be worth it in every single aspect no matter what you do.

Only problem is that vertical refresh is limited to 75 in 2D mode with it. frown.gif It's 120 in 3D mode ONLY. Also, it's a TN panel and LCD backlit, not LED.

ps. Nice avatar! biggrin.gif I <3 Boobs.
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Get the LG 120 hz monitor = 0 ms input lag or a Qben for the features, the input lag is the same as the Samsung 22 inch 120hz though.
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I love my led 24 inch 120 hz. I can tell the difference. i had only a 24 inch led before for 2 day, 60hz drove me nutz. then i got my crt again, used that for a year or 2 then i got a 28 inch led. it was nice for its size but limited to 60 hz i noticed i was shooting behind ppl sold that to a buddy got 120hz monitor and boom krd up from 1.65 to 2.0 so its worth it.
Mines a led brighter then my old 22 inch 120hz led.
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post #10 of 48
Can 120Hz screens really display 120fps or does it just double the frames like some people say? Eg., it updates at 120Hz but is still limited to 60fps, ie. it updates each frame twice.
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