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Regretting buying the ASUS VG236HE 23" 3D 120hz monitor

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People buy these for 120hz for FPS such as Counter Strikes, and Battlefields.

I have been playing HoN, LoL, Ragnarok, Just Cause 2, Stalker, GTA IV

Haven't played Bad Company 2 for a month...
Don't play CS or Team Fortress

What I will be playing a lot when they come out
-Battle Field 3
-The Witcher 2
-Tera Online
-Blade and Soul
-Dota 2


I don't like the 3D that much only in Just Cause 2 when flying. I also wear a headset all the time I don't own speakers so it puts pressure on the sides of my head.

I ONLY GAME on my computer maybe Ill watch a movie or two / browse the interwebs. I game for more than 10 hours a day.

I spent $500 bucks on this thing and I don't think I'm using it to its full potential or will. Can't the human eye only see 60fps anyways?

I would like some recommendations on what I should do.
What would be a better monitor for me?
What monitor will make my games look the best graphics wise?
I will notice if there is a lot of ghosting : /

Whats with the new Acer HN274H 27" 2ms 3D......The ultra-high 100 million: 1 contrast ratio delivers the highest level of clarity and detail available today.
Will this make it the best monitor out right now?

I have 500$ if I return this, give or take a little please give me some insight on some Monitors around this price range.
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post #2 of 14
I've never been overly thrilled with Asus monitors (or the whole 3D gimmick for that matter).

Why not a Samsung 27"? Alot cheaper than $500...
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Isn't 1920x1200 resolution better then 1920x1080?

Whats the best resolution I could get with $500?
Would it be worth it?
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For gaming I've found that 24" is as big as I go, but its all preference. How big do you want, could get a really nice smaller monitor w/o 120hz and save some.
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post #5 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by VisitorQ View Post
Isn't 1920x1200 resolution better then 1920x1080?
If you work with documents. You don't.
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A 120Hz monitor is 100% worth it if you can push out 120FPS on games, otherwise it's up to you to decide if it's worth it (coming from a guy that owns a 120Hz LCD). If I were you, I would've made sure that I could easily push 100+FPS on all the games I play so I could really see a difference.
 
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post #7 of 14
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I just played CSS when in shooting/action it was around 80fps.
Im getting my Sandy Bridge Rig soon so that will get it to 120fps for sure if I keep it.

What monitor will make my games look the best graphics/visual wise when gaming?

I'm looking for a monitor 23"+
Would really like a 27" but if it sacrifices visuals...
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post #8 of 14
Save up, put a little bit more towards it, and get a Dell Ultra Sharp, there may be a few in your price range too!
    
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post #9 of 14
A few things:

* 3D isn't worth it (my opinion, sure, but a lot of people would agree), it's gimmicky at best
* 120Hz will be hard to keep up with without better than enthusiast-grade components 9/10 times (of course, game depending)
* The human eye doesn't even 'see' in frames per second, let alone the idea that we're only able to see up to 60FPS - that is all horrible misinformation and for the sake of spreading the good word, please take some time to research what frames-per-second relates to in different scenarios as well as learning how the eye interprets visuals

I can provide links if you like.
    
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post #10 of 14
TRY L4D. Its a trip in 3D!!!
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