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120Hz monitor for gaming suggestion?

#1Ruzz9Posted 2/19/2014 9:49:21 AM
Have a 60Hz IPS panel but since I got my 780ti I figured to upgrade my monitor and see how the 120Hz ones make a difference. Not looking to spend too crazy but are there any good monitors anyone would suggest for primarily/solely gaming? Doesn't have to be a crazy size (whatever you guys suggest really), and 1920x1080.
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#2DarkZV2BetaPosted 2/19/2014 9:54:01 AM
ASUS VG248QE is probably the best 1080p 120hz display on the market right now.
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#3Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 10:00:20 AM(edited)
Wow! Not a bad price either! Any other input? I guess it doesn't have to be 1920x1080 either just want a good gaming monitor for a while. :) And oops, also read. Don't need/want 3D.
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#4DarkZV2BetaPosted 2/19/2014 10:00:17 AM
Well, there's a 2560x1440 120hz display on the horizon. :F
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#5Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 10:03:24 AM
Bumpity, hoping for a few others input/further input on this since I'd like to get it ordered today.
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#6Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 10:29:40 AM
Hmm, with all this talk of Gsync stuff should I wait for that? Since I have a GTX series card and apparently they may come out soon?
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#7HaMMeRHeaD25Posted 2/19/2014 10:37:40 AM
Now's a tricky time to buy a monitor because of tech like GSYNC. Currently you need to chose between color/image quality and refresh rate, because you won't find a good 120hz IPS monitor that does it all. I would either purchase something affordable with the intention of upgrading again in the next couple of years, or hold off entirely.
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#8Worknofun370Posted 2/19/2014 10:39:16 AM
I have no idea why the price on this is so high, but I have two of these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D7IG556/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Extremely extremely smooth, I absolutely love it for gaming. However, it is lacking when it comes to overall color quality. Gaming is top notch, everything else it's just OK. It is NOT worth the current price on amazon though, I payed $270 and $299 for my two.

Usually people say either this or the ASUS VG248QE that DarkZV2Beta recommended are the best 120hz 1080p monitors on the market right now. If you can find this BenQ somewhere else for a similar price I would recommend it over the Asus (And of course I'm biased). However if everywhere is listing it really high like Amazon, I'd just pick up the Asus.

I don't see gsync as anything to really wait for. I've never had any issues with screen tearing, input lag, or display stutter.
#9DarkZV2BetaPosted 2/19/2014 10:55:24 AM
Worknofun370 posted...
I have no idea why the price on this is so high, but I have two of these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D7IG556/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Extremely extremely smooth, I absolutely love it for gaming. However, it is lacking when it comes to overall color quality. Gaming is top notch, everything else it's just OK. It is NOT worth the current price on amazon though, I payed $270 and $299 for my two.

Usually people say either this or the ASUS VG248QE that DarkZV2Beta recommended are the best 120hz 1080p monitors on the market right now. If you can find this BenQ somewhere else for a similar price I would recommend it over the Asus (And of course I'm biased). However if everywhere is listing it really high like Amazon, I'd just pick up the Asus.

I don't see gsync as anything to really wait for. I've never had any issues with screen tearing, input lag, or display stutter.


I'm pretty sure the panels in those two are identical, and the Asus display can be upgraded for G-Sync with a G-Sync module kit.
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#10Worknofun370Posted 2/19/2014 11:12:16 AM(edited)
DarkZV2Beta posted...


I'm pretty sure the panels in those two are identical, and the Asus display can be upgraded for G-Sync with a G-Sync module kit.



Why do you think they're identical? Both are great, but I don't see anything anywhere that says the panels are the same.

If he wants G-Sync though, and is cool with the DIY Kit that ASUS has released. I agree the Asus would be the better choice.

That being said, if he wants G-Sync i'd just wait for an actual G-Sync monitor.