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    Hi guys i am on the lookout for a new gaming monitor for my pc as i have just upgraded to the gtx 580 at the moment i am using a

    BENQ G2420HD "http://www.benq.com.au/products/product_detail.cfm?product=1514"

    I play alot of games on this including fps , mmo's


    The screen i will update to i would like it to be bigger than my current monitor possibly 27 inch or larger what ever is a ideal resolution and size for gaming refresh rate wise im not to sure about this whole 60hz and 120hz which ever is better i guess

    Budget wise i dont really wanna be spending more than $300-$500 if possible i am also from Australia some of the sites i use that are fairly cheap are as followed

    http://www.skycomp.com.au/
    http://www.ijk.com.au/
    http://www.msy.com.au/

    http://www.staticice.com.au/ (searches stores in australia i am based in "New south wales" sydney)

    Thanks for your help in advance

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    A few quick comments:

    For your budget you'll probably only be able to afford a TN panel at that size. That means just about any TN monitor will perform about the same. Sure, there will be some minor differences, but if you can spot them without a reference screen sitting beside it then you're a pro and will be looking for a monitor 3x that price at least.

    As for 60Hz vs 120Hz.......120Hz is really only necessary for 3D gaming. If you don't have plans for that, then 60 Hz will do. 85 Hz and up can help reduce eyestrain but again, you probably won't notice.

    Do you plan on using the monitor for movies, etc? Do you need HD connections? If not, get a 27" TN panel that's a good price and call it a day. If you want something more specialized then your costs will go up quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    A few quick comments:

    For your budget you'll probably only be able to afford a TN panel at that size. That means just about any TN monitor will perform about the same. Sure, there will be some minor differences, but if you can spot them without a reference screen sitting beside it then you're a pro and will be looking for a monitor 3x that price at least.

    As for 60Hz vs 120Hz.......120Hz is really only necessary for 3D gaming. If you don't have plans for that, then 60 Hz will do. 85 Hz and up can help reduce eyestrain but again, you probably won't notice.

    Do you plan on using the monitor for movies, etc? Do you need HD connections? If not, get a 27" TN panel that's a good price and call it a day. If you want something more specialized then your costs will go up quickly.
    No plans for 3D Gaming

    Screen will only be used for computer games no tv movies or anything else

    Dont need hdmi as i was under the assumption DVI does the same job

    could you please explain 60hz vs 85hz difference ? i understand its just higher refresh rates but will it be noticeable or make games run smoother ?

    After all this information could you recommend a good screen or at least some good brands i believe samsung is a very good company for monitors

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    120Hz allows for smoother images as long as the panel has good response, however the biggest thing is that 120Hz pretty much gets rid of image tearing that 60Hz monitors like my own and every other one I've used at 60Hz suffers from. The Hz is the refreshed frame rate, with LCD's there is no eye strain from 60Hz like the old CRTs that flickered. Though 85Hz would be a nice improvement over 60Hz however you rarely are told of anything other than 60Hz or 120Hz.

    Anyways 120Hz if not used for 3D will only be of real use in games where your graphics card can boost over 60 frames per second, otherwise 120Hz isn't useful for much. PS. 3D is 60 frames per second to each eye so getting 120Hz for games would be defeated by running 3D.

    Anyways 60Hz can display 60 pictures\frames per second, 120Hz is 120 frames a second.

    Vsync in game options is to stop image tearing in games but often slows the frame rates and makes game play thus less smooth. 120Hz pretty much defeats that issue
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