gaming monitors

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aliensoldier105
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/BENQ-XL2410T-23-6-WideScreen-Monitor/dp/B00412Z31E

Ok people, I've had my eye on this monitor for a while ever since ive seen reviews about it on Youtube. but are there any better 120hz monitors to look for? Asus LED backlit ones perhaps? who has one already, your views would help. :)

BTW I'm not after them for the stereoscopic 3D, just the ability to get higher frame rates while maybe getting less input lag for having vsync on.

This is where I can see the benefit of 2ms response time or quicker LCD panels because on 60hz displays I couldn't tell the difference between 4ms and 8ms, at least, not on brand name HDTV sets anyway. back in the old days CRT monitors looked smooth for motion due to the high refresh rates they were capable of, but on 60hz mode I found they flickered horribly. not a good screen to sit close to imo. that's one of the major reasons I try to avoid using CRT's.

Razear
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I tend to lean towards Samsung when it comes to displays. They should have a lineup for various 120Hz LED displays and you also have the ability to enable stereoscopic 3D as you see fit.

aliensoldier105
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Samsung have some brilliant aesthetic designs on their monitors, glossy black. but as for their quality I cannot comment on that seeing as I never had a display from them yet.

stereoscopic is all well and good, but don't you still need the Nvidia 3D vision glasses for it to work? or have screens recently gone the way of the 3DS? because if you do need the glasses then it's just the extra luxury that I'd rather put off for a while. I have seen how much they cost.

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Yes, for all current stereoscopic 3D monitors you will need those glasses. There are certain displays that come with their own propitiatory glasses and receivers but NVIDIA's 3D Vision is by far the most popular.

aliensoldier105
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-LS23A750DS-EN-Widescreen-Monitor/dp/B004UWZ62Q

Well after some searching I found a Samsung LED 120hz (3D ready) monitor which appears to come with its own stereoscopic glasses. However I could just get the BenQ one which still has 2ms response time, 10 million to 1 contrast ratio, 120hz refresh rate and get the Nvidia 3D vision glasses separate later on, there are alternatives. and Linus did a review of the BenQ 3D display a while back if I remember right.

think I better put together a spare and more powerful PC though
to get the most out of stereoscopic 3D, you'd need a game running at a constant 120fps (60fps for each eye)
that can't be done on my rig with just 1 GTX 480 in Crysis or Metro 2033.

saving up, customizing a PC on dinopc.com and buying it with a 3 year warranty is a tempting idea.
You get Corsair PSU's, memory, AMD or i5/i7 CPU's, you name it. all for a bargain price (one of the gaming PC's start at £419 with a Xigmatek PSU) which I guess isn't much different than if I were to buy the parts separately online (because you have to pay for delivery of each individual item)

I don't know about your thoughts on this razear, but you got to admit it's better than buying an overpriced system from Alienware.

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Your eyes have a response time of 6ms, anything lower than that is like dynamic contrast ratios.

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