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    120Hz Monitors

    I recently picked up an open box 120hz monitor from newegg for half off. It is an Acer HN274H, which has a street price of around 699. It is 27", 120hz, 3xhdmi, 1 dual link DVI, embedded IR emitter, and comes with a pair of nvidia 3D vision glasses. To be honest, I was only interested in the 120hz feature, not the 3D. I didn't even know it came with glasses until after I got my order in (gotta be quick on newegg open box.)

    I had heard a lot about 120hz monitors from people on forums (such as me to you now lol) and everyone that had experienced one really enjoyed it. Some even went as far as saying it was a step forward as large as adding an SSD.

    I tend to agree now that I've got one. The smoothness is something that is hard to describe. Moving windows around, the cursor, and scrolling all are much more natural. Things blurred together and trailed around the screen on my 60hz monitors, but this one is crisp and clear.

    Gaming is a lot different as well. There is really no need for vsync anymore and the problems that are related to vsync such as stuttering are gone. Physically watching games at 100+fps is something to behold. Normal screens can only show up to 60fps and beyond that, they mix frames which causes the tearing. Games look incredibly fluid and are highly responsive at 120..

    I tried out the 3D vision and thought it was very novel. I doubt I will use it much. The monitor works with 3D movies through the PS3 as well, so I may try that out. I'm not a big fan of 3D, but I am a fan of novelty so it was a nice bonus feature.

    Lastly, I was very hesitant about going in on a TN panel, but for gaming, which is the primary use for this monitor, it is absolutely perfect. I was also very surprised by the color range of the newer, higher end TN panels. This thing is surprisingly rich, like my IPS panel. It also doesn't have the horrible blue shift like most LED back lights and works well for people that like a warmer color range. The poor vertical gamma shift is still present, but not noticeable in normal use.

    Overall, I am very impressed with the 120hz monitor and am very happy with the purchase. Now fps of 60 is not wasted and looks great. Hopefully the prices come down on these quickly so people can finally enjoy the sharpness of a LCD with the refresh rate of a CRT.

    Anyone else try one out? What did you think?

    PS Why are the gamma settings always horseshit out of the box? I had to do some major adjusting in nvidia control panel to get the gamma correct. It looks stunning now, but out of the box it looked washed out bad. I've never had a panel look good out of the box except my old dell IPS.
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    I've always wanted to see what a game looks like at >120FPS on a 120Hz display, but it's been years since I've had a video card that could drive 120FPS at native resolution. :P

    Seems like it would be pretty sweet.

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    Though I have a very capable rig, I am content with my tri-monitor setup, even though all are just 60Hz....

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    I know my next nmonitor will be 120Hz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeysg View Post
    Though I have a very capable rig, I am content with my tri-monitor setup, even though all are just 60Hz....
    I couldn't imagine trying to push three monitors at 120fps!
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    mmmmm......did this with old crt's


    i don't really care now that i'm not a cs nut

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahmeditation View Post
    mmmmm......did this with old crt's


    i don't really care now that i'm not a cs nut
    What do you think about CS:GO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timman_24 View Post
    I couldn't imagine trying to push three monitors at 120fps!
    I will let you know when I score the HD7990 6gb! I won't get it at launch, will definitely wait this time around since my cards are more than capable to keep me happy for a while. Waiting for news of the HD7990 and, hopefully, my PSU is capable of running the HD7990 + HD7970. I may sell off the extra HD7970, but knowing myself, I'd prolly use it in my 2nd rig and relegate the HD6950 as a reserve card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaNihilist View Post
    What do you think about CS:GO?
    To be honest I haven't kept up with it. I'm so busy with work and a 2 year old that I simply don't have the time to be "uber" at cs anymore. If I had a dollar for every hour played.......................


    ............having said that, I'm sure it will find its way to my computer on launch


    Lately it does seem that 1.6 has a greater following if you check steam stats, interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeysg View Post
    I will let you know when I score the HD7990 6gb! I won't get it at launch, will definitely wait this time around since my cards are more than capable to keep me happy for a while. Waiting for news of the HD7990 and, hopefully, my PSU is capable of running the HD7990 + HD7970. I may sell off the extra HD7970, but knowing myself, I'd prolly use it in my 2nd rig and relegate the HD6950 as a reserve card.
    Wait for the 690/790
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    Quote Originally Posted by jahmeditation View Post
    To be honest I haven't kept up with it. I'm so busy with work and a 2 year old that I simply don't have the time to be "uber" at cs anymore. If I had a dollar for every hour played.......................


    ............having said that, I'm sure it will find its way to my computer on launch


    Lately it does seem that 1.6 has a greater following if you check steam stats, interesting
    Yeap. Valve is really trying hard to tweak CS:GO in such a way that 1.6 players migrate over. That's why I asked. Getting Source players to upgrade is easy. Getting 1.6 players to upgrade, not so much.
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    So do they make 3D pR0n yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timman_24 View Post
    So do they make 3D pR0n yet?
    They do. They also have a robotic Fleshlight that works over USB and reacts to the video.

    Male sex toys getůweird. Fast. Sometimes I wish there wasn't such a bad stigma around them. Might be interesting to try. For science of course.

    I'm sure Bluetooth enabled roboginas that react to 120Hz 3D Bluray are just over the horizon.

    Come to think of it, 120Hz would be really good for porn. Be a really big change from the 24p that some of the artsy porn sites are using now.

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    I don't know, I've saw an HD porn once, never again. SD does some seriously needed blurring of the entire picture that keeps some of the "reality" of two sleazy porn stars left to the imagination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timman_24 View Post
    I don't know, I've saw an HD porn once, never again. SD does some seriously needed blurring of the entire picture that keeps some of the "reality" of two sleazy porn stars left to the imagination.
    Step up to the artsy ****.


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