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Old 04-08-2016, 06:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Whats Your Suggestion for a Gaming Monitor

I plan to get a gaming desktop with Nvidia 970. I need to buy a good but affordable gaming monitor for it. I got some questions...

1) Is a monitor with 144 Hz really necessary for gaming? Will 60 Hz suffice?

2) Can you recommend a good but very affordable gaming monitor?

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1) Not necessary at all; it's generally nice to have for all games, but it can be very desirable for specific genres such as FPS (first person shooter) and racing games. Keep in mind that unless you have a very good setup a lot of games won't be running at 60fps anyway (dependent on graphics settings).

2) Personally, I game on a random 60fps 24" 108p monitor that I bought about 8 years ago. It's not amazing, but it's perfectly good. My recommendation will be to just get something in the price bracket of $150-200 to begin with, and get something fancier and nicer down the road if you find that the basic one isn't good enough. You can then always use the basic one as a second monitor.

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You already have a thread asking about a monitor.
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