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Starting making a clicking noise, so i looked it up, its most likely an electric arc inside caused by too much humidity, now my monitor is flickering and its pretty much dying.

Its a Soyo 24inch, 2 years old. I dont recommend buying one now, though i think Soyo is out of business now lol.

But its given me a good reason to step up to a new viewsonic 22inch :)
Newegg.com - ViewSonic X Series VX2265wm Black 22" 3ms 120Hz 3D Ready Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 - LCD Monitors

120hz baby :) been looking forward to one of these for a few years now hehe. im a sucker for high fps.
 

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the reviews for it arent the best, but the only other 120 hz is samsung which is $120 more. something i dont exactly have, as the school year is just starting and i need tuition
 

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I haven't heard about that brand ViewSonic, but it looks good.
Viewsonic has been around for many years.

ViewSonic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I bought a 21" Viewsonic CRT in late 1999, back when the dot.com days were in full swing and dumb online shopping companies were offering free shipping on everything, even 80+ pound 21" CRT monitors. Was a great screen.
 

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Starting making a clicking noise, so i looked it up, its most likely an electric arc inside caused by too much humidity, now my monitor is flickering and its pretty much dying.

Its a Soyo 24inch, 2 years old. I dont recommend buying one now, though i think Soyo is out of business now lol.

But its given me a good reason to step up to a new viewsonic 22inch :)
Newegg.com - ViewSonic X Series VX2265wm Black 22" 3ms 120Hz 3D Ready Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 - LCD Monitors

120hz baby :) been looking forward to one of these for a few years now hehe. im a sucker for high fps.
Ouch...but that's what you get for a Soyo :evil:

I don't know about 120Hz monitors. I honestly can't tell a difference between 60 and 120 unless I'm watching sports.

I would honestly just grab a 24" 60Hz monitor and save a bit more.

Just go around looking at different displays, and the ones comparing 60 to 120. A lot of people can't notice a big difference.
 

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Reviews tell me its a night and day difference on 60/120hz. im kind of sick of the 24 inch displays, their just too big for me.
 

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Well, always take newegg review with a grain of salt...they have a large collection of wannabes on there, claiming to know what they're talking about.

Before you hunker that nice chunk of cash, just go to a store yourself and see the difference. It really is kinda a marketing gimmick at the moment, as are the 240Hz+ TVs.
 

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Not necessarily. The tvs are for sure a gimmick, they mimic 120hz, but the monitors give true 120 frames per second.
 

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So? That's like saying alot of LCD monitors that claim 32-bit color support is a gimmick since the 6-bit TN panels most of them are (especially outside the professional range) don't truly support the full 16.7 million colors, but rather only 262 thousand (18-bit) offhand, and then faking most of the rest of the color range up to 16.2 million (not even the full 16.7 million) via dithering and/or frame rate control techniques.

Yes, it's a gimmick, but I suppose "240Hz is 240Hz" just like "32-bit support is the 16.7 million colors it requires".

As for directly responding about the 120Hz versus 60Hz, I've heard there's no real difference to most people concerning fluidity, but that was based on response for televisions. For monitors, one area (even if it's the only) you will notice it is that it let's you have 120 FPS in games (and again, even if it's the only one, that one alone makes it worth it). I say go for the 120Hz one for sure (unless the cost is driven way up for it, which it doesn't seem to be). Oh, and if ViewSonic is still anywhere near as good as they were in the CRT days, that should be a good monitor. Had I not gotten my current IBM, a ViewSonic was the next in line.
 

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Hmmm, that is a good point.

I'll have to go see how big a difference a 120Hz LCD monitor offers in gaming. Honestly though, 60fps is already as smooth as butter for me.

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Also, the human eye can only detect up to ~70fps, no?
 

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i can notice a distinct difference from 60 hz and 75 hz, cant imagine 60 to 120 lol. Right now im using my old dell 17 inch that has 75hz.

I dont get where this theory came from that people cant detect framerates above 30 or whatever. Play a fricken game at 30 then play it at 60, you will notice a difference.
 

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So? That's like saying alot of LCD monitors that claim 32-bit color support is a gimmick since the 6-bit TN panels most of them are (especially outside the professional range) don't truly support the full 16.7 million colors, but rather only 262 thousand (18-bit) offhand, and then faking most of the rest of the color range up to 16.2 million (not even the full 16.7 million) via dithering and/or frame rate control techniques.

Yes, it's a gimmick, but I suppose "240Hz is 240Hz" just like "32-bit support is the 16.7 million colors it requires".

As for directly responding about the 120Hz versus 60Hz, I've heard there's no real difference to most people concerning fluidity, but that was based on response for televisions. For monitors, one area (even if it's the only) you will notice it is that it let's you have 120 FPS in games (and again, even if it's the only one, that one alone makes it worth it). I say go for the 120Hz one for sure (unless the cost is driven way up for it, which it doesn't seem to be). Oh, and if ViewSonic is still anywhere near as good as they were in the CRT days, that should be a good monitor. Had I not gotten my current IBM, a ViewSonic was the next in line.
already know mine supports true 8bit :p theres no dithering on this panel.

i can notice a distinct difference from 60 hz and 75 hz, cant imagine 60 to 120 lol. Right now im using my old dell 17 inch that has 75hz.

I dont get where this theory came from that people cant detect framerates above 30 or whatever. Play a fricken game at 30 then play it at 60, you will notice a difference.
thats a different thing all toghether. theres Perceptual FPs and theres Variable FPS. Play a n64 game at 20fps, and you won't see it lag at all.

play the pal version and you will
 

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my eyes can tell the difference between 75 and 85 mhz and i would perfer the 85 sence it doesnt flicker as much as 75 or nearly as much as 60. i just cant stand 60 on a crt it just bad as hell. my current monitor goes up to 72mhz for 1280x1024 which is i think its true aspect ratio sence its an old 19"
 

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I had a Soyo board. It was friggin beautiful. The nicest-looking piece of hardware I've ever owned. It was also a piece of crap.

I dont get where this theory came from that people cant detect framerates above 30 or whatever. Play a fricken game at 30 then play it at 60, you will notice a difference.
Same thing goes for playing a game at 60, and then playing it at 120.
 
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