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144hz or 240hz?? - I can't decide.

hello! I'm really curious on what hz monitor(s) I should get for my new build that I can hopefully build soon. I'm not worried on what brand I should get for a monitor but more on what hz I should get. I know 144hz is the the "ideal/normal" for gaming, or should I spend more money just to get myself to 240hz monitor(s)? I'm truly stumped on making a decision and thought I could use some help, thx you! :)

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144hz. Many gamers (professional) don't see much difference between 144hz and 240hz. They say the only upgrade u should definitely get is 60hz to 144hz. Here is a vid: 

 

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Spend the money on the system. 144Hz is plenty.

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Just know this, for monitors to reach 240hz, the manufacturers have to use tn or va panels instead of ips on 144hz monitors, tn/va panels are much worse than ips (some lower quality 144hz have va or tn panels but most have ips) also with the extra money you save you can upgrade your system or get a 1440p 144hz monitor instead of 1080p

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As long as it's 1440p, 144hz is fine, only go for 240hz if you really have a lot of money to waste and you basically only play fps games. Just don't waste your money on a 1080p monitor.

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3 minutes ago, DSD27 said:

1080p

1080p is fine for most people, i dont see it as a waste, doesnt even matter if you dont have hardware to push 144hz 1440p.

 

~typing this at 1080p 144hz

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42 minutes ago, scuff gang said:

1080p is fine for most people, i dont see it as a waste, doesnt even matter if you dont have hardware to push 144hz 1440p.

 

~typing this at 1080p 144hz

For most people who sadly never had 1440p.

1440p is the new sweet sport for quite a while already... 1080p just doesn't make much sense for a good rig, it's a miss out on gaming experience.

Considering that we usually want a monitor to last many years (when we really invest in it), buying 1080p this late it's a terrible investment. 144hz is more than enough, even for fps players. 1080p is for 150$ monitors with budget rigs.

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2 hours ago, sydneyc said:

hello! I'm really curious on what hz monitor(s) I should get for my new build that I can hopefully build soon. I'm not worried on what brand I should get for a monitor but more on what hz I should get. I know 144hz is the the "ideal/normal" for gaming, or should I spend more money just to get myself to 240hz monitor(s)? I'm truly stumped on making a decision and thought I could use some help, thx you! :)

Save your money and get a 144hz. The difference between 144hz and 240hz is so marginal, your money is much better spend on internal components. 

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My golden rule :

1. If i play lots of e-sport games (csgo, fornite, ow) i'll get the 1080p 240hz monitor (144 is already very good if you don't have the cash for 240hz)

2. If i play mostly single player games, then i'll get a 1440p 144hz monitor

It really depends on what you'll use the monitor for tbh.

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12 hours ago, Malymole said:

144hz. Many gamers (professional) don't see much difference between 144hz and 240hz. They say the only upgrade u should definitely get is 60hz to 144hz. Here is a vid: 

 

Thank you!

 

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12 hours ago, Flyingchickennugget27 said:

Just know this, for monitors to reach 240hz, the manufacturers have to use tn or va panels instead of ips on 144hz monitors, tn/va panels are much worse than ips (some lower quality 144hz have va or tn panels but most have ips) also with the extra money you save you can upgrade your system or get a 1440p 144hz monitor instead of 1080p

12 hours ago, Jae Tee said:

Spend the money on the system. 144Hz is plenty.

Thank you for the information! 

 

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12 hours ago, Malymole said:

144hz. Many gamers (professional) don't see much difference between 144hz and 240hz. They say the only upgrade u should definitely get is 60hz to 144hz. Here is a vid: 

 

60Hz to 144Hz definitely for an upgrade. Though 240Hz definitely is qn improvement too. Especially in faster games. That video didn't show and test a lot of things though, just wanted to point that out. 

12 hours ago, Flyingchickennugget27 said:

Just know this, for monitors to reach 240hz, the manufacturers have to use tn or va panels instead of ips on 144hz monitors, tn/va panels are much worse than ips (some lower quality 144hz have va or tn panels but most have ips) also with the extra money you save you can upgrade your system or get a 1440p 144hz monitor instead of 1080p

Really 240Hz are mostly TN and IPS now. 240Hz VA is just bad. IPS is really close with TN and VA is just too slow. 

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You'll be fine with 1080p 144Hz in general. Depends on your rig and what you mostly play. If your rig can push and you play fps mainly 240Hz is nice. More balanced 1440p 144Hz if on cheap 1080p 144Hz. 

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13 hours ago, sydneyc said:

hello! I'm really curious on what hz monitor(s) I should get for my new build that I can hopefully build soon. I'm not worried on what brand I should get for a monitor but more on what hz I should get. I know 144hz is the the "ideal/normal" for gaming, or should I spend more money just to get myself to 240hz monitor(s)? I'm truly stumped on making a decision and thought I could use some help, thx you! :)

The difference in frame rate between 60fps and 144fps is 84fps ..thats a lot , the frame time difference is 9.72ms, thats a lot.

 

The difference in frame rate between 144fps and 240 fps is bigger at 96fps ....BUT the frame time difference is only 2.77ms ,, thats not a lot.

 

This means the gain going form 144hz to 240hz is minimal. Noticeable, but minimal.

240hz is usually only found on 1080p displays. while 144hz can be found on 1440p displays easily.

 

The difference between 1080p and 1440p is far more noticeable (though mainly due to native rendering resolution than panel resolution) than the small frame time difference between 144hz and 240hz.

 

Thus the best option is usually to go with a 1440p 144hz display over a 1080p 240hz. Unless ur a top competitive PvP player in a fast paced action game.

 

Also, do note there's a lot more to choosing a monitor than just the, often misleading, advertised specs. Check out the below thread.

 

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14 hours ago, DSD27 said:

1440p is the new sweet sport for quite a while already... 1080p just doesn't make much sense for a good rig, it's a miss out on gaming experience.

The problem is though, 1440p 144hz monitors are expensive as fuck.

 

and it doesn’t matter if you have a 1440p monitor, if you don’t have the hardware to run games at 1440p

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Above 144hz, it isn't just playing esports type games, it is also having skills and wanting to compete for higher spots in leader board.  Casual CSGO player won't notice difference, the person that plays hours everyday and does reflex drills will think it is obvious. 

It is also mute unless you can run at that fps, although in that type of game I would run 720p low, raising settings until .1% low was just over refresh rate.

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6 minutes ago, Sophia_Borjia said:

Above 144hz, it isn't just playing esports type games, it is also having skills and wanting to compete for higher spots in leader board.  Casual CSGO player won't notice difference, the person that plays hours everyday and does reflex drills will think it is obvious. 

It is also mute unless you can run at that fps, although in that type of game I would run 720p low, raising settings until .1% low was just over refresh rate.

He doesn't need 1440p 144hz unless it's for competitive fps, 1440p 75hz with g-sync is way more worth it than 1080p 144hz.

Obviously, but any decent pc can run 1440p this days, that's why it's the new sweet spot.

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I was saying even in competitive games it is not worth it, unless you are trying to compete.  Above 144hz it is a very small niche that really benefit.  If you actually play in tournaments or are trying to climb leaderboard, maybe worth it.  All other cases don't worry about above 144hz.

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