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New Setup 2.12.14

posted Feb 13, 2014, 7:35 PM by sf3forever   [ updated Jun 30, 2015, 5:51 AM by Ric Lop ]

Only two months into the new year and here comes another round of change the setup.

First a little background.  I recently started using a 61" rear projection TV for our main gaming screen.  With the new addition I immediately noticed that my sitting distance was far too close.  My timing and reactions were slowed.  The farther I moved back the better my timing and reactions became. 

A short time later I had a conversation with someone about their friend.  This friend played first person shooters competitively.  This guy said his friend will only play on a 22" monitor.  And added "maybe there's something to that."  I thought about the impact the big screen initially had on my game play.  Then there's the fact that it's older technology.  The resolution and refresh rates are lower.  Then I thought, now what if you add screen size, input lag and low refresh rates?  This can't be good. 

LCD Monitors are exceptionally cheap these days, but shopping for a new gaming monitor quickly became a nightmare.  I won't go into too much detail but long story short, after a bit of research I learned of these critical specs.  Response time, Input Lag, and Refresh Rate.(and $$$)  My journey led me to the BenQ RT2450HT

Watch this video for more info. 

BenQ RL2450HT RTS Gaming LED Monitor with Smart Scaling Unboxing & First Look Linus Tech Tips

Now a monitor like this is great for your self but what if you have company.  It's not easy sharing a 24" screen.  This is why I decided to purchase two!