Gaming monitor, $240 budget

I've heard that the dell ultrasharp is decent, and can be had for less than 240 on newegg, anyone else got other suggestions? Most of those monitors in the range look the same to me, and I'm not well versed in LCDs (my current one is a V223w that I bought about 4 years ago for $120 to replace my CRT).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005406 .
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260055 .
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009222 .

I was looking at those 3 ^
Edit for specs:
i5 3570k @ 4.2
16gb g.skill RAM
games in rotation will be on a vertex4
7870 LE GPU
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  1. bigcyco1 said:


    So those 2 are both decent? From what I've read the non IPS one will be a little better for gaming response time. Anyone heard anything on the LG IPS listed at 5ms? I haven't seen much online about it.
  2. Yes the Acer is better though as far as gaming goes because it's 120hz, Professional gamers also worry about input lag, which measures the time it takes for you to input a signal from your mouse and keyboard and then when it's displayed on the screen.

    Another thing to think about is whether you want to stick with the standard 60Hz refresh rate commonly found on most 2D monitors or perhaps go with a monitor that has a true 120Hz refresh rate. A 120Hz refresh rate draws the data twice as many times as a 60Hz and makes the in-game detail come faster and appear smoother.
  3. bigcyco1 said:
    Yes the Acer is better though as far as gaming goes because it's 120hz, Professional gamers also worry about input lag, which measures the time it takes for you to input a signal from your mouse and keyboard and then when it's displayed on the screen.

    Another thing to think about is whether you want to stick with the standard 60Hz refresh rate commonly found on most 2D monitors or perhaps go with a monitor that has a true 120Hz refresh rate. A 120Hz refresh rate draws the data twice as many times as a 60Hz and makes the in-game detail come faster and appear smoother.


    Found this thing, how's it look?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009483&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3754110&SID=skim1132X509988Xd6c5a2d82f184681725b063d6e0f4d79

    I'm not pro gaming by any means, but gaming is the reason I built a new system. Those parts are pretty easy, look at benchmarks, decide what's in the budget, and pull the trigger. I'm having trouble with monitors and a mouse, because those are a bit more personal. I guess it boils down to which is the better display overall? They are both pretty close in price atm.

    Dell ultrasharp is 230 on newegg.
    Acer is 250, also on newegg.

    I've got about 300 to throw at a monitor and a mouse. I'm thinking I may go with a deathadder 2013 since Im a claw gripper and it's tough to find anyone who has terrible things to say about it. Otherwise up to a Kone, but that would mean the monitor price would have to come down to 200-220.
  4. Exarkun007 said:
    bigcyco1 said:
    Yes the Acer is better though as far as gaming goes because it's 120hz, Professional gamers also worry about input lag, which measures the time it takes for you to input a signal from your mouse and keyboard and then when it's displayed on the screen.

    Another thing to think about is whether you want to stick with the standard 60Hz refresh rate commonly found on most 2D monitors or perhaps go with a monitor that has a true 120Hz refresh rate. A 120Hz refresh rate draws the data twice as many times as a 60Hz and makes the in-game detail come faster and appear smoother.


    Found this thing, how's it look?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009483&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3754110&SID=skim1132X509988Xd6c5a2d82f184681725b063d6e0f4d79

    I'm not pro gaming by any means, but gaming is the reason I built a new system. Those parts are pretty easy, look at benchmarks, decide what's in the budget, and pull the trigger. I'm having trouble with monitors and a mouse, because those are a bit more personal. I guess it boils down to which is the better display overall? They are both pretty close in price atm.

    Dell ultrasharp is 230 on newegg.
    Acer is 250, also on newegg.

    I've got about 300 to throw at a monitor and a mouse. I'm thinking I may go with a deathadder 2013 since Im a claw gripper and it's tough to find anyone who has terrible things to say about it. Otherwise up to a Kone, but that would mean the monitor price would have to come down to 200-220.


    Yeah i know what you mean funny you mention the deathadder 2013 that's what i am using now :D P.S. I never used that monitor before but it looks decent specs wise anyway.
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