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Could you recommend me some good monitors to play games on?

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May 31, 2013 11:55:34 AM

Hello.

I'm picking out parts for a first time gaming pc build.

And I can't really decide on a monitory. I really don't know that much about them. Pretty new to this stuff.

Some I found by just searching newegg are This one And This one

I'd prefer it to be from 21-25 inches. Or however big a monitory for gaming should be. But I think I'd be most comfortable with 24-27.

Thank you for your time. Like I said I'm pretty new to this stuff so any advice and tips are welcome.

here's my parts list at the moment. Parts list
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
May 31, 2013 11:56:45 AM

How far do you sit from your monitor?
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May 31, 2013 12:05:52 PM

If you sit within 1 meter of the monitor, this would probably be best:-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It has contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, offers full 1080p and is a good size for close-sitting. Reasonable price as well.
You don't want a screen that's too big, because when you sit close to it, graphical fidelity is lost.
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May 31, 2013 12:39:06 PM

JRAtk94 said:
How far do you sit from your monitor?



I'd say a good foot or foot and a half away.
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a b C Monitor
May 31, 2013 12:43:40 PM

The monitor I suggested will be fine then. Some may also say it's too big. You definitely don't want anything bigger than that though.
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May 31, 2013 12:50:58 PM

JRAtk94 said:
The monitor I suggested will be fine then. Some may also say it's too big. You definitely don't want anything bigger than that though.


It says it has 5ms.

I think i heard somewhere than the less 'ms' the better for playing games. What exactly are 'ms'?

Also my current computers screen is reflective which is beyond annoying for me since I can't really see too well in the dark. So having it reflective makes dark things almost impossible to see because of reflections.

Does the monitor you suggested and the ones I posted in the OP not have reflective screens?
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a b C Monitor
May 31, 2013 12:55:06 PM

5ms is the response time. ms is simply milliseconds. the lower the better, but 5ms is respectable.

I don't think any modern monitors have reflective screens, it's pretty much industry standard to be matte-coated nowadays.
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May 31, 2013 1:01:45 PM

JRAtk94 said:
5ms is the response time. ms is simply milliseconds. the lower the better, but 5ms is respectable.

I don't think any modern monitors have reflective screens, it's pretty much industry standard to be matte-coated nowadays.



How much of a difference is there between 5ms and 1ms? Are there any video comparisons?

Also what are some good monitor brands to look for?
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a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
May 31, 2013 1:03:56 PM

Honestly? Not a lot. Literally? 4 milliseconds (lol :p ).
1ms monitors are often very expensive, and to be honest, the difference is unnoticeable.
It's kind of like saying does 60fps look different to 59fps? Yes, it does, but I don't think anyone on this planet will notice the difference between 59 and 60 fps.

Good monitor brands are LG, Samsung and (to a lesser amount) Acer.
LG and Samsung always make superb monitors, whereas Acer sometimes churn out an awful one, but on the whole, Acer monitors are good.
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