Hey guys, I am having a really tough time choosing a monitor. This monitor will be used for gaming, web surfing, programming. I plan to buy an 8850 when it releases. I'm building a new desktop in August. I'm pretty set on buying an IPS panel. And I don't think I'll need HDMI, but it is a nice added feature (for future?)
For programming, I would suggest having dual monitors. This is nice because you can have your IDE on one monitor and your internet browser on the other. If you are going for two, I suggest two of this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vh238h
But if you insist on one monitor, then I would go with Dell 23" you suggested. For $200, that is a pretty good monitor for what you want.