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Hello.

I am putting together a parts list for a pc. It's my first build and I'm pretty much just going to use it to game on.

Here is my current parts list. haswell i5 and 770 I may swap the 770 for a 7970. I haven't made my mind up yet.

I'm having trouble choosing a monitor tho. I really don't know much about them.

Here's the ones I'm considering

LG monitor

ACER monitor

And ASUS monitor

I'm looking for 1080p with a minimum of 5ms and preferably 23-24 inches since I set about a foot away from the monitor.

If you know of a better one that fits those requirements and is around the $150-$160ish price range please let me know of it.

Also I have some questions about monitors if you wouldn't mind answering them.

Is there a visual difference between 5ms and 2ms monitors?

And what is the best way to connect a monitor to a video card? I mean cord connections, HDMI,DVI, ect.

Like i said I'm pretty new to this stuff and I'm trying to learn as much as I can.

All help is appreciated. Thank you for your time.
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  1. Of those 3 go with the ASUS. It has the best contrast ratio, 300 brightness, 2ms as well as speakers for the same price as the Acer which has a worse contrast ratio and no HDMI.
  2. Best answer
    O Possum said:
    I'm looking for 1080p with a minimum of 5ms and preferably 23-24 inches since I set about a foot away from the monitor.

    Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor


    O Possum said:
    Is there a visual difference between 5ms and 2ms monitors?

    You are not likely to notice.


    O Possum said:
    And what is the best way to connect a monitor to a video card? I mean cord connections, HDMI,DVI, ect.

    DisplayPort.
  3. I'll defer to ksham here.
  4. ksham said:
    O Possum said:
    I'm looking for 1080p with a minimum of 5ms and preferably 23-24 inches since I set about a foot away from the monitor.

    Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor


    O Possum said:
    Is there a visual difference between 5ms and 2ms monitors?

    You are not likely to notice.


    O Possum said:
    And what is the best way to connect a monitor to a video card? I mean cord connections, HDMI,DVI, ect.

    DisplayPort.




    Thanks for the answer and recommendation.

    I have question tho if you don't mind. How much different is display port to say, HDMI? I know this is probably an obvious question or something but like I said. I really don't know anything about monitors.

    Also is there a difference between the one you linked and the LG one I put in the OP? Is one better than the other? I ask because I hear LG is a good brand for monitors.
  5. Displayport has a greater bandwidth.
  6. O Possum said:
    I have question tho if you don't mind. How much different is display port to say, HDMI? I know this is probably an obvious question or something but like I said. I really don't know anything about monitors

    Yes; it has higher data transfer and can support much higher resolution than HDMI. That said, HDMI is primarily used because it is more widely supported amongst more electronic devices.


    O Possum said:
    Also is there a difference between the one you linked and the LG one I put in the OP? Is one better than the other? I ask because I hear LG is a good brand for monitors.

    IPS.
  7. If I were you, I'd go with 3 18" 1080p monitors, instead of the one large one.
  8. Username1220 said:
    If I were you, I'd go with 3 18" 1080p monitors, instead of the one large one.


    I'd really ,really rather not use more than one monitor. The black monitor rims in between would drive me nutty.

    Plus I don't have enough room for 3 18 inch monitors.
  9. ksham said:

    Yes; it has higher data transfer and can support much higher resolution than HDMI. That said, HDMI is primarily used because it is more widely supported amongst more electronic devices.


    IPS.


    This is probably an even more dumb question. But what is ISP? Again. I apologize but I know nothing about monitors.
  10. O Possum said:
    This is probably an even more dumb question. But what is ISP? Again. I apologize but I know nothing about monitors.

    IPS stands for In-Plane Switching. It has higher quality image and overall viewing angles.
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