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Looking for a good, but affordable 1080p monitor for my new build!

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July 12, 2013 2:19:29 PM

I recently just did this build:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1fmLQ

And I am currently looking for a display that will suit my needs. I am currently hooked up to a 32inch LG HDTV, but it is sort of old, and only has support for 720p, which actually looks horrible to me.

What I need it to have:
- HDMI input
- 1080p( or 1080i I will accept)
- Affordable ($100-$200, may increase)
- Not sure on the size. I think 32" is HUGE for gaming. What sizes do you suggest?

Thanks for any help you guys can give!
a b C Monitor
July 12, 2013 2:26:16 PM

For 1080p you really want 23-24" if it's gonna be sitting on your desk in front of you. I'd recommend the ASUS PA238Q, PB238Q, MX239H or VG23AH. The VS239H-P is probably also a decent bet.
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July 12, 2013 2:33:11 PM

I can probably swing the Asus VS239H-P. Is it pretty good? I can get it from MicroCenter tomorrow or Sunday probably. If there is anything better, let me know because I want to do a little research before I just go buy buy buy
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a b C Monitor
July 12, 2013 2:39:12 PM

The other options are too pricey? If so, definitely take the VS239H-P.
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a b C Monitor
July 12, 2013 2:41:53 PM

The U2410 is actually an excellent monitor. And $240 is a lot less than you'd pay normally for a new one. Why are you selling it?
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July 12, 2013 2:44:37 PM

sam_p_lay said:
The U2410 is actually an excellent monitor. And $240 is a lot less than you'd pay normally for a new one. Why are you selling it?


Going to live in the mountains and don't want a desktop anymore.
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July 12, 2013 2:45:51 PM

I wish I had the $240 for it, honestly. But, I think that's a little out of my range for now, sorry.

So the VS239H-P should be pretty good for HD Gaming?
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July 12, 2013 2:50:05 PM

bammeh said:
I wish I had the $240 for it, honestly. But, I think that's a little out of my range for now, sorry.

So the VS239H-P should be pretty good for HD Gaming?


Whatever you get , get ONLY IPS Monitor.

look for IPS first.

as for resolution , look for 1920x1200 NOT 1920x1080
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a b C Monitor
July 12, 2013 2:53:08 PM

sna is right about that. And this one is IPS. Well pretty much right - PLS is pretty much another name for the same thing. PLS is a Samsung-built IPS (actual IPS panels are only manufactured by LG). Naturally Samsung says PLS is better, but they achieve exactly the same results.
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July 12, 2013 2:59:56 PM

bammeh said:
I will probably be going for the http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs239hp then :) 


where are you living ?

also , it is better to get 1920x1200 resolution IPS monitor.

not 1920x1080

Asus has one with 1920x1200 resolution , LG as well.
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a b C Monitor
July 12, 2013 3:02:31 PM

That's gonna get a bit over budget. I use 1920x1200 at work and 1920x1080 at home and it's honestly not a huge difference. 1080p is absolutely fine.
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July 12, 2013 3:04:50 PM

sam_p_lay said:
That's gonna get a bit over budget. I use 1920x1200 at work and 1920x1080 at home and it's honestly not a huge difference. 1080p is absolutely fine.


umm 1920x1200 is way better for productivity .. and I think LG released 1920x1200 Budget ips monitor this year , I am looking. but I need to know where he lives , in EU or in USA ...

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July 12, 2013 3:05:59 PM

I'm in the USA. if you can find a 1920x1200 for a decent price, I'll be interested.
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a b C Monitor
July 12, 2013 3:09:07 PM

'Productivity' is what I'm using it for at work :-) Doesn't really matter either way - 1200 means slightly lower framerates (nothing major) and slightly more letterboxing for films/HDTV (again nothing major) but also a little more height (again nothing major). My recommendations were based not only on quality though but also pixel response. I strongly doubt you'll get as good pixel response from other budget IPS panels.
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July 12, 2013 3:12:45 PM

bammeh said:
I'm in the USA. if you can find a 1920x1200 for a decent price, I'll be interested.


what is your Maximum Budget ?

the LG I know is in Europe only (sadly) and it is around 220$ , couldn't find it in USA.

can you tell me please your maximum budget?
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July 12, 2013 3:15:45 PM

sna said:
bammeh said:
I'm in the USA. if you can find a 1920x1200 for a decent price, I'll be interested.


what is your Maximum Budget ?

the LG I know is in Europe only (sadly) and it is around 220$ , couldn't find it in USA.

can you tell me please your maximum budget?


$200, maybe. I wont be the one purchasing it for myself, so I dont want to go too high.
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a b C Monitor
July 12, 2013 3:16:14 PM

sna said:


umm 1920x1200 is way better for productivity ..



1080P would be better for gaming.
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July 12, 2013 3:16:57 PM

sam_p_lay said:
'Productivity' is what I'm using it for at work :-) Doesn't really matter either way - 1200 means slightly lower framerates (nothing major) and slightly more letterboxing for films/HDTV (again nothing major) but also a little more height (again nothing major). My recommendations were based not only on quality though but also pixel response. I strongly doubt you'll get as good pixel response from other budget IPS panels.


=) 1900x1200 monitors are more professional , plus they have stronger build and Pivot function. I used both for gaming and the 1900x1200 gives you more sight also in games 200 lines more up and down ..it is better :) 
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a b C Monitor
July 12, 2013 3:23:16 PM

120 lines actually :-) And bammeh that first one linked is TN - noticeably inferior colour quality.
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July 12, 2013 3:29:11 PM

sam_p_lay said:
120 lines actually :-) And bammeh that first one linked is TN - noticeably inferior colour quality.


this is what I am looking at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSamltrx7Xk

it is 180 euro without taxes in EU ...

you cant compare this to a crap 1080p moniors.. the build again is worth it.

I wish I could fid it in USA for him , still looking
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July 12, 2013 4:40:44 PM

I'm just going to go with the VS239H-P :)  Seems to be the thing we can all agree on haha
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a b C Monitor
July 12, 2013 4:44:19 PM

Good choice :-) Enjoy your purchase and remember to set Trace Free to 40 when you get it for best pixel response.
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July 15, 2013 7:12:54 PM

sam_p_lay said:
Good choice :-) Enjoy your purchase and remember to set Trace Free to 40 when you get it for best pixel response.



I love this monitor...it's so GREAT.
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a b C Monitor
July 16, 2013 1:09:08 AM

Awesome! I'm glad you're pleased with your purchase :-)
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