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I need a new monitor for gaming! Help?

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July 23, 2013 12:18:44 AM

So I have decided its time for a new monitor. A few things I'm trying to decide on is the type of display (ips or vn), I'm set on 1080p, I would like it to be more than 22 inches, it also has to be a slim form factor, and, finally, $150 or below. I ran out of bug bucks when I built the rig :p  Oops XD.
Anywho these are the ones I found:
1. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005BZNEVQ/ref=ox_sc_a...

2. http://www.amazon.com/AOC-i2367Fh-23-Inch-Screen-Monito...

3.http://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-VX2270SMH-LED-22-Inch-M...

I am leaning towards the Asus because it is the has been rated well for tournament use even. It is supposedly made from a higher quality vn display. It also has a refresh rate of 75hz which is nice. I just need to know which you would game on. If not any just leave your suggestion with a link. Whoever helps me make a final decision with solid evidence or a link to a good monitor will get best answer.

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July 23, 2013 12:33:01 AM

mhtsgr9 said:
i will go with AOC....
it looks stunning.
but refresh rate is 60 hz..
And i cant find the refresh rate of the Asus one..
If it is more then 60 hz then go for ASUS..
otherwise AOC is great


Yeah the AOC looks nice. Apparently it does have a bezel now that looked it up. Asus should make one like it :p . But Asus's site said the asus it was 75hz with a 2ms response time. I just wanted to see if there was anything better out there I could pick up. Or if ips was worthe the 15hz and 3ms lost for viewing angle and color accuracy.
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July 23, 2013 12:58:43 AM

i perosnally dont find a huge difference between 60 hz and 75 hz i personally would go with the AOC monitor because when i want to use eyefinity or surround the AOC will make the experience much more enjoyable
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July 23, 2013 1:52:20 AM

Huge +1 to the AOC. The AH-IPS panel it uses will deliver excellent image quality. The ASUS would be the worst option for quality unfortunately.
July 23, 2013 6:56:40 AM

sam_p_lay said:
Huge +1 to the AOC. The AH-IPS panel it uses will deliver excellent image quality. The ASUS would be the worst option for quality unfortunately.


Will the slower response time/ refresh rate affect my gaming performance any? That is part of the main concern. I just want a balance between picture and performance.

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July 23, 2013 7:00:34 AM
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You'll be fine with it. The way people talk you'd think there's time to walk the dog in the time a 5ms monitor takes to respond. And you can't get good image quality if you use a TN film panel like that ASUS. Either of the other two would be good.
July 23, 2013 7:34:06 AM

sam_p_lay said:
You'll be fine with it. The way people talk you'd think there's time to walk the dog in the time a 5ms monitor takes to respond. And you can't get good image quality if you use a TN film panel like that ASUS. Either of the other two would be good.


Haha, yeah :p  Just as many people said theres really no differense between the 2ms and 5ms response time. I think I'll go AOC. It seems to have a better quality image. I've always gamed at 60hz anyways, keeps my cards cool :p  Thank you for the help.
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July 23, 2013 7:42:30 AM

Glad to help :-) And me too - my GPU belts out enough heat into the room as it is!
July 23, 2013 8:07:06 AM

Any still viewing this thread may be interested to know that tiger directs states the AOC to have up to a 76hz refresh rate. I hope they are right. Its always nice to have the option.
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July 23, 2013 8:13:50 AM

I think that's only when you drop the res way down unfortunately. It's the same for most 60Hz monitors and is often a source of confusion.
July 23, 2013 12:38:18 PM

sam_p_lay said:
I think that's only when you drop the res way down unfortunately. It's the same for most 60Hz monitors and is often a source of confusion.


Yea, I realized my mistake about an hour ago :p  What a noobish moment (facepalm).
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July 23, 2013 12:50:10 PM

Haha don't worry :-) Easy mistake to make. The real lesson is actually to just not trust the manufacturers! Good thing we have professional review sites that aren't misleading as the manufacturers of the products reviewed.
July 23, 2013 2:38:15 PM

sam_p_lay said:
Haha don't worry :-) Easy mistake to make. The real lesson is actually to just not trust the manufacturers! Good thing we have professional review sites that aren't misleading as the manufacturers of the products reviewed.


Usually when I purchase a product I either check with people on forums, in reviews, and people I know who have the product so I can get a realistic and honest take on the product I'm considering. Thats why all my stuff works for me so well... lots of research ;D
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July 23, 2013 2:42:36 PM

Good man. That's exactly the way everyone should do it. Lots of people who want it to be as simple as "the lower the ms and the higher the Hz, the better it is". Then they wonder why their image quality is lacking and wish they had taken the time to do some proper research :-)
July 23, 2013 2:49:50 PM

sam_p_lay said:
Good man. That's exactly the way everyone should do it. Lots of people who want it to be as simple as "the lower the ms and the higher the Hz, the better it is". Then they wonder why their image quality is lacking and wish they had taken the time to do some proper research :-)


It's a shame really that the entire tech advertisement campaign is pretty much based on numbers and people don't take into consideration how a product will actually perform in a realistic setting. Its like competitive FPS gamer picking out a mouse that has huge amount of forward acceleration because the DPI is greater; it just doesn't work xP
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July 23, 2013 2:54:46 PM

Agreed. Gaming mice are actually something I know very little about. I bought a Microsoft Sidewinder X8 a few years back (4000dpi) and it was pretty good, but no better for gaming than the Intellimouse Explorer Platinum I had before that, which wasn't marketed as a gaming mouse at all. User reviews frequently criticised reliability (especially regarding cable/wiring) in Razer and Logitech mice which is why I chose Microsoft. After a few years though buttons started sticking (or not responding) on that anyway. I'm now using some cheap Gigabyte mouse and it feels exactly the same as the Sidewinder (interms of cursor movement - mouse itself feels cheap and flimsy). I don't know if there really is a mouse that works much better, but they all seem equally effective to me.
July 23, 2013 3:07:19 PM

sam_p_lay said:
Agreed. Gaming mice are actually something I know very little about. I bought a Microsoft Sidewinder X8 a few years back (4000dpi) and it was pretty good, but no better for gaming than the Intellimouse Explorer Platinum I had before that, which wasn't marketed as a gaming mouse at all. User reviews frequently criticised reliability (especially regarding cable/wiring) in Razer and Logitech mice which is why I chose Microsoft. After a few years though buttons started sticking (or not responding) on that anyway. I'm now using some cheap Gigabyte mouse and it feels exactly the same as the Sidewinder (interms of cursor movement - mouse itself feels cheap and flimsy). I don't know if there really is a mouse that works much better, but they all seem equally effective to me.


I have picked up unimaginable amounts of knowledge about hardware through product research. Monitors have been the latest. I am learning a lot. Though if you want a good quality brand for peripherals take a look at CM Storm by cooler master. I have a their Sentinel Advance 2 mouse and their sirus headset and both feel solid as a rock and perform very well. With mice a big thing for me is flat accuracy I also have mouse acceleration off on my computer (I'm big into FPS) DPI isnt a big deal for me above 5600 (You get used to sensitivity, my mouse is at 8200 to give me headroom). But it is on the dime accurate. But similarly the reason I want a new display is so that I get good precise experience resolution, color, and response wise. Numbers dim in comparison to performance ;D
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July 23, 2013 3:12:14 PM

Couldn't agree more :-) And CM Storm is exactly what I'm looking at for my next mouse. Only because they look sleek and well-built :-) I'm not convinced I'd game any better with a different mouse. But it is nice to have quality hardware in your hand.
July 23, 2013 3:17:12 PM

sam_p_lay said:
Couldn't agree more :-) And CM Storm is exactly what I'm looking at for my next mouse. Only because they look sleek and well-built :-) I'm not convinced I'd game any better with a different mouse. But it is nice to have quality hardware in your hand.


I hear ya, go for it you wont regret it ;D They are all very solid and I would pay another $30 for any of their products I have tried so far. I have to say, I came from a cheap gigabyte mouse I had been using for awhile and didn't think it would make a difference in my games but I am doing better. Not sure if its just a placebo effect or not though :p  Either way its working XD
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July 23, 2013 3:24:25 PM

Haha yeah I thought maybe I'd get some placebo effect from the Sidewinder X8 but it definitely didn't make a difference so I think I'm immune to placebo! I'm probably far too critical/analytical for the placebo effect. But cheers, I will! And who knows - maybe it will make a difference :-) If nothing else though I'll be happy just to be using something quality and well-built.
July 23, 2013 4:00:02 PM

sam_p_lay said:
Haha yeah I thought maybe I'd get some placebo effect from the Sidewinder X8 but it definitely didn't make a difference so I think I'm immune to placebo! I'm probably far too critical/analytical for the placebo effect. But cheers, I will! And who knows - maybe it will make a difference :-) If nothing else though I'll be happy just to be using something quality and well-built.


Good luck ;D See ya round the forums
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