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July 23, 2013 2:30:54 PM

i would like to know what the best monitor would be for my build. my budget is $500 and a screen above a 20 inch
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jPW8

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July 23, 2013 3:08:15 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could get this one 24" 144 refresh rate, asus is a great brand
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July 23, 2013 3:12:59 PM

I'd highly recommend the ASUS PB278Q. The VG248QE linked and VG278HE are the fastest options. PB278Q for a combination of speed and image quality.
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July 23, 2013 3:17:27 PM

sam_p_lay said:
I'd highly recommend the ASUS PB278Q. The VG248QE linked and VG278HE are the fastest options. PB278Q for a combination of speed and image quality.


yeah those are good, ASUS is the best brand out there to buy monitors from. I have a 23" VH238H and its amazing. Huge screen with simple buttons, oh yeah the speakers are great too!
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July 23, 2013 3:55:39 PM

TheOfficalTanner said:
sam_p_lay said:
I'd highly recommend the ASUS PB278Q. The VG248QE linked and VG278HE are the fastest options. PB278Q for a combination of speed and image quality.


yeah those are good, ASUS is the best brand out there to buy monitors from. I have a 23" VH238H and its amazing. Huge screen with simple buttons, oh yeah the speakers are great too!


ahhh so many options i was told that i should go with a 5ms response time because of my build so im confused with what to go with
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July 23, 2013 5:33:50 PM

Darrako said:
TheOfficalTanner said:
sam_p_lay said:
I'd highly recommend the ASUS PB278Q. The VG248QE linked and VG278HE are the fastest options. PB278Q for a combination of speed and image quality.


yeah those are good, ASUS is the best brand out there to buy monitors from. I have a 23" VH238H and its amazing. Huge screen with simple buttons, oh yeah the speakers are great too!


ahhh so many options i was told that i should go with a 5ms response time because of my build so im confused with what to go with


i have a 2ms monitor and its glorious, i dunno why someone would say that, would you be open to dual monitor?
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July 23, 2013 5:50:43 PM

TheOfficalTanner said:
Darrako said:
TheOfficalTanner said:
sam_p_lay said:
I'd highly recommend the ASUS PB278Q. The VG248QE linked and VG278HE are the fastest options. PB278Q for a combination of speed and image quality.


yeah those are good, ASUS is the best brand out there to buy monitors from. I have a 23" VH238H and its amazing. Huge screen with simple buttons, oh yeah the speakers are great too!


ahhh so many options i was told that i should go with a 5ms response time because of my build so im confused with what to go with


i have a 2ms monitor and its glorious, i dunno why someone would say that, would you be open to dual monitor?


yes i would be open to go dual but they have to fit my budget of $500 or less added up
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July 23, 2013 10:43:21 PM

two or three of mine would be nice, id recomend two really nice monitors, the fun should be up to you researching to see what you like best, and for $500 you have a pretty much any choice of monitor cept for 4k
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July 24, 2013 8:10:47 AM

TheOfficalTanner said:
two or three of mine would be nice, id recomend two really nice monitors, the fun should be up to you researching to see what you like best, and for $500 you have a pretty much any choice of monitor cept for 4k


whats your monitor and thanks
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July 24, 2013 10:32:57 AM

Darrako said:
TheOfficalTanner said:
two or three of mine would be nice, id recomend two really nice monitors, the fun should be up to you researching to see what you like best, and for $500 you have a pretty much any choice of monitor cept for 4k


whats your monitor and thanks


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Three of these would be perfrect on your price range, but only use one or two to game
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July 24, 2013 12:05:13 PM

sam_p_lay said:
I'd highly recommend the ASUS PB278Q. The VG248QE linked and VG278HE are the fastest options. PB278Q for a combination of speed and image quality.


Sorry to hijack the thread, but I have an old ASUS VW246 which has been a great monitor but is beginning to show its age compared to the new IPS panels with LED backlights. I wanted to get a replacement 1080p screen but wanted to bump it up to a 27". If you wereto go that route, which ASUS would you get? The speed is important to me being a frequent FPS player so I was thinking about going with the VG series.
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July 24, 2013 1:21:31 PM

md1032 said:
sam_p_lay said:
I'd highly recommend the ASUS PB278Q. The VG248QE linked and VG278HE are the fastest options. PB278Q for a combination of speed and image quality.


Sorry to hijack the thread, but I have an old ASUS VW246 which has been a great monitor but is beginning to show its age compared to the new IPS panels with LED backlights. I wanted to get a replacement 1080p screen but wanted to bump it up to a 27". If you wereto go that route, which ASUS would you get? The speed is important to me being a frequent FPS player so I was thinking about going with the VG series.


what is your budget?
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July 25, 2013 7:12:22 AM

Honestly I don't see any point in spending more than $350. My current 24" ASUS only cost me $130 and it was a fine monitor at the time I bought it. It seems like a lot of these 27" are overpriced.
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July 25, 2013 12:38:35 PM

TheOfficalTanner said:
md1032 said:
Honestly I don't see any point in spending more than $350. My current 24" ASUS only cost me $130 and it was a fine monitor at the time I bought it. It seems like a lot of these 27" are overpriced.


Boom. Best monitor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I was looking for a 27". You would stick with a 24?

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July 25, 2013 9:11:41 PM

md1032 said:
TheOfficalTanner said:
md1032 said:
Honestly I don't see any point in spending more than $350. My current 24" ASUS only cost me $130 and it was a fine monitor at the time I bought it. It seems like a lot of these 27" are overpriced.


Boom. Best monitor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I was looking for a 27". You would stick with a 24?



M7ammad said:
pleease answer my question , i need your help guys ,,, sorry for disturbing

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1745212/ips-moni...


Sounds like youve got plenty of answers from other people, go with the asus ips...and dont spam other threads to get yours answered.
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July 31, 2013 6:26:09 AM

OK, I got my PB238Q on Monday. Comparing directly to the VW246h, my overall impression is that it's an improvement. Color wise, there's no question that the IPS is way better. It's weird, because I feel like the colors are "richer" on the TN panel overall, but the precision isn't there, and the depth of color is non-existent. Images look significantly more "3D" with the IPS screen and color gradients in particular show extremely good depth.

I ran it through one of those websites for calibrating monitors because it looked like crap out of the box. This website's good for a rough adjustment.

http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/all_tests.php

This is the only monitor I've ever owned where I could see every variation from every single test at once with one calibration. Frankly, that part really blew me away. With TN screens, I always have to compromise between seeing "most of" the bars in one test or another and the brightness is always sacrificed for the sake of proper calibration whereas with the IPS, I can leave the backlight at retina-burning levels and still get excellent distinction.

Response-time wise, well, it took me a while to get used to it initially. I feel that the response time is, if anything, a bit faster than my old monitor, even though the old one is rated for "2 ms" and this one is rated for "5 ms". It's weird, you can tell this monitor is based on different tech, because the image tends to "shudder" during movement instead of blur, almost more like a CRT. Switching back and forth between the two on my dusty Xbox in Halo 4, I could tell that the new one would take a little getting used to as the Xbox clearly "looks" better on the old screen by virtue of the image being smoother, however, the reason for this is that the new screen simply exposes my original white Xbox's lack of good framerates during gameplay better because it doesn't blur things together quite as much. The best feature undoubtedly is that there is honestly no detectable HDMI lag whatsoever. Compared to my old monitor, my inputs feel literally instantaneous. I was a bit worried about getting used to the way the new monitor responds to movement, but once I started a game, the monitor disappeared easily. It really felt great, and my aim really felt very good. Whether or not this was because of the new monitor or whether I was just having a really good day, I can't tell, but I could definitely see everything better and, if nothing else, the IPS screen definitely did NOT have any negative impact compared to the TN. I would say that overall, the difference in response time between the two different types of LCD displays (TN and IPS) is really overblown.

On "PC gaming", the IPS really starts to pull away from the TN. The better framerates, color, and detail look even better on the PB238Q. When I booted up Far Cry 3, you would swear that I had turned up the graphics, but I hadn't changed a thing. It's weird because overall the colors do not "pop" as much as on the TN panel, but I started to realize that the whole time, the TN panel just had an artificially high saturation that was blurring all of the different color tints and shades together. The image looks deeper and more 3-dimensional with the IPS screen, and when bright colors ARE present, they really stand out, and the game DOES show brighter brights and darker darks than the TN can.

Definitely feel like I got my money's worth overall. I wouldn't have minded spending a little more to get a nicer panel, but this panel represents an extremely good value and I'm sure it'll last me until more than the next upgrade cycle.

PB238Q Summary:

Pros:
-Excellent color accuracy. Colors are very neutral.
-More than sufficient brightness (still a tad bright at 91/100 for me) and very little backlight bleed, if any.
-Very good blacks for a matte screen.
-HDMI input is extremely fast and response time is great.
-Quality of the base is way better than it should be for this price range. Fully adjustable, rotatable, with lots of height, and the monitor case itself feels very high quality. Even the buttons feel high quality.
-Input switching is fast.

Cons:
-As mentioned elsewhere, the indicator LED bleeds light into the lower right-hand corner, ruining the blacks on about 10% of the screen. Silly design oversight, but not a deal breaker.
-IPS "glow" when viewed off-angle.
-Off-angle viewing is pretty mediocre overall. Colors are off on the sides when viewed too close.
-Reds are a tad lacking I would say, but probably easily fixed with more careful calibration.
-Slight grain when viewed very close. You can tell that there are limitations to what you can get from the $220 I paid for it.
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