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Suitable screen for build (~170$ Budget)

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August 17, 2013 2:28:53 AM

Hey guys,

So Im getting my new build shipped in a couple of days and was thinking I should upgrade to a good new LED monitor to benefit from the good graphics im getting.

Heres my build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Moustafaelsawy/saved/1Rmg

I would like a samsung pref, I dont want an ASUS cause local shops dont sell it here mainly samsung. 24 inches preferably cause I heard thats the perfect monitor for gaming etc.

Thanks alot!
August 17, 2013 2:36:34 AM

What kinds of games are you playing? MMO's or fps, or maybe both?

I also am trying to decide on a new monitor and it seems like you have to weigh your decision toward response time or picture quality. Seems hard to find a balance especially at the price range you're looking at.
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August 17, 2013 2:42:16 AM

Im gunna be playing Guild wars 2, dota 2 and maybe some FPS like Counter strike or anything down the road (MMO&FPS). What price range are we talking about. Give me the good monitors and ignore the budget I guess.. I wanna see what prices im looking at :) 

It doesnt have to be really high end like the build, just something an average gamer is satisfied with :D 
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August 17, 2013 2:49:04 AM

Well personally I'm looking at these currently in the 250-300$ range.

benQ XL2420t
asus vg248qe

Both are good monitors 24" @ 1920 x 1080p and are 120hz monitors. Some say that 120hz only makes a huge difference for fps players especially counter-strike, but I feel like 120hz makes gaming overall better than 60hz you will notice a huge different. Imagine your picture refreshing 120 times a second wrather than 60. Everything looks much more smooth meshes very well with the amazing colors on these monitors. Very popular monitors at the moment.

Granted you have to have the GPU to support 120 frames for certain games and 1440p monitors as well. Something to keep in mind

If you wish I can give you some cheap alternatives for 2560x1440p monitors and some details on those if you wish
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August 17, 2013 3:02:27 AM

Thanks alot man, So from what I understood I need to get a 120hz monitor? Im not sure if I can push my budget to go with 2560x1440p I think 1080p is more than enough, what do you think? I really dont want to invest so much in a monitor.

So from what I concluded I need a 120hz monitor @xxxx.1080p? I think a 1440p is an overkill for me?

Feel free to throw your opinion im kind of a noob when it comes to monitors!
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August 17, 2013 3:11:48 AM

Moustafa_Elsawy said:
Thanks alot man, So from what I understood I need to get a 120hz monitor? Im not sure if I can push my budget to go with 2560x1440p I think 1080p is more than enough, what do you think? I really dont want to invest so much in a monitor.

So from what I concluded I need a 120hz monitor @xxxx.1080p? I think a 1440p is an overkill for me?

Feel free to throw your opinion im kind of a noob when it comes to monitors!


The 120hz monitors should be more than well enough for you. They look beautiful and the refresh rate will give you an edge when gaming. There are some cheap alternatives for the 1440p that obviously have some cons, you get what you pay for.

I really think 1080p 120hz is the way to go. This was a hard choice for me and in the end i realized the condensed pixels on a 1440p for a bit better picture just isn't worth it.
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August 17, 2013 3:17:56 AM

Okay so a 1080p 120hz monitor is the way to go, 22 inches or 24inches is good for gaming?

Thanks alot bro, really appreciated!
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August 17, 2013 3:24:11 AM

Moustafa_Elsawy said:
Okay so a 1080p 120hz monitor is the way to go, 22 inches or 24inches is good for gaming?

Thanks alot bro, really appreciated!


It's mostly preference, but 24" seems to be the sweet spot!
and no problem man
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