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Asus MX239H vs Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM

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December 28, 2013 2:07:44 PM

I'm looking at these two monitors for my gaming rig.
I have an AMD FX-6300, 4GB RAM and a XFX Radeon 7870 XT GHz Edition graphics card.
It would be a single monitor set-up, used mainly for gaming with maybe a bit of photo/video editing on the side. Games I would be playing would be the likes of Call of Duty, Skyrim, Europa Universalis IV and The Witcher 2.
An IPS display would be good, I think.
I have posted another thread recently but after visiting my grandparents today my budget has grown by about £60 so I can now pretty much get anything up to £200 at a push, though preferably closer to £170

The two monitors I am looking at are:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/23-dell-ultrasharp-u2312...
It doesn't have HDMI or speakers (not that I need speakers, I have perfectly good ones), and is also slower at 8ms
http://www.amazon.co.uk/MX239H-Widescreen-Multimedia-So...
This has a 5ms response time, 2 HDMI ports and speakers. It also looks much nicer. However, at £40 more, I'm not entirely sure what a difference it is going to make.
I am however leaning towards the Asus because its far better looking in my opinion.

Is the Dell one better in any way (other than the ergonomic stand I wouldn't use) or should I just go with the Asus?

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December 28, 2013 2:19:40 PM

If it helps, I have had 3 Dell monitors (at present the U2412M, using the Displayport) and have always found their build quality and screen image far better than a lot of the competition (which I have also tried, but keep coming back to Dell). Also with the Asus, you are paying for features (speakers) which you do not need.
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December 28, 2013 2:32:08 PM

The LG is undeniably bad, it has 8 ms response time and you need at LEAST 5ms to be gaming. If you get 8ms you will be getting tons of ghosting etc. 5ms is the standard. i would recommend the ASUS VE247H-P Monitor, it is a 24" monitor with a response time of 2ms, ill admit, it doesn't look quite as sexy as the asus one you stated, but it will give you better performance for gaming. Its cheaper as well. The asus one you stated is way overpriced, but don't let looks deceive you. Also, the speakers are pointless. No one uses monitor speakers, quite frankly because they are horrible. I would recommend the ASUS Which i have stated. But if you refuse to go with that then go for the ASUS that you stated. :) 
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December 28, 2013 2:43:04 PM

BenEzz said:
The LG is undeniably bad, it has 8 ms response time and you need at LEAST 5ms to be gaming. If you get 8ms you will be getting tons of ghosting etc. 5ms is the standard. i would recommend the ASUS VE247H-P Monitor, it is a 24" monitor with a response time of 2ms, ill admit, it doesn't look quite as sexy as the asus one you stated, but it will give you better performance for gaming. Its cheaper as well. The asus one you stated is way overpriced, but don't let looks deceive you. Also, the speakers are pointless. No one uses monitor speakers, quite frankly because they are horrible. I would recommend the ASUS Which i have stated. But if you refuse to go with that then go for the ASUS that you stated. :) 


The reason I'm going for this one as opposed to the likes of the VE247H-P is that this Asus monitor has an IPS display for better image quality.
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December 28, 2013 2:49:22 PM

Would I really notice a difference between 2ms and 5ms response times? I hear the colours are much better in IPS displays but if the response time makes a big difference would I be better off with a normal LED display?
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December 28, 2013 2:50:19 PM

Ben McKinlay said:
BenEzz said:
The LG is undeniably bad, it has 8 ms response time and you need at LEAST 5ms to be gaming. If you get 8ms you will be getting tons of ghosting etc. 5ms is the standard. i would recommend the ASUS VE247H-P Monitor, it is a 24" monitor with a response time of 2ms, ill admit, it doesn't look quite as sexy as the asus one you stated, but it will give you better performance for gaming. Its cheaper as well. The asus one you stated is way overpriced, but don't let looks deceive you. Also, the speakers are pointless. No one uses monitor speakers, quite frankly because they are horrible. I would recommend the ASUS Which i have stated. But if you refuse to go with that then go for the ASUS that you stated. :) 


The reason I'm going for this one as opposed to the likes of the VE247H-P is that this Asus monitor has an IPS display for better image quality.


oh, i didn't see that. Anyways, good choice ;) 
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December 28, 2013 2:53:31 PM

Ben McKinlay said:
Would I really notice a difference between 2ms and 5ms response times? I hear the colours are much better in IPS displays but if the response time makes a big difference would I be better off with a normal LED display?


Response time does make a difference, its hard to explain. you cant see the ms, but if you have a bad ms it will effect you bad. Ghosting. So the lower the ms the more of a chance there is of you having a good game, other than being owned when you think there is nothing wrong.
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December 28, 2013 2:55:39 PM

Ben McKinlay said:
Would I really notice a difference between 2ms and 5ms response times? I hear the colours are much better in IPS displays but if the response time makes a big difference would I be better off with a normal LED display?


You will notice some difference, although I've never really noticed ghosting on my present Dell, but IPS is far better image quality, but TN panels are faster. Try here to see if it helps your choice:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/

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December 28, 2013 3:06:11 PM

According to http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/ the Dell has an e-IPS display while the Asus monitor has an AH-IPS display, which is newer and therefore (I assume) better. Is my assumption correct?
I've also heard the Dell has issues with light bleed.
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December 28, 2013 3:13:36 PM

Ben McKinlay said:
According to http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/ the Dell has an e-IPS display while the Asus monitor has an AH-IPS display, which is newer and therefore (I assume) better. Is my assumption correct?
I've also heard the Dell has issues with light bleed.


AH-IPS is the newer one, but newer is not always better, sometimes just cheaper to manufacture. Cannot answer the backlight bleed bit - I have none on mine, but heard it can happen with some Dells, but I have also heard similar stories about Asus, LG, Samsung, AOC, etc.

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