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£150ish gaming monitor suggestions please.

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January 13, 2014 1:23:14 PM

Anyone know a good monitor for my build.
Thanks in advance.
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2AKcw
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January 13, 2014 1:27:26 PM

I like this one:
ViewSonic VX2453MH-LED 24" Widescreen 2MS 1920 x 1080 HDMI VGA LED Monitor with Speakers £138.12
http://www.dabs.com/products/viewsonic-vx2453mh-led-24-...

In general, I've had no complaints with monitors from Dell, Viewsonic, Samsung and LG.
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January 14, 2014 7:11:42 AM

aevm said:
I like this one:
ViewSonic VX2453MH-LED 24" Widescreen 2MS 1920 x 1080 HDMI VGA LED Monitor with Speakers £138.12
http://www.dabs.com/products/viewsonic-vx2453mh-led-24-...

In general, I've had no complaints with monitors from Dell, Viewsonic, Samsung and LG.


Whats better out 2ms or IPS or just preference?
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January 14, 2014 8:08:50 AM

IPS is great for watching movies, has better colors, but the IPS monitors tend to have higher response times.

If you're gaming a lot, particularly shooting games, look for 2ms.
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January 14, 2014 8:18:58 AM

aevm said:
IPS is great for watching movies, has better colors, but the IPS monitors tend to have higher response times.

If you're gaming a lot, particularly shooting games, look for 2ms.

Ok cheers.
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January 14, 2014 9:45:54 AM

IPS will give you much more bang for buck. TN panels with those 1ms-3ms response can seem like they are great but TN only has 6bit color, where as IPS has a range of 8 bit color providing you wide crisper images. A majority of IPS monitors today only have 5ms response times, (they used to be 8ms-16ms). Find a 5ms IPS that suits you, here is a suggestion.

-Acer: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-H236HL-bid-23-Inch-Widescree...
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January 14, 2014 10:04:47 AM

tmacg55 said:
IPS will give you much more bang for buck. TN panels with those 1ms-3ms response can seem like they are great but TN only has 6bit color, where as IPS has a range of 8 bit color providing you wide crisper images. A majority of IPS monitors today only have 5ms response times, (they used to be 8ms-16ms). Find a 5ms IPS that suits you, here is a suggestion.

-Acer: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-H236HL-bid-23-Inch-Widescree...


Hmm that's the monitor i found for myself actually, apart from the (ips 5ms) is it quite a decent one?
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January 14, 2014 10:29:27 AM

OK, but that's amazon USA... I don't think they ship monitors to the UK.
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January 14, 2014 10:34:34 AM

aevm said:
OK, but that's amazon USA... I don't think they ship monitors to the UK.


The point was to show the monitor model, simple as copy and pasting the name of the Acer monitor and putting into whatever website he wishes to use. :) 
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/23-acer-h236hlbmid-led-i...
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January 14, 2014 11:16:00 AM

tmacg55 said:
aevm said:
OK, but that's amazon USA... I don't think they ship monitors to the UK.


The point was to show the monitor model, simple as copy and pasting the name of the Acer monitor and putting into whatever website he wishes to use. :) 
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/23-acer-h236hlbmid-led-i...


Yeah i will just get off of amazon.co.uk.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-H236HLBmjd-inch-Widescreen...
Still not any closer to picking one though really:)  Can't pick one out of the lot
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January 14, 2014 11:44:39 AM

Use a DVI cable, since both your card and the monitor have DVI ports.

LOL, the montor comes with a VGA cable. That's not going to be useful.
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January 14, 2014 12:46:30 PM

aevm said:
Use a DVI cable, since both your card and the monitor have DVI ports.

LOL, the montor comes with a VGA cable. That's not going to be useful.


noobie question but do i not need the hdmi for sound?
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January 14, 2014 1:19:13 PM

Vakoe said:
aevm said:
Use a DVI cable, since both your card and the monitor have DVI ports.

LOL, the montor comes with a VGA cable. That's not going to be useful.


noobie question but do i not need the hdmi for sound?


HDMI is required for sound to pass though, so it probably the best cable to go with. :) 
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January 14, 2014 1:32:26 PM

Thanks for help guys!
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January 14, 2014 1:35:26 PM

Vakoe said:
Thanks for help guys!


No problem, best of luck on your purchase and hope you enjoy the monitor.
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January 14, 2014 9:19:49 PM

First of all, lots of monitors do not have speakers. Using an HDMI cable with a monitor that doesn't have the ability to produce sounds will not give you sound.

Also, monitors that do have speakers tend to have crappy sound quality. OK, maybe I'm biased, with my $200 speakers I wouldn't expect much from the speakers on a $200 monitor.

What I'd recommend is using a DVI or HDMI cable for video, between the graphics card and the monitor; then another cable for sound, between the motherboard's sound outputs and some proper speakers. Even cheap speakers should do better than what you get with the monitors.
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January 14, 2014 10:03:49 PM

Vakoe said:
aevm said:
I like this one:
ViewSonic VX2453MH-LED 24" Widescreen 2MS 1920 x 1080 HDMI VGA LED Monitor with Speakers £138.12
http://www.dabs.com/products/viewsonic-vx2453mh-led-24-...

In general, I've had no complaints with monitors from Dell, Viewsonic, Samsung and LG.


Whats better out 2ms or IPS or just preference?

IPS IPS IPS. Unless you are some ub3r l33t professional gamer you will not see a difference between 2 and 3~5ms response times.
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