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April 7, 2014 1:15:15 PM

Hi !
I recently built my first computer and I'm now looking for a new monitor.

The thing is, I've been searching the internet (because the shops where I live don't offer good monitors...) and after reading multiple reviews and everything I can't seem to find something that suits my needs...

What I need is:
-LED
-At least 1080p
-23-24 inch (I will be sitting at about 1.2 meters of the screen...)
-At least 1 DVI port
-Less than 400$ Taxes included (5% to 15% depending on retailers)

I also have a Xbox 360 and a PS3 that I would like to use on the monitor but it is not a requirement...

In that case what would be great is:
-At least 1 HDMI port
-At least 1 3.5mm Headphone Jack
-16:9 ratio

I know there are TN, VA, IPS and PLS panels out there but I can't really decide which one is best for me...

Here's my approximate pc game list:
-Batman Arkham Series
-Dark Souls
-Max Payne Series
-Tomb raider Series
-Dishonored
-The Elder Scrolls Series
-Fallout Series
-Daylight (not released yet...)
-FEAR Series
-The Witcher Series
-Final Fantasy Series
-Bit trip series
-Indie Games (bastion, Mark of the ninja, guacamelee, rogue legacy, binding of isaac, antichamber and such)
-Sonic generations
-Valve Games (portal series, Half-life series)
-Diablo 3
-Assassin's creed Series

In case you need it, here are my specs:
-CPU: intel 4770k @ 3.5 (plan on OCing at 4-4.2
-CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
-GPU: EVGA geforce gtx 770 2GB SE
-RAM: 16GB G.skill Ripjaws X series @ 1866Mhz Cas 9
-MOBO: Gigabyte z87x-ud3h
-PSU: EVGA NEX750G 750W 80plus Gold
-CASE: NZXT Phantom 820
-SSD: Samsung EVO PRO 128GB
-HHD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB

N.B.:
English is not my mother tongue so if I make or made any mistakes please tell me and be constructive about it !

Thanks !

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April 7, 2014 1:21:52 PM

Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB
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April 7, 2014 1:41:57 PM

STACKS ON DECK said:
Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB


Thanks for replying but this monitor is too big... As stated, I need a monitor between 23-24 inches...
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April 7, 2014 1:56:20 PM

Benq GL2450E, is about the cheapest monitor. And it get's descent reviews. Not the same quality as more expensive monitors of course. But less than ~150$. Unfortunately no HDMI or sound. The HDMI/stereo sound/3.5mm Headphone Jack version is the GL2450HM, but it's quite a lot more expensive. At that point it's in another priceclass at above 200$.
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April 7, 2014 2:03:49 PM

He wants HDMI so he can use his PS3 or XBOX
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April 7, 2014 2:07:12 PM

STACKS ON DECK said:
http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/peri...
these are some top rated monitors


Out of the 10 monitors only one fits my description:
it's the NEC EA244WMi-BK but it's at my bugdet limit... 379.99 + taxe = 399$
and people are complaining about the IPS glow, anybody tried it ? Does this screen has a lot of ghosting and screen tearing ? Do whites and blacks look acceptable ?

Saif Seofe said:
I have this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... i love it reason 0 lag and 3D + 24 inch and its awesome i recommend to buy it hope this helps :)  ;) 


Yeah I heard about this one !
As I don't play a lot of FPS i'm wondering if 144Hz is really necesserary at the price of color accuracy ? I heard colors looked somewhat washed out on this screen and that the viewing angles were not that good, then again I never saw it...

B_S said:
Benq GL2450E, is about the cheapest monitor. And it get's descent reviews. Less than ~150$. Unfortunately no HDMI or sound. The HDMI/stereo sound/3.5mm Headphone Jack version is the GL2450HM, but it's quite a lot more expensive. At that point it's in another priceclass at above 200$.

I heard that this screen has some of the worst reverse ghosting issues and the RL2455hm looks better in comparison...
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April 7, 2014 2:10:15 PM

Xmaker said:
STACKS ON DECK said:
http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/peri...
these are some top rated monitors


Out of the 10 monitors only one fits my description:
it's the NEC EA244WMi-BK but it's at my bugdet limit... 379.99 + taxe = 399$
and people are complaining about the IPS glow, anybody tried it ? Does this screen has a lot of ghosting and screen tearing ? Do whites and blacks look acceptable ?

Saif Seofe said:
I have this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... i love it reason 0 lag and 3D + 24 inch and its awesome i recommend to buy it hope this helps :)  ;) 


Yeah I heard about this one !
As I don't play a lot of FPS i'm wondering if 144Hz is really necesserary at the price of color accuracy ? I heard colors looked somewhat washed out on this screen and that the viewing angles were not that good, then again I never saw it...

B_S said:
Benq GL2450E, is about the cheapest monitor. And it get's descent reviews. Less than ~150$. Unfortunately no HDMI or sound. The HDMI/stereo sound/3.5mm Headphone Jack version is the GL2450HM, but it's quite a lot more expensive. At that point it's in another priceclass at above 200$.

I heard that this screen has some of the worst reverse ghosting issues and the RL2455hm looks better in comparison...

IPS is the best and i also using an IPS display and haven't encountered any ghosting and other issues
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April 7, 2014 2:15:32 PM

STACKS ON DECK said:

IPS is the best and i also using an IPS display and haven't encountered any ghosting and other issues


I'll keep the NEC EA244WMi-BK in mind since it's a bit over my budget limit I'd like to consider other monitors... (Just saw that in canada it costs 399.99+taxes...)
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April 7, 2014 2:25:37 PM

Xmaker said:
STACKS ON DECK said:

IPS is the best and i also using an IPS display and haven't encountered any ghosting and other issues


I'll keep the NEC EA244WMi-BK in mind since it's a bit over my budget limit I'd like to consider other monitors... (Just saw that in canada it costs 399.99+taxes...)


i think if you have 400$ budget so spending a little more means you will get what you want
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April 7, 2014 3:03:16 PM

STACKS ON DECK said:
Xmaker said:
STACKS ON DECK said:

IPS is the best and i also using an IPS display and haven't encountered any ghosting and other issues


I'll keep the NEC EA244WMi-BK in mind since it's a bit over my budget limit I'd like to consider other monitors... (Just saw that in canada it costs 399.99+taxes...)


i think if you have 400$ budget so spending a little more means you will get what you want


Like I said i'll keep it in mind...If i can't find anything else that suits my needs for cheaper I'll look into it... I'm a student and my budget is strict...
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April 7, 2014 5:37:06 PM

Please choice an answer it help alot of people out there thank you :) 
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April 13, 2014 3:16:09 PM

Saif Seofe said:
Please choice an answer it help alot of people out there thank you :) 


Finally I went in store and found this new model which suits my needs perfectly:

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-ca/product/samsung-samsung-...

After some testing, I must say that this screen is really nice ! No ghosting, no tearing, no bleeding, perfect blacks and whites (even better than my old TN screen), really great contrast and only 259.99$ !
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