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July 10, 2014 12:59:14 AM

Hi Guys,
I'm going to buy a new monitor for my PC and I can't choose between a few models. It'll go with the R9 270 so I need to make sure It'll perform well with high end games.

Samsung LS24D390HL
http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/monitors/LS24D390HL/...

Samsung S24C750P
http://www.samsung.com/levant/consumer/computers-periph...

Samsung S23C350H
http://www.samsung.com/levant/consumer/computers-periph...

ASUS VX238H
http://www.asus.com/Monitors_Projectors/VX238H/specific...

Thanks.

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July 10, 2014 1:06:22 AM

What kind of games will you be playing on the monitor? And what budget?
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July 10, 2014 1:15:13 AM

heres the thing, monitors have alot of preference in the choice, so you gotta look at them and see what you like. when it comes to construction, i love asus. when it comes to color, i like ips, but ips seems to be less "rich" than other panel types. I recently built a comp on a asus PLS panel. It's one of my favorite panels out there. I have looked at many different panels from many different manufactueres, and i prefer asus and samsung, but between those i feel as if alot of Preference will come into play. they seem to all be either ips, or pls technologies, which for a gamer might aswell be the same thing. AH-IPS is the most brilliantly beautiful in almost all cases though, but i dont think there are any in your budget since this is what you have posted. Asus seems to have alot of confidence in there products and i have built 2 computers with asus monitors one in 1080p and the other in 1440p on a liquid cooled 290. and both monitors are the best i've ever used. Plus Asus backs its screens with there 3yr rapid replacement which might be another thing to keep in mind.
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July 10, 2014 1:32:25 AM

ksham said:
What kind of games will you be playing on the monitor? And what budget?


FPS, Racing, FIFA. I don't think mentioning the budget would matter as I'm not from the US and prices around here are totally different. I realize that with such games a 120hz monitor is the one to go for, but they're either too expensive or not even available.
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July 10, 2014 1:38:15 AM

TheFluffyDog said:
heres the thing, monitors have alot of preference in the choice, so you gotta look at them and see what you like. when it comes to construction, i love asus. when it comes to color, i like ips, but ips seems to be less "rich" than other panel types. I recently built a comp on a asus PLS panel. It's one of my favorite panels out there. I have looked at many different panels from many different manufactueres, and i prefer asus and samsung, but between those i feel as if alot of Preference will come into play. they seem to all be either ips, or pls technologies, which for a gamer might aswell be the same thing. AH-IPS is the most brilliantly beautiful in almost all cases though, but i dont think there are any in your budget since this is what you have posted. Asus seems to have alot of confidence in there products and i have built 2 computers with asus monitors one in 1080p and the other in 1440p on a liquid cooled 290. and both monitors are the best i've ever used. Plus Asus backs its screens with there 3yr rapid replacement which might be another thing to keep in mind.


Thanks a lot for your input. Problem is the specs and features in all these look the same, and as I said I'm not from the US so I don't have the luxury of choice that I'd like.
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July 10, 2014 1:38:44 AM

Of the 4 that you listed, the last one is the best for imaging quality IMO, but for FPS, the first one would be better due to the higher refresh rate. Still, if you are okay with 5ms, the PLS monitor (last one) would look very good.
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July 10, 2014 2:26:17 AM

ksham said:
Of the 4 that you listed, the last one is the best for imaging quality IMO, but for FPS, the first one would be better due to the higher refresh rate. Still, if you are okay with 5ms, the PLS monitor (last one) would look very good.


Sorry but you got me confused here. By the "last one" you mean the ASUS? Because as far as I know the only PLS monitor here is the first one (the Samsung D390HL) and the ASUS is the only one with 1ms response
Also I thought that all 4 have the same refresh rate?
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July 10, 2014 7:10:02 AM

Cobra007 said:
Sorry but you got me confused here. By the "last one" you mean the ASUS? Because as far as I know the only PLS monitor here is the first one (the Samsung D390HL) and the ASUS is the only one with 1ms response
Also I thought that all 4 have the same refresh rate?

You're right. My sincere apology. The first one is the best in terms of imaging quality. The Asus is best for FPS games because of the 1ms refresh rate. The other monitors have a 5ms refresh rate.
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July 10, 2014 8:14:34 AM

ksham said:
Cobra007 said:
Sorry but you got me confused here. By the "last one" you mean the ASUS? Because as far as I know the only PLS monitor here is the first one (the Samsung D390HL) and the ASUS is the only one with 1ms response
Also I thought that all 4 have the same refresh rate?

You're right. My sincere apology. The first one is the best in terms of imaging quality. The Asus is best for FPS games because of the 1ms refresh rate. The other monitors have a 5ms refresh rate.


Ok great. So in your opinion, would the ghosting be a major issue for me with the samsung in fast paced games, like FPS's? Or just barely noticeable?
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July 10, 2014 8:14:35 AM

ksham said:
Cobra007 said:
Sorry but you got me confused here. By the "last one" you mean the ASUS? Because as far as I know the only PLS monitor here is the first one (the Samsung D390HL) and the ASUS is the only one with 1ms response
Also I thought that all 4 have the same refresh rate?

You're right. My sincere apology. The first one is the best in terms of imaging quality. The Asus is best for FPS games because of the 1ms refresh rate. The other monitors have a 5ms refresh rate.


Ok great. So in your opinion, would the ghosting be a major issue for me with the samsung in fast paced games, like FPS's? Or just barely noticeable?
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July 10, 2014 8:57:07 AM

Screen tearing due to frame drops would be more of an issue than ghosting.
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July 10, 2014 9:33:16 AM

Yeah but as I understand, tearing is an issue related to 60hz monitors, so it won't matter which one I chose. What I meant is would there a [noticeable] difference between samsung's 5ms and ASUS's 1ms response in gaming?
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July 10, 2014 9:52:25 AM

Can you notice a difference between 2ms and 5ms? Personally, I can't notice even 1ms vs 8ms.

The manufacturer says 1ms and 5ms, but it can vary. So 1ms to one manufacturer may not be the same as 1ms to another. Also, 16ms is about the max for 60Hz monitor before most people notice a difference. To put this into perspective, there are 1000 milliseconds in 1 second. Try blinking as fast as you can and count how many times can you blink in one second. On average, a normal eye blink is about 200ms - 400ms.
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July 11, 2014 2:50:37 AM

Ok great. I'll go with the Samsung then. Thank you very much for your help :) 
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