Best monitor for new gaming pc? [First post on Tom's]

Hi everyone,

This is my first post on the Tom's Hardware forums. I just purchased a new gaming pc (specs below), and I am wondering what monitor to get for it. My budget is about $200 and my current top picks are the Asus VH236H and Viewsonic VX2453MH-LED. Both seem like really good monitors, especially for gaming, but I am having difficulty choosing between them. Is one better than the other? What do you guys think?

Thanks for your help!

- Blacklines


Comp Specs:


Intel Core i5 Processor i5-3570K 3.4GHz 6MB QUAD CORE

Asus P8Z68-V LX LGA1155 Motherboard/ Intel Z68/ DDR3/ Quad-CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX

16GB RAM (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600MHz (PC3 12800) Dual / Quad Channel

SEAGATE / WD 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB CACHE SATA 6.0Gb/s

nVidia GeForce GTX570 2560MB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card

THERMALTAKE 600 WATT HIGH PERFORMANCE SLI/CROSSFIRE POWER SUPPLY


Here is some info on the monitors:

http://gadgetprofile.com/comparison/viewsonic-vx2453mh-led-asus-vg236h/1064-818

http://www.squidoo.com/top-gaming-monitor

http://www.topgamingmonitors.com/best-gaming-monitors/

and here are the monitors themselves:

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VH236H-23-Inch-Integrated-Speakers/dp/B002453K5G

http://www.amazon.com/Viewsonic-VX2453MH-LED-24-Inch-Ultra-thin-Widescreen/dp/B004LXK8LI/ref=pd_cp_pc_1
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  1. For the best resolution pick 20' monitor. Not too big , not too small. Just great for gaming pc in my opinion .

    This is my suggestion

    Samsung monitor

    20” S20B300B LED AD | 1600X900 | 5MS | MEGA 330
    http://www.samsung.com/sg/consumer/pc-peripherals-printer/monitor/led-monitor/LS20B300BS/XS

    21.5” S22B150 LED A | 1920X1080 | 5MS |MEGA
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-S22B150-21-5-inch-Widescreen/dp/B006Z5GGN4


    in my country if converted to USD is 150 USD. :)
  2. While a bit old, I recommend the Asus VW246H which came out back in December 2008. The Asus VH236H came out around the same time as well or perhaps in Q1 2009.

    You can check out my review of it's sister monitor the VK246H in the following thread. The only difference is the built-in webcam in the VK model.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/54250-3-asus-vk246h-review-final-update

    The VW246H can be purchased for $175 from either Amazon or Newegg.

    http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VW246H-24-Inch-Integrated-Speakers/dp/B001LYWBOM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1339739934&sr=1-1

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049
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