Recommend a monitor please

Hello everyone. I posted on here about a week ago about someone suggesting a monitor, but I can't find the thread. I'm going to be ordering one in the next couple of days if you guys can post a few links to a good monitor. I currently have a 19'' CRT monitor that is 5 years old.

First off my pc specs are:
CPU : E8400
Graphics card : 9800GTX+
RAM : 4GB(2x2) 800mhz
Hard drive : 500GB 7,200
Case : Thermaltake M9
Power Supply : corsair HX620

The resolution I normally game at is 1024

I'm looking to spend about £120 ($200)

I'm from england.

Thanks alot. sorry for the hastle.
4 answers Last reply
More about recommend monitor please
  1. Buy anyone of the LG or Samsung. Make sure it is LCD and of size 22 inches :) . Three things to notice:

    1) Response-Time: must be 5ms or less
    2) Contrast-Ratio: must be 8000:1 or 10000:1 .
    3) Plug: DVI Interface
    4) Angle: 160/170 or 170/170 (should be greater than 160)

    If monitor is both DVI and HDMI compatible then it is great but they are costly, so I prefer DVI plug only. DVI offers higher quality of video input than normal plugs. See Wikipedia

    You can find lots of monitors having these features at economic prices these days. I am in India, here they are not that expansive, See here .
  2. What resolution are you using your current monitor at and whats going to be your main use of the monitor
  3. I just got this monitor for my media server to have a screen and now its on my son's computer and he is gamming with it. It is incredible for the money and looks stunning for that price range. (I use a very high end monitor)

    Also with your video card and budget you are now ready to game at 1680 x 1050.. so say goodbye to your square gaming days! (that is a good thing)

    Also included the HDCP (HD video capable) version of the same monitor if you can handle the extra $ its still the best buy for the cost.

    Careful with all this Contrast Ratio hype. The companies are using two systems that kind of double talk. You want a minimum of 1000:1 for sharp crisp that can be 3000-5500:1 in ASCR. ASUS has been almost giving its monitors away to break into the market and they are solid quality products at amazing prices.

    DVI is a must vs Analog(VGA). DVI-D is Dual link dvi capable monitor which is very nice. HDMI is the defacto HD connection but DVI-D can carry higher resolutions. (so either will support your monitors max resolution)
    So for your 22" DVI is must and DVI-D / HDMI would be nice to have.


    ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail $169 (newegg)

    * Maximum Resolution: 1680 x 1050
    * Recommended Resolution: 1680 x 1050
    * Viewing Angle: 170°(H) / 160°(V)
    * Pixel Pitch: 0.282mm
    * Display Colors: 16.7 Million
    * Brightness: 300 cd/m2
    * Contrast Ratio: 1000:1(ASCR 5000:1)
    * Horizontal Refresh Rate: 30~82 KHz
    * Model #: VW224U
    * Item #: N82E16824236050
    * Return Policy: LCD Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy


    Or if you can handle another $100 you can get that monitor with HDCP (HD support)

    ASUS LS221H Black 22" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail ($269 newegg)

    * Recommended Resolution: 1680 x 1050
    * Viewing Angle: 170°(H) / 160°(V)
    * Pixel Pitch: 0.282mm
    * Display Colors: 16.7 Million
    * Brightness: 300 cd/m2
    * Contrast Ratio: 4000:1
    * Horizontal Refresh Rate: 31~81KHz
    * Vertical Refresh Rate: 56~75 Hz
    * Model #: LS221H
    * Item #: N82E16824236044
    * Return Policy: LCD Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy
  4. I recently bought an HP w2207h. I really like it. The height/pivot adjustable stand is worth the little bit extra it costs (I got mine for $249). No ghosting, no input lag, very deep blacks and brilliant colors. Only gripe is the viewing angle is a little limited. I need to be looking straight at it. I know all TN panels do that, but this one is a little bit more pronounced. Still, an exceptionally nice monitor.
Ask a new question

Read More

Graphics Cards Monitors Graphics