I been playing the google game... i have spent HOURS reading reviews on Newegg and Tigerdirect.
I play World of Warcraft, Everquest 1, Counter Strike, I also look to get into U3.
I want a BIG ASS monitor 24"+ Wide Screen.
Trying to stay around the $300-600 mark.
Needs Dsub, DVI, and HDMI Inputs. I don't care if it has web cam or any speakers. I wont use em.
Needs to be like 2ms or 3ms response time. I dont want any blurring.
I will be using 2 XFX GTX 285's in SLI mode.
I have looked at some 24" Asus with and with out web cam, Benq, and an off brand 28" I-Inc.
The thing that gets me are the reviews. I dont want ANY dead pixels. And im afraid of bad color and bleeding etc.
Basically reading the reviews has gotten me gun shy.
I don't know that I would go for samsung. Not that they make a bad product, I've had samsung tv's before that were excellent, but on the new lcd tv's at least, I've heard of people having trouble with some samsungs, and then not getting much support from the company on it. Also, you may spend more, but may want to consider buying the monitor at a brick and mortar store. That way if there are dead pixels, one would think that you'd more pull if you take it back.
The only downside in this one is no HDMI which you don't need because to video information ratio with DVI is 1:1 while with HDMI its 1:2<, therefore DVI is actually better. I don't see the reason of HDMI unless your Graphics has HDMI which transfers audio to your monitor which has speakers. Otherwise HDMI is useless.
The main thing is you get 1 000 000 :1 dynamic contrast FTW.
p.s. a good rule of thumb is to target 50% utilization
of your PSU's rated wattage. 50% of 1600 = 800,
which is far beyond the power needs of the system
you are designing. Without having a PSU's efficiency
chart in hand, 50% utilization is a good approximation
of any PSU's maximum efficiency.
In the future, 1080P will also work with smaller monitors like 20 inch or 21 inch or 22 inch and this is because companies knew that 24 inch is a little bit too big and that in the past, it is difficult to make a smaller monitor with Full HD 1080P so now they made the smaller ones with Full HD 1080P capable.
However, there are also 24 inch versions which are ASUS VH246H and ACER H243Hbmid (If I'm correct).
I was also wondering about how 1080P will affect the gaming because for the now, I know that 1080P is normally use more for HD Movies than Games.
Please note that ASUS VH226H is GTG so 2ms response time is not accurate. GTG "Gray to Gray" will not tell you exactly the correct response time so don't get fool by GTG 2ms and this does not mean that it is faster than ACER H213Hbmid with 5ms.
DELL G2410 is a joke. I don't think I can return it so I will donate it, can't compare with my older 18' NEC. I am not sure why I wanted a bigger monitor that you can't look at while smaller but usable is the rational decision one should accept.
This TN monitor is the worst I have seen, a CRT will beat it any time of the day on colors, contrast and black to white dynamics.
Given how cheap it was I was considering throwing it away, I mean literary out my window down the back yard deck like in the movies. Not that I was pissed it is a piece of crap so much than it is being manufactured, some people must be buying it (suckers like me) and using it as a real monitor
New 2408WFP arrived and I am usually not a snob but here I must say: the difference is not just obvious, its striking me still after 4 hours of use. The resolution is a bit larger at 1920x1200 instead of 1920x1080 as that supported by G2410
Anyway this is amazing and it cost me less than double what I got G2410 for... The sliche stands.... (you know which one that is)