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March 8, 2009 5:56:57 AM

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.

Please help.

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March 8, 2009 6:11:13 AM

I really like LG and Samsung as far as monitors. They have great warranty. Why are you wasting 2 gtx 285's on those games?
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March 8, 2009 6:15:36 AM

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.
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March 8, 2009 6:37:54 AM

If your looking at 2 ms respond which is useless compared to 5 ms then the acer will do the job

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But I personally and strongly recommend the dell G2410 which is far better. Also not the 2 ms response time is only gtg(grey to grey)

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/pr...

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.

My conclusion for you buy the dell :D 
March 8, 2009 6:39:09 AM

BTW there is LED in dell on which makes it the superior monitor of the 24 inch :D 
March 8, 2009 6:54:36 AM

hmm maybe im a dumb ass.

I though that the 2ms, 3ms etc was response time. as in how long ti too the pixel to light up etc?

What would the NEXT SIZE UP be from Dell that you recomend? Say a 25 or 27" (if they have those)


My system build is as follows:

MSI Eclipse SLI Motherboard
Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 965 Nehalem 3.2GHz
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Triple Channel --12GB total ram

**** 2 x XFX GeForce GTX 285 Video Card - 1GB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready,

or

**** 1 x EVGA 017-P3-1291-AR GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Dont know what way I should go on video card.... 1 VERY GOOD new card or 2 good older cards.

3 x Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM


And for the PSU I was gonna go with this: Ultra X3 ULT40070 1600-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, PCI-E Ready, Energy Efficient, Modular


I was gonna do like 3 threads to get this ironed out... main thing is to get the monitor.. first.
March 8, 2009 12:15:11 PM

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.

hope this helps.


MRFS
March 8, 2009 8:59:10 PM

In the future, everyone will be gaming with Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor since I bet that 1080P will be the standard resolution of most televisions and monitors.

ASUS VH226H and ACER H213Hbmid are very good deals with Full HD 1080P.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

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.
April 23, 2009 7:07:03 AM

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


May 7, 2009 4:27:59 AM

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)

~B
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a c 195 C Monitor
May 7, 2009 4:38:44 AM

That's 'cause it is using a more expensive S-PVA panel that can truly reproduce 16.7m since it is a 24-bit monitor (8-bits per primary color).
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