ASUS does make some low cost nice monitors. They are bright and good for gaming, but the colors tend to be lacking especially when you want completely accurate color for real fine graphic apps. But for gaming they are great. My buddy has the 25.5" 2ms model.
That monitor is fine and nice with the rebate, but for fast paced gaming you want the fasted response time you can. I'd stick with a 2ms model if I were you, possibly the one below. In no way would the one you list be bad, but the tendency for ghosting would be higher on a 5ms over a 2ms. And I hate ghosting. I am looking for a new monitor after xmas. I have a 5ms dell 22"
I had a bad experience with Viewsonic with those stupid stuck pixels. They did make me count them. This was 4 years ago before I knew what it was for. haha.
I like my UPS people, the area distribution center is right up the road and the girls in the store know me by name. I'd throw a fit if a box came in damaged. I'd break some heads and make sure they pay for it's new replacement.
yea, for normal items like fans, cathods, HDD's etc.. I can go with UPS, but for monitors I use Fed-Ex, specially since I already had an issue with the EGG last time UPS sent me a dead monitor.... Box was crushed on all 4 corners and they almost made me count the dead pixels when the monitor would not even power up...
WOW. I usually have them hold the package at UPS if its of somewhat value and I pick it up over lunch. I don't think I would even accept a package that was damaged like that. I'd file a report on the spot before I even open it.
Here are two 24.6" monitors that are 189.99 right now, both with 2ms responce time and full HD. I have the i-inc one right now and it is beautiful. My first one had no dead pixels but others have had bad luck but both companies (tiger and new egg) stand by what they sell and will replace until you are happy with your purchase.