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February 17, 2010 5:46:24 AM

Hey guys I just ordered all the parts for a new i5 1200 gaming pc and it should be here by this weekend. I was looking for a good deal on a monitor and I found this at dell.

I actually need a mouse and a keyboard to go with my pc, and i'm not picky so I thought this looked great for me.

I don't know a whole lot about monitor specs, but do you guys think this one looks alright?

Are there any other deals out there you would recommend?

Dell ST2310 23” Monitor with Dell Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
199.99
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Displays/pr...
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February 17, 2010 6:27:48 AM

the dell one is a little light on the details.

obviously, the resolution is important. but a preference thing.

the most important monitor specs are response time (2ms ideally, but no more than 5, and it needs to be measured white to white, not grey to grey) refresh rate (60 is normal, but 120 would be great) and contrast ratio (the higher the better, but if its dynamic, you can pretty much ignore the number they give you.

basically, just look at some monitors in your price range at the desired resolution, and compare the w2w/b2b response time, contrast ratio, and refresh rate.

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February 17, 2010 12:46:35 PM

We have a lot of Dell computers in our offices with all different sizes of monitors. I am not sure if any of our monitors are the exact model you are picking out, but I can tell you that I am not impressed with them. At all. Period. In fact, if I ever buy anymore Dell systems, I am ordering the PC's only, they can keep their monitors. We have a few $159 Viewsonic monitors scatter around that we have bought as replacements, that put the Dells to shame.
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February 17, 2010 2:35:25 PM

The only monitor recommendation I can really make is the Asus VW246H or the VK246H. Both are the same monitor, but the VK has a built-in webcam. I bought the VK246H 'cause it was on sale and I wanted something to monitor some processes on my HTPC.

Here's a link to the VW246H, it appears the VK version is not in stock / temporarily delisted:

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


Here is my rather lengthy review of the VK246H which is basically the VW246H + built-in webcam as stated before:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/54250-3-asus-vk246h-r...


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February 24, 2010 2:21:36 AM

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