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Asus VH236H, VH222H or VH222H-P monitor

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May 25, 2010 7:08:14 AM

Hello, I'm going to be building a system over the summer and this will be what I'm putting in it, (question at the end):

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two

Power supply: Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply compatible with Intel Core i7 and Core i5

Video card: SAPPHIRE 100297L Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity Technology

Processor: Intel Core i5 750 Processor 2.66 GHz 8 MB LGA1156 CPU I5-750BOX

Motherboard: Intel Core i7/i5 LGA1156 4DDR3-2200 CrossFireX/GBE/Raid/SATA3/USB3.0/7.1-CH ATX Motherboard GA-P55A-UD3

RAM: Corsair XMS3 4 GB PC3-12800 1600Mhz Dual Channel Core i3 i5 i7 DDR3 Memory Kit CMX4GX3M2A1600C9

Harddrive: Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Black SATA 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD1002FAEX

CD Rom drive: Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - OEM

I need to know which monitor will go best with it, it will mostly be used for games and movies, and the 2ms response time from the VH236H is attractive, but I've heard from a couple places that the VH222H is better, despite the 5ms response time. Which is better? If there is a different monitor for under $200 that you would suggest, what would it be?

Thanks :) 
May 25, 2010 6:43:00 PM

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Why Asus?

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

This is a good deal.

I can't really recommend Asus personally because the 22" I bought broke the first day, however the reviews say it's a great monitor.

I sent it back and got a Acer which I love.

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

The Asus uses 23 more watts than the Acer for some reason. The MS your not going to notice, I game on a 5ms and love it.

Nice, well thought out system build though. :) 

Hopefully by the time you build the 5850 will come down in price.


Not sure, but I've been hunting for a monitor to add to the plan for a while and I've seen these 3 up on several review sites, so I assumed they were pretty good. I'm glad you cleared up the ms for me, wasn't sure if it'd make much of a difference, thanks for the response
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May 25, 2010 7:29:40 PM

Switch the HD for a 1TB spinpoint F3, RAM for this Ripjaw KIt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Use said saving to get a 5850 instead.

Also if you act today, you can get a Dell 24" 1920x1080 monitor for $182 free ship
http://www.logicbuy.com/deals/dell-lcd-monitor-coupons/...

If you're gonna wait, it's actually more important to consider if you want HDMI or not, as most of the monitors in the $170-200 range about about the same with only major difference being a slight variation in size.

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May 25, 2010 8:47:33 PM

banthracis said:
Switch the HD for a 1TB spinpoint F3, RAM for this Ripjaw KIt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Use said saving to get a 5850 instead.

Also if you act today, you can get a Dell 24" 1920x1080 monitor for $182 free ship
http://www.logicbuy.com/deals/dell-lcd-monitor-coupons/...

If you're gonna wait, it's actually more important to consider if you want HDMI or not, as most of the monitors in the $170-200 range about about the same with only major difference being a slight variation in size.


I have to wait, money is currently an issue, so it won't be made until mid-late summer, depending on how many jobs I'm working. I'm a little worried about 24" being too big because I'm used to my 15" laptop screen, so I was going to get a 21.5" as a mid way type of thing.

As for the ram and harddrive, any reason why I should switch them out? The ram isn't any cheaper, it's actually about the same price. I think I'm saving up for a 5850, as I've heard the 5830 is a pretty weak deal for the money.
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May 27, 2010 5:53:46 PM

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Stick with the Western Digital Black if you can afford the few extra bucks. It has double the cache and nearly twice the warranty of Samsung.


How much would a 64 MB cache matter vs a 32 MB? Is it actually significantly faster?
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May 27, 2010 7:14:17 PM

I can't speak about 2 of those monitors but I purchased the VH236H 2 weeks ago for $155 after rebate and its awesome. The options menu takes a little getting used to, but other than that I haven't had any issues with it. Much better picture than my 4 year old lcd. Plus it was the best deal on a 23'' at the time and has good reviews on newegg so I had to get it. :) 
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