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January 24, 2011 1:15:23 PM

Hey guys, what's a really good gaming monitor up to 300$? I'm getting the Phenom II X4 955 BE with the HD 6950. I'm looking for a monitor up to 24".
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January 24, 2011 1:20:20 PM

moslty any name brand monitor in that price range will be more or less the same some might be brigter then other buts there will not be alot of diffrence
January 24, 2011 2:11:30 PM

cia24 said:
moslty any name brand monitor in that price range will be more or less the same some might be brigter then other buts there will not be alot of diffrence


What about the res? I'm thinking 1920x1200. Or 1920x1080. But is the latter good for gaming? i mean, usually that res if for watching movies, is it good for gaming though?
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January 24, 2011 2:42:03 PM

1080 HD is good for gaming. Both 1200 and 1800 would be widescreen HD.
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January 24, 2011 2:50:05 PM

i play on a aoc 24 inch 1920x1080p looks great paid 200$ at bestbuy
January 24, 2011 4:46:56 PM

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

heres a great gaming monitor, great refresh rate for fast games, good color and reviews (contrast means nothing nowadays)

theres a webcam version of this monitor which costs an extra 20-40 bucks but really the quality is bad enough that it would just be cheaper to buy a separate webcam.

you really dont need to spend more than this on a monitor unless you want larger screens/resolution or 3d, non of which are worth the price jump imo
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January 24, 2011 5:57:25 PM

cia24 said:
moslty any name brand monitor in that price range will be more or less the same some might be brigter then other buts there will not be alot of diffrence


your pretty wrong on this comment, repsonse time, contrast ratio, and refesh rate can all make a big difference between a high end and low end monitor
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January 24, 2011 5:58:43 PM

jockey said:
1080 HD is good for gaming. Both 1200 and 1800 would be widescreen HD.


1200p is great for fps, and rts type of games imo, everything appears and feels more naturally oriented to me. Really either 1080p or 1200p would be great for gaming
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January 24, 2011 6:04:18 PM

for the money, unless you are going to go 3d there is no need to spend that much, for 200 you can get a great 1080p 24" monitor with 1 mil:1 contrast ratio, 2ms repsonse time, hdmi,and dvi, plus asus has a 3 year warranty which is not too shabby:

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

there are other monitors that are comparable in this price range but for a 24"
you shouldn't really spend much more then 200 these days, imo
January 24, 2011 6:21:36 PM

jjb8675309 said:
for the money, unless you are going to go 3d there is no need to spend that much, for 200 you can get a great 1080p 24" monitor with 1 mil:1 contrast ratio, 2ms repsonse time, hdmi,and dvi, plus asus has a 3 year warranty which is not too shabby:

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

there are other monitors that are comparable in this price range but for a 24"
you shouldn't really spend much more then 200 these days, imo



It is quite nice, but since I live in luxembourg, they dont have that model on either amazon.co.uk or amazon.de
So that one is out of the game. What do you think about this one, though? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-P2450H-24-inch-Widescre...
January 25, 2011 4:08:30 AM

throw another 100 dollars and get the HP 27" widescreen 1080 moniter. Has been completely awsome since i bought it, awsome gaming experience. I was a little iffy about spending 400 bucks on a moniter, but it has been very fulfilling. Glad that i bought it XD
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January 25, 2011 4:35:01 AM

Just my 2 cents:

Whatever you decide is the best choice, make sure you look into LCD monitors with 120Hz refresh rates. Trust me, the difference is noticeable and worth the extra few dollars you may have to pay.

And no, I'm not just talking about the ability to do 3D gaming, I mean, every single time you boot up your computer and surf the internet or run a program you will be thankful you're runnin at 120hz.
January 25, 2011 2:31:42 PM

Annisman said:
Just my 2 cents:

Whatever you decide is the best choice, make sure you look into LCD monitors with 120Hz refresh rates. Trust me, the difference is noticeable and worth the extra few dollars you may have to pay.

And no, I'm not just talking about the ability to do 3D gaming, I mean, every single time you boot up your computer and surf the internet or run a program you will be thankful you're runnin at 120hz.


I looked into them a bit. But most of them are quite expensive. Unless you know a one with a similar price of the samsung listed above, please tell me ;) 
January 25, 2011 2:32:32 PM

plague115 said:
throw another 100 dollars and get the HP 27" widescreen 1080 moniter. Has been completely awsome since i bought it, awsome gaming experience. I was a little iffy about spending 400 bucks on a moniter, but it has been very fulfilling. Glad that i bought it XD


27" is a tat too big for me, and I am a bit on a budget, so thats a no-go. But thanks for the suggestion ;) 
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January 25, 2011 2:48:14 PM

I think if you can get a 1200p monitor, but they're being phased out.

For a 1080p 24", look at a Samsung 2494SW. I bought mine for $200 and it's a really good monitor, probably the best I've ever used (which isn't really saying a lot but it is good!)
January 25, 2011 3:20:04 PM

wolfram23 said:
I think if you can get a 1200p monitor, but they're being phased out.

For a 1080p 24", look at a Samsung 2494SW. I bought mine for $200 and it's a really good monitor, probably the best I've ever used (which isn't really saying a lot but it is good!)


But your is 5ms latency, and the samsung has 2ms. And the samsung is cheaper. My dad is buying me the monitor so I'm looking for a cheaper one because I'm also getting a new gaming rig ;p
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January 25, 2011 3:54:33 PM

rapolitas said:
But your is 5ms latency, and the samsung has 2ms. And the samsung is cheaper. My dad is buying me the monitor so I'm looking for a cheaper one because I'm also getting a new gaming rig ;p

I'm using the 22" version of the 2450 and have had no problems with it whatsoever, what your link does not show is whether the 24" version has a D-sub port as well as a DVI one.
January 25, 2011 4:15:04 PM

Mousemonkey said:
I'm using the 22" version of the 2450 and have had no problems with it whatsoever, what your link does not show is whether the 24" version has a D-sub port as well as a DVI one.


What is a D-sub port, anyway? Ive heard of it, but never knew what is it for?
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January 25, 2011 4:17:59 PM

It's the Ye olde analogue vga port.
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January 25, 2011 4:19:28 PM

rapolitas said:
But your is 5ms latency, and the samsung has 2ms. And the samsung is cheaper. My dad is buying me the monitor so I'm looking for a cheaper one because I'm also getting a new gaming rig ;p


If you mean this ASUS one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and the one I'm talking about http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX26781(ME).aspx

The Asus has 2ms vs 5ms on the Samsung, but the contrast ratio on the Asus is 20000:1 compared to a whopping 50000:1 on the Samsung.

The only other difference, which is pretty minor, is the power usage. Asus = <60W/<2W, Samsung = 44W/1W

EDIT: Nevermind I guess you were talking about the Samsung 2450H, which I can't seem to find the specs of...
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January 25, 2011 4:40:39 PM

Annisman said:
Just my 2 cents:

Whatever you decide is the best choice, make sure you look into LCD monitors with 120Hz refresh rates. Trust me, the difference is noticeable and worth the extra few dollars you may have to pay.

And no, I'm not just talking about the ability to do 3D gaming, I mean, every single time you boot up your computer and surf the internet or run a program you will be thankful you're runnin at 120hz.


I like how you say the extra few dollars you will have to pay you mean extra few hundreds of dollars?
January 25, 2011 4:52:45 PM

wolfram23 said:
If you mean this ASUS one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and the one I'm talking about http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX26781(ME).aspx

The Asus has 2ms vs 5ms on the Samsung, but the contrast ratio on the Asus is 20000:1 compared to a whopping 50000:1 on the Samsung.

The only other difference, which is pretty minor, is the power usage. Asus = <60W/<2W, Samsung = 44W/1W

EDIT: Nevermind I guess you were talking about the Samsung 2450H, which I can't seem to find the specs of...


Yup, I was talking about this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002DPYQSW/ref=s9_si...
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January 25, 2011 5:01:09 PM

Ah yeah seems a bit better. I wonder, must be the newer version of mine.
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January 25, 2011 6:42:17 PM

cia24 said:
I like how you say the extra few dollars you will have to pay you mean extra few hundreds of dollars?


Asus VG236H can be had for 300 dollars (the package without the 3D vision kit) The guy says his limit is around 300 bucks, so tell me how my advice is not relevant ?
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January 25, 2011 6:47:04 PM

Annisman said:
Asus VG236H can be had for 300 dollars (the package without the 3D vision kit) The guy says his limit is around 300 bucks, so tell me how my advice is not relevant ?



Post a link where to get it with-out 3d kit.
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January 25, 2011 9:01:43 PM

"First off, let’s get the name down for this 23 inch, 120Hz display, because ASUS is selling the VG236 in two different packages and model numbers. One is the VG236H, which comes with a NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit and retails for $499. The other is the VG246HE, which is the exact same display, but comes without a bundled NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit and retails for $349. Both of those packages contain the exact same display, but just differ in whether they include the shutter glasses you’ll need to do stereoscopic 3D."

This is a quote from Anandtech's stellar review of the monitor from a few months ago. It mentions the monitor is to be sold without the glasses for cheaper.

I can imagine the kit-less monitor package will show up any day now, and even if it doesn't you could sell the Nvidia 3D kit and get that money back.

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January 25, 2011 9:29:44 PM

Annisman said:
"First off, let’s get the name down for this 23 inch, 120Hz display, because ASUS is selling the VG236 in two different packages and model numbers. One is the VG236H, which comes with a NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit and retails for $499. The other is the VG246HE, which is the exact same display, but comes without a bundled NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit and retails for $349. Both of those packages contain the exact same display, but just differ in whether they include the shutter glasses you’ll need to do stereoscopic 3D."

This is a quote from Anandtech's stellar review of the monitor from a few months ago. It mentions the monitor is to be sold without the glasses for cheaper.

I can imagine the kit-less monitor package will show up any day now, and even if it doesn't you could sell the Nvidia 3D kit and get that money back.



349 is still over his budget and that is not including shipping.
a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2011 9:57:43 PM

Right, but that's why I said it is worth the extra dollars. Also, I expect it to launch for less than 350, and/or go on sale / free shipping.

My point is there are panels close to his budget that are 120 hz, and worth consideration.

Edit: Though you are to correct to point out that as of now you can't buy only the monitor, which I have no idea why they are waiting.
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January 25, 2011 10:00:41 PM

Annisman said:
Right, but that's why I said it is worth the extra dollars. Also, I expect it to launch for less than 350, and/or go on sale / free shipping.

My point is there are panels close to his budget that are 120 hz, and worth consideration.

Edit: Though you are to correct to point out that as of now you can't buy only the monitor, which I have no idea why they are waiting.



They make more money of the kits but your right they are loseing people that want a 120hz monitor, but dont want a 3-d kit
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January 25, 2011 11:08:31 PM

screw apple with their proprietary bullshit, yuppie machines
February 7, 2011 2:27:57 PM

Annisman said:
Thought I would update this thread, the Asus VG 236He is now available on Newegg.com

For 350$, the extra 50 bucks is way worth it for 120 Hz to the OP.

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


Looks pretty good. Might consider if I'll find the money ;)  Thanks for suggestion ;]
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