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I completed my first build!! Now I need help with a Monitor for it?

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March 11, 2012 1:49:42 AM

Hey Everyone!!

I am excited and proud to say that I completed my first build a few days ago and it went so smooth! I am typing from it now ;)  I would not have been able to do it without many of the members help from here. So thank you so much!!

Now I need some help on deciding on what monitor and size to get for this gamin rig :)  Here is what I built:

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Rosewill RNX-N250PCe (RNWD-11005) PCI Express 150/300Mbps 2T2R Wireless Adapter


SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card


CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL


Intel Core i5-2500k Sandy Bridge

Rosewill - Pellucid HD Series High Speed HDMI® cable (6 FEET)


COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior

LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - OEM


ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

All this cost around 1,000 with promos and stuff.

Now what monitor should I get for gaming? Also, what is a good size for a monitor?
I am on an old 17" monitor right now lol. Its just getting the job done until I get a new one.

I was looking at this but would like to know if there is anything better:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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March 11, 2012 3:02:17 AM

There are better choices, but first I need to know what your monitor budget is and what you look for in a monitor. Do you care about viewing angles, input lag, or color quality?
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March 11, 2012 3:19:49 AM

Hey azeem,

I want 1080p.
I would like to keep it under $250.
I will be playing games, so input lag is very important.
I will be looking at it straight on, so not sure about the viewing angles.
It will be about 20-30" away from me depending on how I am sitting.


Thanks azeem!
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March 11, 2012 3:45:35 AM

23" is best for that distance. Good gaming monitors have 8ms or less response time and 16ms or less input lag. Do you play competitively?
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March 11, 2012 4:15:56 AM

This is what I am useing. http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/monitors/LS23A550HS/...

I recieved it for Xmas from my wife. It's like haveing a Samsung TV as a monitor.

The only negative but no real biggy is that it's a little shakey. As long as you don't live in an earthquake area you'll be fine...lol
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March 11, 2012 4:49:09 AM

I was looking at that asus series. but not sure what size to get since its closer to your face than a television. And wanted to come get yall's input on that and if there was something better.
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March 11, 2012 5:12:55 AM

OP, I would not follow what he said. ASUS is certainly NOT the best; it is ONE of the best. Samsung, LG, BenQ, Planar, NEC, and AOC are just as good, if not better. If you don't play competitively, I would consider eIPS panels. They are a good balance for gaming with low input lag, great colors, and good contrast ratio. I recommend the U2312HM. Here is a review on it: www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2312hm.htm
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March 11, 2012 6:05:55 AM

Would that be good for gaming? I play alot of first person shooters and that has 8ms response rate.
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March 11, 2012 6:34:56 AM

Well, you don't have the budget for a 120Hz Monitor, or else I'd suggest that to you. 8ms response time is just fine. The actual color to color response time is always higher either way.
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March 11, 2012 7:09:51 AM

All TN Panel monitors are the same. It won't matter between most same sized and resolution monitor of the TN panel type.
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March 11, 2012 7:25:17 AM

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March 11, 2012 7:25:26 AM

Thanks Azeem!
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March 11, 2012 1:54:41 PM

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