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

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=N82E16824236174
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  1. 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?
  2. 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!
  3. 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?
  4. for $250,here are my suggestions-
    Asus 25"-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236123
    or
    Dell 23"
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260062
    it's the first 'reasonably priced' monitor i ever saw!but they are always high quality.
  5. This is what I am useing. http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/monitors/LS23A550HS/ZA-features

    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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Would that be good for gaming? I play alot of first person shooters and that has 8ms response rate.
  9. 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.
  10. I am actually trying to stay under $200 not $250. I need to budget a little more on this haha.
    I went over to the mlg forums and looked around. I seen alot of people suggesting this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236175

    Is that good?
  11. Best answer
    All TN Panel monitors are the same. It won't matter between most same sized and resolution monitor of the TN panel type.
  12. Best answer selected by ksteven813.
  13. Thanks Azeem!
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