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Best monitor for new build?

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June 1, 2012 10:46:41 PM

Hello,
Im building my first gaming PC and need to choose an HD monitor to showoff its capabilities. I would like to keep the price at around $150. My system will include a GTX 670, so i want my monitor to show off its full potential. Iver narrowed it down to about two and would like help deciding. Also, i would like to buy it from either newegg or Tigerdirect

ASUS VH236H
This one is currently on sale on newegg for a very good $129.99 but the only reason i hesitate to buy is it does not have an LED backlight, which i do not know if it is worth spending more on to get for gaming.

ASUS VS Series VS247H-P
This one is for over $190 on newegg and has nearly all the same specs as the one about except w/ an LED backlight. Like i said, i dont know enough about it to determine if its worth this price increase for the backlight.

If you could help me choose or find a new one that better than both, please do. Also i would like clarification on the difference between backlight/no backlight and its effect on gaming

THANKS

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June 1, 2012 10:49:58 PM

LED backlighting is mainly for power savings and less eye strain, both of which I value. :p 
The 23" is what I'd go with because of this:
JackNaylorPE said:
If viewing at normal monitor viewing distances, you want to keep your PPI (pixels per inch) above 90. The human eye can start to detect individual pixels at PPI < 96 ..... ok to miss by a little, after that screen starts to look grainy. I'd avoid the choices highlighted in bold text

Resolution / Description / Screen Size / PPI

1920×1080 / 1080p / 13.1 / 168.2
1920×1080 / 1080p / 15.6 / 141.2
1920×1080 / 1080p / 16.4 / 134.3
1920×1080 / 1080p / 21.5 / 102.5
1920×1080 / 1080p / 23.0 / 95.8
1920×1080 / 1080p / 23.6 / 93.3
1920×1080 / 1080p / 24.0 / 91.8
1920×1080 / 1080p / 24.6 / 89.6
1920×1080 / 1080p / 27.0 / 81.6
1920×1200 / WUXGA / 15.4 / 146.8
1920×1200 / WUXGA / 17.0 / 132.9
1920×1200 / WUXGA / 22.0 / 102.9
1920×1200 / WUXGA / 23.0 / 98.4
1920×1200 / WUXGA / 24.0 / 94.0
1920×1200 / WUXGA / 25.5 / 88.5
1920×1200 / WUXGA / 27.0 / 83.8
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June 2, 2012 12:11:49 AM

get the vs model. its half as thick and very power efficent
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