Best Gaming Monitor <$200? Recommendations?

im building my first high end gaming PC and need help/recommendations on the best gaming monitor to show off my machine for under $200. I would like the monitor to have the lowest possible response time (2ms) and have LED backlighting. Also, the best specs for gaming like refresh rate and others, with a screen size of around 23" for under $200. Im new to buying computer monitors and i dont know which is best for gaming for the best price. im willing to buy from any reputable online retailer like Amazon, newegg, tigerdirect, etc. i want my gtx 670 to look its best!!

Thanks for your time
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  1. SAMSUNG B550 Series S23B550V ToC 23" 2ms GTG HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 1000:1
    $199.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001552

    ASUS VS Series VS247H-P Black 23.6" 2ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 50000000:1 (ASCR)
    $189.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236174

    ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" 2ms Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 300 cd/m2 10,000,000:1 (ASCR)
    $189.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236112

    ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers
    $189.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049

    Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1
    $179.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236117


    ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)
    $149.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $129.99 and free shipping.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059

    I don't think that you can beat the deal on this last one as it meets your spec's and is a low price.

    Except I just notices that it doesn't have the led backlight so you would hve to move up to the next couple of choices.
  2. I would have to agree with hellfire24. The Asus vh238h is probably the best. I own this monitor myself and couldn't be more happy. Its bright, colorful, offers low response at 2ms, power efficient, has no ghosting issues, and looks good sitting on your desk! I encourage you to consider this monitor and if you have further questions about my vh238h, feel free to message me.
  3. SAMSUNG S23A700D Black 23" 2ms HDMI Widescreen 3D Capable LED-Backlit LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 1000:1
    $309.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001537

    If your budget was a little higher then you could consider this monior and the reason for that is because it has a refresh rate of 120hz and while it is 3D capable it's not just a 3D monitor but a full HD one as well. The refresh rate is the reason for posting this and those who have this monitor tell me that they would never go back to a regular refresh rate monitor.
  4. adampcpower said:
    im building my first high end gaming PC and need help/recommendations on the best gaming monitor to show off my machine for under $200. I would like the monitor to have the lowest possible response time (2ms) and have LED backlighting. Also, the best specs for gaming like refresh rate and others, with a screen size of around 23" for under $200. Im new to buying computer monitors and i dont know which is best for gaming for the best price. im willing to buy from any reputable online retailer like Amazon, newegg, tigerdirect, etc. i want my gtx 670 to look its best!!

    Thanks for your time

    http://www.amazon.com/ML228H-21-5-Inch-Ultra-Thin-Full-HD-Monitor/dp/B00413PHEQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1339951674&sr=1-3&keywords=asus+21.5+led+monitor $148.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping Price after rebate: $138.99
    ASUS ML228H 21.5-Inch Ultra-Thin Full-HD LED Monitor

    21.5" LED Wide (16:9) - 1920x1080
    10,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio
    Ultra Slim with Ergo Fit II Technology
    Full 1080P HD with HDMI
    ASUS Splendid Technology
    2ms response time


    http://www.asus.com/Display/LCD_Monitors/ML228H/ <----- another look @ that monitor
  5. Stickem said:
    I would have to agree with hellfire24. The Asus vh238h is probably the best. I own this monitor myself and couldn't be more happy. Its bright, colorful, offers low response at 2ms, power efficient, has no ghosting issues, and looks good sitting on your desk! I encourage you to consider this monitor and if you have further questions about my vh238h, feel free to message me.

    Im having trouble picking between the VH238H monitor and the VS247H-P. i cant seem to decide...
  6. If price is a deciding factor then maybe go with the less expensive one that has a rebate because they both seem very close and most likely you won't go wrong with either one.
  7. I'm also looking for a better monitor. I was wanting an IPS panel and I was wanting to know if all of these are IPS or not.
  8. Stigmatix said:
    I'm also looking for a better monitor. I was wanting an IPS panel and I was wanting to know if all of these are IPS or not.


    These are all TN panels made for higher refresh rates and response time more for gaming while IPS cost more for better Colour
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