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May 11, 2012 5:10:48 PM

I've recently put a build together for the purpose of work and gaming. Ideally, I'm looking for a monitor that's well within my budget, but is also a solid performer for gaming and watching videos. I don't want to spend any more than $200, preferably in the $150 range. I'm looking for a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and I don't really care whether it's LCD or LED LCD.

Here are some monitors I'm considering:

> Samsung SyncMaster S24A300B 24in; 5ms ---> $139.99 ($90 off)
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX33603

> BenQ V2210 21.5in; 5ms ---> $129.99
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX27479

> BenQ G2320HDB 23in; 5ms ---> $144.99
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX35141

> ASUS VE228H 21.5in; 5ms ---> $159.99
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX32019

> ASUS VH236H 23in; 2ms ---> $179.99
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX31480

> ASUS VE247H 23.6in; 2ms ---> 189.99
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX31326

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Here is the rest of the build:

CPU: Intel Core™ i5-2500K Processor
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX31557

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 w/ DDR3 2133
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX36044

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 SuperClocked 2GB
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX33579

Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 750W Performance Power Supply
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX34738

RAM: GSKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB PC3-12800 Dual Channel DDR3 Kit
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX33234

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower Case
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX35637

HDD: Western Digital 500GB Caviar Blue 7200rpm SATA III w/ 16MB Cache
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX32264

Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24x DVD-RW Drive, SATA, Black, OEM
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX27707


Please recommend a suitable monitor and one within my budget.

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May 11, 2012 6:20:04 PM

ASUS VE247H 23.6in; 2ms ---> 189.99 and a $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASUS VH236H 23in; 2ms ---> $169.99 and a $20 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There are better deals on Newegg and for the other models from Asus also;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

The two Asus models have a 2ms refresh rate so I would tend to go with either one of those.
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May 11, 2012 6:34:17 PM

both the samsung and asus ve247h monitors are great
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May 11, 2012 6:41:17 PM

do not get the vh236h as it is not very power effcient(55w comapered to 35 and 25w)
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May 11, 2012 8:42:44 PM

I was considering the Samsung because of the deal. Will the 5 ms really be a difference compared to a 2ms?
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May 11, 2012 9:30:04 PM

Probably not because you are talking about miliseconds and it's a difference of 3ms.
The 30" monitor I have is 7ms and beside it is one thats 27" and is 2 ms and I can't tell the difference. I do like the monitors that Samsung puts out and I wisk I could have found a 30".
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May 12, 2012 1:34:37 AM

Alright, so I'm leaning towards the Samsung. Is there anything else I need to know?
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May 12, 2012 3:16:53 AM

If your not using HDMI then a good DVI-D dual link monitor cable would be good unless a dual link cable comes with the monitor.
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May 12, 2012 11:32:46 AM

Will an LED LCD monitor produce better images compared to LCD?
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May 12, 2012 5:05:40 PM

The Led is used for backlighting on a LCD monitor and you do have a choice between getting one with or without the Led backlighting. There have been some complaints about some monitors having light bleeding around the edges or corners of the screen. Before buying you should read the feedbacks on the item to see what's been said about other people who have bought the product. A good idea would be to read as much of the feedbacks as possable so you can get an overall feel for how the product is performing.
I believe the Led backlighting gives a better picture and pretty soon the Led monitors will start coming out and at first they will be expensive.
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May 12, 2012 8:42:51 PM

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