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July 31, 2012 5:21:34 PM

I'm currently trying to build a gaming pc for the first time and i need help deciding what monitor to buy with it, my budget is $150-$250, i would like it to have a good picture doesn't have to be perfect, that it doesn't lag or anything like that, and has a good stand (not planning on mounting or anything like that)

these are the two monitors that im thinking about (planning on playing mainly FPS/RPGs both with pretty good sized open worlds if that makes any difference)

http://shop.benq.us/ProductDetail.aspx?id=386

http://shop.benq.us/ProductDetail.aspx?id=374

the first monitor says it's "the official console monitor" so i'm worried if that means it won't have as good a picture for playing pc games, and the second one says it's good for RTS games but im not planning on playing them so im worried that it wont be as good for other games (in other words i don't have a clue what im doing and any help would be appreciated)
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July 31, 2012 5:56:05 PM

Lag is inevitable. Every screen will have some sort of lag in them.
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July 31, 2012 6:00:42 PM

ok then can you tell me which of these monitors will lag the least and is best for my gaming needs xD
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July 31, 2012 6:03:06 PM

The last link monitor will be better.
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July 31, 2012 6:12:34 PM

If you want my honest opinion, since they are all the same panels, you won't notice a difference.
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July 31, 2012 6:26:59 PM

You have a mixture of 23", 23.6" and 24" panels .... yu can compare their "advertised" specifications here.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|24-236-175^24-236-175-TS%2C24-236-052^24-236-052-TS%2C24-236-059^24-236-059-TS%2C24-014-269^24-014-269-TS

Of course "advertised" and "actual" are two different things.

Consult qualified review sites to form an assessment of how they shake out compared to one another.

This is one of my fav's

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/

Also keep in mind what makes a great photo retouching monitor can also at the same time be a poor gaming monitor.
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July 31, 2012 6:30:17 PM

Yeah, listen to the above. Reviews by professional sites will determine if it has lag or not. If the monitor isn't professionally reviewed, the only way to tell if it is good is by its specs, but since what the manufacturer states in those specs are not always true, you are better off just choosing any TN Panel Monitor to buy.
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July 31, 2012 6:32:45 PM

Best answer selected by tickingmadness.
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July 31, 2012 6:35:49 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
You have a mixture of 23", 23.6" and 24" panels .... yu can compare their "advertised" specifications here.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|24-236-175^24-236-175-TS%2C24-236-052^24-236-052-TS%2C24-236-059^24-236-059-TS%2C24-014-269^24-014-269-TS

Of course "advertised" and "actual" are two different things.

Consult qualified review sites to form an assessment of how they shake out compared to one another.

This is one of my fav's

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/

Also keep in mind what makes a great photo retouching monitor can also at the same time be a poor gaming monitor.


oh ok, thanks really trying my best to learn all these things, so ill take your advice and look at the reviews from reviews sites for the monitors im looking at
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