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My build is all done, all that needs now is a Monitor. Please help

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September 5, 2012 12:18:20 PM

Dear Sir/madams,

I have recently bought all parts for my pc. But all that is missing is a proper "gaming" Monitor. I mostly play fast paced games (FPS, RTS, MOBA and MMORPG). I don't want high input lag, nor a lot of ghosting. Preferably not more then 8ms.
IPS or TN doesn't matter, although most IPS are a tad slower then TN's.
I am open for 3D, but it is not a need. If you recommend a 3D Monitor, it should be viable for NVidia not AMD, because i got 670gtx. My price range is max 350 euro.

I had a few monitors in my mind after hours of research, but I would love your opinion on these, or even a better monitor in your opinion.
BenQ V2420T (Supports Nvidia 3d Vision 2) http://www.otest.co.uk/p/benq-tests/xl2420t-reviews.htm...
Dell Ultrasharp U2412M (IPS screen) http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c...
ASUS VG236h (Supports Nvidia 3d Vision 1) http://www.asus.nl/Display/LCD_Monitors/VG236H/

My PC specs:
GPU: Gigabyte gtx670
Mobo: Gigabyte Z77
CPU: Intel 3750k
PSU: 650 watt Corsair
CPU Cooler: Evo 212
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance

I would love to hear your opinion about these monitors, and the monitor you have/recommend yourself.
Thanks in advance,
One noobie pc builder.

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September 5, 2012 12:45:23 PM

I would get the Dell. I have a similar Lenovo ThinkVision and it's the best I've ever had by far. Another choice would be 3x 900p 20" -ish monitors ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ), they easily go for €100 per monitor :lol:  In portrait mode that would an impressive 2700 x 1600 or 4800 x 900 in landscape mode.
a b C Monitor
September 5, 2012 3:19:11 PM

id also get the dell. image quality for me is weighed more heavily than a faster response time and 3D
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a b C Monitor
September 5, 2012 3:38:31 PM

I own the Dell and it's great. I'm waiting for more $$$ to get 2 more for surround.
a b C Monitor
September 5, 2012 6:47:43 PM

I too would go for the Dell UltraSharp. In e-IPS technology, their great warranty and image quality is unparalleled. And unlike TN panels, if you ever decide to use Portrait mode, which you can with the Dell, it will not look distorted.
September 5, 2012 7:40:58 PM

Thanks for the quick responses! I was leaning towards it as well, the only problem I found, was that a lot of people commented on the "Ghosting" of that screen. As you can see on this comparison with a samsung screen http://www.digitalversus.com/lcd-monitor/face-off/11538... , I am not sure if that is a reliable site and/or how noticeable it is when playing first person shooters for example.

Is that anything to worry about ?

thanks in advance,
a b C Monitor
September 5, 2012 7:44:02 PM

A great monitor is one of the few futureproof pc purchases you can make today.

If the price does not stop you, look at a 27" 2560 x 1440 monitor like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Yes, it is expensive @$800.

I use the discontinued Samsung 305T which I have had for several generations of builds, and I don't regret paying $1100 or so for them.
You get more display area, and a higher viewing angle(178/178)
September 5, 2012 7:48:31 PM

true true, but I am usually sitting close to my screen (around 1 feet (30cm) away) , and I don't think I would find a 27 inch screen comfortable, sitting That close. So I am kind of crossing off a 27 inch monitor :/ 
September 5, 2012 7:53:59 PM

Crossing off, not sure if thats the correct English term. It is not my native language. I think I meant "Ruled out".
a b C Monitor
September 5, 2012 8:07:21 PM

ryan10616 said:
Crossing off, not sure if thats the correct English term. It is not my native language. I think I meant "Ruled out".

Both terms are correct, and well understood.

As I type this, I am 18" in front of a 2560 x 1600 30" monitor.
Even moving to 12" I have no problem.
a b C Monitor
September 5, 2012 9:53:44 PM

ryan10616 said:
Thanks for the quick responses! I was leaning towards it as well, the only problem I found, was that a lot of people commented on the "Ghosting" of that screen. As you can see on this comparison with a samsung screen http://www.digitalversus.com/lcd-monitor/face-off/11538... , I am not sure if that is a reliable site and/or how noticeable it is when playing first person shooters for example.

Is that anything to worry about ?

thanks in advance,

I would love to know how they've created that effect, because I can assure you I've never witnessed anything like it on my monitor. Any idea how to produce that "reverse ghosting" effect anyone?
...and where is the article that explains the comparison between the two? I'll read the review, found it
a b C Monitor
September 5, 2012 11:41:13 PM

ghosting isnt very common on good monitors like the dell or my asus pa238qr.
September 6, 2012 10:01:37 AM

Thanks for all the respones. I bought the Dell and at the same time I am considering a wider variety off monitors now, and starting to look at 27 inch monitors as well. Thanks for all the quick replies it helped me a lot.
a b C Monitor
September 6, 2012 10:54:23 AM

if you are looking at 27 inch panels, make sure they are not 1080p and make sure they are 1440p or higher
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