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October 24, 2012 6:09:48 PM

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: GeIL Pristine 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Raidmax Atlas ATX-295WB ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $541.91


Also, is everything on this build compatible? I already made a thread but I just want to double check before I buy everything...

Sad thing is I'm going to have to sell my crappy laptop I'm using now in order to buy a new monitor so yea... no more than 201 bucks.

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October 24, 2012 7:22:31 PM

All are good it's a matter of if you want 23 or 24 or 21 inch The Asus VH236H A.K.A. EVO has been around for many years. While many models and styles get updated this monitor continues to be used in professional gaming tournaments due to it's low price, 2ms response time, and 8.3ms input lag.

While it's no IPS display the picture is still good bolstered by its full HD 1920×1080 resolution and 20,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio. If you're willing to go a little bit smaller and are willing to stay in the same price range, then you could also go with the Asus VE228H 21.5" monitor, which is LED, has a 7ms input lag, and 2ms response time. For $30-50 more you could also go with the ASUS VE248H, the 24" version of this model.
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October 24, 2012 7:37:28 PM

bigcyco1 said:
All are good it's a matter of if you want 23 or 24 or 21 inch The Asus VH236H A.K.A. EVO has been around for many years. While many models and styles get updated this monitor continues to be used in professional gaming tournaments due to it's low price, 2ms response time, and 8.3ms input lag.

While it's no IPS display the picture is still good bolstered by its full HD 1920×1080 resolution and 20,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio. If you're willing to go a little bit smaller and are willing to stay in the same price range, then you could also go with the Asus VE228H 21.5" monitor, which is LED, has a 7ms input lag, and 2ms response time. For $30-50 more you could also go with the ASUS VE248H, the 24" version of this model.


I'm nooby to this stuff so I'm really clueless as to what you said. I mean I'd prefer a 23/24 inch over a 21 inch. Idk what ms is but I'm guessing lower ms means it's better. Don't the other 2 have 1 ms response time.

Also, I searched around the internet and came across this
http://www.amazon.com/HP-2311x-23-Inch-LED-Monitor/dp/B...

Would you say that matches up with the ones you listed?
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October 24, 2012 7:45:23 PM

entezio said:
I'm nooby to this stuff so I'm really clueless as to what you said. I mean I'd prefer a 23/24 inch over a 21 inch. Idk what ms is but I'm guessing lower ms means it's better. Don't the other 2 have 1 ms response time.

Also, I searched around the internet and came across this
http://www.amazon.com/HP-2311x-23-Inch-LED-Monitor/dp/B...

Would you say that matches up with the ones you listed?
Looks nice i have no experience with HP monitors or there quality but it looks good :)  How do you choose the best gaming monitor? In this article we will explain what you need to know about choosing an LCD monitor suited to displaying your games in their full glory. The following features are the most important to consider:


Response Rate

The response rate of an LCD monitor refers to how quickly each pixel on the screen can change color. The lower the response rate, the faster the screen updates. If you are playing fast-paced action game for example, where the images change quickly, if you're playing on a monitor with a slower response rate, you may experience what is known as "ghosting". Ghosting happens when the previous image displayed on the screen can still be seen as a blur for moments after the image has changed.

When choosing the best gaming monitor, the response rate is perhaps the single most important factor to consider. Ghosting and motion blur can ruin your overall gaming experience. The faster the response rate of your monitor, the less ghosting you will see.

I would say that an LCD with a response rate of 5ms is the minimum for gaming. Lower than 5ms is better of course (remember that the lower, the faster), and the very best gaming monitors on the market have extremely fast response rates such as 2ms and lower to avoid any ghosting/blur issues completely.


LED vs LCD Monitors

LED monitors are the exact same as LCD monitors, except they use LED backlighting which provides some advantages such as a brighter and sharper display, thinner screen, and lower power usage.

LED monitors currently cost a little more than a standard LCD, but if you want the best gaming monitor then I would definitely suggest you buy one. If not, a standard LCD monitor with a good response rate will do just fine.


What Size Monitor?

Ultimately, the size you go for is totally up to you and how much you're willing to spend. Obviously the larger the screen, the more expensive it will be, but for the best gaming monitor experience I would suggest at least 19", and go for a widescreen LCD if you can. Nothing beats gaming on a nice, decent-sized widescreen monitor.

If you want the most immersive gaming experience possible and you have the money to spend, go for a quality 23" or 24" screen, or even 25" and above. After gaming on such a massive screen you won't ever want to go back to a smaller screen!


Contrast Ratio

The contrast ratio of a monitor can be a helpful spec to generally compare picture quality between different monitors. In general, the higher the contrast ratio, the better the picture quality.

With high contrast ratios your screen can produce deeper black levels, which creates a more immersive and visually sharp experience. Keep in mind that the contrast ratio isn't always an accurate measure of image quality, so don't use it solely to compare two monitors as there's more to it than that.


Viewing Angle

If you look at an LCD monitor from an angle, you will notice that the image appears dimmer and the colors can look weird. At extreme angles the entire image can even disappear. The viewing angle of an LCD monitor is the angle at which you can still view the screen clearly, and is usually listed in the monitor's specifications list.

The greater the viewing angle, the better, but for gamers the viewing angle doesn't really matter because you are looking directly at the screen the whole time. But there are some people who will consider the viewing angle important, for example if you need to show presentations with your LCD monitor. Source: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=w...



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October 24, 2012 8:02:53 PM

Omg dude I friggin love you I just found a 180$ monitor with 2 ms AND it's LED. And it's 23 inch too!

yeyyeyey it fits in with what you described and it's still in my budget man you're fcking awesome thankyou

oh and its this one
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vh238h
its like related to the 236 you suggested and it looks like its better (is an LED) at the same price. WOOT
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October 24, 2012 8:04:53 PM

Glad i could help your very welcome enjoy!
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October 24, 2012 8:11:14 PM

Best answer selected by entezio.
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