I'm looking for a gaming monitor that's 22 inch or bigger. I have a cheap 22" now and never noticed anything on it that would make me want to have a better one. So is a better one worth it? But I'm doing a complete system overhaul so a new screen is neccessary. I myself have no knowledge of screens and monitors so I hop you guys could maybe tell me a good gaming monitor for a relatively low price.
I'll certainly look into the NEC ea241wm. But I might just get a lower end model to tie me over for the RGBLEDs coming out. The specs on the gamut range for those units are just RIDICULOUS but there might be bleed issues. *sigh* Ugh, so many options ... so many choices to make.
What exactly are you using the system for? A three screen setup and a 3d monitor serves significantly different needs.
A three screen setup would work best for flight/driving simulation. There aren't a whole lot of 3d games out there right now so you'll have a set-up that is just waiting for more games that might or might not emerge.
It might serve you better if you use a two screen setup with one unit at WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution that is your primary gaming display with a second UXGA (1600x1200) monitor for your auxiliary display. That way you can spend more money on your primary display giving you significantly better performance than any $150 - 200 display.
I'll certainly look into the NEC ea241wm. But I might just get a lower end model to tie me over for the RGBLEDs coming out.
Don't expect RGBLED to be inexpensive, because there is a lot of additional costs related to that technology over just using regular white LED backlight. Example, all current consumer level LED LCD monitors uses edge backlighting. That means the LED lights are on the edge of the monitor directing light towards the center of the screen (i.e. sideways) to an amorphous material which projects the light outward towards the viewer(s).
For RGBLED to be truly effective you need a full array of them for backlight. Meaning the backlight emits light directly towards the viewer similar to florescent backlight.