Hey guys, Ive been scouting the internet these past few days deciding on the type of monitor I want to get for my first ever gaming rig. The specs of the rig are as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($169.98 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon) Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Any suggestions for the monitors?
Looking to pay $160 max but must have:
- FullHD 1080p
- 2-5ms (does it make a big difference?)
- 21.5-22 inches (maybe 23 but pushing it)
What else do I look for in a gaming monitor?
At the moment ive been checking out these monitors: Pros/Cons would help too please. Ive checked some reviews already i just want more info before i jump the gun.
Acer S220HQLAbd Black 21.5"
ASUS VS Series VS228H-P Black 21.5"
Asus VE228H 21.5"
Between the three you posted I would pick the VE228H (It has built in speakers yay?). It's one of the monitors I own and really enjoy it.
If you don't have to buy right away, watch prices on the VS229H-P. I know it is a little above your price range currently but I think a few weeks ago it was down around your target. IPS tech for around $170 is a steal.
IPS have better color and viewing angles. However they are typically rated a little slower on the response times. I have an 8ms gtg (U2412M) and can barely notice any sort of ghosting. They also have the typical "IPS glow" in the corners. Again, I think this is a non issue because you almost always have something displayed on the screen. If an IPS panel is in the budget, take that over a TN panel.