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First Gaming Rig need Monitor input

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August 12, 2012 2:48:16 AM

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?)
- HDMI
- 21.5-22 inches (maybe 23 but pushing it)
- LED
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"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

Thanks for help much appreciated.
a b C Monitor
August 13, 2012 5:52:49 AM

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.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 13, 2012 6:41:32 AM

The one you linked seemed really good but my question for you is how does IPS differ from TN i know theres a big difference but could you give me the pros/cons of both sides?
a b C Monitor
August 13, 2012 10:27:00 PM

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.
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