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I am Looking for a 25-27 inch gaming monitor, I was surprised by the lack of articles I could find on affordable gaming monitors. My price range is $250-$300 and I'm looking for at least a 25 inch monitor. I have found 3 monitors that look good, but I'm not sure which one if any of them i should get.

ASUS VE278Q:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236103

HP Pavilion 27xi:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824176425&Tpk=27xi&IsVirtualParent=1

Acer G276HLDbd:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009424
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  1. I vote for Asus VK278Q. It's a bit over, but it's a great monitor. We have them at work.
  2. Best answer
    sirhax4you said:
    I am Looking for a 25-27 inch gaming monitor, I was surprised by the lack of articles I could find on affordable gaming monitors. My price range is $250-$300 and I'm looking for at least a 25 inch monitor. I have found 3 monitors that look good, but I'm not sure which one if any of them i should get.

    ASUS VE278Q:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236103

    HP Pavilion 27xi:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824176425&Tpk=27xi&IsVirtualParent=1

    Acer G276HLDbd:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009424


    Out of those, I'd go with the Asus. The other two have a response time of over 5ms and you can start to feel the latency once you go over 5ms. Personally, I wouldn't go with any of them if your price point is around $300. For that, you should definitely be able to pick up a 120 Hz monitor, which makes a big difference in terms of how "smooth" your gameplay will be. Although I don't have a 120Hz monitor as of now, I do plan on picking one up this summer.

    I'd recommend this one for around $300: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009222

    If you don't care for the 120hz option, you'll be able to find a much better price for a 1080p monitor @60hz for under $200. I have an AOC e2243Fwk. Great 60hz 1080p monitor for only $110.
  3. Ya i think the HP Pavilion 27xi is out, it only has a 1 year warenty, and the Acer G276HLDbd does not have a HDMI port. So the Asus VK278Q looks the best. But do you have any recommendations for a 24 or 25 inch monitor?
  4. 24" - Asus VS248H-P
    25" - none
  5. jthill909 said:
    sirhax4you said:
    I am Looking for a 25-27 inch gaming monitor, I was surprised by the lack of articles I could find on affordable gaming monitors. My price range is $250-$300 and I'm looking for at least a 25 inch monitor. I have found 3 monitors that look good, but I'm not sure which one if any of them i should get.

    ASUS VE278Q:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236103

    HP Pavilion 27xi:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824176425&Tpk=27xi&IsVirtualParent=1

    Acer G276HLDbd:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009424


    Out of those, I'd go with the Asus. The other two have a response time of over 5ms and you can start to feel the latency once you go over 5ms. Personally, I wouldn't go with any of them if your price point is around $300. For that, you should definitely be able to pick up a 120 Hz monitor, which makes a big difference in terms of how "smooth" your gameplay will be. Although I don't have a 120Hz monitor as of now, I do plan on picking one up this summer.

    I'd recommend this one for around $300: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009222

    If you don't care for the 120hz option, you'll be able to find a much better price for a 1080p monitor @60hz for under $200. I have an AOC e2243Fwk. Great 60hz 1080p monitor for only $110.


    That monitor looks great, but im guessing I need a Nivida Gpu to use the 3D aspect of it (I have a 2gb 7870 myst ed) I think ill buy that monitor though :) thanks!
  6. sirhax4you said:
    Ya i think the HP Pavilion 27xi is out, it only has a 1 year warenty, and the Acer G276HLDbd does not have a HDMI port. So the Asus VK278Q looks the best. But do you have any recommendations for a 24 or 25 inch monitor?


    Any reason you need an HDMI port? Except for carrying sound, it has no advantages over DVI...unless you use it with a DVR/DVD player.
  7. bystander said:
    sirhax4you said:
    Ya i think the HP Pavilion 27xi is out, it only has a 1 year warenty, and the Acer G276HLDbd does not have a HDMI port. So the Asus VK278Q looks the best. But do you have any recommendations for a 24 or 25 inch monitor?


    Any reason you need an HDMI port? Except for carrying sound, it has no advantages over DVI...unless you use it with a DVR/DVD player.


    I like having one for using my ps3, mostly as a blue-ray player.
  8. sirhax4you said:
    bystander said:
    sirhax4you said:
    Ya i think the HP Pavilion 27xi is out, it only has a 1 year warenty, and the Acer G276HLDbd does not have a HDMI port. So the Asus VK278Q looks the best. But do you have any recommendations for a 24 or 25 inch monitor?


    Any reason you need an HDMI port? Except for carrying sound, it has no advantages over DVI...unless you use it with a DVR/DVD player.


    I like having one for using my ps3, mostly as a blue-ray player.



    kk. Just wanted to make sure you weren't wanting it for something silly.
  9. Get a monitor with 120hz or the Asus one that has 144hz.

    BENQ or ASUS are really nice.
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