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I'm looking to get a new monitor but am struggling to decide what would be the best option.

I have a 6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1060 and mainly play strategy games, the sims and Skyrim.

The couple I have been looking at are below. So my question is would it be worth getting the 144hz 1ms Asus for the games i play (as they are not really fast paced), or would the IPS Hp give a better picture?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/HP-24es-inch-Monitor-Pixel/dp/B01N6HCUW8/ref=sr_1_57?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1514391395&sr=1-57&keywords=pc+monitor

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00B19T7QC/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=ICOU6742315AU&colid=N2NXYJTYWV6J&psc=1

Or are there any others you can suggest? I would like the keep the budget to £220 or less.
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    Both of them are pretty good, although the IPS one has a 7 Ms response time, which is pretty slow. Out of the two, I would go for the 144Hz personally.
    However, you are only playing strategy games, so the IPS monitor is also a really good option, as you do not need to fast a response time then, and the IPS will give you better colors when watching videos.

    This monitor combines the best of both worlds, has an IPS panel, as well as a pretty decent response time if you get into FPS gaming:

    PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/LnwJ7h
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/LnwJ7h/by_merchant/

    Monitor: AOC - I2481FXH 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor (£134.97 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £134.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-28 17:34 GMT+0000

    And it is less than 220 pounds.
  2. Thanks I think IPS would be best then as i doubt i will ever get into FPS. I have done a bit more reading and people are also suggesting a monitor with a DVI connection which i didn't realise the HP or the AOC suggested don't have, does this really matter? I.e is there a noticeable difference in HDMI or DVI? or would this monitor be a better option:


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00YQKTGR8/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I3JE15I7OQXHH9&colid=N2NXYJTYWV6J&psc=0

    It is a 5ms response time and is an IPS panel with a DVI connection.
  3. HDMI is usually the way to go.

    The monitor you have listed is not a bad option. If you like it, go ahead with that. HDMI and DVI are both okay, although HDMI is the better option of the two. Make sure the monitor you have chosen has an HDMI port.
  4. I just picked up an HP 27w (1080p, IPS, 5ms) and I can't believe I didn't switch sooner. If you can find something that's IPS and 144hz, I'd highly recommend grabbing it.
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