New Monitor for New Build

Hey guys. I will be building a new system in the coming weeks based around an intel i5-750 and an HD5850. But I also need to get a new monitor to go with it.

Here is what I am looking for:

Budget $180-250 (after discounts), I would like to stay around $220, but that is my range

Size 23"-24"

Resolution 1920x1080

Speakers- if the monitor doesn't come with it, I will go ahead and get a decent 2.1 system. But picture quality comes first.

Would prefer some sort of adjustment controls (tilt, swivel, height), but once again picture quality comes first!

This monitor is for gaming, movies/videos, schoolwork


I don't REALLY have a preferred brand, but I have been lookin at Asus, Dell, and Hp. I get discounts from Hp (varying amount), but there are also some really good coupons on Dell monitors right now. Asus tends to be cheaper anyways.

Here are some examples of what I have been looking at...


http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna [...] 5-1727683-
$209 after coupon, w/ 2048x1152 res.

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna [...] 5-1727683-
$181 after coupon

http://www.shopping.hp.com/product [...] AA%2523ABA
$239 w/ discount, I believe Newegg sells it for the same price though. This is a brand new monitor with virtually NO reviews.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824236049


Picture quality is my number one priority as well as general quality of the monitor (hoping for no dead pixels). I appreciate any feedback you guys can give me. I really have no expertise in monitors. Thanks.
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  1. Your links are broken.

    I just posted this in a similar thread in this forum area.

    Take a look at this monitor. I just purchased it.

    Tiger direct VH236H

    Here is the review at Cnet.

    Cnet Review VH236H

    174.99.
    (Free shipping, $20 MIR)

    Also, Newegg reviews are overwhelmingly good.

    Newegg VH236H
  2. davisflow said:
    Your links are broken.

    I just posted this in a similar thread in this forum area.

    Take a look at this monitor. I just purchased it.

    Tiger direct VH236H

    Here is the review at Cnet.

    Cnet Review VH236H

    174.99.
    (Free shipping, $20 MIR)

    Also, Newegg reviews are overwhelmingly good.

    Newegg VH236H


    Damn. It took me a while to get all my links together.

    I was looking at pretty much the same Asus monitor, but it was the 24 inch version. Same resolution and same response time. Like you said, reviews were overwhelmingly good.

    However, if the Dell or Hp monitors are of better quality, I would prefer them. But I have no idea if they are...
  3. I have the Asus VK246H which I purchased back in Dec 2008; I don't really use it much, probably down to maybe 6 hours per month. It is currently selling for $230 + $8 shipping; here's the link:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236048&Tpk=vk246h

    The following is the Asus VW246H, selling for the same price. It is the same as the VK246H, but it does not have the built-in webcam:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049&Tpk=vw246h

    Here's my review:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/54250-3-asus-vk246h-review-final-update

    Here's an "official" review from May 2009:

    http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2009/review-asus-vk246h.html
  4. jaguarskx said:
    I have the Asus VK246H which I purchased back in Dec 2008; I don't really use it much, probably down to maybe 6 hours per month. It is currently selling for $230 + $8 shipping; here's the link:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236048&Tpk=vk246h

    The following is the Asus VW246H, selling for the same price. It is the same as the VK246H, but it does not have the built-in webcam:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049&Tpk=vw246h

    Here's my review:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/54250-3-asus-vk246h-review-final-update

    Here's an "official" review from May 2009:

    http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2009/review-asus-vk246h.html


    Thanks I'm looking into reviews now. How come you stopped using it?
  5. As my review states, the purpose for the monitor is only to check on processes that I am running on my HTPC. Since my HTPC is connected to my HDTV, I do all my video watching on my HDTV.

    I already have two monitors connected to my primary PC. Rather than attempting to move one of my two expensive monitors back and forth, I simply decided to pickup something cheap and leave it connected to my HTPC.

    The first 6 - 8 weeks was the most I've used the Asus since I wanted to write a review of it. It turns out to be a very good gaming monitor.
  6. oh ok cool.
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