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Seems like the IPS monitors ive come across have high response times. 12ms-15ms. Thought when gaming the lower response is better. I have a budget of $300. This will be for straight gaming and everyday use. Any help with choice and understanding IPS vs response would be great.
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Well IPS monitors weren't necessarily designed with input lag or response times in mind as they're more for color accuracy/viewing angles. The U2311H is actually a decent compromise between color accuracy and input lag/response times. The advertised response time of the U2311H is 8ms GTG (take with a grain of salt as they're often inaccurate) with an input lag of around 10ms (source).

If you're getting a monitor just for gaming though, just go with a semi-decent TN panel, like one of the ASUS monitors on newegg, as the advantages of an IPS panel probably won't justify the cost for you.
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The newer E-IPS monitors have response times comparable to the previous 5-8ms TN monitors when both are measured in GTG. The problem is that some manufacturers use different methods for testing response times, many times at the dismay of IPS monitors that are being looked at by gamers like you.

For $300, the best monitor you're gonna get hands down is the

. It has little ghosting, it has a great panel, easily superior to any TN panel, meaning it has much wider viewing angles, and much higher color accuracy. The monitor itself has excellent build quality, looks great and has features like a USB Hub, which can be quite convenient. The bezels are also pretty thin, and it makes for a great monitor for multi-display setups.

You can find the best review (IMO) for it here.
    
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