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HI

Iv just got my rig up and running and my current monitor just doesnt cut it, am after a good monitor for gaming hd mvies ect iv come across a few

Acer Acer 24" S243HLbmii

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/24-ac...1-2ms-speakers

Benq BENQ 23.6" XL2410-B

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/236-b...h-zowie-bundle

Iv read that this monitor suffers from bleeding

23" Asus VG236HE

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/23-as...0cd-m-2ms-vesa

Any suggestions would be great.

Am not really after a 3d experience just want something worth the money and awesome for gaming.

Thanks
Edited by Rookie_89 - 6/2/11 at 5:16am
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It is surprising that there has been no response for this long after your question was posed. :/ This must be remedied. Note that I'm only going to reccomend IPS panels for that price.

The very best monitor you will be able to buy is the ZR24w by HP. I can tell you that I am immensely pleased with mine . However, I may have seen a Dell U2410 around that price somewhere sometime, but it's normally 100 pounds above your budget and wide gamut, if that's worth it to you. On the other end of the spectrum, the Dell U2311H (standard gamut)retails for around 100 less than your proposed ceiling, so it'll save you that much at the cost of some extra -and useful- screen space that a 16:10 ratio gives.

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I appreciate the reply FelixLegend

HP ZR24W £330

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/204376...edium=products

Dell U2410 UltraSharp £461

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172798...edium=products

Dell Ultrasharp U2311H £230

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MO-046-DE

I think il be swaying more towards the Dell U2311H or HP ZR24W as the Dell U2410 is way out of my budget.

Now iv gotta make up my mind , what are your opninons on the monitors i have listed above compared to the ones you have shown me. Would these be good for gaming as they will mainly be used for that

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I can't really recommend any of those which you proposed with certainty. They all have a higher refresh rates but The Acer and BenQ are LED-backlit, inferior except for brightness, power consumption, and weight to CCFL. The ASUS has a glossy screen... but has good responses. The ZR24w has one of the least imput lags of the lower priced IPS monitors. I'd say go with the ASUS if you really want performance over the vastly superior image quality of an IPS panel.

BUT, if you really really want something awesome for near exclusive gaming, a CRT is the only way to go- no imput lag, no ghosting, high refresh rates, stupendous black levels, very nice colour.

Professional level gaming- CRT

Movies/gaming- ZR24w or U2311H

gaming- VG236HE
Edited by FelixLegend - 6/2/11 at 5:05pm
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Yup i think the best option is ASUS VG236H , i think thats what il be going with, thanks for all the input FelixLegend i appreciate it
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I wouldn't say IPS is for gaming at all, but if you're only playing casually it won't make any difference.

Just, IPS has a much higher response time than is normal, you'd expect 2-5ms on a regular monitor, IPS can go from 11-25ms. It's not very much, but it's enough to make a difference to someone who's more adept and in-tune with their PC. Again if you're just gaming casually you won't notice a thing, at all.

Thought you'd be interested, either way.
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I wouldn't say IPS is for gaming at all, but if you're only playing casually it won't make any difference.

Just, IPS has a much higher response time than is normal, you'd expect 2-5ms on a regular monitor, IPS can go from 11-25ms. It's not very much, but it's enough to make a difference to someone who's more adept and in-tune with their PC. Again if you're just gaming casually you won't notice a thing, at all.

Thought you'd be interested, either way.
the different is minimal now. e.g. the HP ZR24W is 5ms, many IPS's are now 8ms. Not only that, but input lag is a much better indicator and many IPS monitor have low input lag.
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