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First off, I am on a tight budget. However I have found two monitors that are within it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...E24-262-011-TS

I can actually go for a smaller size, but the two things I am looking for is a DVI-D cable, and FULL HD. Now one monitor has the other one... Their both the same price, but one is DVI-D and the other is full HD.


My question(s) are... which monitor should I take?

Just cause it says its full HD does it make any real difference?

My ati 5850 has two DVI-D outputs yet its soo hard to find a monitor with a DVI-D in a budget, with full HD.


I basically want a good monitor that will use all the features of my ati 5850.


Edit: My understanding of all of the different types of data cables for monitors is like 1%. So I have literally NO f*cking clue what to do.
Edited by prognxt - 7/24/11 at 11:56pm
    
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yea, I'd go with the Hanns-G.

Asus does make good graphics cards and motherboards but I don't trust their monitors quite as much. Anyway, the Hanns does have full 1080P HD, and is slightly larger than the Asus, so i would recommend the Hanns-G

Oh and wont worry about the cables, the Hanns-g comes with a DVI calbe with White ends, just plug one end into the video card and the other into the monitor. In case you buy the Asus, the Asus also has an identical DVI cable which u use the same way. Hope that cleared up your cable problem
    
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yea, I'd go with the Hanns-G.

Asus does make good graphics cards and motherboards but I don't trust their monitors quite as much. Anyway, the Hanns does have full 1080P HD, and is slightly larger than the Asus, so i would recommend the Hanns-G

Oh and wont worry about the cables, the Hanns-g comes with a DVI calbe with White ends, just plug one end into the video card and the other into the monitor. In case you buy the Asus, the Asus also has an identical DVI cable which u use the same way. Hope that cleared up your cable problem
Yeah I did a little bit more research only to find out. I was worried I'd use a VGA port... Yeah...

Well thanks anyways.
    
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If you're willing to buy an Open Box, you should be able to easily find a 23" or 24" fitting in your budget.
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Yeah I'd chk out some open box/outlet at newegg or tigerdirect
post #6 of 7
Have a gander at the BenQ G2420HDBL 24"

It is my monitor I decided on, and it's been good to me. nice clarity, good colours, no blue tints like some Asus monitors have, price is fairly good to.
    
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post #7 of 7
Asus makes some of the top rated monitors - Hanns-G usually makes some of the worst, go with the better monitor - don't worry about what type of DVI cable you use as you only need a dual link dvi cable for 2560 x 1440/1600.

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yea, I'd go with the Hanns-G.

Asus does make good graphics cards and motherboards but I don't trust their monitors quite as much. Anyway, the Hanns does have full 1080P HD, and is slightly larger than the Asus, so i would recommend the Hanns-G

Oh and wont worry about the cables, the Hanns-g comes with a DVI calbe with White ends, just plug one end into the video card and the other into the monitor. In case you buy the Asus, the Asus also has an identical DVI cable which u use the same way. Hope that cleared up your cable problem
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