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Help me choose a monitor that will be good for gaming in the $100-$180 price range, looking for a 24"ish monitor, i have a 21.5" Hannspree right now and i would just use that as a second monitor, for monitoring temps and what not.
 
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Just picked up an ACER 23" from Walmart for $179. its LED, running at 1920x1080 DVI/VGA. Really thin, beautiful display. online they go for the same, and they have another model that looks like it has thinner casing for $159. might be an LCD though. Definitely alot of monitors out there in your budget.

Gotta think about a few things... is HDMI a requirement?, LED or LCD? Fixed or tilt wanted? (mine is fixed with removable base) and do you want them to rotate?

If none of those are an issue, then i really think you can go for the 149-159 range 23" Monitors, possibly a 24" off Newegg.
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^LED = LCD with LED backlight instead of CCFL backlight, which is actually often worse because of worse backlight bleed and a blue tint on darker scenes.

However, both do fine.

Any monitor in the asus VH, VW, VE, VS series all work out fine for this purpose. I think they fit in the budget.
Asus generally has the best build quality and image quality in the lower end price section.

VH and VW are mostly CCFL backlit, VE and VS are mostly LED backlit. LED is generally brighter and has more vivid colors, but has lesser life time and more backlight bleed.

Check the details page for any info on the specific monitors when your browse them.
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
^LED = LCD with LED backlight instead of CCFL backlight, which is actually often worse because of worse backlight bleed and a blue tint on darker scenes.

However, both do fine.

Any monitor in the asus VH, VW, VE, VS series all work out fine for this purpose. I think they fit in the budget.
Asus generally has the best build quality and image quality in the lower end price section.

VH and VW are mostly CCFL backlit, VE and VS are mostly LED backlit. LED is generally brighter and has more vivid colors, but has lesser life time and more backlight bleed.

Check the details page for any info on the specific monitors when your browse them.
But wouldn't LED be a better choice in terms of power consumption? I know for me my electricity bill is hella high these days.
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I would like to stick away from ACER, they have horribly customer service. Would also like a 23"-24" monitor, HDMI would be nice but not required, as far as tilt, height adjustment, etc, not required but might not hurt if i can find a decent one. Max price i would be willing to go $200 if it is the right fit. Was looking at this one, thoughts? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236174
Edited by Junior82 - 10/16/11 at 10:44am
 
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But wouldn't LED be a better choice in terms of power consumption? I know for me my electricity bill is hella high these days.
Your CPU alone pulls more power than the monitor.

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I would like to stick away from ACER, they have horribly customer service. Would also like a 23"-24" monitor, HDMI would be nice but not required, as far as tilt, height adjustment, etc, not required but might not hurt if i can find a decent one. Max price i would be willing to go $200 if it is the right fit. Was looking at this one, thoughts? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236174
That one and the VE line is said to have ghosting issues, mostly noticable when dragging a window with test across the screen, not so much in gaming or movies. The VS can be fixed by turning down a setting (forgot which one exactly) though.
I was also deciding between that one and a VH242H, I ended up getting the VH. The difference is the VH does not have those issues and is CCFT backlit, not LED. Similar price range ($180 at several places). Ill let you know what I think of it when it gets here if you still havent bought any.
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That would be great if you could let me know how it is, i will look at that monitor also instead of the one if it has ghosting issues. Thanks for the input.
 
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Well i decided to order this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236059

What do you think?
 
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Quote:
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Well i decided to order this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236059

What do you think?
Not bad if you only want Asus. But if you wanted to sav $ and not use hdmi and dvi then there are better options.
Edited by harryt - 10/19/11 at 11:07pm
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