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Hey guy's, I don't know a lot about monitor's but thought I'd ask, hows this one?

Acer S220HQLrbd 21.5 inch

Obviously it's a little small in size, would prefer it to be atleast 24" but would do you think?

In a few weeks time I would like to order 3 in total for surround, obviously I'll be upgrading my GPU's aswell.

Im kinda looking for the best bang for buck monitor that would be ideal to work in surround (thin bezel etc). My max budget for the montor's is around £400/500.



If you have anything to add, please comment

Appreciate it.
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That looks like a real nice monitor for surround. Whats the price per?
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post #3 of 10
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That looks like a real nice monitor for surround. Whats the price per?
Max £150 each, the lower the better lol

I have to do a bit of reading on what things I should be looking at when buying a monitor, hopefully by then I'll have a better understanding lol, but for now im a complete newb lol
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post #4 of 10
There's a cheap Acer that I've been now buying for everyone at work that is great!! They are only $140 here in the states so about $450 for 3 after taxes. Give me a sec and I'll look them up.

The one thing that I really recommed is that you get all 3 the same. One of the guys I set up is using a Samsung in the middle and 2 of the Acer's on the sides. He has some problems here and there with drivers because his Samsung is something like 2042x1140. Don't remember exactly.

The Led's are sweet tho and the Acer isn't a Led but has the brightness of a Led.

EDIT: Well Microcenter doesn't have any of the ones I was referring too, but they do have this Led 23" that I would use for cheap.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354785

I have 24" Asus monitors and love them. One thing I do recommend also is you get one's that have a matte finish and not a glossy finish. With 3 glossy screens your going to get a bunch of reflections.
Edited by Hambone07si - 10/20/11 at 1:01pm
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post #5 of 10
Another thing is don't listen to anyone that says tri-sli is a waste. If your going to set up surround, tri-sli beats sli all day long and does make a difference!! The 3rd card scales almost perfectly in every game I've played in surround.

I moved from my R3E and 980x combo with my 3 480s to the M4E-Z/2500k and I gained a lot of performance. Some said I was crazy. I said maybe, but it paid off to my advantage. In Alien vs Predator bench, I went from 65fps to 87fps at 5850x1080 res. This is the same results I got with just about everything I play.
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These look real nice too. 2ms response time!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236174
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Originally Posted by Hambone07si View Post
Another thing is don't listen to anyone that says tri-sli is a waste. If your going to set up surround, tri-sli beats sli all day long and does make a difference!! The 3rd card scales almost perfectly in every game I've played in surround.

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Problem is that as far as I know you can't tri sli GTX460's.
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Thats nice and cheap too. Just Beware that has a power brick.

Must not buy! Must not buy!
Oops I bought one.
No vesa mount no go for me!
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Hambone07si View Post
These look real nice too. 2ms response time!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236174
It's a decent price here in he UK, around £160 sounds good.

Any other's?


Quote:
Originally Posted by MasterFire View Post
Problem is that as far as I know you can't tri sli GTX460's.
I did say I will be upgrading my gpu's



Quote:
Originally Posted by crUk View Post
Thats nice and cheap too. Just Beware that has a power brick.

Must not buy! Must not buy!
Oops I bought one.
No vesa mount no go for me!
lol thanks for the heads up.


Any other recommendations guys?
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post #10 of 10
Asus monitors if they fit the price range (not sure on UK prices)

VH and VW series are CCFL backlit, and offer excellent performance with no hassle.

VS and VE series are LED backlit, and most have an issue with overdrive trails on moving images, which can be disabled, but on some models, only during startup, which is an issue if you turn the monitor off a lot. (not that most people would ever notice the overdrive trails unless they were looking for it, not to mention even knowing what they are) Image quality should be similar or better than VH / VW otherwise.



These specs you can trust in monitors
-Resolution
-Size within an inch
-Refresh rate (most of the time)
-VESA mounting yes/no
-Stand adjustments
-Panel type


These you can't properly
-Contrast
-Response times
-(quite often) color count


Just make sure to research a specific monitor without purchase. It's a huge field of products, nobody can remember everything about one random lower end display, unless they happened to have researched that particular model. You usually find a lot of potential issues in some models by googling, one of which would be the VS / VE series overdrive trail issue. It's up to you to decide if it's something that you want to deal with.
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