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Looking for a replacement for a dead monitor

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So went to turn the PC on this morning and machine started up but the nothing appeared on screen - It's a fairly old 17" E172FPb Dell TFT that came with the workstation [Dell Precision 360] The green 'on' LED was flashing on/off and the monitor screen would occassionally flicker, hooked it up to another PC and it did the same, went online and looks like its dead according to others - I spose it's lasted about 8 years which isn't that bad.

Anyway the short of it is I need a replacement. Thinking of spending £100-150, would I be right in assuming 22" is the sweetspot in terms of price and size?

The PC outputs to VGA and DVI, though the Dell monitor only took VGA. I'd prefer to use the DVI now which I imagine will be pretty much standard on most monitors, so no necessity for any fancy outputs like HDMI or DP.

I don't suppose there will be any problems with the Dell workstation graphics [nVidia QuadroFX-500] pushing 1920x1080?

Anyway I'd love some suggestions for a decent monitor in that price range. There seem to be quite a few Asus and Samsung monitors in the 22-23" range and most seem TN, is it worth looking at something like the BenQ GW2250HM with a VA panel:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-GW2250HM-21-5-inch-Monitor/dp/B0087ZSNFE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349441105&sr=8-1

or the Asus VS239H with an IPS panel:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-VS239H-Widescreen-Multimedia-Monitor/dp/B005HIRFWG/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1349450549&sr=1-1

Any help is much appreciated - looking to order today if I can.
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Asus,other people have suggested on here suggested that monitor to me.
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Thunderstruck!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 7700k Asus Rog Maximus IX Hero Msi Geforce Gtx 1060 G. Skill Trident series DDR4 3200 8gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Trident series DD4 3200 8gb Samsung 840 pro 128gb[boot] Seagate 250 gb [games] Hitachi 500 gb [media] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 evo 250 gb [ steam/origin] Crucial M4 64gb [apps] Lg Cooler Master 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 64bit Dell s2440L compaq Corsair Hx750 
CaseMouse
Corsair Vengence C70 logitech 
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