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I am planning a new build overall come March or some time around there. I got the system itself nailed down fairly well. Primary uses - 15% general use - web/email/videos/etc - 85% gaming.

System will be mini-ITX powered by an Intel Core i7-3770k and nVidia GeForce GTX 680. - for those interested here is the parts picker list - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yftb (although I may change those Scorpio's to their larger Caviar Black cousins if their prices drop)

I am looking for either 2 or 3 (if I go with nVidia surround) identical monitors somewhere in the 23-24 inch range. Preferable under $200 each but willing to spend slightly more. Obviously game performance is the main priority. Monitors with a thinner bezel are preferred along with being able to mount to a multiple monitor stand.

Suggestions are welcome...

Some that I was looking at -

Acer S231HLbid
ASUS VS248H-P
ASUS VG Series VG23AH
Dell S2340L
Dell UltraSharp U2312HM

These would be replacing an Acer x223w 22" 1680x1050 and Samsung SyncMaster P2570HD 24.6" 1920x1080 as they are getting re-purposed for other systems in the house.

The other option would be a single larger 27+ monitor @ 2560x1440 or higher resolution. but would prefer the multi monitor setup as it is so handy for keeping other items open while full screen gaming on another.
Edited by BahamutZer0 - 1/19/13 at 9:21am
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I am planning a new build overall come March or some time around there. I got the system itself nailed down fairly well. Primary uses - 15% general use - web/email/videos/etc - 85% gaming.

System will be mini-ITX powered by an Intel Core i7-3770k and nVidia GeForce GTX 680. - for those interested here is the parts picker list - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yftb (although I may change those Scorpio's to their larger Caviar Black cousins if their prices drop)

I am looking for either 2 or 3 (if I go with nVidia surround) identical monitors somewhere in the 23-24 inch range. Preferable under $200 each but willing to spend slightly more. Obviously game performance is the main priority. Monitors with a thinner bezel are preferred along with being able to mount to a multiple monitor stand.

Suggestions are welcome...

Some that I was looking at -

Acer S231HLbid
ASUS VS248H-P
ASUS VG Series VG23AH
Dell S2340L
Dell UltraSharp U2312HM

These would be replacing an Acer x223w 22" 1680x1050 and Samsung SyncMaster P2570HD 24.6" 1920x1080 as they are getting re-purposed for other systems in the house.

The other option would be a single larger 27+ monitor @ 2560x1440 or higher resolution. but would prefer the multi monitor setup as it is so handy for keeping other items open while full screen gaming on another.

I'm currently using 2 of those Acer s231hl's, and I just ordered my 3rd yesterday. Overall, I love them. The bezels aren't huge, and it you do a slight overlap, they look almost non-existent. I'm not one of those people who notice the slightest the color detail, so I'm fine with the colors. I feel 23" is perfect for me, and the price on them was great. (1st was $170, second was $150, and the 3rd was $110. Manufacture Refurbished.)

Also, I love the blue light on the power button. Mainly, because it helps my Black/Blue set up. wink.gif

Just my 2 cents on the only monitor on the list I've used.
    
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Yea those are kind of the ones I am leaning towards based on price and being able to mount them. Not to mention the abundance of input options on them.
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anyone else got a suggestion for some monitors?
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