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Hi guys, I'm currently making a new build and originally decided on a Dell U2312HM (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LN1JEC/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A17GNFZGZR5JN1) as the main monitor, but I'm having second thoughts. I hear IPS gives a vibrant image, but my PC will generally be used for gaming, so I could use the higher refresh rate, if it even matters that much. Been looking at BenQs and ASUS for a while, but haven't settled on anything yet.

What are your thoughts? If there are better alternatives, feel free to post some along similar price range and screen size (or larger).

Thanks! :]
Edited by taeZaKi - 3/29/13 at 6:22am
post #2 of 5
I was also researched new IPS/gaming monitors, and for me it came down to a decision between the Dell U2312HM, LG 234V and BenQ GW2460.

Unfortunatly all have their issues, there is no obviously better monitor in this range.

There is a different between gaming, and fps gaming. Input lag is most noticable in FPS games, so if you play FPS's, maybe its better to stay with standard monitors.

There was so much information about the monitors I can't even remember, but the tl;dr version is like:

Dell has aggressive AG coating.
LG has backlight bleeding

BenQ uses A-MVA which means it can do dark blacks, which IPS's stuggle with, and has true 8-bit colour (although this is unimportant imo)
But lots of users complained about gradiant shifting and input lag on the GW2450, and not many reviews exist of its successor the GW2460.


In the end I decided for none of them, unless there is a great sale. tongue.gif
The LG can be found cheaply, which gives it value for money. (I missed a sale, otherwise I would of bought 2)
The Dell seems the most consistent performer, and have good warranty.
BenQ... to many complaints about the screen for it to be a safe buy. If you can pick one up locally to test it, and easily return if its bad then I would choose this.
Edited by .:hybrid:. - 3/29/13 at 10:00am
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post #3 of 5
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Good info, thanks, I guess I could stick with the Dell. Pretty good warranty too.

And I forgot to mention this, but I generally play RTS games. How does that play into it? I can imagine it being a similar case to FPS games.
Edited by taeZaKi - 3/29/13 at 2:44pm
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I think that for RTS games any of the listed monitors will perform fine and you won't notice any ghosting etc
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Looks like my choice is made, then, thank you!
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