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Hello everyone, I'm looking for a monitor under $170. It must be 1080p, and I'd prefer 23" or larger. Brand doesn't matter to me. I'll be using it for League of Legends, maybe some CoD but I'm not sure yet, and for watching movies/anime occasionally.

I've found a few monitors I like:
-Asus VS239H-P
-Asus VH238
-Asus VE247H (if I got this, I'd have to order by today for the $30 off)

The VS239H-P is nice because it's IPS (e-IPS I think). The only thing I'm worried about is the stand, it seems very wobbly. I currently use a 19" TV with a fairly big stand and it still wobbles occasionally.

Thanks!
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I've found a couple of monitors (including the ones you found), but I think the best one out of all of them is the ASUS VS247H-P. The main reason why is because it's brightness is 300 cd/m2, while all of the other ones were 250 cd/m2. Even though the numerical difference is marginal, the eye strain it relieves from using it in a badly lit room (and even in a really well lit room) compared to the 250 cd/m2 one is really worth it. It also has a 2 ms response time, .272mm pixel pitch, and 50,000,000:1 contrast ratio. And you can get it for $147.99 at Newegg, so with all those great features at that price, it's a really good buy.
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Ah I see. Well the VE247H is a bit cheaper and has everything except the contrast ratio. The GPU I'm buying with this is a 7850 if that matters. Can you explain to me what all those specs mean?
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Ah I see. Well the VE247H is a bit cheaper and has everything except the contrast ratio. The GPU I'm buying with this is a 7850 if that matters. Can you explain to me what all those specs mean?
The response time means how long it takes for the monitor to update what's displayed on the screen when the GPU signals it to. The pixel pitch means how far away each pixel is from each other and the lower the numeric value is, the sharper the image looks. The contrast ratio means how much the monitor can differentiate between dark and light colors.
Also, even though the VE247H is a bit cheaper, I would still recommend the VS247H-P because the brightness is really worth it! If you don't mind the eye strains though, I guess it would be okay to get the VE247H instead rolleyes.gif. Your call.
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The response time means how long it takes for the monitor to update what's displayed on the screen when the GPU signals it to. The pixel pitch means how far away each pixel is from each other and the lower the numeric value is, the sharper the image looks. The contrast ratio means how much the monitor can differentiate between dark and light colors.
Also, even though the VE247H is a bit cheaper, I would still recommend the VS247H-P because the brightness is really worth it! If you don't mind the eye strains though, I guess it would be okay to get the VE247H instead rolleyes.gif. Your call.

Thanks. I knew some of them, but not pixel pitch and the brightness. I play in a dark room, so I don't really need it bright. Will I notice the difference between 2ms and 5ms? I read I probably won't, especially since I don't play shooters very much.
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Thanks. I knew some of them, but not pixel pitch and the brightness. I play in a dark room, so I don't really need it bright. Will I notice the difference between 2ms and 5ms? I read I probably won't, especially since I don't play shooters very much.
Sorry for the late response. The only thing you will notice between 5 ms and 2 ms is motion blur. If you don't like motion blur and commonly encounter it with the games you play or videos you watch, then you should get a monitor with 2 ms response time. However, I think a lot of games have the option to turn it off, idk.
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Alright, thanks for the help. Still not sure what I want though.
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I'm stuck between the Asus VS239H-P and the BenQ GW2450 (non HM version). I have to decide by the end of today. What do you guys suggest?
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Bump. Any help guys?
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