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I'm in the market for a new monitor to game on. Right now I use a crappy 20 inch acer at 1600x900 (I am flat out tired of small monitors). I was wondering what I should look for in a "gaming" monitor, I want 1080P and something bigger than 23 inches. I've done some research on what to look for but there are so much things like contrast ratio,response time, and refresh rate that it almost makes it impossible to find a monitor in my budget of $200. Please help I want to play Bf3 in 1080P smile.gif
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What graphics card do you have? Refresh rate is probably the most important for serious gamers but it will only be worth it if you are getting more than 60fps in bf3.
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if you are "serious" about gaming then look for a moniter that has a responce time of 5 or less.

Refresh rate is more of a personal opinion, and kind of depends on your gpu. Just know that your frames per second(FPS, how smooth the game/whatever runs) can't really go over your refresh rate. Note - 60 is considered standard right now.

As for contrast ratio... a lot of companies tend to use their own measurement system so it is hard to use that to decide if monitor 1 iis better than moniter 2.

There might be a few other things, but that is all the time I have right now.
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I have a EVGA 660TI Superclocked Edition (I OC'd to 1200mhz core and 3080mhz memory) I can run Bf3 at straight on my 1600x900 monitor and my 40 inch 1080p plasma.
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Spend a bit more and grab a VG248QE.

http://www.amazon.com/VG248QE-24-Inch-Screen-LED-lit-Monitor/dp/B00B2HH7G0

One of the lowest input lag monitors out right now, and 144hz.
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