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New gaming monitor $200-$250

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Hey guys, I know these threads are dime a dozen, but it appears that since I bought my current monitor back in 08 things have gotten a little more...complicated. So I appreciate any help you could give me.

I'm working with a maximum of more or less €185 which translates roughly to $250 USD

I've been looking at monitors and specs for a few hours now and have been reading up a bit on TN and IPS. I initially gravitated towards selecting an IPS monitor (like the Dell U2312HM, but found out that one has some bleeding issues that are hard to ignore) because of their superior image quality. Since I am looking for a gaming monitor I also looked at 120mhz TN panels but they're out of my price range. Though I really like the idea of trying out an IPS screen, because of the fact that I am currently using an Acer V203w which was a budget TN to begin with, I am fairly sure a more modern TN panel would still amaze me with its color and image quality, not all TN's are created equal, or so I have been told.

I've mostly been looking at 22" and 23" monitors, it doesn't need to be much bigger than that. Maybe 24" if it's a great bang for buck, but that's pushing it.

The type of games I enjoy most do tend to be FPS type games. Right now I'm really enjoying Bioshock infinite, I also play Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, BF Bad Company 2 and BF 3. Sometimes I fire up a game like Civ 5, Titan Quest or Torchlight, but that's about it for non-fps games.


Any suggestions, tips, advice would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by EarlGrey - 12/8/13 at 8:41pm
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I'm no genius (AND I'm new around here), but I'd suggest the BenQ XL2420TE or Asus VG248QE. Either one can be had for $280. Not sure about image quality, though.

The Samsung PLS 1440p displays can be head for $280 as well, and can do 120Hz.

If you browse around here, you can see what people think of those.
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