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Looking for 1080p gaming monitor that isn't too pricey

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Hello fellow OCN peeps,

I'm in the market for a 1080p gaming monitor. Ideally I want something 20 to 24 inches and under $350. I read a review of the Samsung Syncmaster S23A550 and it sounds like it would be exactly what I'm looking for but I haven't found anywhere online that has one in stock. Anyone here have any recommendations?
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Asus VG248QE

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313
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Hi Nixalot, as mksteez said, the VG248QE from Asus is a great choice for a decent gaming monitor, and it's not that expensive compared to other monitors like the XL2420T from BenQ.

You can also take a look at the BenQ RL2455HM, it's even cheaper and it's a good gaming monitor too, its specs are a little less impressive when you compare it to the VG248QE but I guess you can't complain for a gaming monitor under $200 biggrin.gif

I came across this website: http://best-gaming-monitor.com/ and it helped me chose my current gaming monitor. I bought the XL2420T and I'm in love with it! It's a shame it was replaced with a newer model two months after I bought it but I don't regret it buying it. Definitely the best monitor I ever had.

Regards,

Benjamin.
Edited by BenjaminPentium - 4/14/14 at 9:50pm
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the recommendations guys
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Things to look for when choosing a gaming monitor:

- high refresh rate: 120Hz, 144Hz, ...
- no PWM dimming
- strobe back-lights: ( LightBoost hack, ULMB, BenQ's Motion Blur Reduction, ...)
- Variable refresh rate (G-sync)

Things to avoid:

- 60Hz
- slow panels technologies (currently only TN panels are fast enough for gaming)
- PWM dimming

Hope this helps.
Don't hesitate to ask if you need more info about any of these features and how they translate into your gaming experience.
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