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My monitor craps out on me and seeking advise on what to by. I am thinking < $300 and at least 23". I see stuff like IPS, TN response time and so on, which is all Greek to me. Please suggest a monitor good for gaming.

Thanks in advance!
Edited by Conners - 6/25/14 at 10:33am
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It pains me to say this, because I absolutely loath Dell computers, but Dell monitors are very hard to beat, especially at their price point. If it's one thing they do extremely well, it's monitors.

Checkit: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-9801
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Originally Posted by wizardonthejob View Post

It pains me to say this, because I absolutely loath Dell computers, but Dell monitors are very hard to beat, especially at their price point. If it's one thing they do extremely well, it's monitors.

Checkit: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-9801
+1 to this.

Newegg has it for <$280.
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Samsung SD590 or SD390. 1080p 24" PLS.
SD590 is $210.

Panel Technologies:
IPS = In Plane Switching
TN = Twisted Nematic
PLS = Plane to Line Switching

TN is the best for gaming as it has the lowest response times but generally if you game at 60fps anything under 16ms response time should do you fine.
PLS and IPS are essentially the same panel technologies. PLS is Samsungs propiertery version of IPS. Its by no means bad it is brighter and can have better viewing angles; it may however have less accurate colours - this will be insignificant and unoticiable in real world usage and is IMO only important if you are doing graphic design and having the monitor calibrated. The difference between TN and IPS however will be noticible.
The main difference between IPS and PLS are brightness - PLS is brighter but both have the similar viewing angles.
IPS and PLS monitors can't be differentiated unless you are really really looking for it and these differences are insignificant in real world usage however the difference is noticible for IPS/PLS and TN.
TN while being faster with response times and allowing for a higher refresh rate has worse viewing angles and colour reproduction compared to IPS

AH-IPS = Advanced High Performance IPS
AD-PLS = Advanced PLS

AD-PLS is what the samsung monitors listed above are. The specifc differences between PLS and AD-PLS are unknown and are primarily thought to be for marketing. To compete with LG's AH-IPS.

What kind of games do you play?
If you play games like Counter Strike you will benefit from TN.
Unless you don't play FPS games and this isn't important to you I would recommend the Samsung monitors above.
The Samsung is hasn't had any reviews yet that I can find so I might wait.
Edited by vpex - 6/25/14 at 9:31am
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Thanks for all the replies peeps. I will check out all your suggestions.
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Just a thought, but.....

Come the end of July there are going to be a few displays on the Marketplace you might be interested in. Mainly because a bunch of us idiots are going to be going wild on the new Asus ROG Swift and dumping our "old" displays.

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Soooo.........

Maybe a cheap Craigslist display to get you by a month, then see what hits the OCN Marketplace.
    
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I went with a Samsung SD390 24" (S24D390HL) because it was available locally and I needed it yesterday. Thanks for all of your input in this matter.
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