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I'm looking to buy a monitor to complement the PC I just bought. I bought a GTX 970, but that was more for longevity than anything else. I'm not much into shooters, so having a 2ms monitor isn't at the top of my priorities. But I'm also not sure if having an IPS screen will affect me much. After browsing through many threads in this sub-forum, I've narrowed down my choices to the following:

Acer G276HL:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009654&nm_mc=AFC-C8JUNCTION&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JUNCTION-_-EMC-101614-Latest-_-LCDMonitors-_-24009654-L014C&PID=3938566&AID=10446076

Dell P2414H (a little above $200, but meh):
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-WHXV7-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00EMB4KVI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413510227&sr=8-1&keywords=dell+p2414h

Asus VS239H-P:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236288&cm_re=asus_vs239h-p-_-24-236-288-_-Product

ViewSonic VX2370SMH:
http://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-VX2370SMH-LED-23-Inch-SuperClear-Frameless/dp/B008RM235I/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_10

Which of these would you guys recommend? Or is there another monitor in this price range that is worth checking out? Thanks for any help!
Edited by Unresolved - 10/16/14 at 7:02pm
post #2 of 6
The size variance of those monitors are rather large. Are there any particular size you're looking for?

Out of the 4, I would go with the Dell or the Asus (Dell first choice). In my experience and opinion, they both make premium products.

One of my friend currently owns this and is loving it (he actually owns 2 and wants to add a third one):
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-MX239H-23-Inch-LED-backlit-Frameless/dp/B00B1IAL7W/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1413511131&sr=1-6&keywords=asus+monitor
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23" to 27" doesn't matter to me. I'd probably prefer a 27", but not if the monitor is of poor quality. The only thing that worries me about the ASUS model is that a relatively large amount of people reported screen issues. I'm pretty clueless on monitors, so I have no idea how common that sort of thing is.
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At this price range some problems are common but usually a lot of complaints means a lot of people purchased them. From what I know that MX239H is a good screen for the price but I have never seen one in person.

For a 1080p screen I would suggest a 23 or 24", at 27" the pixels are getting a bit too large for me.
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I think I'm going to hit up a local store this weekend to see what the five monitors look like in person (if they're available). That should definitely help me decide whether I want 27" and/or IPS. I don't need to have the monitor until next weekend since my parts are still in transit.
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Thanks for all the help guys. After looking at monitors in stores today, I went ahead and bought the Dell P2414H from Newegg for $180.
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