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I just built a new computer and I am having a lot of trouble picking a monitor. I am only going to be gaming, and need the price to be around 250. A couple of displays I considered were the EA231WMI-BK and VW266h. The problem is that im not sure if the NEC is going to be too small or not at 23 inchs. An IPS would be nice but the bigger ones just aren't in my price range . Sadly, I really don't have anywhere to go to test if I can settle with a TN. Any help would be much appreciated!
Edited by Oreen - 2/17/11 at 4:40pm
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I would go with the NEC hands down. It's the main competitor to the U2311H (what i have) and it does very well in reviews. Also 23in is sufficient for me, but i plan to upgrade to 2d surround in the future with 2 more of them jajaja ;P

the nec compares to the u2311h in gaming categories so its not a bad panel at all


Edited by IBM Watson - 2/17/11 at 5:31pm
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So far im leaning towards the NEC. Those input lag and ghosting tests are really making the monitor look great.
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I am only going to be gaming
Get a 120Hz monitor. Here are your choices (link from teh sticky) http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-visi...uirements.html

I believe the 2233RZ is the cheapest of the bunch at $310. I was lucky enough to score an open box one for $270.
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Get a 120Hz monitor. Here are your choices (link from teh sticky) http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-visi...uirements.html

I believe the 2233RZ is the cheapest of the bunch at $310. I was lucky enough to score an open box one for $270.
Isn't that only 1680x1050?
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Isn't that only 1680x1050?
well yes, that's why it's the least expensive of the bunch, but if he's serious enough about gaming to buy an 120Hz monitor, then it wouldn't matter cause he'd be playing at 1024x768 pixels or less anyway.

to be honest, I don't think 1920x1080 is any better on a 22" monitor than 1680x1050 (maybe it's cause I wear glasses and find the letters annoyingly small). The trade off is certainly worth it for 60 more FPS.
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If you're just going to be gaming, you probably don't need anything more than a TN. A 24'' 1920x1080/1200 Asus, LG, or Samsung would suit you just fine.

However, if you're really set on getting an IPS (or at least prefer it to the point that you would pay quite a bit more to get one), the Dell UltraSharp U2311H would be perfect.

Concerning the monitors you listed in the OP:
NEC EA231WMI-BK: You will definitely see ghosting with that monitor (14ms RT vs Dell's 8ms RT).
Asus VW266h: Not a bad monitor, but you're probably better off getting something a bit smaller (pixel density, etc.).

Edit:
120Hz is a gimmick. Playing in stereoscopic 3D doesn't make you a "serious gamer." You're much better off investing in a nice 1920x1080/1200 monitor with a 60Hz refresh rate, and actually being able to play with reasonable frame rates at that resolution.

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Are there any good 24" 1920x1200 TN monitors? Can't really seem to find any.
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120Hz is a gimmick. Playing in stereoscopic 3D doesn't make you a "serious gamer." You're much better off investing in a nice 1920x1080/1200 monitor with a 60Hz refresh rate, and actually being able to play with reasonable frame rates at that resolution.
An HD5770 can render 100+ FPS, even in crysis, at minimal resolution and graphics settings. We buy 120Hz monitors only to let us see those extra frames.
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Are there any good 24" 1920x1200 TN monitors? Can't really seem to find any.
They will be hard to find, as most manufacturers have stopped producing 16:10 monitors. However, there are some still out there.
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An HD5770 can render 100+ FPS, even in crysis, at minimal resolution and graphics settings. We buy 120Hz monitors only to let us see those extra frames.
There is a reason that 60Hz is the industry standard for monitors. The human eye usually can't tell the difference between 30FPS and 60FPS, as long as there is some form of motion blur (blur=fluid/sharp=stutter to the human eye). This is why most movies/television shows are shown at 24-30FPS, motion blur is visible. On the other hand, computer graphics are created completely digitally and therefore they do not have any motion blur. Because of this, the "sweet-spot" for video games is 60FPS. The difference between 60FPS and 120FPS is nearly unnoticeable to the human eye.

Since when have "hardcore" gamers played at 120Hz? Nvidia 3D Vision and 120hz LCD monitors have only been commercially available since early 2010. A "hardcore" gamer would be using a CRT monitor, rather than a LCD monitor.

The OP, however, is looking at large high-res LCD screens, the complete opposite of what he would be looking into if he wanted to game competitively. Like I said:
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If you're just going to be gaming, you probably don't need anything more than a TN. A 24'' 1920x1080/1200 Asus, LG, or Samsung would suit you just fine.
A TN monitor would be best-suited to his needs, as they have a much better response time than IPS monitors and are much cheaper. However, if he really wants the nicer features of an IPS panel (viewing angles/color reproduction), and is also aware of the minor disadvantages IPS monitors have for gamers (response times/contrast ratios), he should either shell out the extra money or buy a smaller monitor.

My suggestion for you, cuad, is to start checking out high-quality CRT monitors if you really do game competitively. A CRT will give you the best gaming experience.
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