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So I'm looking for the best 23"-24" monitor for gaming for under $350. Looking for suggestions/advice.
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I would say get a used Dell u2410, or get a new u2311h. Or, you go go for one of those 3d monitors, but I would get an ips.
    
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Dell UltraSharp U2311H

IPS, under 300$.
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I would say get a used Dell u2410, or get a new u2311h. Or, you go go for one of those 3d monitors, but I would get an ips.
Do these panels have any issue with ghosting? Because I've found a few u2410's that are around $400. The use will be primarily for gaming.
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if you can stretch to ~$400, the hp zr24w is a no brainer imo, better than ultrasharps for gaming, among other things too. ive had 3 ultrasharps in the past (u2311h & u2410) and now i have the zr24w, and i feel its superior in every way
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I would say get a used Dell u2410, or get a new u2311h. Or, you go go for one of those 3d monitors, but I would get an ips.
IPS monitors are better suited in a work environment. While they are generally preferred over TN, and VA panels, they do suffer from a couple of drawbacks, generally motion blur. I cant say specifically for the Dell monitors though.

For gaming, I would save your money and get 1 or 2 Asus VH232H. It will be better suited for your applications.
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Do these panels have any issue with ghosting? Because I've found a few u2410's that are around $400. The use will be primarily for gaming.
No, they don't have any problems with ghosting. The U2311H, as a matter of fact, is a popular choice for Eyefinity setups.

I'd keep my eye on a sale of the U2311H because, quite often, you can find them at around $250. I think the U2410 is too expensive for what you get.
    
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IMO, you should go for size. You always underestimate how much you want, and after a while you'll start craving bigger ones to give you pleasure.

But if you want a monitor for gaming, this is the best you can get in your price range, IMO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009222
or this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236104
120hz and 2ms actually do make a difference when you're moving around and turning at rapid speeds and can make all the difference in the world if you're actually good at FPS games.
Edited by aaronmonto - 3/6/11 at 10:25pm
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if you can stretch to ~$400, the hp zr24w is a no brainer imo, better than ultrasharps for gaming, among other things too. ive had 3 ultrasharps in the past (u2311h & u2410) and now i have the zr24w, and i feel its superior in every way
With what has been said I think I'm leaning slightly more towards the hp zr24w: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/hp_zr24w.htm compared to the U2311H:http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2311h.htm. I think the selling point between the two for me is the 1920x1200 res.

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IMO, you should go for size. You always underestimate how much you want, and after a while you'll start craving bigger ones to give you pleasure.

But if you want a monitor for gaming, this is the best you can get in your price range, IMO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009222
or this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236104
120hz and 2ms actually do make a difference when you're moving around and turning at rapid speeds and can make all the difference in the world if you're actually good at FPS games.
I'm not gonna lie, I really like that Asus monitor as well. Choices, choices lol. The only thing that is making this choice difficult is that I primarily play FPS games. I have no experience what-so-ever with IPS panels so I want to believe there wont be an issue with ghosting. Would 120hz be better than 1920x1200 that the HP has?
Edited by Doogiehouser - 3/6/11 at 10:40pm
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