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Hey all,

I'm looking to upgrade from my current monitor (LG W2252TQ) to a 24" (give or take an inch) monitor. I'm a pretty heavy gamer (BFBC2 and CODBO) so I need something good for that. I'd like to spend $250 or under, more preferably around $200. Thanks!

I came across this one http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...ABA&aoid=35252 and it's a great price for 25" (it has a $30 off promo code so $259.99 shipped). Just not sure about HP, or that model at least.
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The best "gaming" monitor in that size is probably the BenQ XL2410T, but thats closer to $300. If you can find a deal on that, get it. Otherwise any standard TN will be adequate. Also, DON'T spend extra money on "LED" if theres a choice. It just makes things thinner, and remember, girls don't like things thinner.

If you must go LED, take a look at the Samsung BX2350. Otherwise, Asus makes good gaming monitors.

If you want to go IPS, or "better image quality", get the ZR24W or the U2311. You'll again have to hunt around but I have seen the latter in that pricerange.
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I got my Samsung BX2450 for about $249 this past Christmas on sale from Newegg. Keep an eye out, there are always good deals if you are patient.
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The best "gaming" monitor in that size is probably the BenQ XL2410T, but thats closer to $300. If you can find a deal on that, get it. Otherwise any standard TN will be adequate. Also, DON'T spend extra money on "LED" if theres a choice. It just makes things thinner, and remember, girls don't like things thinner.

If you must go LED, take a look at the Samsung BX2350. Otherwise, Asus makes good gaming monitors.

If you want to go IPS, or "better image quality", get the ZR24W or the U2311. You'll again have to hunt around but I have seen the latter in that pricerange.
Thanks for the reply. How are the IPS monitors for gaming? I was looking at the U2311 (Dell has 25% off right now on select monitors and that one qualifies). I was reading around and people said they saw some ghosting during games.
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yeah only if you're picky. I am new to IPS as well, my buddy has the U2407 and says that its only slightly noticeable if you're looking for it in certain games, and that the pros heavily outweigh the cons.

The thing is though, apparently once you use an IPS panel monitor, its difficult to go back to TN -kind of like SSD's to platter drives.
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Another thing to keep in mind is the bottom frame height if you have a center channel speaker. There's nothing more annoying than an LCD that can't raise high enough that the center channel isn't blocking the bottom portion of your view.
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I am pretty picky about ghosting/input lag. As nice as the IPS panels look I think I'll stay away from them. It's so damn hard to choose a monitor!

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You want quality, but absolutely require no input lag or ghosting?

There's only one option to go with, and that's a high quality CRT.

If you choose LCD, you're gonna have to sacrifice some quality, or gain some input lag and ghosting...
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Thats the thing though, standard LCD's (what you might be used to) all have input lag when compared with a CRT. So if you don't notice it on your current monitor, chances are you won't notice it on a quality IPS (with low input lag) either.
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Thats the thing though, standard LCD's (what you might be used to) all have input lag when compared with a CRT. So if you don't notice it on your current monitor, chances are you won't notice it on a quality IPS (with low input lag) either.
You make a good point! I've gotten used to the little bit of lag/ghosting with my current monitor and doesn't really bother me. Maybe I'll look into the IPS a little bit more.

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