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As much as I love my 40", my girlfriend has decided to use it for movies most of the time, hence my need for a dedicated monitor.

My last monitor was a 15" CRT. Yea. Open to suggestions. Try to keep under $300.
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Dell U2311h

Can't get better for the price. It's an IPS panel, and makes pretty much any other display at that price point look like crap, aside from its smaller brother, the U2211h

Pretty much every other display in that price range is a TN panel, which all look like crap compared to IPS
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Dell U2311h

Can't get better for the price. It's an IPS panel, and makes pretty much any other display at that price point look like crap, aside from its smaller brother, the U2211h

Pretty much every other display in that price range is a TN panel, which all look like crap compared to IPS
Also my recommendation
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Also my recommendation
And mine.

You can even use the not-so-much-loved displayport on your card
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Asus VE278Q
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Asus VE278Q
That is a TN panel. It looks horrible compared to a real IPS panel such as the dell u2311h.

Also no use recommending stuff if you can't base it on actual information. Just naming a product confuses the one being helped here.
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I am pretty new to figuring out what a good monitor is, and which to buy. I just bought my first gaming rig. I am currently using my Samsung 7000 series 40" and it is just a bit too large I think,and the refresh rate will not go higher than 60 because of some reason that I dont understand. Also I think the input lad is too high for FPS. The Dell 2311 looks pretty good but one test that I saw said that the Asus MS246H has a lower input lag which is the bane of existance for gamers.

Here is the link to the test that I am refering to.


I can afford to spend a bit on a good monitor and am thinking of getting around a 24-27". I want a large enough screen to really show off games like Crysis, Farcry 2 etc. Mostly I am a FPS gamer and need reduce my handicap of input lag and GTG response time.
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I am pretty new to figuring out what a good monitor is, and which to buy. I just bought my first gaming rig. I am currently using my Samsung 7000 series 40" and it is just a bit too large I think,and the refresh rate will not go higher than 60 because of some reason that I dont understand. Also I think the input lad is too high for FPS. The Dell 2311 looks pretty good but one test that I saw said that the Asus MS246H has a lower input lag which is the bane of existance for gamers.

Here is the link to the test that I am refering to.


I can afford to spend a bit on a good monitor and am thinking of getting around a 24-27". I want a large enough screen to really show off games like Crysis, Farcry 2 etc. Mostly I am a FPS gamer and need reduce my handicap of input lag and GTG response time.

Honestly, if you play a lot of FPS games, you're better with a TN (faster response time, cheaper) panel over an IPS (better colours, bigger viewing angle). With that budget you could even stretch to a 120hz TN panel if you're really concerned about response times.
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Honestly, if you play a lot of FPS games, you're better with a TN (faster response time, cheaper) panel over an IPS (better colours, bigger viewing angle). With that budget you could even stretch to a 120hz TN panel if you're really concerned about response times.
Or he could stop wasting money on LCDs and just buy a CRT if he really cares about refresh rates and input lag.

They go cheap these days.
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Which TN panel monitor would you suggest? I see a lot of people say TN sucks. I mean the Asus ms246 is pretty low in lag at 6.9ms and a 2ms GTG. Would a TN really be that much better? Basically I am looking for a good balance between response times and image quality. My old 36" Sony CRT was great for FPS, but it died and also was so big and heavy that it created its own gravity field.


I am wondering how I can get a higher refresh rate out of my 40" Sammy. My PC has an Asus Sabertooth P67 mobo, and a XFX 6950 card. I have it connected to the TV with a really good quality HDMI cable. It is stuck at 60mhz and I cant adjust it any higher. In the setting on the PC I cant even see a value higher than 60. So is this a limitation of the TV or the GPU?


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Honestly, if you play a lot of FPS games, you're better with a TN (faster response time, cheaper) panel over an IPS (better colours, bigger viewing angle). With that budget you could even stretch to a 120hz TN panel if you're really concerned about response times.

Edited by Topgearfan - 4/11/11 at 12:09pm
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