How to chose a computer screen...

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#1 Posted by AlexTracy (76 posts) -
#2 Posted by overhead_drums (312 posts) -
#3 Posted by JohnF111 (14089 posts) -
"ASUS Rapid Replacement service for quick product replacement should a unit be sent for repair" I'd go for the Asus purely because of this... Plus it looks slightly better and these days there's not much difference any more. All the panels are bought from other manufacturers and could be the exact same screen manufacturer for all four monitors for all we know. So for me I'd just go with design, brand and user ratings. Asus seems to win all three.
#4 Posted by AlexTracy (76 posts) -
[QUOTE="AlexTracy"]

I can't find any 120hz leds under $400 so of these other monitos which would you guys reccommend?

ViewSonic VX2703MH-LED 27-Inch LED


Asus VE248Q 24-Inch LED

 

ViewSonic VX2703MH-LED Black 27


ASUS VE278H Black 2ms






overhead_drums
I have an acer screen like that one (Asus VE248Q 24-Inch LED). Its a slightly older model than that one but its a very nice screen. I dont know much about screens but its HD and has a nice clear picture, never had a problem with it.

thanks for the advice man
#5 Posted by overhead_drums (312 posts) -

[QUOTE="overhead_drums"][QUOTE="AlexTracy"]

I can't find any 120hz leds under $400 so of these other monitos which would you guys reccommend?

ViewSonic VX2703MH-LED 27-Inch LED


Asus VE248Q 24-Inch LED

 

ViewSonic VX2703MH-LED Black 27


ASUS VE278H Black 2ms






AlexTracy

I have an acer screen like that one (Asus VE248Q 24-Inch LED). Its a slightly older model than that one but its a very nice screen. I dont know much about screens but its HD and has a nice clear picture, never had a problem with it.

thanks for the advice man

No problem mate. Like i said, i'm no expert but its served me well. I would like to get another the same so i can dual screen.

#6 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -

[QUOTE="AlexTracy"][QUOTE="overhead_drums"] I have an acer screen like that one (Asus VE248Q 24-Inch LED). Its a slightly older model than that one but its a very nice screen. I dont know much about screens but its HD and has a nice clear picture, never had a problem with it.overhead_drums

thanks for the advice man

No problem mate. Like i said, i'm no expert but its served me well. I would like to get another the same so i can dual screen.

"HD" is just a market ploy. High resolution monitors have existed for a long time, long before the HD termed TVs. As far as the resolution goes, 720p was the norm in the earlier days and considered HD, whereas 1080p is considored "full HD", and is the current norm. Though some of the PC gamers are gaming at an even higher resolution ie, 1200, 1440, or 1600 p. And 4k resolution is just on the horizon.
#9 Posted by AlexTracy (76 posts) -
[QUOTE="ShadowDeathX"]Here is one for under $400 http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-XL2420T-Professional-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B006HIKIG0/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1360477590&sr=8-5&keywords=ASUS+VG278HE Here is a 144hz monitor for slightly above $400 http://www.amazon.com/Series-VG278HE-27-Inch-LED-lit-Monitor/dp/B00906HM6K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360477590&sr=8-1&keywords=ASUS+VG278HE

Ya I saw those but I don't trust the Asus and the BenQ is too much. I was really aiming for $300 or less. But that's okay I'll just go with the Viewsonic 27inch, unless I want to go IPS Panel as I'm told they're worth looking into.
#10 Posted by C_Rule (9740 posts) -
[QUOTE="AlexTracy"][QUOTE="ShadowDeathX"]Here is one for under $400 http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-XL2420T-Professional-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B006HIKIG0/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1360477590&sr=8-5&keywords=ASUS+VG278HE Here is a 144hz monitor for slightly above $400 http://www.amazon.com/Series-VG278HE-27-Inch-LED-lit-Monitor/dp/B00906HM6K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360477590&sr=8-1&keywords=ASUS+VG278HE

Ya I saw those but I don't trust the Asus and the BenQ is too much. I was really aiming for $300 or less. But that's okay I'll just go with the Viewsonic 27inch, unless I want to go IPS Panel as I'm told they're worth looking into.

Get a 24" 1080p display if you want a tighter pixel density.
#11 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23498 posts) -

It's simple really.
You get a 120hz panel if you care about doing well in games. There is a huge difference, especially in tracking.

The acer 23.6 " is the cheapest 120hz display, and I've heard pretty good things about it.

The Benq is an alright 120hz panel, but it's overpriced. My vg236he(they don't sell it anymore) I got for far cheaper and it's better, albeit more input lag(better overall monitor).

The best 120hz display is not 120hz, it's 144hz. It's the asus panel.
Zubin has it, he told me he liked it quite noticeably more than the benq. Low input lag, and he said he could tell the difference from 120hz and 144hz.


You can also force 3d mode on your monitor. This makes motion even clearer. It made my vg236he a lot more clear.


Read about it here: http://www.techngaming.com/home/guide/tips/updated-eliminate-motion-blur-while-gaming-with-nvidia-lightboost-r485

video of the comparison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hD5gjAs1A2s

#12 Posted by AlexTracy (76 posts) -

It's simple really.
You get a 120hz panel if you care about doing well in games. There is a huge difference, especially in tracking.

The acer 23.6 " is the cheapest 120hz display, and I've heard pretty good things about it.

The Benq is an alright 120hz panel, but it's overpriced. My vg236he(they don't sell it anymore) I got for far cheaper and it's better, albeit more input lag(better overall monitor).

The best 120hz display is not 120hz, it's 144hz. It's the asus panel.
Zubin has it, he told me he liked it quite noticeably more than the benq. Low input lag, and he said he could tell the difference from 120hz and 144hz.


You can also force 3d mode on your monitor. This makes motion even clearer. It made my vg236he a lot more clear.


Read about it here: http://www.techngaming.com/home/guide/tips/updated-eliminate-motion-blur-while-gaming-with-nvidia-lightboost-r485

video of the comparison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hD5gjAs1A2s

JigglyWiggly_
This is for my first pc. Does it make sense to put $400 into a monitor just for 120hz? As a result I'd have to wait longer to build the computer for financial reasons.
#13 Posted by GarGx1 (2605 posts) -

I used to always go for Viewsonic LED screens as they came with a 0 dead pixle gaurantee. I changed to Ilyama with this one because they make great monitors and a lot of my old CRT's were Ilyamas.

I think it comes down to personal prference withh all the monitors you've listed, they should all be good.

#14 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23498 posts) -
[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]

It's simple really.
You get a 120hz panel if you care about doing well in games. There is a huge difference, especially in tracking.

The acer 23.6 " is the cheapest 120hz display, and I've heard pretty good things about it.

The Benq is an alright 120hz panel, but it's overpriced. My vg236he(they don't sell it anymore) I got for far cheaper and it's better, albeit more input lag(better overall monitor).

The best 120hz display is not 120hz, it's 144hz. It's the asus panel.
Zubin has it, he told me he liked it quite noticeably more than the benq. Low input lag, and he said he could tell the difference from 120hz and 144hz.


You can also force 3d mode on your monitor. This makes motion even clearer. It made my vg236he a lot more clear.


Read about it here: http://www.techngaming.com/home/guide/tips/updated-eliminate-motion-blur-while-gaming-with-nvidia-lightboost-r485

video of the comparison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hD5gjAs1A2s

AlexTracy
This is for my first pc. Does it make sense to put $400 into a monitor just for 120hz? As a result I'd have to wait longer to build the computer for financial reasons.

if you play fps, yes.
#15 Posted by General_X (9030 posts) -
[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]

It's simple really.
You get a 120hz panel if you care about doing well in games. There is a huge difference, especially in tracking.

The acer 23.6 " is the cheapest 120hz display, and I've heard pretty good things about it.

The Benq is an alright 120hz panel, but it's overpriced. My vg236he(they don't sell it anymore) I got for far cheaper and it's better, albeit more input lag(better overall monitor).

The best 120hz display is not 120hz, it's 144hz. It's the asus panel.
Zubin has it, he told me he liked it quite noticeably more than the benq. Low input lag, and he said he could tell the difference from 120hz and 144hz.


You can also force 3d mode on your monitor. This makes motion even clearer. It made my vg236he a lot more clear.


Read about it here: http://www.techngaming.com/home/guide/tips/updated-eliminate-motion-blur-while-gaming-with-nvidia-lightboost-r485" title="http://www.techngaming.com/home/guide/tips/updated-eliminate-motion-blur-while-gaming-with-nvidia-lightboost-r485">http://www.techngaming.com/home/guide/tips/updated-eliminate-motion-blur-while-gaming-with-nvidia-lightboost-r485

video of the comparison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hD5gjAs1A2s" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hD5gjAs1A2s">http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hD5gjAs1A2s

AlexTracy
This is for my first pc. Does it make sense to put $400 into a monitor just for 120hz? As a result I'd have to wait longer to build the computer for financial reasons.

It's always good to splurge a little on the monitor, as it will very likely be the longest lasting piece of your build besides maybe your case.
#16 Posted by ShadowDeathX (10608 posts) -
[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]

It's simple really.
You get a 120hz panel if you care about doing well in games. There is a huge difference, especially in tracking.

The acer 23.6 " is the cheapest 120hz display, and I've heard pretty good things about it.

The Benq is an alright 120hz panel, but it's overpriced. My vg236he(they don't sell it anymore) I got for far cheaper and it's better, albeit more input lag(better overall monitor).

The best 120hz display is not 120hz, it's 144hz. It's the asus panel.
Zubin has it, he told me he liked it quite noticeably more than the benq. Low input lag, and he said he could tell the difference from 120hz and 144hz.


You can also force 3d mode on your monitor. This makes motion even clearer. It made my vg236he a lot more clear.


Read about it here: http://www.techngaming.com/home/guide/tips/updated-eliminate-motion-blur-while-gaming-with-nvidia-lightboost-r485

video of the comparison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hD5gjAs1A2s

AlexTracy
This is for my first pc. Does it make sense to put $400 into a monitor just for 120hz? As a result I'd have to wait longer to build the computer for financial reasons.

Yes. Don't cheap out on a monitor. It is the thing you will be looking at ALWAYS.
#17 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2571 posts) -

120hz vs 60 hz is night and day difference. definatly work the denero