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Good Sub-$300 monitors?

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Eventually I'll get my new rig, which means eventually I can retire my poor old Dell monitor. Now, I'm not the best at choosing these things. So, I'll let my guidelines do the talking.

 

  • Looks good
  • Bright
  • Nice colors
  • 1080p
  • 22 or 24 inch
  • DVI and HDMI (DP is optional)
  • Preferably ASUS or Dell

 

I would like for this monitor to look good with my future rig (link is in my sig under Dominator), and it will be paired with a black Corsair M65, and a black K70 with red backlights.

 

I won't see this until tomorrow sometime though, and please keep the arguing to a minimum. ;)

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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (undervolted to 1.26v w/ CM 212 EVO), 1x8GB ADATA XPG V1.0 (1600MHz CL9), Asus M4A77TD, 240GB Kingston UV400, 1TB Toshiba 2.5", EVGA GTX 960 SC, Enthoo Pro, Corsair CX750M, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Mac Mini (Late 2014)

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Consoles: Softmodded 1.4 Xbox w/ 500GB HDD, Xbox 360 Elite 120GB Falcon, XB1X 1TB, PS1 1001, PS2 Slim 70000 w/ FreeMcBoot, PS4 Pro 7015B 2TB

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Dell UltraSharp U2312HM

I own one and I love it!

Motherboard - Gigabyte P67A-UD5 Processor - Intel Core i7-2600K RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws @1600 8GB Graphics Cards  - MSI and EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SLI PSU - Cooler Master Silent Pro 1,000w SSD - OCZ Vertex 3 120GB x2 HDD - WD Caviar Black 1TB Case - Corsair Obsidian 600D Audio - Asus Xonar DG


   Hail Sithis!

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No DVI. :(

 

 

Dell UltraSharp U2312HM

I own one and I love it!

I do like that one, but is there a similar one with HDMI? Other than that, this one is damn near perfect.

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Zephyrus - Windows 7 side rig

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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (undervolted to 1.26v w/ CM 212 EVO), 1x8GB ADATA XPG V1.0 (1600MHz CL9), Asus M4A77TD, 240GB Kingston UV400, 1TB Toshiba 2.5", EVGA GTX 960 SC, Enthoo Pro, Corsair CX750M, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Mac Mini (Late 2014)

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Intel Core i5 4278U, 8GB RAM, 250GB Samsung 840 EVO, macOS Monterey, using it with a ViewSonic VX2748

Consoles: Softmodded 1.4 Xbox w/ 500GB HDD, Xbox 360 Elite 120GB Falcon, XB1X 1TB, PS1 1001, PS2 Slim 70000 w/ FreeMcBoot, PS4 Pro 7015B 2TB

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i love this so much i have 2 http://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-22bw-21-5-Monitor/dp/B00BQ2BYPG the 7ms delay feels like nothing so dont wory for gaming

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CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK THEMIS 65.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($34.99 @ NCIX) 

Motherboard: MSI CSM-H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($78.83 @ DirectCanada) 

Memory: Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($139.99 @ Memory Express) 

Storage: Kingston Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($71.34 @ DirectCanada) 

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($92.95 @ Vuugo) 

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card  ($298.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($125.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($66.99 @ NCIX) 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)  ($116.00 @ shopRBC) 

Case Fan: Cougar Turbine 120 (4-Pack) 60.4 CFM 120mm  Fans  ($23.99 @ NCIX) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Keyboard: Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($114.99 @ NCIX) 

Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse  ($76.99 @ Amazon Canada) 

Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset  ($78.98 @ DirectCanada) 

Total: $2074.22

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No DVI. :(

 

 

I do like that one, but is there a similar one with HDMI? Other than that, this one is damn near perfect.

Why do you need DVI and HDMI?

Use an adapter...

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   Hail Sithis!

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No DVI. :(

 

 

I do like that one, but is there a similar one with HDMI? Other than that, this one is damn near perfect.

wait u need one with hdmi and dvi? the LG 23ea33 or 57 has both if ur REALLY need it

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Save up an extra 50 and get a 27 inch 1440p qnix pls panel from Korea they sell them on newegg and shipping is fast it has one dvi port that's it though so you can't use it for anything but your main pc

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Save up an extra 50 and get a 27 inch 1440p qnix pls panel from Korea they sell them on newegg and shipping is fast it has one dvi port that's it though so you can't use it for anything but your main pc

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I just got an Asus VE248Q and it doesn't suck so far.  200$, has display port (no dvi though).  it's a TN pannel but the colours don't suck and the viewing angles are better than expected. 

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I would say getting a 1440p monitor would be a better option imo. So I'd personally recommend saving a bit more to buy one.  You can get refurb Asus PB278Q for around $400 from what I see or you can get a Korean monitor for around $350.

But under your requirements I'd go for the Acer h236hl.  

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PSU: CORSAIR AX860 W/ RED BRAIDED CABLES | SSD: SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250 GB | HDD: WD BLACK 1 TB | FANS: 3x NOCTUA NF-A14 | MONITOR: HP W2371D

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Why do you need DVI and HDMI?

Use an adapter...

I have enough adapters as it is (right now I'm having to use a DVI to VGA adapter, along with a bunch of extension cables). And I don't need it, as much as I just prefer to have it. And, since my video card has DVI and HDMI, I don't want mis-matched monitors.

 

wait u need one with hdmi and dvi? the LG 23ea33 or 57 has both if ur REALLY need it

Ok.

 

Save up an extra 50 and get a 27 inch 1440p qnix pls panel from Korea they sell them on newegg and shipping is fast it has one dvi port that's it though so you can't use it for anything but your main pc

I'd prefer to stick to 1080p, and something 24 inches or smaller. Kinda small spaces, and I don't really want to get a montior that an Xbox can't drive at it's native resolution.

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Zephyrus - Windows 7 side rig

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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (undervolted to 1.26v w/ CM 212 EVO), 1x8GB ADATA XPG V1.0 (1600MHz CL9), Asus M4A77TD, 240GB Kingston UV400, 1TB Toshiba 2.5", EVGA GTX 960 SC, Enthoo Pro, Corsair CX750M, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Mac Mini (Late 2014)

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Intel Core i5 4278U, 8GB RAM, 250GB Samsung 840 EVO, macOS Monterey, using it with a ViewSonic VX2748

Consoles: Softmodded 1.4 Xbox w/ 500GB HDD, Xbox 360 Elite 120GB Falcon, XB1X 1TB, PS1 1001, PS2 Slim 70000 w/ FreeMcBoot, PS4 Pro 7015B 2TB

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I have enough adapters as it is (right now I'm having to use a DVI to VGA adapter, along with a bunch of extension cables). And I don't need it, as much as I just prefer to have it. And, since my video card has DVI and HDMI, I don't want mis-matched monitors.

 

Ok.

 

I'd prefer to stick to 1080p, and something 24 inches or smaller. Kinda small spaces, and I don't really want to get a montior that an Xbox can't drive at it's native resolution.

are u implying xbox runs games at 1080p? :P

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are u implying xbox runs games at 1080p? :P

No, but 720p upscaled to 1080p on a 1440p monitor wouldn't look that great.

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Zephyrus - Windows 7 side rig

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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (undervolted to 1.26v w/ CM 212 EVO), 1x8GB ADATA XPG V1.0 (1600MHz CL9), Asus M4A77TD, 240GB Kingston UV400, 1TB Toshiba 2.5", EVGA GTX 960 SC, Enthoo Pro, Corsair CX750M, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Mac Mini (Late 2014)

Spoiler

Intel Core i5 4278U, 8GB RAM, 250GB Samsung 840 EVO, macOS Monterey, using it with a ViewSonic VX2748

Consoles: Softmodded 1.4 Xbox w/ 500GB HDD, Xbox 360 Elite 120GB Falcon, XB1X 1TB, PS1 1001, PS2 Slim 70000 w/ FreeMcBoot, PS4 Pro 7015B 2TB

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No, but 720p upscaled to 1080p on a 1440p monitor wouldn't look that great.

if im not mistaken 720p fits nicely into 1440p.

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if im not mistaken 720p fits nicely into 1440p.

But remember, you're taking a 1080p picture and upscaling it to 1440p, after it's been upscaled to 1080p from 720p.

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Zephyrus - Windows 7 side rig

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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (undervolted to 1.26v w/ CM 212 EVO), 1x8GB ADATA XPG V1.0 (1600MHz CL9), Asus M4A77TD, 240GB Kingston UV400, 1TB Toshiba 2.5", EVGA GTX 960 SC, Enthoo Pro, Corsair CX750M, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Mac Mini (Late 2014)

Spoiler

Intel Core i5 4278U, 8GB RAM, 250GB Samsung 840 EVO, macOS Monterey, using it with a ViewSonic VX2748

Consoles: Softmodded 1.4 Xbox w/ 500GB HDD, Xbox 360 Elite 120GB Falcon, XB1X 1TB, PS1 1001, PS2 Slim 70000 w/ FreeMcBoot, PS4 Pro 7015B 2TB

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But remember, you're taking a 1080p picture and upscaling it to 1440p, after it's been upscaled to 1080pfrom 720p.

well you can turn off upscaling/ just run it at 720p

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