New Monitor - Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Tech Help' started by Gurtholfin, Mar 5, 2013.

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    Gurtholfin Veteran BOON

    Hi,
    I have what is possibly an open-ended sum of money to spend on a new monitor for gaming at home. I don't want to go crazy big as it's not in a very big room. Any suggestions or positive experiences as to what would be a good monitor to invest in?

    My graphics card at the min: GeForce GTX 560 so nothing too top end. Will certainly be upgrading it a couple of times in the lifetime of a monitor though.

    Potentially something with speakers might be useful to tidy up my desk somewhat. I don't get to blast sound out and end up using headphones more often than not, so third party speakers and subwoofers are probably a little redundant for me.

    Any suggestions on a good monitor? Dell have always impressed me, but that might sound a bit lame!

    Gurth
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    Katiechops Guild Master

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    Angelo Community Member

    Benq Xl2420t is pretty nice does 120hz too.
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    Fizzee Veteran BOON

    The iiyama KC has is amazing, for old tech.
    If you have money, get a dell ultra sharp tips monitor.
    For less, either iiyama or LG do very nice IPS panel monitors. Slightly slower response time, but 5ms is still fine unless you're a twitch gaming pro.

    If you fancy going 27" look at the LG 27EA33V is rediculously good value for an IPS (easiest monitor to sell we have :p)
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    Katiechops Guild Master

    Also remember Gurth U R OLD! your eye aren't good enough to appreciate a super cool new monitor so money would be wasted imo
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    Trixeh Veteran BOON

    I have the older versio nof this, the 410t, and i really like it.
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    Gurtholfin Veteran BOON

    Given that I'm a couple of years younger than you.... I should be well able for your monitor at least and then maybe a little more!
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    Gurtholfin Veteran BOON

    Thanks for all the options so far. Few good choices there. One question: Is having a HDMI slot any way important? My graphics card at the minute doesn't have a HDMI output (2 x DVI instead) but I guess a future one could.
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    Gurtholfin Veteran BOON

    So this Dell you mean? http://www.komplett.ie/komplett/product/zkb_04rand/20177535/dell_ultrasharp_u2713hm__27/details.aspx
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    Gurtholfin Veteran BOON

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    Angelo Community Member

    Meh seems prices on them have risen to almost double, a friend of mine picked his up for £190 on OCuK last year. Depending on your money I'd look around for a nice 27" IPS, if you have the money to splash out then get a Dell Ultrasharp IPS with 2560x1440 res.
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    Fizzee Veteran BOON

    That dell you linked gurth is not the IPS model.
    And HDMI is just DVI + audio.... So no, not essential.

    Don't bother with 120hz, 3D is crap headache causing gimmick and requires a more powerful card for worse fps (your card has to draw twice as much stuff)
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    Fizzee Veteran BOON

    Dell Ultrasharp 24" U2412M
    Bare in mind, this has a 8ms response so not great for gaming, but beautiful none the less.
    iiyama 24" IPS XB248WSU
    This is an outstanding 24" monitor. (we don't sell it at novatech, hence the iiyama link)
    LG 27" IPS 27EA33V
    This is fucking retardedly cheap for how good it is.

    Money no object?
    Dell Ultrashap 27" IPS
    Simply amazing.... but £620... and your card better be good.
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    Blackspear "The Random"

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    Jinx Community Member

    Isnt HDMI just better video quality?... I was very specific and was lookin quite alot to get both GPU and Monitor supporting HDMI... + the 5 euros for HDMI cable....
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    Gurtholfin Veteran BOON

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    Gurtholfin Veteran BOON

    Money isn't particularly a problem... although I'd like to keep it either around or below 600 euro. I have 5 grand to burn on technology in the next couple of years so will be buying various bits and pieces.
    Only problem is that I'm limited to a few companies.. namely www.dabs.co.uk and www.komplett.ie - some of these options aren't available on them unfortunately.
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    Gurtholfin Veteran BOON

    So are these IPS monitors much better in quality? They seem to have faster response times and better viewing angles?

    Thanks again to everyone at this point for the great help - it's really useful in helping to make the choice.
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    Blackspear "The Random"

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    Fizzee Veteran BOON

    IPS is much better. we have 2 monitors next to each other at work, both iiyama, 1 IPS 23" and 1 TN 24"
    The IPS kicks the TN ass in looks.

    The main advantage is IPS has much better veiwing angles, and when you are sat in front of a monitor, the edges can be slightly washed out by the angle you are looking at. IPS is far more constant.
    IPS also has much better colour depth than TN monitors.
    From Wiki
    And don't bother with 120hz. Unless you plan on 3D gaming (which as i said before is crap) it's pointless, you'll just get more issues with tearing due to vsync wanting to be in 120fps.

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