So my old desktop monitor is dying. I've had it for many good solid years, but the display is definitely going out. It's a Samsung Syncmaster 226BW. I'm looking to spend between $200-$300. Given how long it's been since I've put the time in to do a good search, anyone have any good suggestions?
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Need suggestions on a new monitor
1080p or 1440p?
60hz or 120hz?
i'm also looking for a monitor.
And it has to have built in speakers.
Sorry to hijack your thread
Been looking on newegg for samsung but maybe amazon is the place for this
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I had a 206BW. Basically the same thing just 2 inches smaller.
Does the monitor screen flash on and off with the power light button for a 20 or more seconds then comes on and works perfectly until you switch it off again?
If so its easy fixed for about $20.
I got a BenQ XL2411T
ITs 24 inch 1080p, 120Hz and 144Hz for super smooth gaming.
Thanks for the link, keefy. The issue has become a lot worse recently, but this might save me some cash for now. But I'm still looking at some new displays, I've been rocking this guy for a long time.
This is the best i could find buts its $390
There was a $300 LG but it was poorly rated.
If you are willing to sacrifice 120hz you would save a lot of money but i understand the want for it. I want 120hz on my next monitor as well.
Last edited by HellsJester; 05-26-2013 at 05:27.
Thanks guys, I'm mainly trying to get a feel for some displays. I did so much research years back when I got this guy, trying to do the same now. From my own search I've noticed what I want and what I'll pay is a bit off. Jester, if I only went for 60hz, any good ones you know of? My problem is making sure what I will buy is good.
tend to use 60Hz for web browsing and general usage and the max 144Hz for gaming, many games allow you to set the refresh rate in the options so no need to keep switching it in the control panel.
I use 60Hz fr general non gming stuff because using 144 causes my GPU to run tiny bit hoter, the clocks ramp up to maximum and the fan spins faster creating more noise. Thats probably more a graphics card issue.
Damn jester, that's really good. On my own search I totally overlooked that one. I could see myself buying that.
Yeah, calibrations aren't a big issue for me. I spent countless hours perfecting it even on this monitor. I'm definitely going to go with this one. Perfect for what I'm looking for in my range.
Not at all. Knowing me, I'll probably redo them about a million times until I find what I think is perfect.
So I got the monitor like 2 hours ago. So I'll probably mess with it a bunch after work tomorrow.
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You guys are gonna regret not going with 1440p. Once you go 1440, 1080 looks like sd (standard definition).
Last edited by nVidia; 06-01-2013 at 18:47.
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