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    Need suggestions on a new monitor

    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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    Size?
    1080p or 1440p?
    60hz or 120hz?




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    i'm also looking for a monitor.
    22"
    1080p
    HDMI
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldierboy View Post
    i'm also looking for a monitor.
    22"
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    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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236117

    There you go.




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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.

    http://blog.biernacki.ca/2011/09/rep...nd-flickering/



    I got a BenQ XL2411T
    ITs 24 inch 1080p, 120Hz and 144Hz for super smooth gaming.
    Last edited by keefy; 05-25-2013 at 23:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    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.

    http://blog.biernacki.ca/2011/09/rep...nd-flickering/



    I got a BenQ XL2411T
    ITs 24 inch 1080p, 120Hz and 144Hz for super smooth gaming.
    Please give me your review of that monitor. I have been looking at BenQs for awhile now.
    I was considering a 27 inch 1080p 120hz BenQ.




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    Quote Originally Posted by HellsJester View Post
    Size?
    1080p or 1440p?
    60hz or 120hz?
    Yeah, I was a bit vague. 1080p. Size I'm not too concerned, between 22-27. Would like 120hz, but trying to not spend more than 300 so I know I will have to sacrifice something to keep it in that range.

    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir_Scud View Post
    Yeah, I was a bit vague. 1080p. Size I'm not too concerned, between 22-27. Would like 120hz, but trying to not spend more than 300 so I know I will have to sacrifice something to keep it in that range.

    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.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824014270
    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.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir_Scud View Post
    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?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824260047

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    IPS panels have higher input lag for gaming and that one is also 60hz.




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    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir_Scud View Post
    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.
    Will do more research for you when i get home from work.




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    Quote Originally Posted by HellsJester View Post
    Please give me your review of that monitor. I have been looking at BenQs for awhile now.
    I was considering a 27 inch 1080p 120hz BenQ.
    My only issue is the colour tis a right pain to set up ho I want it because the defaults out the box are just plain horrendous, way too bright and make the image look washed out.

    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.
    Last edited by keefy; 05-26-2013 at 20:08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HellsJester View Post
    IPS panels have higher input lag for gaming and that one is also 60hz.
    As far as ips panels go this one is pretty good regarding input lag/response time.

    and its 1920 X 1200.

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    Found this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236313

    140 reviews with 111 being 5/5
    $270
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    Tell me what you think.




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    Damn jester, that's really good. On my own search I totally overlooked that one. I could see myself buying that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir_Scud View Post
    Damn jester, that's really good. On my own search I totally overlooked that one. I could see myself buying that.
    Im glad i could help.
    Oh and when i read a some reviews a few people complained the colors need calibrating but im sure you could find some calibrations online and just copy what they did and see which one you like better.




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    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir_Scud View Post
    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.
    This monitor looks so good i may get it. Would you mind if i PM you sometime asking what your calibrations are?




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    Not at all. Knowing me, I'll probably redo them about a million times until I find what I think is perfect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir_Scud View Post
    Not at all. Knowing me, I'll probably redo them about a million times until I find what I think is perfect.
    It will be a long while before i send that PM so im sure you will find that perfect setting before i send the request.




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    Quote Originally Posted by HellsJester View Post
    Found this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236313

    140 reviews with 111 being 5/5
    $270
    24 inches
    144hz
    1080p

    Tell me what you think.
    Really, a TN panel for $270?

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    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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    cool!




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    You guys are gonna regret not going with 1440p. Once you go 1440, 1080 looks like sd (standard definition).

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/QNIX-QX2710-...item1e7b09cef7
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