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Troxic
04-26-2012, 11:53 AM
Any suggestions and/or recommendations?

Defiant
04-26-2012, 12:08 PM
I recently picked up one of these and I am quite pleased with it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236176

Napp
04-26-2012, 12:29 PM
slickdeals.net is a good resource to check for slick deals.

Banaag
04-26-2012, 12:36 PM
Any suggestions and/or recommendations?

Depends what is important to you.

1. Resolution: Go for 1920x1200 instead of standard 1920x1080
2. Size: Depends on your workspace and what you like. 27+, go big or go home!
3. Response timing: 2ms -5ms
4. Price?

I'll assume you don't care for stuff like studio quality color and GTG, since if you did you wouldn't be asking in a general manner.

Try something lilke: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254052
I've seen it dip to $230 range, which is excellent for this kinda of quality in a monitor. Still a steal at $270. :cool:

Auedar
04-26-2012, 12:57 PM
I personally have a Hanns-G as well, and I'm loving it. I also hook up my PS3 to it to play games, since it has speakers in the monitor. I also liked the fact that the warranty lasts for 3 years.

The only issue I had with mine was that I had speaker feedback when I put cellphones or microphones next to the speakers after the monitor was turned off for awhile.

Just depends on how much $$ you have and how close you sit to your screen, but you can get a nice one for around $100. A 20-22 inch screen works fine when you are sitting 2-3 feet away from it. Your eyes will thank you later:P

Also, with your saved $$, you can get a sick mouse, which will be almost needed for tera.

Mynas
04-26-2012, 01:12 PM
I have 3 of these.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059

Cheap and amazing looking.

The speakers suck...don't use them.

Gary
04-26-2012, 02:28 PM
I run 2 of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116483

squidgod2000
04-26-2012, 03:13 PM
I have 3 of these.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059

Cheap and amazing looking.

The speakers suck...don't use them.

I've got two of those. I'd like to get a third, bigger monitor for gaming and use the other two for web/tv while I play, but I'd have to upgrade some hardware too. Not sure it's worth the money at the moment.

Valkyrie
04-26-2012, 04:45 PM
I bought a 27 inch samsung monitor with a 2ms response time for 250 at costco. Been the best buy I've made. The nicest thing about playing on a laptop is I already have an extra monitor built in!

Troxic
04-26-2012, 06:39 PM
I bought a 27 inch samsung monitor with a 2ms response time for 250 at costco. Been the best buy I've made. The nicest thing about playing on a laptop is I already have an extra monitor built in!

I was looking at the same thing as Sam's Club today for around that price, think I'm going to get it tomorrow. Had to give back the spare monitor.

RandomCarnage
04-27-2012, 03:46 AM
I have a Philips Brilliance 240PW.

The benefit of this is it runs an IPS panel, is true 8-bit and 5ms (all of which you want).

It is not easy to find this combination. Most 5ms screens are only 6 bit panels and sacrifice gamut for speed. They still claim 16 million colors, but this is done by bluing colors together to trick the eye where an 8 bit panel actually has unique colors.

An IPS panel has a very wide viewing angle across both axis and holds a clear image where other panels black out.

If you really want to get into reading up about it, this stuff get quite interesting, especially for tech-heads.


RC

Monkey
04-27-2012, 06:31 AM
If price isn't a massive issue then there are 2 types of monitors you should be looking at. Either 120hz or IPS.

120hz makes your game look/feel VERY SMOOTH, think back to the quake pro's who played/still play at 100hz on CRTs. The trade off is that all of these are TN panels. (If you play any FPS/twich game seriously, this is the best choice.)

IPS panels are the best in picture quality, nuff said. (If you do any kind of graphic design, this is the best choice.)


THERE ARE NO 120hz IPS PANELS, and it's a damn shame because I would throw my money at it.

EDIT: I would like to make clear when I talk about 120hz monitors, I'm talking about TRUE 120hz that not only outputs at 120hz, but accepts inputs of 120hz as well (aka it has to be able to do 3D). There are a lot of TV's on the market that say they do 120/240hz(hell I'v even seen 480!), but they do not accept inputs over 60hz.