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New Monitor, Suggestions?

Hi guys its been a long time since Ive been on here, hope your all well.

Ive been thinking about getting a new monitor for my Pc and im not sure what to get. When i first started looking i was looking into 3D mainly but im not 100% sure that is the best choice. The main use will be gaming.

my price limit is about £500 but ide rather it be around £400 if not below that. What have all of you had good experiences with (Brands,Models,Techs)?

Specs are in sig if you could consider this

Cheers for any help or suggestions

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Old 16-01-13, 03:21 PM
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Hi guys its been a long time since Ive been on here, hope your all well.

Ive been thinking about getting a new monitor for my Pc and im not sure what to get. When i first started looking i was looking into 3D mainly but im not 100% sure that is the best choice. The main use will be gaming.

my price limit is about £500 but ide rather it be around £400 if not below that. What have all of you had good experiences with (Brands,Models,Techs)?

Specs are in sig if you could consider this

Cheers for any help or suggestions
BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24 inch..price is around 300£
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Old 16-01-13, 03:33 PM
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Dell U2410 would be my choice. I have one and it is fantastic. Colours are amazing (Whitest whites, deepest blacks, etc). The response time is very good for an IPS and there is no visible ghosting or input lag when playing relatively fast paced games like BF3. It's 1920 x 1200 so you do get the infamous black bars on some games, but it's not really an issue to be fair.

I've had the monitor for nearly a year and a half and it has not let me down yet (touch wood). There are other IPS panel monitors, but since I have a U2410, this is really the only monitor I could suggest
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BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24 inch..price is around 300£
I like the look of this but are BenQ reliable? they seem a cheaper alternative allot of the time
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Dell U2410 would be my choice. I have one and it is fantastic. Colours are amazing (Whitest whites, deepest blacks, etc). The response time is very good for an IPS and there is no visible ghosting or input lag when playing relatively fast paced games like BF3. It's 1920 x 1200 so you do get the infamous black bars on some games, but it's not really an issue to be fair.

I've had the monitor for nearly a year and a half and it has not let me down yet (touch wood). There are other IPS panel monitors, but since I have a U2410, this is really the only monitor I could suggest
Yes ive seen a few monitors with IPS around and heard good things. not really researched into it that much. would you advise away from 3D then?
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Old 16-01-13, 06:00 PM
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BenQ are fine yeah...

I am with Yassar though - you should go with the Dell. High res IPS screens are better than gimmicky 3D and 120hz screens.
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I like the look of this but are BenQ reliable? they seem a cheaper alternative allot of the time
yes sir my previous benq monitor is 4-5years old now still works like a day i bought it, im using the XL2420T myself but im not a expert im just a gamer
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Yes ive seen a few monitors with IPS around and heard good things. not really researched into it that much. would you advise away from 3D then?
I've not tried 3D, so I can't advise you away from 3D if you want to go down that route. All I'm saying is that the picture quality on an IPS panel monitor is second to none (from my experience) and for gaming purposes they are more than adequate. With the Dell you'll be getting the best of both worlds. Awesome picture quality and not bad at all for gaming.

I've had a few forum members (2 to be exact) PM me about the Dell U2410 and I've given them the same advice. They ended up purchasing the monitor and they couldn't be more happy.
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My mate has the smaller U2310 and I can confirm the picture quality is fantastic. The design has a nice simple feel to it too, it looks really smart.
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Also worth checking out iiyama monitors. I have the prolite X2377HDS IPS monitor and am very happy with it. I'm sure there's a newer version out now which will be just as good if not better
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