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Need help with choosing a monitor!

djkim
  • 71 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z87-DS3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $96.78 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card $290.00
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $55.00
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) Purchased For $10.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $834.64

This is my build I picked out for gaming.

All I need now is a monitor, and I'm pretty stupid with monitors.

I wanted something like this: http://www.amazon.com/VE248H-24-Inch-Full-HD-Integrated-Speakers/dp/B0043T7FHK/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1404001072&sr=1-3&keywords=vs248h-p

Can anyone help me out? Would be great. Price range $130-$150

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, that monitor is pretty ******* awesome. I think you already made your pick.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know the difference between a 50,000,000:1 and a 10,000,000:1 monitor though? I don't know what contrast ratio is.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

The Contrast Ratio determines how the lightest and darkest colors blend. Generally the higher the better, but it doesn't determine the picture quality of the monitor.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, here's the one I'm comparing with.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs238hp

The specs are all the same except the pixel pitch, which is pretty negligible I'm assuming.

The difference in price is huge though, $165 vs $125, and the 50 million contrast ratio being the $125 monitor. Any suggestions?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm guessing you won't notice much of a difference. You'll probably love that just as much. I'm assuming the price drop is due to some build quality differences and maybe a few software differences. You'll like either. Monitors are fairly easy unless you're going for very specific stuff like 10 Bit Photo Editing or whatever.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you thought about an IPS monitor? Lowest response time is 5ms, but the picture quality is supposedly much better than TN monitors mentioned here.

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