I am currently in the market for a new monitor, and I know that more than a few of you are fairly tech savvy.
I'm looking for a monitor that is around 24 inches for under $200. My video card has an HDMI port and 2 DVI ports (1 single, 1 dual). Ideally I would like this monitor to have either 1 or 2 HDMI Ports so I can hook up a console without having to unhook anything.
Here's the monitor I've been leaning towards after a short time looking around for $180.
This was my conclusion based on Response time(1ms), Screen Size, Resolution, 2 HDMI ports, and it having built in speakers.
Under the power supply it mentions 50/60hz, is this the refresh rate? Does this mean that the monitor won't properly display framerates over 60? With my current monitor, if I don't have V-sync on and go over 60 fps the game looks pretty choppy as if it is 30fps or less. Can I get a 120hz monitor at a comparable price? How big is the difference?
Here is a 144hz 3d monitor for $270 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313&IsVirtualParent=1 . Is that overkill?
Also, how do HDTVs compare to monitors for gaming? I like to play a lot of old school games on my ps1/ps2 and it would be wonderful to be able to hook them up to my display instead of whipping out my old 13 inch TV. I know you can buy stuff to convert composite to HDMI and the like, but it seems overly expensive.
I would much appreciate any feedback on picking the right monitor for gaming. My current desk setup doesn't afford me much room for anything over 24''. Feel free to link me any potentials and lead me in the direction of sites with better deals. I used Newegg when I built my computer because the other couple sites I looked at had the same prices and a smaller selection.
Edit: hmm, i seem to have found a selection of Samsung monitor+TV combos for a decent price, here's one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001810
Edited, May 14th 2013 7:09pm by DamienSScott