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Best gaming monitor for $200?

By treetops
Sep 21, 2011
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  1. My spec are in my specs thingy. Nvidia 275 video card. Whats the best monitor I can get for around 200$? My video card can support way over 2560x1600 , how much do you have to spend to break the 1920x1080 barrier? Are they even worth it?

    Also I am somewhat interested in a 3d monitor setup but they look pricey and I have no clue if they are worth it.
     
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Are you looking to game at that resolution? The GTX 275 will find it difficult to play GPU-intensive games at or over 1920x1080.
     
  3. SKYSTAR

    SKYSTAR TS Enthusiast Posts: 207

    hi treetops
    you can't play hardcore games with resolution like 1920x1080 or above with the GTX 275 ,you need at least the GTX 295 or GTX 470 . so i think the better resolution for your card is 1680x1050.
     
  4. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,951   +162

    I had a 1920x1050 monitor until about a year ago and every game I played worked just fine on max. Hmm well it was 230$ for that card 2 years ago. It played age of conan and crysis just fine or maybe the fps was low and I did not notice, I think I was at like 30 fps.

    I find it hard to believe I would have to buy a seemingly 600$+ card like the nvidia 295 to game at 1080p.

    Heres my exact card btw.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130475

    Ill be a sad panda if my card is already considered to weak for 1080p.
     
  5. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 567   +25

  6. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,951   +162

    Alright can I get some 200$ish HD 1920x1080 suggestions? Or a 3d monitor\glasses budget suggestion, are they worth it?

    I was thinking of maybe this one? 2ms response time looks nice
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...cm_sp=Cat_Monitors-_-Weekly_Deal-_-24-236-112

    is the pixel pitch and contrast ratio adequate for the price? looks good to me

    159.99 after all the discounting, comes with a dvi cable


    Screen Size
    23.6"

    LED Backlight
    Yes

    Widescreen
    Yes

    Recommended Resolution
    1920 x 1080

    Viewing Angle
    170°(H) / 160°(V)

    Pixel Pitch
    0.272mm

    Display Colors
    16.7 Million

    Brightness
    300 cd/m2

    Contrast Ratio
    10,000,000:1 (ASCR)

    Response Time
    2ms (GTG)

    Horizontal Refresh Rate
    30 - 83 KHz

    Vertical Refresh Rate
    50 - 76 Hz
     
  7. GamingB

    GamingB TS Rookie

    3D monitors are what they say the are... but they are pricey as well... One other monitor that you should look at is the VX2453MH-LED - it's a new model and does kind of have a larger Bezel (internal speakers) but overall it's pretty nice.
     

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