Cheap Monitor(IPS) for Gaming

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  1. Revolution

    Revolution Senior member

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    No.I'm from India.
    PC components are expensive compare to other county and sadly cos of my own economic condition.


    I wanna know too.
    Dell S2240M(DVI) is under my budget.
    Dell S2240L(HDMI) is little high.
    I don't think HDMI will make any difference for me.
    And monitor even has no inbuilt speakers.
     
  2. TakeNoPrisoners

    TakeNoPrisoners Platinum Member

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    That Dell would be just fine. Personally for 1080p I like 24" or 23" but 21" is okay if your budget is tight. HDMI is only for game consoles anyway, DVI is electrically the same input without the audio.
     
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    The input lag on the U2312HM is absurdly low.

    Any IPS monitor you buy is going to be limited to 60hz, so its not going to be as smooth as your CRT if your running 85hz+.

    If your not a hardcore gamer then you probably are not going to be that bothered.

    Also I would save up a bit more money and get something decent, unless you desperately need a new monitor now.
     
  5. blastingcap

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    If it's the kind that only has DVI output (no VGA, HDMI, etc.) then it has no internal scaler and thus removes that chunk of input lag from the equation. The downside is that you are forever wedded to DL-DVI. That is not a big deal for one or even two monitors, but for triple-monitor Eyefinity, AMD cards can't handle it, and I'm not 100% certain that NV's Kepler cards can handle three DL DVI Inputs at the same time, either.
     
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    Good monitor reviews are really tough to find. I only use tests from Anandtech, Xbit, and TFT Central. Speaking of which, I believe the Dell S-series of monitors would be a good fit for you. They are really lacking in terms of inputs, but the display quality seems quite good. TFT Central reviewed the S2740L and it did pretty well.
     
  7. Revolution

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    BTW,Dell stopped Dell S2340M(DVI) model recently ?
    I only see Dell S2340L(HDMI) in our market.
    I want DVI port.
    Its cheaper than HDMI and don't need spend extra money for HDMI cable.
    Dell don't even bother to add DVI or HDMI cable these days.
    And I guess there will be image quality difference between HDMI and DVI ?
     
  8. Revolution

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    Sorry,double post.
    Mod please delete.
     
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    The Dell S series monitors are pretty dim. Very disappointing. Also the 24" is BGR which messes up Cleartype in some programs (like Firefox)
     
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    AFAIK nVidia is fine w/3x DL-DVI. With AMD add the cost (~$100$) of a MiniDP-> DL-DVI adapter. Of course, someone who is struggling to purchase one monitor is not likely to have the funds for two more monitors and enough GPU horsepower to run into Eyefinity DL-DVI issues. That's a lot of pixels!
     
  11. jacktesterson

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    That LG monitor is nice. I'd prob go with that one.

    Also, get at least 8GB of ram. It will probably cost you $10 more.
     
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    I picked up a Dell S2440L. The reason I bought it was because I read the review on the TFTCentral. I love the edge-to-edge glass.

    As with all monitors, it is hard to adjust at first. I find the colors are saturated. I was able to download the ICC profile supplied by TFTCentral (awesome site by the way) and tried to mimic what they had. I made a few adjustments for my personal tastes, and now it looks really good.

    You can get a decent amount of glare if you have a side window or a lamp near. But nothing beats the glass finish, in my opinion. Additionally, this is AMVA, has a really nice contract ratio.

    Best part is this - I was going to buy my son a monitor for his computer for Christmas. But the cheapest thing I could find that wasn't a piece of crap was around $100 flat. Then I seen the Dell S2440L on sale at Best Buy for $200 and it was a no-brainer. Bought that for myself, and gave my son my LG 227WRT - a great monitor (for a TN, that is).

    Everyone wins.
     
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    TFTCentral provide ICC profile for all monitors ?
    Or ICC profile only for those monitor which they have tested/reviewed ?
     
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    Can anyone prove any review link Dell S2240M or Dell S2240L please ?
    Dell S2240M cost Rs.8600/- and S2240L Rs.8800/- here locally.
    None of the monitor have speaker ?
    So,any advantage of HDMI over DVI ?
    Thought price difference is very little only 200(US $4).
    And worst things is that Dell don't even bother to provide HDMI or DVI cable with monitors.
    So,if want to use DVI or HDMI then have to buy any chinese brand cable @200/-.
    So,which is better Dell OEM VGA Cable or cheap chinese DVI or HDMI cable ?
     
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    My CRT was dying so without having no choice and cos of limited budget finally bought Dell S2240L.
    Now,can anyone please tell me the best Calibration Setting for this ?
    No review found at web and I'm really not good at calibration.
     
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    Did you try searching the TFT site?
     
  17. Revolution

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    I could not find any data at tftcentral.
    I don't know know other site.
    But,I Googled that.
     
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    some benq 22'' model
     
  19. Revolution

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    Both monitors have same panel ?
     
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    Can't get full screen with HDMI but VGA working fine.
    Checked we only showing review of S2340L,S2440L % S2740L.
    No S2240L/M.
    So,still failed to get calibration setting.
     
  22. Revolution

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    What HDMI setting should I choose, RGB(normal), RGB(enhanced) or YCbCr for Dell S2240L ?
    Or I should use VGA ?
    Cos when HDMI connected and RGB is set from OSM color washed out ?

    BTW,if I change DPI will it affect anything ( video,image,game ) except text ?
    Windows 7 Display>set custom text size (DPI)
     
  23. nleksan

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    Ideally you want to set it for sRGB, and definitely not Ycbcr.
     
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    The Dell U2212HM is available refurbished for around $145 all the time...
     
  25. Revolution

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    I bought Dell S2240L now looking forcalibration setting and ICC profile.
     
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