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    Thumbs up Need Help Choosing A Monitor

    Hello Champs

    So.. I dropped my balls the second before I was about to order my build a month ago, but now I have picked them up again.

    Here are the specifications:
    MB: ASUS P8Z77-M
    CPU: 3570k
    GPU: Sapphire 7850
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB
    CASE: FD Arc Mini
    PSU: SeaSonic 520M

    I got a HDD and a CDROM drive (waiting with the SSD)

    The only thing I need to find is a monitor, full-filling these criteria:
    * Cheap, as the rest of the build
    * 21-23" preferably 21,5" or 22"
    * 1080p
    Last edited by Godsk; 2012-08-26 at 06:36 PM.

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    The Arc Mini won't fit the ASRock Z77 Pro3 IIRC, go for the Arc Midi instead.

    I've got 2x of the ASUS VH242H, they're good at the pricepoint, unfortunately Komplett.dk doesn't sell ASUS monitors.
    http://www.fcomputer.dk/hardware/mon...-5ms-sort.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    The Arc Mini won't fit the ASRock Z77 Pro3 IIRC, go for the Arc Midi instead.

    I've got 2x of the ASUS VH242H, they're good at the pricepoint, unfortunately Komplett.dk doesn't sell ASUS monitors.
    http://www.fcomputer.dk/hardware/mon...-5ms-sort.html
    Ow, was a typo, it was meant to be the ASUS P8Z77-M.

    It annoys me a bit the monitor is with built-in audio. Do you ever use it?

    Currently I have been looking at these two:
    ASUS VE228D
    Dell U2312HM

    I'm trying to find an ASUS one 23" without speakers at the moment.
    Last edited by Godsk; 2012-08-26 at 06:41 PM.

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    I bought a Samsung S23A750D from Proshop like half a year ago. It costs like 300 kr. more now though and it's not cheap to start off with :P.
    But I really like it. It's one hell of an excellent monitor. Really thin, smooth layout and the screen itself is beautiful! The 3D feature its equipped with is rather cool, its a little mehh, but its fun and functions well .

    BUT! Notice that it only has DisplayPort and HDMI connectors in the back, so if you plan on using it through DVI (as I did, since my old GFX card didnt have DP and HDMI sucks, but I had planned to get a new computer later, so I just postponed the use of it) you shouldnt buy it obviously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakatoss View Post
    I bought a Samsung S23A750D from Proshop like half a year ago. It costs like 300 kr. more now though and it's not cheap to start off with :P.
    But I really like it. It's one hell of an excellent monitor. Really thin, smooth layout and the screen itself is beautiful! The 3D feature its equipped with is rather cool, its a little mehh, but its fun and functions well .

    BUT! Notice that it only has DisplayPort and HDMI connectors in the back, so if you plan on using it through DVI (as I did, since my old GFX card didnt have DP and HDMI sucks, but I had planned to get a new computer later, so I just postponed the use of it) you shouldnt buy it obviously.
    Hehe ^_^ I think you missed the first point of the criteria:
    * Cheap, as the rest of the build

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godsk View Post
    Hehe ^_^ I think you missed the first point of the criteria:
    * Cheap, as the rest of the build
    I swear to god it wasnt there when i read the post! :P
    Haha, my bad, sorry!
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    I have owned an Asus monitor and I wouldn't recommend it. I've had to RMA it twice and the one im running as a replacement is going out too.

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    Please specify the model, llose.

    I haven't had a problem with the built in speakers, since I never use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    Please specify the model, llose.

    I haven't had a problem with the built in speakers, since I never use them.
    ASUS VE276Q Black 27" Full HD HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236091
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    What was the issue with it? I've never had an issue with any ASUS products apart from the RAM module area being faulty.
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    I know it doesn't answer your question, but get a 7770 as opposed to a 7850. Lower number, but better card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warwithin View Post
    I know it doesn't answer your question, but get a 7770 as opposed to a 7850. Lower number, but better card.
    7850 vs 7770

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    Better card?

    Nope, who told you that?
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