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    Default Gaming Monitor Suggestions ~ $200-250

    Hey everyone,

    I'm looking to buy a new monitor for my fiance for Christmas. He plays
    games like Medieval/Napoleon Total War, various flight sims, Hearts of
    Iron 2 and Civilization 5 and I'd like a monitor that would make them look
    great. Right now he's just using the monitor that came with his computer
    that is old and not that great.

    He has an old Dell computer running Windows XP but we're planning on
    getting/building a new gaming computer in the next year or two, so the
    monitor would have to be windows 7 compatible (not sure if this is a
    problem with monitors?).

    I'd like to find one for around $200, but if it would be a big jump in
    quality I could go up to $250. I don't really know much about monitors,
    but I know that I want something that has/is:
    ~ 22" or bigger widescreen
    ~ from a reliable company
    ~ HDMI input would be nice
    ~ built in speakers would be nice but not necessary
    ~ able to deal with the above mentioned games and also games like Fallout
    and Left 4 Dead for his new computer
    ~ possibility to have dual monitors in the future (I don't think this has
    anything to do with the monitor itself but just in case)

    I've been reading on these boards and others and the Dell Ultrasharp
    Monitors ( U2211H would be what I could afford unless they go on a major
    sale) seems to be highly recommended. Would IPS be worth the extra money
    for a smaller size? Would TN be better for the games he plays? Would this
    one be ok? Asus VH242H

    Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks

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    I'm sure the requirements for dual monitors or more is reliant on the graphics card, not the monitor itself. I'm sure one of the forum regulars will correct me if I'm wrong, however.

    As for monitors, I use a HP 2159m, and it's an incredible monitor with fantastic picture, 1920x1080 resolution, and great price. It has an HDMI, VGA and DVI port, so it should suit any of your needs.

    Here's a link to Amazon for it. Ignore their price, as you can get it from other vendors for over 100 less.

    there's also links above said monitor showing it's successors which are of larger size, if you wish to check any of them out.

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    Welcome to PureOC!

    Dell UltraSharp is a good monitor but to expensive, you can get a good monitor from reputable such as Samsung for a 24" monitor for your price range with all the features you're seeking.

    Win7 compatible is not an issue.
    You were mention this monitor for gaming then 24" will be better for 22" and your fiance will love you more when you give him bigger monitor because most gamer loves big monitor.

    Game compatibility or dual monitor is nothing to do with the monitor, it's more to do with the graphic card.

    Here are a couple models from Samsung you should consider;
    P2450H $230
    BX2450 $250

    these monitors has all the features you want beside the personal appreance.

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    Thanks for the suggestions and information guys! I really appreciate it. I'm gonna check out those monitors right now.

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    I got the HP 2445m (24") on sale at Staples for $199CDN - a heck of a good monitor with all features you need.
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