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    Budget gaming monitor

    Hi all, finally got some cash spare looking to buy a new monitor to replace a fairly old Dell anybody got any real world recommendations? The reviews I read seem to be comparing budget monitors to top end screens and it makes shopping around difficult. I'm looking to spend about £150 could go higher but 150 its ideal for me.

    I'm looking for a 24" inch screen
    Something with good colour and contrast
    vga or dvi and hdmi ports
    Ideally thin bezels - but not essential
    Unsure on IPS or TN -I'm pretty much in front of the screen most of the time but I sit abit lower than my desk due to horrendous posture

    I was originally thinking of getting something like the AOC G2460VQ6 24" LED FHD but the reviews seem negative about while giving it a back handed praise

    Then looked at the LG 23MP68VQ review sounds really good although the review says its not colour accurate. For a budget gamer is that even a consideration really? would the average person even notice?

    By budget gamer I mean I don't play online much or competitively and I don't need the latest and greatest tech. I'm only just getting around to playing fallout4 and the current monitor struggles when the game is showing some night scenes. Other than that the monitor gets used for basic web surfing or office tasks and xbox s

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    Re: Budget gaming monitor

    Do you think colour reproduction or gaming speed is more important to you?

    What graphics card do you have?

    If you currently have a Dell monitor then they are usually really good at colour reproduction, so if you are having problems with dark game scenes I wonder if there is a setting you can tweak on the monitor or in the driver to up the brightness.

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    Re: Budget gaming monitor

    What resolution do you want??


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    Re: Budget gaming monitor

    I use my xbox s for gaming so no need for driver calibration etc
    1080p is fine i don't need ultra 4k or what ever

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    Re: Budget gaming monitor

    What graphics card? It would make sense to know because a freesync monitor would give you a really good experience and the prices have come down a lot. But obliviously if you have an Nvidia card that won't be useful.

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    Re: Budget gaming monitor

    Do you need high refresh? I'm unsure if your console can do like 144hz so - maybe


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    Re: Budget gaming monitor

    Take a closer look between these two devices. I think you should go for LG 24MP68VQ-P. I had both LG monitor and AOC monitor (different models) and I had better experience with LG. Now it's your choice.

    https://productz.com/en/aoc-g2460vq6...68vq-p-monitor

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    Re: Budget gaming monitor

    Check out BenQ RL2455HM also. It features 1ms response time

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    Re: Budget gaming monitor

    MSI MAG241C is great and priced well at Curry's at the moment. VA Panel, 144hz, 1ms response rate, Freesync. Ticks all the boxes.

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    Re: Budget gaming monitor

    Does it have to be brand-spanky-new, or can you live with a second-hand model?
    Reason I ask is that mine was about £700 new or something, but I got it for about £275 and they're probably available for even less, nowadays.

    It's still a cracking screen, at 1440p in 27" running144Hz with G-Sync - You say you're not a massive gamer (I haven't played Fallout 4 myself), but having a really nice screen tends to mean you use it more often. When you first look at it, the difference may not be noticable to the average person... but it usually becomes quite a shocking difference once they go back to their old screen!

    The advantage of buying second-hand is that you get to pick through any of the problems, like backlight bleed or whathaveyou. Buying new, you're still playing screen-lottery and having to either risk your money, or risk RMAing until you find an acceptable one. Again, you might not think the average user would care, but once seen it cannot be unseen!
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