Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor

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3 months agoDelgadough posted submission on hardwareswap.
June 6, 2019

Dell. Intel i7 1TB hard drive 8 gb ram. intel graphics card

Custom PC Intel i5 128 SSD 1 TB hard drive Zotac GTX 560

The price of the dell alone is $700. The price of the custom PC is $500 The brand new monitor in the box goes for $300. All I’m asking for is $850 You get two PCs and a brand new monitor. Get it when you can. I promise you, you won’t see a deal like this in a long time![time stamp](https://ibb.co/3c5kHPG)

3 months agoDelgadough posted comment on hardwareswap.
June 6, 2019

That’s all the specs. This is the Monitor. It’s brand new in a box. You must be crazy if you think this is over priced. If anything it’s under priced but I need to make space so I need to get rid of everything. Monitor

Got a new monitor (aw3418dw) -- not sure if I'll keep the old ones nor what to do with the speakers... [R]

10 months, 3 weeks agojrib posted submission on ultrawidemasterrace.
Oct. 21, 2018
10 months, 3 weeks agojrib posted comment on ultrawidemasterrace.
Oct. 21, 2018

16:10 Dell U2412M.

I've used them vertical in the past but in the end didn't like it and switched them back.

I'd probably mostly use the side monitors to have a movie on in the background on one side and irc on the other. Irc would work well vertical but obviously movie watching wouldn't work. They're too out of the way now to comfortably use for anything other than occasional glances or quick references.

AMD Build...you know the drill. [R]

1 year, 2 months agoCyberhwk posted submission on buildapc.
July 4, 2018

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

75% Computing / 25% Gaming (mostly non-intensive like MMOs). I tend to do a lot at once though. So I might have Reddit, an MMO, and a football game streaming all at once. Run 2 monitors. Considering adding a 3rd (but probably not).

What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

Whatevs. Looking to stay under $1500 is all.

In what country are you purchasing your parts?

Murica.

Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). Consider formatting your parts list. Don't ask to be spoonfed a build (read the rules!).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor$309.90 @ SuperBiiz
MotherboardGigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard$139.99 @ Walmart
MemoryCorsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$200.89 @ OutletPC
StorageSamsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$112.85 @ OutletPC
StorageSeagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.99 @ Amazon
Video CardMSI - Radeon RX 580 8GB ARMOR MK2 OC Video Card$259.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$69.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1188.60
Mail-in rebates-$40.00
Total$1148.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-04 02:49 EDT-0400

Provide any additional details you wish below.

I can afford a splurge or two to feed my impatience and ego, but of course would like to avoid COMPLETE wastes of money.

  • CPU: Go 2600x and save a hundred bucks?

  • GPU: Good choice for someone who dabbles but probably past his prime gaming days?

  • Monitor: My current monitor is this stoneage Dell (1920x1200, 60hz, IPS). Worth an upgrade?

Thanks in advance.

MBP Code/Editing Station [R]

1 year, 6 months agoBCVisin posted submission on Battletops.
Feb. 13, 2018
1 year, 6 months agoBCVisin posted comment on Battletops.
Feb. 20, 2018

They both are Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JN9310/ref=cmswrcpapa_pFdJAb38Z7K9N

I bought two of them in 2013 and they have served me well.

First Build | <$1000 Budget [R]

1 year, 8 months agoJan. 9, 2018

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1 year, 8 months agoBigBlackWoman1 posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 9, 2018

Daily tasks include Brackets, Photoshop, Lightroom and other less intensive applications.

No, the $1k is only for the build itself.

I have two identical monitors (only using 1 currently). I was given these two monitors at no cost to me, one is still in the original box:

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310

First PC Build [R]

1 year, 9 months agogensanders posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 19, 2017

Build Help/Ready:

Have you read the sidebar and rules? (Please do)

Yes

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

Gaming (Currently playing BF1 and Total War: Warhammer II)

I am looking to be able to play at Ultra settings, if possible.

What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

USD 1500-1800

In what country are you purchasing your parts?

USA

Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please)..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor$289.99 @ Amazon
CPU CoolerNoctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler$89.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard*Gigabyte - GA-Z270P-D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard$63.99 @ Newegg
Memory*Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$139.99 @ Newegg
StorageSK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$87.98 @ Amazon
StorageHitachi - 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$42.99 @ Amazon
Video CardZotac - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Mini Video Card$449.99 @ Amazon
CaseFractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case$58.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply*EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$58.98 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$92.99 @ Best Buy
SoftwareMicrosoft - Office Home and Student 2016 Software$119.69 @ Amazon
Wireless Network AdapterGigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter$39.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1575.51
Mail-in rebates-$40.00
Total$1535.51
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-19 09:23 EST-0500

Provide any additional details you wish below.

This is my first time building a PC, so I mainly look for something on the easier side to put together, while still leaving room for future upgrades. The above build is adapted from one of /r/pcmasterrace's recommended builds, with a few additions/swaps. Any recommendations/critiques would be appreciated.

I already have a monitor, mouse/keyboard from my current PC.

1 year, 9 months agogensanders posted comment on buildapc.
Nov. 19, 2017

1920x1200. This is my current monitor. https://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310

I'll probably upgrade once the 4K monitors go down in price.

Looking for a cheap monitor that can rotate vertically [R]

1 year, 10 months agoNov. 7, 2017

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1 year, 10 months agoyee245 posted comment on buildapc.
Nov. 7, 2017

You could probably find used Dell U2412M monitors for $100-120. For example, this listing on eBay. They also sometimes can be found on craigslist, but it'll be hit or miss, as some people think these monitors are worth a ton. They are also on Amazon starting at about $130 used, but I personally wouldn't pay much more than about $110 these days, given they have been on sale in the past as low as $150-160 new, or around $120 refurbished. It isn't a 1080p, but it's 1920x1200, so when it is vertical, you do actually get a little more width.

[Monitor] Dell 24 UltraSharp Monitor: U2412M IPS LED - $ 199.99 w/ code DU2412MLDSDAY [R]

1 year, 10 months agoyee245 posted submission on buildapcsales.
Nov. 2, 2017
1 year, 10 months agoyee245 posted comment on buildapcsales.
Nov. 2, 2017

Basically the same price at Amazon and B&H.

I think I've seen these as low as $150-160 new, and you used to sometimes be able to find them refurbished direct from Dell for $110-120

Aaaand we're back to 5. [More pics/specs in album] [R]

2 years agoMuuuufasaaa posted submission on battlestations.
Aug. 14, 2017
2 years agoMuuuufasaaa posted on battlestations.
Aug. 14, 2017

Thank ya! It's been a work in progress for many years now.

I have 3 good monitors on the main center stand, all of which are the Dell Ultrasharp U2412M model. They were good when I bought them, and they're still solid, but they're just not quite as sharp as I'd like (I know, right?) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005JN9310

The other 2 are Vizio TV's, unsure on the exact models as I'm mobile right now, but one is a 29" and one is a 40", I'll let you figure out which is which. ;)

Video Card Upgrade Help (Update from Yesterday) [R]

2 years, 1 month agozakary3888 posted submission on buildapc.
Aug. 11, 2017

Hey everyone, I posted this yesterday but was informed I needed to add my pc specs to get a more accurate response and the posts in this sub move pretty fast, so I wanted to submit it again with my comp specs included.

Thanks in advance!

My computer is having a lot of black screen crashes with mmos in high particle areas and graphic intense games (coughWitcher 3cough).

This PC was built around 3 or 4 years ago and it has a GTX970 which I think is starting to die.

Can anyone recommend a good replacement card and any other upgrades I should get while I'm looking?

Comp Specs

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz (8 CPUs), ~4.0GHz

Memory: 16384MB RAM

Mother Board: ASUS, All Series (Z97-AR I think)

PSU: Corsair CX600M (600 watts)

2 years, 1 month agozakary3888 posted on buildapc.
Aug. 11, 2017

This is the monitor I'm using, I'm not sure what it's particularly capable of:

Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JN9310/ref=cmswrcpapi_I8FJzbC77NT7F

Still not getting it. Any final tips? [R]

2 years, 2 months agoJuly 1, 2017

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2 years, 2 months agoCovertNeophyte posted on PUBATTLEGROUNDS.
July 1, 2017

Just ordered this monitor, because it seemed like a solid deal. Know it is not top of the line, but it has to be an improvement on what I'm using: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310

I'm starting to question my sanity here and wondering if the stuttering and warping is just not as bad as it seems, and I'm just bad at holding steady on people as they move around. I describe this in another comment, but what it feels like to me is when you have too high of a scope on too close of a target. How even little movements by the target take them out of your line of sight. I get that feeling even with red dot scopes when the guy is on the other end of a hallway. It is like he is straffing right and left, and just zipping in and out of my line of vision.

[Monitor] Dell UltraSharp 24" Monitor $179.00 [R]

2 years, 9 months agoNov. 28, 2016

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[Monitor] Dual Monitor Setup - Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 24" IPS Panel + Monitor Mount - $159.99 after $10 Coupon (Possibly $152.99) [R]

2 years, 9 months agoSomeCardboard posted submission on buildapcsales.
Nov. 22, 2016
2 years, 9 months agoSomeCardboard posted on buildapcsales.
Nov. 22, 2016

8ms response time according to the listing for the monitor on amazon.

~~Only reason I didnt bite, since I'd be using it for gaming~~

Ah screw it the hooman eye can only see 24fps blah blah

Mount options for 3, Ultrawides? [R]

2 years, 11 months agopenfist posted submission on ultrawidemasterrace.
Oct. 4, 2016

I currently have 2, LG 34inch ultrawide monitors and was considering getting one of the newer 100hz ultrawides as a center main game play monitor.

I'd like to still use the other 2 monitors in some way. How would you recommend I lay them out? I was thinking of having them on the sides but flipped vertically instead. Another option would be to stack one of them on top and then put just 1 to the side flipped.

Primary use for the additional monitors is multi boxing.

What mounts would you recommend for the second layout?

2 years, 11 months agopenfist posted on ultrawidemasterrace.
Oct. 4, 2016

1200x1920 24-inch Dell U2412M https://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310 The vertical monitors are on their factory mounts, which rotate. Clamp mount: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DGTP57A

In her natural habitat [R]

3 years, 1 month agohodgEEEEE posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 9, 2016

Got my wooden wrist wrest (from /u/busgamer), TEX aluminum case (from /u/oatburner), granite tux the penguin cap (from /u/bobfett) and a blue cable (from keyclack.com) in the mail this week. Loving how it all looks on my pok3r with Browns.

A little bummed I picked the slightly wrong blue color for my cable, but oh well.

some more pics.

3 years, 1 month agohodgEEEEE posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 10, 2016

Thanks /u/skautkurt! They are actually a set of [old Dell 24 inch panels] (https://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B005JN9310). They were fairly expensive a the time. I have [two of the new and updated] (https://imgur.com/a/dz55s) ones for my set up at home (excuse the mess, I was re arranging stuff and taking photos of stuff to sell on /r/mechmarket). The new ones can be found [here] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GTV05XG/ref=pdlposbsdpss2?pfrdp=1944687662&pfrds=lpo-top-stripe-1&pfrdt=201&pfrdi=B005JN9310&pfrdm=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pfrd_r=KZF09RVW1FE0PNGW8QRG)

Cheers!

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Aug 04, 2016 [R]

3 years, 1 month agoonemanlan posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 4, 2016

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

For the sake of helping others, please don't downvote questions! To help facilitate this, comments are sorted randomly for this post, so anyone's question can be seen and answered.

Want to see more Simple Question threads? Here's all of them for your browsing pleasure!

3 years, 1 month agoonemanlan posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 5, 2016

Ahhh thank you! I had wondered that after I asked the question lol. I use a 24 in Dell Ultra sharp (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005JN9310/ref=ohauidetailpageo02s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Resolutions get confusing due to the changes in naming schemes. Thank you for clarifying that!

I have a 1070 coming soon and I was curious if my monitor was a huge bottleneck for it. I'm guessing that might be the next point of upgrade for me in the future.

I reply to the dude getting sent lots of RAM, this happened to me a while ago, ordered 1, got 10 (opened them out of excitement) [R]

3 years, 1 month agoHezkezl posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 15, 2016
3 years, 1 month agoHezkezl posted on pcmasterrace.
July 15, 2016

~3-4 years ago for Christmas I ordered a U2412M from Amazon..

Two showed up :o Only got billed for one, but they each had separate tracking numbers and both were sent in my name.. guessing two people pulled the item at the same time

End User PC Manufacturers [R]

3 years, 4 months agoJ_de_Silentio posted submission on sysadmin.
May 13, 2016

I tried a search, but couldn't find a recent discussion on this. Our company has been a Dell Shop since I've been there. All of our end user PCs and servers are from Dell. The new stuff coming from them though has been giving us a lot of problems lately and we are interested in exploring alternatives. Starting with the PCs & Laptop for users. What do people recommend as far as the big manufacturers go for that these days? Aside from Dell of course.

Thanks

3 years, 4 months agoJ_de_Silentio posted on sysadmin.
May 13, 2016

> and still buy monitors and some items from them

I really like my Dell 24" 16x10 monitor:

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B005JN9310

Need new monitor, old one is killing my eyes [R]

3 years, 5 months agoozsa87 posted submission on Monitors.
April 3, 2016

Hey guys, my old monitor is a samsung syncmaster 2243 [email protected], basically it does something like a transparent line from the top to the bottom (loads of them) and its killing my eye, however it only does it when I increase load. On a HD6570, you can barely see the lines but you can see a text shadow, with an R9 280x as soon as you start a game or put it under any load, the lines appear. I changed my PSU, tried 5different R9 280x, all of them do the same, so I hope its a monitor issue.

EDIT: I finally found out that using a DVI to VGA made these flickers appear with the r9 280x.

I checked a few and here are the ones that look good to me.

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/review/budget-flat-panel-display/aoc-g2460vq6-monitor-review-3635346/

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014345

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/review/budget-flat-panel-display/benq-rl2460ht-monitor-review-3635305/

I might use the r9 280x in the future (currently 5 of them are mining) or I might buy a new gpu but not right now. The only thing that I see worth buying is an r9 390 but even that right now is too expensive and I would only buy that to have freesync. I know nvidia is coming out with the new gpus soon so I rather wait.

IMPORTANT: 24" monitor I think is the best for me now, 1080p preferably easy on the eyes, I will use the monitor for about 8-14 hours every day!

I need the monitor for regular browsing/movie/serials and playing MMO's like FF XIV, WoW (maybe if legion comes out), Mass effect 4 and the secondary use is movie/serial watching but at a 30-40degree angle, I'm watching the monitor from my bed and my desk is about 30-40degree above eyesight. My current samsung monitor is awful for watching a movie, everything is so dark I need almost +40% gamma to see anything at dark scenes.

I live in Eastern Europe so can't buy from newegg, I'll use local sites probably to buy. Thanks

3 years, 5 months agoozsa87 posted on Monitors.
April 3, 2016

Also read pretty good things about this Dell, is it still good or outdated, too low respone for MMOs? http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B005JN9310 Test results showed its same or better than some 5ms gtg IPS monitors. The resolution is weird, 1920 x 1200 not sure if games are compatible with it.

Best widescreen monitor for me [R]

3 years, 6 months agopunkynyan posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 18, 2016

I have a 970/4690k combo, I don't REALLY run that many intensive games, maybe some new triple A but my main focus is on developing my own games and some regular games. My PC can handle basically anything at 1080p High/Ultra. I have the budget for a nice 21:9 or bigger/better monitor. I have a max budget of 300$, what can I get?

3 years, 6 months agopunkynyan posted on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 18, 2016

I use and like this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005JN9310?redirect=true&keywords=dell%2024%26%2334%3B&qid=1455828992&ref=sr1_9&sr=8-9&pldnSite=1

There may be a newer version that is better for a similar price, but be sure to compare reviews. Sometimes you lose a feature with a new version that you might've wanted.

Cheap widescreen monitor for web browsing. [R]

3 years, 9 months agoRandomGuyWER posted submission on Monitors.
Nov. 21, 2015

I'm looking for the cheapest widescreen monitor I can get that I can keep vertical and only use it for reddit/web browsing. It'll be one long screen of text and posts. I don't need anything fancy. Thanks!

3 years, 9 months agoRandomGuyWER posted on Monitors.
Nov. 22, 2015

You want a ips panel - TN vertical viewing angles are too bad to be used for a portait monitor.

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1448192241&sr=8-1&keywords=1900x1200 - I recomend this cos 1920x1200 for the extra width which is very nice to have in portrait + won't need to buy a seperate stand to make it go vertical.

http://www.amazon.com/LG-22MP47HQ-P-22-Inch-1920x1080-Resolution/dp/B00V8FCESW/ref=sr110?ie=UTF8&qid=1448192274&sr=8-10&keywords=lg+ips - for ultra budget. Will need a stand/arm http://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Monitor-Adjustable-Articulating-STAND-V001/dp/B00B21TLQU/ref=sr18?ie=UTF8&qid=1448192356&sr=8-8&keywords=monitor+arm

[Monitor] Dell U2412M 24" 1900x1200 16:10 IPS Refurbished - $125AC + tax- F/S ($179 + 30%off = $125) Coupon 30MON [R]

3 years, 10 months agonoscoe posted submission on buildapcsales.
Nov. 6, 2015
3 years, 10 months agonoscoe posted on buildapcsales.
Nov. 6, 2015

Just bought it! Thanks so much for posting.

Was looking for this or one of the similar 16:10 Dells on black friday, but this deal was just to good to pass up-- came to $134.89 after tax, with free shipping and 30% off coupon.

I will be using it through displayport with my laptop (i5 and discrete 1gig) when I'm at home while I'm saving up for a proper rig.

I bought it for the famously good stand (I'm tall and like to adjust it), great colors, and of course 16:10 for writing and productivity. I often feel like I could use just a little more space vertically. Dell seems to be making a really high quality product lately, we have other ultrasharps at work and they have a very solid build.

8ms is "low" for gaming if you're a pro blah blah, but as someone who used to play competitive CS and Starcraft 2 for years, people overstate its importance. I don't game much anymore, so this wasn't very important to me. If your concern is 100% gaming, there's better deals out there.

Same monitor (new, but Dell refurbished has really good track record and same warrenty as new) is at amazon for $243.50 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005JN9310?psc=1&redirect=true&ref=oxscsfltitle_3&smid=AAZRLVTNON75Z

Will report back when it arrives with updates.

PC industry takes on Apple with cringe-worthy “PC Does What?” ad campaign [R]

3 years, 10 months agohappyscrappy posted submission on technology.
Oct. 17, 2015
3 years, 10 months agohappyscrappy posted on technology.
Oct. 18, 2015

Actually, Dell UltraSharp just means it's an IPS panel.

There are plenty of Dell UltraSharps which are not high dpi.

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310

Need companion to ASUS PB278Q [R]

3 years, 11 months agopier25 posted submission on Monitors.
Sept. 25, 2015

I'm thinking of getting the Asus PB278Q as my main monitor for single player RPG stuff.

I'd like a 24 inch monitor to go with it for general word processing, etc. Is there a companion ASUS to this model? Similar stand, etc.

3 years, 11 months agopier25 posted on Monitors.
Sept. 25, 2015

Not an Asus, but I think one of the best 24'' is a Dell U2412M.

Looking for a 1080p perferably IPS monitor for gaming and programming, capable of both portrait and landscape, ~24 inches [R]

4 years, 2 months agoohmyglobfinn posted submission on Monitors.
June 20, 2015

I'm looking for a monitor that can easily switch between portrait and landscape orientations (landscape for games, portrait for programming). Size isn't important, but around 24 inches is preferred, along with IPS. What really matters is that it is 1080p and can be easily switched between portrait and landscape.

If anyone can find this I'd be very grateful.

[Build Help] Need help upgrading a two year old Build I completed thanks to you guys! [R]

4 years, 3 months agospamcast posted submission on buildapc.
May 31, 2015

Build Help/Ready:

Have you read the sidebar and rules? (Please do)

YEP

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

Well I am an avid gamer, Redditor, programmer

I like playing LoL, Football Manager, Battlefield, yada yada yada

If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, FPS, game settings)

Well I am also looking for 1080p resolution (and another monitor). I have decent FPS on all my games now, but I can always look to improve that.

What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

Well I can use up to $800 (I can push to $1000 but I would want to try and keep it bellow that) for upgrades, plus whatever I can sell off.

In what country are you purchasing your parts?

USA!

So this is what I have now, I have loved every moment of this PC, It was a great investment and I built it so I can have room to improve. I spent about $1100 on it 2 years ago and it was well worth it. But now I can tell its slowing down a bit. So I am looking to improve it across the board.

Things I am WANT To Improve: A New Monitor, I have a crappy 2nd Monitor right now and I want to improve one it.

Things I am considering Improving: Maybe upgrade my RAM to 16GB, If I do that can I just buy 2 more sticks of it? My Motherboard can support it. A Better Video Card, Maybe 2 Video Cards!

Anything else you see that I can improve

What I have now:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor$340.00 @ Amazon
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler$27.98 @ OutletPC
MotherboardAsus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard-
MemoryCorsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$52.99 @ Amazon
StorageCrucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$200.00 @ Amazon
StorageWestern Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$51.49 @ OutletPC
Video CardGigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card-
CaseCorsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case$79.99 @ NCIX US
Power SupplySeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$66.60 @ Newegg
MonitorAsus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor$138.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$998.04
Mail-in rebates-$40.00
Total$958.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-31 15:13 EDT-0400
4 years, 3 months agospamcast posted on buildapc.
June 2, 2015

Kochan,

FINALLY! You are upgrading those monitors. Let me tell you how to have a not "crappy" dual monitor experience. It's all about the stand, finding a comfortable height for you. That Asus can't be adjusted at all, it's static hight and angle. My family all uses and loves this monitor, the Dell U2412m You can order it from the bookstore for ~$200. I have a older 4:3 dell monitor with the same adjustable stand and monitor case height but narrower widty, which is nice because I can have the second monitor for Outlook / music without crowding my desk. I think you should hold off on getting a 4K monitor until you graduate and get a cutting edge video card. Also, a WQHD monitor at 27" will really crowd your desk next year. However, you can make decisions about the resolution you want. I would stay stick with the 1080p size at around 24" but get a nice stand. Let me know your thoughts. You could also get a 3rd party stand like this

About the 16 gigs of memory, why not for another $50? I'm sure you can open enough tabs in chrome to fill this up. I have 12gb in my lenovo and 16gb in my macbook pro, it's worth it in my opinion. Just buy the same two sticks again, simple enough.

The video card? This is a good place to ask about video card recommendations because honestly I don't really know about that wizardry.

TL;DR get a monitor with a nice adjustable stand and the extra ram. idk about video cards. DO NOT CONNECT THE MONITOR VIA VGA.

BONUS: what should you really spend your money on? I'm glad you asked.

giant block of wood What are you going to do with a giant block of wood? First, it's a huge beautiful workspace. Plenty of room for multiple monitors and all the junk you will leave out. Second, it's a block of wood. You literally can't destroy it, just sand it down and refinish it. I guarantee it will resell on craigslist for at least $50 for at least ten years. It's a rectangle of wood. You can use it as a kitchen table, as a desk, as literally whatever. Add some storage.Add some legs. It's so portable. If you get the legs it's super quick to assemble and move.

Get that freedom monitor mount (which uses the standard vesa mount on the back of 99% of monitors), attach it, and you've got a flexible setup that will last for quite a while.

B) Geoff

Looking to buy an IPS monitor for 250$. Need some help. [R]

4 years, 3 months agodanesnick posted submission on Monitors.
May 28, 2015

I was looking on PCPP and I really have no idea about monitors.

My budget is around 250$. I want an IPS monitor for gaming. I'd like it to be 24"+.

I'd really appreciate any help. Thanks.

4 years, 3 months agodanesnick posted on Monitors.
May 29, 2015

I'd still recommend mine, the Dell U2414H! That or its previous generation version, which is a 1200p display: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1432925935&sr=8-2&keywords=Dell+Ultrasharp

which might be useful for more vertical screen real estate for RTS games.

What is the best monitor (max $200) you recommend for the SP3? [R]

4 years, 4 months agowp7fan posted submission on Surface.
April 16, 2015
4 years, 4 months agowp7fan posted on Surface.
April 18, 2015

Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JN9310/ref=cmswrawdWHFmvb11RBSCH https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JN9310/ref=cmswrawdWHFmvb11RBSCH

A little more than your max, but worth it. I work from home and have three connected to a sp2. One is over three years old with no issues. The other two I purchased more recently and no issues so far.

Best 23"=24" gaming monitor for under 200? [R]

4 years, 6 months agoFeb. 22, 2015
4 years, 6 months agoChrisSwires posted on AskBattlestations.
Feb. 24, 2015

I was thinking this but I was thinking £ not $. Unsure there's anything id consider decent in that price point tbh.

Official Question Thread! Ask /r/photography anything you want to know about photography or cameras! Don't be shy! Newbies welcome! [R]

4 years, 6 months agoJunior466 posted submission on photography.
Feb. 13, 2015

/r/photography's official threads are now being automated and will be posted at 8am EDT.

Question Threads: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Album Threads: Tuesday

How Was This Photo Taken Threads: Thursday

Weekend Anything Goes Threads: Saturday

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Cheers! -Frostickle


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Also, please remember the reddiquette - Upvotes are also useful for pushing good photos to the top and showing appreciation. Please avoid using downvotes.


Current Active Official Threads:

Questions Thread

Weekly Albums

Whatever thread

How was this photo taken?


Newbies;

  • Please watch this video if you want to have the 3 basics of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO explained in a very easy to understand way.

  • Also check out /r/photoclass2015 and /r/photoclass.

  • Using the Album Thread is a great way to learn, by both forcing yourself to select which of your photos are worth sharing, and by judging other people's albums, which forces you to think about what you like in other people's photos.

  • If you want to buy a camera, take a look at our Buyer's Guide or www.dpreview.com

  • If you want a camera to learn on, or a first camera, the beginner camera market is very competitive, so they're all pretty much the same in terms of price/value. Just go to a shop and pick one that feels good in your hands.

  • Canon vs. Nikon? Just choose whichever one your friends/family have, so you can ask them for help (button/menu layout) and/or borrow their lenses/batteries/etc.

  • /u/mrjon2069 also made a video demonstrating the basic controls of a DSLR camera. You can find it here

  • There is also /r/askphotography if you aren't getting answers in this thread.

    There is also a /r/photographyFAQ.


    PSA: We have /r/photography affiliate accounts. More details here and here. If you are buying from Amazon, Amazon UK, B+H, Think Tank, or Backblaze and wish to support the /r/photography community, you can do so by using the links. If you see the same item cheaper, elsewhere, please buy from the cheaper shop. We still have not decided what the money will be used for, and if nothing is decided, it will be donated to charity. The money has successfully been used to buy reddit gold for competition winners at /r/photography and given away as a prize for a previous competition.

4 years, 6 months agoJunior466 posted on photography.
Feb. 14, 2015

I am trying to decide between these two monitors [U2412M $310.00] (http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310/ref=sr11?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1423923646&sr=1-1&keywords=U2412M) and [U2414H $269.99] (http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2414H-24-Inch-Monitor/dp/B00GTV05XG/ref=sr11?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1423923818&sr=1-1&keywords=U2414H). I am on a tight budget and I am not a professional but I do occasionally sell a print or two. Am I really getting much more by going with the U2412M?

Official Question Thread! Ask /r/photography anything you want to know about photography or cameras! Don't be shy! Newbies welcome! [R]

4 years, 7 months agomj1176 posted submission on photography.
Feb. 11, 2015

/r/photography's official threads are now being automated and will be posted at 8am EDT.

Question Threads: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Album Threads: Tuesday

How Was This Photo Taken Threads: Thursday

Weekend Anything Goes Threads: Saturday

These threads are being automatically posted by a fairly primitive service (ifttt). I can't sticky or distinguish these threads automatically, and they'll only be stickied when a moderator logs on and notices the thread.

Cheers! -Frostickle


Have a simple question that needs answering? Feel like it's too little of a thing to make a post about? Worried the question is "stupid"? Worry no more! Ask anything and /r/photography will help you get an answer.


Please don't forget to upvote this and the other weekly threads to keep them on the frontpage longer. This will reduce the amount of spam and loose threads in /r/photography. Also remember that this is a text post, I do not get karma for it. This is a /r/photography community service, not a karma grab for the mods. However; if you want free karma, answer people's questions!


Please be sure to take a look at the Weekly Album Threads! If you would like to share your photos or want some critique, post an album to that thread and leave some comments on other people's albums (preferably people who have not been commented yet, or have few comments) even writing "This photo [link] is my favourite" is enough.

Also, please remember the reddiquette - Upvotes are also useful for pushing good photos to the top and showing appreciation. Please avoid using downvotes.


Current Active Official Threads:

Questions Thread

Weekly Albums

Whatever thread

How was this photo taken?


Newbies;

  • Please watch this video if you want to have the 3 basics of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO explained in a very easy to understand way.

  • Also check out /r/photoclass2015 and /r/photoclass.

  • Using the Album Thread is a great way to learn, by both forcing yourself to select which of your photos are worth sharing, and by judging other people's albums, which forces you to think about what you like in other people's photos.

  • If you want to buy a camera, take a look at our Buyer's Guide or www.dpreview.com

  • If you want a camera to learn on, or a first camera, the beginner camera market is very competitive, so they're all pretty much the same in terms of price/value. Just go to a shop and pick one that feels good in your hands.

  • Canon vs. Nikon? Just choose whichever one your friends/family have, so you can ask them for help (button/menu layout) and/or borrow their lenses/batteries/etc.

  • /u/mrjon2069 also made a video demonstrating the basic controls of a DSLR camera. You can find it here

  • There is also /r/askphotography if you aren't getting answers in this thread.

    There is also a /r/photographyFAQ.


    PSA: We have /r/photography affiliate accounts. More details here and here. If you are buying from Amazon, Amazon UK, B+H, Think Tank, or Backblaze and wish to support the /r/photography community, you can do so by using the links. If you see the same item cheaper, elsewhere, please buy from the cheaper shop. We still have not decided what the money will be used for, and if nothing is decided, it will be donated to charity. The money has successfully been used to buy reddit gold for competition winners at /r/photography and given away as a prize for a previous competition.

4 years, 7 months agomj1176 posted on photography.
Feb. 11, 2015

I have no idea what I'm looking for in a monitor. Help? [R]

4 years, 7 months agoCrazyAsian_10 posted submission on Monitors.
Jan. 16, 2015

Specs: http://i.imgur.com/TdOlKVY.jpg?1

I have tried reading the wiki, and watched a couple videos, but I still don't really understand what I should look for. I have a really old monitor that I use now that's hooked up with an HDMI. My primary use for this computer is gaming. I play a lot of CS:GO (fps) but also many survival games such as DayZ. I'm pretty sure I would prefer a ~24 inch monitor. Thanks!

4 years, 7 months agoCrazyAsian_10 posted on Monitors.
Jan. 17, 2015

I would recommend a 144hz monitor, but your graphics card might not be able to run many games at that fps anyway. I dont know the most monitor models so you might wanna research that a bit, but here's two that look pretty decent.

Dell

Asus

Can you recommend any good monitors under 400$?? [R]

4 years, 8 months agoJan. 12, 2015

Hi, i just finished building my computer and all i need is the monitor. However my budget is only about 380$/320euro Any brands i should buy rather than others? Your recommendations? 27 inch is a luxury TY!

4 years, 8 months agoBester2001 posted on computers.
Jan. 12, 2015

Dells U2412M I bought this for Xmas and I got it is one of the best monitors I've ever owned. Though that south Korean monitor is nice from what I've read but you don't get as many ways to adjust the picture (saturation, color, contrast etc) I run a small photography business and edit using this monitor and for the price the color is near as accurate as you can get and the picture is sharp. And refresh rate is more than fast enough for COD AW, Titan fall etc <br> http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310 <br> Review from the wirecutter: http://m.thewirecutter.com/reviews/dell-u2412m-monitor-best-monitor/

[Build Help] Building a PC for college, I need advice [R]

4 years, 8 months agoDec. 26, 2014

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4 years, 8 months agoScottLux posted on buildapc.
Dec. 26, 2014

I used to run the following two monitors side-by-side:

Dell U2412M -- 1920x1200 -- http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310 - $250

Monoprice 27" -- 2560x1440 -- http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-IPS-ZERO-G-Monitor-2560x1440-110509/dp/B00DIGC6GO/ref=sr116?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1419643853&sr=1-16 - $430

I just took a look at the 27" Apple Cinema display... $1K for that monitor is insane nowadays. If you wanted to get a single very nice monitor You can get the Dell P2715Q 4k display with otherwise comparable specs (viewing angles, brightness, sRGB color coverage) for $300 less than that.

[Build Ready] I just want to confirm that everything is in order [R]

4 years, 9 months agoAnusman_ posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 9, 2014

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor$273.38
MotherboardMSI Z97M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard$149.79
MemoryCrucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$83.87
StorageWestern Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$90.34
Video CardGigabyte Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video CardPurchased For $124.19
CaseFractal Design Arc Mini R2 MicroATX Mini Tower CasePurchased For $88.28
Power SupplyOCZ ModXStream Pro 500W 80+ Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power SupplyPurchased For $66.31
MonitorDell P2414H 60Hz 23.8" Monitor$223.06
OtherDelock Cable Power 8 pin EPS Extension male > female$5.21
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available$1104.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-08 07:21 EST-0500

I'm about to build a PC for a family member. I just want to make sure I didn't make any critical mistakes.

It's meant for general use. Web browsing, music and videos, 2D graphics editing, gaming and and emulation.

The prices are in USD converted from PLN at their current rate.

CPU: Why i5-4690K? Because it's powerful and won't run out of juice any time soon. A little OC won't hurt either. Good for general use and gaming.

CPU Cooling: Stock for now, but I'm planning to get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO in a couple of months. It'll be a tight fit, leaving only 6mm of space between it and the windowed pane.

Motherboard: Why MSI Z97M Gaming? It's a Z97, mATX format, lots of space for expansion, possible SLI, lovely onboard SPU and networking, ok-ish power (8 phase analog with a splitter), it also looks good. It's a smaller sister of the MSI Z97 Gaming 5 that I considered earlier. It's still as functional but it also seems to have a few elements from the more expensive boards, all for a similar, if not slightly lower, price.

Memory: Why Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB? A decent 8 Gigs of memory sticks. It's relatively cheap. Doesn't look bad visually either.

Storage: Why Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB? I feel that today at least 1TB of storage is a must. High performance and that sweet 5 year warranty for a slightly higher price I think is worth it. It's going to be primary for a while, but I'm considering adding a SSD for a speed boost, if the owner decides it necessary.

Video Card: The HD 7750 is a decent place-holder from an older PC. I plan replacing it in a not far future, but for now it's not so bad.

Case: Why Fractal Design Arc Mini R2? It has nearly identical dimensions to the old case. It's a high quality case with great cooling capabilities. all ventilation holes are filtered. It also looks great.

Power Supply: A place-holder from an older PC. Not the best thing around, but it's OK for now. The EPS12V cable is too short so I picked a EPS extension. Thankfully the 24-pin power cable is OK. A 500W PSU with a unranked 80+ certification may not be enough for expansion, so I'm planning to get a Cooler Master V650s or a Corsair RM650, both with gold certification.

Monitor: After searching for a while I've found a Dell U2414H which looked nice, but decided that the cheaper P2414H would fit the needs just as well. Good for general use and not bad for non-competitive gaming.

Other: I picked an EPS Extension cable because the PSUs one is too short if I'd want to mount it inside of the Arc Mini R2. Won't win you any fashion points but it gets the job done.

4 years, 9 months agoAnusman_ posted on buildapc.
Dec. 9, 2014

I think it's a solid build! With that kind of budget for a monitor you may want to consider the similarly priced dell professional series for superior vertical workspace in everyday general use.

Good call to wait a bit on GPUs, as there may be some price cuts when the 3xx series hits.

Im also usually crabby about overspending on mobos, so I'll say that I think you could skimp here and pick up an nice 120gb OS SSD. the performance difference is night and day.

Happy building!

Looking for monitor to use with 13" rMBP [R]

4 years, 9 months agoSoothingKarma posted submission on mac.
Dec. 7, 2014

Like the title says, I'm looking for a monitor to add extra screen real estate for my 13" rMBP. I've hooked my computer up to my 1080p TV before, and the picture doesn't look very good at all, a lot of pixelation (it's 37").

So, I'm looking for monitor, preferably 24", that will actually help me add more space to my desktop without looking poor and messing up scaling. Will all 1080p monitors look bad, do I need 1440p? Are there any good sub-$350-400 1440p monitors?

Let me know what has worked for you. For reference, I'm running my rMBP at the highest resolution.

4 years, 9 months agoSoothingKarma posted on mac.
Dec. 7, 2014

Take a look at the Dell ultra sharp range. It was mentioned a while back that their 27 inch panel was the same of that in the Apple Thunderbolt. I have a Dell Ultra 24inch that I run as a 3 monitor next to my Thunderbolt and Mac and it is stunning for the price ! I believe I gave around £300 for it which is roughly 400 bucks. But I have had a look at Amazon US and they are knocking them out on sale at the moment...http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1417996049&sr=8-1&keywords=Dell+ultra+sharp It is an IPS panel and as a web and graphic designer I can confirm the colour is pretty accurate ;) Same as always with resolution, the higher you can go the better !

Simple Questions - November 27, 2014 [R]

4 years, 9 months agoAllofHumanity posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 27, 2014

This thread is for simple questions that don't warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Please don't post involved questions that are better suited to a [Build Help], [Build Ready] or [Build Complete] post. Examples of questions:

  • Is this RAM compatible with my motherboard?
  • I'm thinking of getting a GTX 970. Which one should I get?
  • I'm on a very tight budget and I'm looking for a case < $50

Remember that IRC is a great place to ask quick questions as well: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/irc

Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.

4 years, 9 months agoAllofHumanity posted on buildapc.
Nov. 27, 2014

What would be the best way to share this monitor with my computer and ps4 easily? It has 1 Digital Visual Interface connectors (DVI-D) with HDCP 1 DisplayPort(DP) 1 Video Graphics Array (VGA)

Official Question Thread! Ask /r/photography anything you want to know about photography or cameras! Don't be shy! Newbies welcome! [R]

4 years, 9 months agodave_takes_phots posted submission on photography.
Nov. 26, 2014

/r/photography's official threads are now being automated and will be posted at 8am EDT.

Question Threads: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Album Threads: Tuesday

How Was This Photo Taken Threads: Thursday

Weekend Anything Goes Threads: Saturday

Since these are being automatically posted by a fairly primitive service (ifttt) I can't sticky or distinguish these threads automatically, and they'll only be stickied when a moderator logs on and notices the thread, so I need people to upvote these threads for visibility (note: text posts do not give karma).

Thanks! -Frostickle


Have a simple question that needs answering? Feel like it's too little of a thing to make a post about? Worried the question is "stupid"? Worry no more! Ask anything and /r/photography will help you get an answer.


Please don't forget to upvote this and the other weekly threads to keep them on the frontpage longer. This will reduce the amount of spam and loose threads in /r/photography. Also remember that this is a text post, I do not get karma for it. This is a /r/photography community service, not a karma grab for the mods. However; if you want free karma, answer people's questions!


Please be sure to take a look at the Weekly Album Threads! If you would like to share your photos or want some critique, post an album to that thread and leave some comments on other people's albums (preferably people who have not been commented yet, or have few comments) even writing "This photo [link] is my favourite" is enough.

Also, please remember the reddiquette - Upvotes are also useful for pushing good photos to the top and showing appreciation. Please avoid using downvotes.


Current Active Official Threads:

Questions Thread

Weekly Albums

Whatever thread

How was this photo taken?


Newbies;

  • Please watch this video if you want to have the 3 basics of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO explained in a very easy to understand way.

  • Also check out /r/photoclass2014 and /r/photoclass.

  • Using the Album Thread is a great way to learn, by both forcing yourself to select which of your photos are worth sharing, and by judging other people's albums, which forces you to think about what you like in other people's photos.

  • If you want to buy a camera, take a look at our Buyer's Guide or www.dpreview.com

  • If you want a camera to learn on, or a first camera, the beginner camera market is very competitive, so they're all pretty much the same in terms of price/value. Just go to a shop and pick one that feels good in your hands.

  • Canon vs. Nikon? Just choose whichever one your friends/family have, so you can ask them for help (button/menu layout) and/or borrow their lenses/batteries/etc.

  • /u/mrjon2069 also made a video demonstrating the basic controls of a DSLR camera. You can find it here

    There is also a /r/photographyFAQ.


    PSA: We have /r/photography affiliate accounts. More details here and here. If you are buying from Amazon, Amazon UK, B+H, Think Tank, or Backblaze and wish to support the /r/photography community, you can do so by using the links. If you see the same item cheaper, elsewhere, please buy from the cheaper shop. We still have not decided what the money will be used for, and if nothing is decided, it will be donated to charity. The money has successfully been used to buy reddit gold for competition winners at /r/photography and given away as a prize for a previous competition.

4 years, 9 months agodave_takes_phots posted on photography.
Nov. 26, 2014

Monitor question:

I'm going big on a monitor! I'm looking at this one from Monoprice: http://www.monoprice.com/Product?cid=113&cpid=11307&csid=1130703&pid=10489&seq=1&format=2 but I don't know, people are saying its shit.

Then there's the dell ultrasharp 24": http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JN9310/ref=wlitdpopdnSttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2IQCZNJ527KMR&coliid=I3NF3XG1G3A7CV and this one is just plain nice.

And then there's this: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0099XBO5E/ref=psdc1292115011t3_B009HNEBLK

Just another great monitor.

Any ideas which I should shoot for?

Simple Questions - November 21, 2014 [R]

4 years, 9 months agoJustNilt posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 21, 2014

This thread is for simple questions that don't warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Please don't post involved questions that are better suited to a [Build Help], [Build Ready] or [Build Complete] post. Examples of questions:

  • Is this RAM compatible with my motherboard?
  • I'm thinking of getting a GTX 970. Which one should I get?
  • I'm on a very tight budget and I'm looking for a case < $50

Remember that IRC is a great place to ask quick questions as well: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/irc

Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.

4 years, 9 months agoJustNilt posted on buildapc.
Nov. 21, 2014

> isn't the monitors Hz the max framerate it can show

Well, sort of, but it's a hell of a lot more complicated than that. Framerate is not the sole deciding factor of a quality device, let alone of a particular video signal. And no, you won't drop to 30FPS for no reason. FPS rates don't go in solid increments like that, for one thing. The Hz rate is simply how often a monitor is capable of refreshing what's on the screen. In the old days, that meant literally how fast the electron guns drew the image on the screen. Nowadays, that's not really how it works and is more a function of how fast the chipset inside the monitor can tell the pixels to change.

More important than raw Hz is the response rate of the pixels. That means how fast can it go from fully on to fully off. You want that under 5ms, generally, to avoid blurring and ghosting. If you have a 144 Hz monitor that's only got a 5ms response rate, compared to a 60Hz monitor with a 2ms response rate, the 60Hz will actually look better almost every time, when you've got a lot of changes in color on the screen.

Then there's color quality, which is usually a very personal issue. Everybody's eyes see color differently. I, for example, am somewhat colorblind, being unable to distinguish between a number of different hues. I am, however, particularly sensitive to actual light output. That's because I have a higher ratio of rods to cones in my eyes than "normal". As a result, I can see in almost complete darkness and need monitors that can put out decent contrasts at a lower brightness setting than most can deal with. What is just right for my 17yo kid actually gives me a headache. The general rule is if you want really good color reproduction, get an IPS monitor.

So, generally speaking, I would look at decently reviewed monitors in the price range you have. Don't focus at all on Hz above 60 but, instead, on response rate, pixel density, and overall reviews for quality. A single bad review may just be a person whose eyes don't do well on that screen. Cumulative scores are much more important.

Get an IPS monitor with the lowest response rate you can afford. Avoid crap features like speakers; you want better quality audio anyhow, so why pay for that? You also want higher resolution than "full HD" if you can. That means smaller pixels for the same screen size and a resulting improvement in quality of the image. While 1080p is fine on my 46" TV from where I sit 7 feet away, my computer monitor is less than 3 feet away and at 24", I can easily tell the difference between 1080 and 1200 lines of resolution. The 1080p screens just sucked, compared to my 1920x1200 one, even if I tried a 22" 1080p screen.

Here's a very nice Dell 24" IPS screen. That's going to look much nicer than, say, this 27" Asus one that has only 1080 horizontal lines of pixels. Where you'd probably notice a difference is when you have lots of motion, since the Dell is an 8ms response rate rather than 5ms. If you want to go really crazy, these Samsung 28" models have an almost absurd resolution but cost twice as much as any of the others. Confused yet? :P

This 24" Asus monitor is what I'd buy, if I were in the market. It's an IPS panel, 1920x1200 resolution, a 5ms response rate, and has really good viewing angles, so you don't have to be in one position to see it well. For just over $200, it's one hell of a deal, IMO.

Need Purchasing Advice for dual monitor setup (Lawyer) [R]

4 years, 9 months agoChrisSwires posted submission on Monitors.
Nov. 19, 2014

Hey Folks,

I am an attorney looking to go to a two monitor setup. I have a decent Intel i7 machine in the office but will likely need to purchase a new video card. This will be mainly for standard office functionality (drafting documents, document review, way too much emailing, etc). I need the monitors to be able to handle switching to portrait for document review. I also do not want to spend much money on the setup as I may need to replicate it for several other attorneys in the firm. There are so many monitors out there and I don't know where to start. I was looking at the Ergotron LX Dual side-by-side arm for my stand solution but it is very expensive so two monitors with rotatable stands may be better. I also have concerns about how much desk space it takes up and where the heck we would mount it.

Thank you in advance for any help!

4 years, 9 months agoChrisSwires posted on Monitors.
Nov. 20, 2014

Not sure on your price point but to back up what /u/thenewflea has said and give an example I would highly recommend a pair of Dell u2412m's (tried to give you an Amazon US link mainly because you said attorney). As a side not I've used 22" monitors at work before and personally I don't feel the reduction in physical size and cost is worth the loss of screen real-estate, but it's highly subjective (I have 3 24's and a 22 on my desk currently).

These are 24" and 1200p so you get a nice 16:10 aspect ratio for document reading etc. They have standard vesa mounts so that you can easily attach to a stand and the included stand also allows for easy rotation between landscape and portrait. I have three of these which I use for work and play and have never had an issue (coming up on 2 years of heavy use).

Help picking out a monitor to put in portrait mode [R]

4 years, 9 months agoNov. 16, 2014

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4 years, 9 months agoTreasy posted on macsetups.
Nov. 17, 2014

this is what i use. It has worked well for me. Only problem is hope you never need to contact dell support, as they are beyond useless.

rMBP 13" and a monitor? [R]

4 years, 10 months agoNov. 14, 2014

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4 years, 10 months agopg00993 posted on retina.
Nov. 14, 2014

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JN9310/ref=psdc1292115011t1_B00EMB4KVI

I've been looking at this monitor. Anyone personally have it?

Can anyone recommend a good, cheap monitor? [R]

4 years, 10 months agoSubject2Change posted submission on colorists.
Nov. 3, 2014

I'm in the process of building a pc for video and photo editing and I want to get the best cheap monitor I can, ideally under $250 (US). I'm not opposed to spending a little more if it's really going to make a difference though so any and all recommendations are welcome!

4 years, 10 months agoSubject2Change posted on colorists.
Nov. 4, 2014

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JN9310/ref=wlitdpopCnSttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=OGNP9HIHHFQM&coliid=IJL508SOLKVUC

This is a fairly well reviewed monitor for Photo Editing

Monitor suggestions from r/Photography! [R]

4 years, 10 months agoOct. 18, 2014

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4 years, 10 months agoevanrphoto posted on photography.
Oct. 18, 2014

Dell IPS Ultrasharp all the way... in that price range

4 years, 11 months agoparalog posted submission on buildapcforme.
Oct. 14, 2014

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Beyond typical (gaming, streaming games) use, I will be using this for data-intensive reporting work and real-time monitoring. I'll be working on large data sets in R, million-row SQL queries, huge legacy Excel spreadsheets, and some more minor scripting and coding work as well. It needs to be a bit more versatile than the typical gaming specs, but I won't be doing CAD, 3d, video editing, or audio production above the hobbyist, just-for-fun-sometimes level.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

~2500 USD incl monitors, but good enough is good enough and cheaper is better, no need to fill up to that if a $900 box gets the job done. I am expecting to spend extra on good, quiet cooling.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Soon, unless there's a good reason to wait. I'm willing to wait a month or two if there's a significant sale or major release imminent.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

The case, internals except hard drive, and three monitors.

I have an optical drive, but I'd rather that the build didn't even include one.

I don't need any software or other peripherals. I have a Radeon 7950, but I'll probably want to replace that, unless it's still an ok card. Seems to be handling Shadow of Mordor ok, but that's on one 1920x1080 monitor, not three 1920x1200 monitors.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

Chicago, IL, USA. Yes, there's a Microcenter here.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

I'll be reusing my das keyboard and deathadder

I have an SSD

Will probably also reuse my 2TB hard drive

I have a Radeon 7950 I can reuse but am ok either keeping or replacing it (I'll be gifting my old box to a family member for them to game on)

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

I don't care about this, would be nice, but prefer that it does what I need it to do stock, with room to spare (thermally speaking). The option would be appreciated, especially because I'm making an effort to keep this cool and quiet already.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

Needs to support 3 monitors, ideally can also support a TV similar to this popular post

I've been looking at the Dell UltraSharp U2412M or the ASUS PA248Q and it looks pretty solid. I like the 16:10 aspect ratio. I prefer IPS to TN, I don't need faster than 8ms response time and 60hz refresh.

I originally listed 16gb of RAM here, but maybe it would be better to get one stick of 8gb and get another if necessary... but don't you need two sticks? I don't know. If I'm able to start at 8 and easily upgrade to 16, that would be a plus.

I wouldn't mind buying another hard drive, SSD or 7200rpm, to use in RAID-0. I don't really know too much about RAID, but it helps with writing files more quickly, right? Hopefully an expert can tell me if it's necessary or if I should use a different type of RAID.

Bluetooth would be cool

I've been looking at (read: I've heard of) a 970, possibly dual? I've never had two cards in one box before.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Ok. If I can get away with it, I'd really like a small form factor. Horizontal, even. Fitting on my desk rather than under would be a huge bonus because space is at a premium.

If HTPC-like size is not possible with what I want it to do, that's ok. I like a minimalist look with no vanity windows or LEDs, it'll spend a lot of time in my office.

I'm ok with spending money to make this whisper-quiet and cold. I want to forget it's there.

Like I mentioned, I don't really need to have an optical drive if it gets to form factor down.

Do you need a copy of Windows 7 or 8.1 included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference for one or the other?

No OS needed

Extra info or particulars:

I'm sure I'll think of something, I'll list edits here.

Edit: Ok, here you go: the kind of data analysis that I do is not research-level or my primary job function. If I had to prioritize, gaming, the form factor, the monitors, and keeping the price down are higher priority than making the superpowered workstations that I've seen in threads similar to this one.

Current battlestation. [R]

4 years, 11 months agomr-totoro posted submission on battlestations.
Oct. 6, 2014
4 years, 11 months agomr-totoro posted on battlestations.
Oct. 8, 2014

These are the Dell UltraSharp U2412M monitors. I'm really quite impressed with the 1920x1200 resolution and they look a whole helluva lot better over the 1920x1080 NEC MultiSync EA223WM 22"s I have at work. (Should give you a good comparison here)

Best thing about it is that it's a matte IPS display and it's good to go out-of-the-box without any configuration. The whites is crisp and bright so you might need to bring down the brightness.

Only gripe I have with it is, when the whole thing is blacked out.. You can see the light bleed all over it but you'll learn to ignore it. It's not noticeable during movies though. :)

I'm switching from an iMac 21.5" to a Macbook 15.4" + display monitor. Which monitor should I get? [R]

4 years, 11 months agobizniss_time posted submission on apple.
Sept. 28, 2014

I'm looking for a 24(ish)" display that will deliver the same display quality that my iMac has. I've looked at 24" ASUS and Dell UltraSharp monitors but I'm skeptical of the low price, I feel like the quality won't match the display quality of my iMac.

Basically I'm looking for something that will have a comparable picture quality to my iMac. Should I go with an ASUS? Dell? Used Apple Thunderbolt from eBay?

My iMac is the newest generation 21.5" 2.7 GHz.

The macbook pro is the 15.4" MacBook Pro Retina 2.2 GHz.

EDIT: I should mention that I will not being doing much gaming on it. I will be using it for movies, Netflix, general web browsing, and maybe some photo/video/music editing.

4 years, 11 months agobizniss_time posted on apple.
Sept. 29, 2014

Nice. The ones I looked at were in the $200-$300 range, like this one.

Sorry for the dumb question - what's the difference between the M and HM models?

4 years, 11 months agoSept. 16, 2014

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4 years, 11 months agoMajorMax08 posted on buildapcsales.
Sept. 16, 2014

ENDOFSMMR1

Easy copy and paste for newegg. Amazon Link. Enjoy.

Cozy and capable [R]

4 years, 12 months agoCrim91 posted submission on battlestations.
Sept. 13, 2014

So built my first gaming PC in 2012. Now it's time for a new one. What should I buy [R]

4 years, 12 months agoenesup posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 11, 2014

So I gave away my first gaming PC to my brother, as he used it more than I did.


Right now, I'm in the thinking process. These are the following items I will need.

The core components: Case Ram Video Card CPU Motherboard DVD Burner SSD/HDD Power Supply

Peripherals: A gaming controller ( Xbox one or PS4) Gaming Keyboard and Mouse ( Nothing too expensive. Both should be at least under $100 Dollars, or cheaper) Monitor CPU Cooler ( Nothing too expensive, and NO Water Cooling. Too risky) Headset (Most likely I will get this at another date) Speakers ( Same as the headset.)


In terms of budget, I'd say somewhere between high and enthusiast ( so $1500+, though I would like to get alot of bang for my buck)

These are some of the parts I have at least somewhat agreed I could see myself getting.

Case: Either a CM Enforcer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119240

CM Scout 2 Advanced ( What I'm veering towards) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119263&cm_re=CM_Scout_2-_-11-119-263-_-Product NZXT Guardian http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146069&cm_re=NZXT_Guaridan-_-11-146-069-_-Product

HDD ( I also want an at least 500GB SSD. THe 4TB will store my media such as Blu ray movies, Comics, Anime, School work, etc. http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Desktop-Hybrid-3-5-Inch-ST4000DX001/dp/B00FQH7MQ2

Keyboard and Mouse CM Devastator Keyboard and Mouse http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129032&cm_re=CM_Devatstaor-_-23-129-032-_-Product

Microsoft Sidewinder ( along with a cheap gaming mouse I'll decide later) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109191&cm_re=Microsoft_Sidewinder-_-23-109-191-_-Product

CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099&cm_re=Cooler_Master_Evo-_-35-103-099-_-Product


Ending comments/Things you should know

1.) Though I will overclock, please no watercooling. I think the risk heavily outweigh the gain. Not to mention they are kind of pricy.

2.) I am thinking of Crossfire/ SLI, but I will buy my GPU last.

3.) Preferably, I want a red LED PC, not only that, I would prefer if the red's matched.

4.) In terms of Monitor, I want a great one, but nothing more than $300 ( Preferably cheaper if I can help it). I gamed on a cheap 720p Dynex LCD TV Screen, and I thought when I played games at 1080p on it it looked wonderful But I will buy that last along with my GPU. I also have a 30 Inch screen tv that I use mostly to play when friends are over or when I watch anime or a tv show.

So how would you rate the parts I picked so far. What advice would you give me when shopping? Any parts you can recommend? Any life altering " DO NOT BUY" products you saw me choose?

I plan to get a good number of parts during the Black Friday sale, a few during Christmas, and the rest over the course of next year. I want the entire PC built by at most June.

4 years, 12 months agoenesup posted on buildapc.
Sept. 12, 2014

Oh really? I thought CFX/SLI made games run MUCH better than one card. I mean, all the enthusiast use two cards.

What are the pros and cons? This PC will be used as a gaming/work/media center. I'l lwatch 1080p movies and anime, Use it for photoshop , Illustrator, and to make Powerpoints and Word Documents and the like, and to game.

For gaming, I want to run max or near max at 1920X1200 monitor ( I'm looking at the 24 Inch Dell Ultra Sharp) http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310. I will play all manner of games, from Triple AAA Great graphics games like Wither 3, Batman Arkham Knight, as well as games on emulators.

Good monitors for multi-screen setup? [R]

5 years agophordant posted submission on simracing.
Sept. 6, 2014

I'm probably in the market for a new triple-screen setup for racing, flying and general gaming, and was wondering if anyone could recommend a good monitor. My requirements are:

  • around 27"
  • VESA mount
  • preferably a thin bezel, but I know this is tricky with the above requirements.

Additionally, I'd prefer something not too expensive, but I'd stretch my budget for the right thing.

Are there any makes/models you'd recommend or, equally importantly, not recommend?

5 years agophordant posted on simracing.
Sept. 6, 2014

Currently using three 24" Dells: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310

Why these? I've had Dell monitors for 10 years, and having used both the UltraSharps and their standard monitors, the UltraSharps look a LOT better and have a much longer, better lifespan.

BUT... If you're set on 27", those will set you back at least twice what the 24" will.

Also of note, I'm not sure if the standard monitors support DisplayPort, which is an important consideration if you want to go triple-spanning with a single nVidia card.

Keyboard/Monitor Help? [R]

5 years agomaschlue posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 17, 2014

Alright so I just got some money, and I don't know what to buy. I have about a $200 budget for either a keyboard or a monitor, and I don't know what to do because both of the two I have are crappy. I have to use my TV as a monitor, and I have an old keyboard that isn't that bad. I just want a backlit keyboard, preferably mechanical that is good for gaming. Also, I want a 1920x1080 monitor, and I don't know which to go for, LED or LCD, so can someone tell me which is better? I want the monitor o be about 24 inches and 120 Hz. I think I should go with the monitor first because I hate using my TV, and I get bad screen tearing with only 60 Hz, and I can tolerate this keyboard more than the monitor, so if you can help me out, that would be great. Thanks.

5 years agomaschlue posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 17, 2014

I have the Dell U2412M, can definitely recomend it:

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310/ref=sr11?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1408292093&sr=1-1&keywords=u2412

It is 16:10 instead of 16:9 (1920x1200 vs 1920x1080), that is why I bought this particular one because I feel this aspect ratio is better for browsing the web.

If you want to play games with very high refreshrates, you should look for a TN instead of IPS panel. If you want better viewing angles and better colors, get an IPS.

There are a LOT of different review sites on the web you can visit to look for a fitting monitor, PRAD for example.

AMD publishes video showing FreeSync in action [R]

5 years, 1 month agofantomsource posted submission on oculus.
July 18, 2014
5 years, 1 month agofantomsource posted on oculus.
July 18, 2014

What is a good resolution for 24" monitors? Also, what are some really good ones? [R]

5 years, 1 month agocontact_lens_linux posted submission on Monitors.
July 17, 2014

I am going to be building my own pc soon and I want a nice monitor to go with it. Eventually I will be getting a second monitor. So instead of getting one 27" monitor I have decided to get two 24" montors instead. I have heard that 1980x1200 is overkill and is oversaturated colors while 1920x1200 would be good

5 years, 1 month agocontact_lens_linux posted on Monitors.
July 17, 2014

yep, 1920x1200 is really great. It's nice to have the extra vertical screen space. Dell u2412M has been great to me. I'm planning on picking up a second one in the next few weeks.

my MBA setup, banana for scale [R]

5 years, 2 months agoJuly 9, 2014

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5 years, 2 months agomuddymoose posted on macsetups.
July 10, 2014

Dell u2412m

You can find them on sale for around $224 and on ebay for $190 16:10 1900x1200 Ultrasharp produces beautiful colors for not a lot of money.

New desk, just fits. [R]

5 years, 2 months agojabza_ posted submission on battlestations.
July 2, 2014
5 years, 2 months agojabza_ posted on battlestations.
July 2, 2014

Simple Questions - June 20, 2014 [R]

5 years, 2 months agoCassroll posted submission on buildapc.
June 20, 2014

This thread is for simple questions that don't warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Please don't post involved questions that are better suited to a [Build Help], [Build Ready] or [Build Complete] post. Examples of questions:

  • Is this RAM compatible with my motherboard?
  • I'm thinking of getting a GTX 770. Which one should I get?
  • I'm on a very tight budget and I'm looking for a case < $50

Remember that IRC is a great place to ask quick questions as well: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/irc

Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.

5 years, 2 months agoCassroll posted on buildapc.
June 20, 2014

The dell u2412m is still on sale for $254. It is top of the line and has a 16:10 ratio (that's good)

The 2160p (ie 4K) Discussion Thread (Is more than 1080p worth it right now?) [R]

5 years, 3 months agoSyradil posted submission on hometheater.
June 10, 2014

Many posts have popped up over the last few months asking if waiting for 4k (3840 x 2160) would be better than buying a current 1920x1080 television.

In this stickied thread I'd like to get a into the nitty gritty of the 4k, its benefits over 1080p and the confusion associated with screen size/distance needed to take advantage of the added pixel density.


What Does Size and Distance have to do with anything?


When you pick out a television you generally have an idea where it is going and where you are going to sit or stand to watch it. Presuming everyone has 20/20 vision you can use..

THESE CHARTS <<

to figure out the absolute best Screen Size Vs Distance for any television or projection screen. For example a 60" 1080p television will look its best at around 8' away. This is the distance where your eyes can see ALL the detail available and yet the individual pixels are no longer distinguishable.

That same 60" TV in 2160p now REQUIRES YOU to sit less than 4' from the screen to truly take advantage of the added resolution.

If you sit far enough away from a TV its HD resolution becomes useless. Sit far enough from a screen and you can't tell BluRay from DVD and a bit farther and 4k and VHS look startlingly similar.


But I have seen 4K in the store, it looks great!


Yes. the latest in store 4k demo units do look great compared to their FullHD counterparts in best buy. This is because of several factors.

  • The source is usually a 4K source and demo disc that isn't shared with the other TV's around it OR it is shared on a video repeater network and not run direct to any other screens than the 4k's.

  • The raw panel quality is better since these first units are essentially expensive flagships.

  • They are calibrated to look their best instead of "Demo-Vivid" mode being activated like on other TV's in the store.

  • Companies selling TV's need you to need 4k. They want a push to 4k because everyone essentially has a 1080p screen somewhere in their house and my god.. what if you just used that for the next decade, tragedy!


Sources.. We don't need no stinking sources..


As of the writing of this 4K has been promised in several arena's. Netflix promises to stream 4k (which is useless considering the compression their Standard HD streams undergo). 4K BluRay is STILL on the waiting list for release and guess what.. You will need to buy a new BluRay player to use them.. WooHoo!! (usually from those same TV manufacturers!)

Youtube also has 4K options but I think 90%+ of people watching youtube are relatively happy with 720p in a window and don't watch fullscreen anyway.

User created content like from video camera's and still photo's will likely reach 4k before anything the industry puts out in mass. Already do.

I also suspect MOST content that eventually comes to bluray will not be remastered from the original film prints and an extensive up scaling filter will be what brings the massive libraries to you.


So is there no benefit to 4K at all?


Of course there is. But I don't see it in the 32-70" television section of displays. You have to think BIGGER or smaller to really reap the benefits of all those pixels.

Anyone running a 120" screen can tell you that you can usually pick out the pixels if you are anywhere near 10' away. Not so with a 4k.. Your magic number becomes 8' for best absolute pixel detail satisfaction.. So even the 10-12' people are now in the supreme milky butter zone. (mmmmmm)

Now sit at your PC (if you still have one /r/pcmasterrace represent!) and look at the screen.. Pathetic isn't it? Now look at your phone or tablet. Those phones and tablets with 2560x1600 res in 8 F__CKING INCHES.. Well that is what we all want. We want massive, unadulterated productivity and more productivity and productivity again!

This is where that massive boost to pixel density does best. BUT all of this info will be useless in a year or two. You will, I imagine, have the same luck finding 1080p screens as you do 720's today. Same as trying to find a TV without SMART features now. Nearly impossible.

So the advice I stand behind right now.. Hold off on the 4K.. Get the BEST 1080p screen you can.. Concern yourself with Contrast ratio's and Color accuracy and Backlight Bleed and Viewing Angle. That is what you NEED right now.. A quality TV.

5 years, 3 months agoSyradil posted on hometheater.
June 10, 2014

Looking to buy a gaming monitor. [R]

5 years, 3 months agoEckson posted submission on Monitors.
June 10, 2014

I've been digging a lot to see what kind of monitor i can get for gaming and came across the korean monitor craze so after looking it up i practically fell in love with the QNIX QX2710 but i'll need to use this adapter as i have an msi GT70. Should i buy the QINX or stick to the western brands for 1440p monitors or go for a 1080p monitor with high refresh rates?

edit:what are peoples thought on the viewsonic VP2770-LED for gaming? edit 2:is it worth waiting for the release of the ASUS PG278Q and buy a mini-display port to display port cable?

5 years, 3 months agoEckson posted on Monitors.
June 10, 2014

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JN9310/ref=wlitdpopCnSttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=23F15DXCBF7YF&coliid=ICCDBM7V1RHYK

Or

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008DWH00K/ref=wlitdpopdnSttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=23F15DXCBF7YF&coliid=I3PX5KDGPJZIIM

Help me budget a $3000 pc for video editing. [R]

5 years, 3 months agoOMGWTFBBQchicken posted submission on buildapc.
May 19, 2014

Hey guys I want to build a $3000 pc for high end video editing and live streaming. I am having an issue on budgeting the build. I want to maximize the performance and not spend to much cash on parts where it is not necessary. Also I would like to do a water cooled rig. This will be my first water cooled rig btw. Any ideas guys. This is just the initial brainstorming session, but i have less then two weeks for the whole project. Let me know what you guys think ?

So this budget includes Two monitors The PC Mouse and Keyboard

5 years, 3 months agoOMGWTFBBQchicken posted on buildapc.
May 19, 2014

I felt that the monitors might be a bit small. A 1080p monitor at 24in is largest you should go if the monitor is about a foot and a half from your face or else you will start to notice pixels. I honestly don't know what a video editor would prefer in terms of monitors. You could also do say a 27" for full screen preview and a 24" for tools and misc stuff.

Feel free to change the monitors as you see fit. You could go 16:10 for that extra room.

Doing some research shows that 1440p monitors range from around $350+

This monitor is worth checking out.

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310/ref=sr14?ie=UTF8&qid=1400542812&sr=8-4&keywords=1440p

Or perhaps a regular 23.6" monitor paired with a 24" IPS 16:10 monitor

After months of research, I finally have a Poker 2! [R]

5 years, 4 months agoApril 22, 2014
5 years, 4 months ago[deleted] posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
April 23, 2014

The one on the right is a

Dell U2412M

The one in portrait mode is a

Dell 2007WFP

And they are both being help by

This Arm

The 2007WFP monitor was my first flatscreen monitor I ever bought, and I bought it new in 2007 lol. It will be the next thing I upgrade, but it amazes me how well it's still working.

[Build Help] What good 1920x1200+ 16:10 monitors exist for a decent price [R]

5 years, 4 months agohrbuchanan posted submission on buildapc.
April 21, 2014

Not quite ready to buy yet, but I really do want that extra inch of vertical screen space since I'm a programmer. The best deals I've seen are this ASUS or this HP. I also just caught this other ASUS which seems to have a decent rebate and . Does anyone else have any other recommendations? If not, which do you think is more worth buying? Thanks!

EDIT: Whoops, meant to say >=1920x1200. Made the post since the other monitor post is pretty old now.

5 years, 4 months agohrbuchanan posted on buildapc.
April 21, 2014

IMO, the Dell UltraSharp series are some of the best looking ones around. Colors are great out of the box, and with a little calibration become amazing. The U2412M is available on Amazon right now for $269. That Asus for $235 looks nice too, I just haven't read as many reviews for it. I don't think you'll find another IPS for the same quality for less than that.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review! (Marques Brownlee) [R]

5 years, 4 months agoadvocat3 posted submission on Android.
April 16, 2014
5 years, 4 months agoadvocat3 posted on Android.
April 17, 2014

Please show me a better quality and higher rated monitor anywhere on the internet. I'd like to know:

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1397722871&sr=8-1&keywords=dell+u2412m

Second Monitor for iMac? [R]

5 years, 5 months agoTsiklon posted submission on mac.
April 13, 2014

What's up, /r/mac? I'm in the market to buy a second monitor to use with my 21.5" iMac. I haven't found one that I like, and although I wish I could buy a Cinema Display, I can't justify spending that much money on a secondary monitor. Which monitors do you guys use/recommend? I'm looking to spend around $200. Please post pics if you can!

5 years, 5 months agoTsiklon posted on mac.
April 14, 2014

Personally with my Macbook pro and Hackintosh i use a Dell U2412 a 24" 16:10 1920*1200 E-IPS screen, it retails on Amazon for $300 and it takes the following inputs: DVI, VGA, DisplayPort.

It is easily one of the best monitors i've used and is highly rated by reviewers though it doesn't have as good a colour representation as the Apple Cinema Display or other H-IPS screens, but is certainly more than adequete for any usage.

Second Monitor for iMac? [R]

5 years, 5 months agoeccentricglow posted submission on macsetups.
April 13, 2014

What's up, /r/macsetups? I'm in the market to buy a second monitor to use with my 21.5" iMac. I haven't found one that I like, and although I wish I could buy a Cinema Display, I can't justify spending that much money on a secondary monitor. Which monitors do you guys use/recommend? I'm looking to spend around $200. Please post pics if you can!

5 years, 5 months agoeccentricglow posted on macsetups.
April 14, 2014

Even though slightly out of your price range, I really like this monitor that I picked up to use with my macbook pro:

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310

[Build Complete] Funkbox Battlestation 2.0 [R]

5 years, 6 months agoRudeAndReckless posted submission on buildapc.
Feb. 25, 2014

Hello /r/buildapc!

A few of you helped me pick some parts out in November of 2013 and I forgot to post the finished product! Special thanks to /u/harleysmoke for the updated part list. I made some minor changes but I feel they were for the better.

IMGUR ALBUM

Recently I've had some additions and am getting to a place where I'm really enjoying the setup. One thing I would like is identical displays to use nVidia surround but at this point I think I'll wait to see how the Oculus performs once it goes gold. This replaces Sinatra as my current battlestation and Sinatra is now my Server streaming media to the whole apartment...my girlfriend also likes to play her Lego games on it. Included a pic of my dog, Bailey, for good measure.

The tech:

  • Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5Ghz - Overclocked to a stable 4.4Ghz
  • Asus Z87-Deluxe
  • EVGA ACX Cooler GeForce GTX 780
  • G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2x 8GB... to be expanded to 32 at a later date)
  • Samsung 840 EVO 2.5" 500GB SSD
  • WD 3TB Black
  • NZXT Phantom 530 (removed some HDD trays for better airflow)
  • Corsair Hydo Series H100i Liquid CPU Cooler
  • EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 Power Supply
  • Razer Deathadder 2013 Edition
  • Razer Goliath Mousepad
  • Ducky Shine II w/ Cherry MX Brown Switches
  • 42" TV, 2x 24" Monitors
  • Yamaha RX-V475 Digital A/V Reciever
  • Monoprice 5.1 Premium Home Theater System (Reverse Engineered Energy Take Classics)
  • Track IR 5
  • Fanatec CSR Wheel
  • Fanatec CSR Shifters
  • Fanatec Clubsport V2 Pedals
  • Rensport Wheelstand
5 years, 6 months agoRudeAndReckless posted on buildapc.
Feb. 25, 2014

Ah, my bad.

The one I'm using in portrait is an old Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP. It is still the best monitor I've ever owned hands down and I've had it for 6+ years though it feels more like 10. The picture is surprisingly crisp, the colours are balanced and the blacks are...well..black. I haven't used many other brands of monitors since I got a Dell as I've had such a good experience with it. With that said, I hate everything else Dell has to offer and that includes what they've done to the Alienware brand. The only Dell products I recommend are their monitors.

They have an updated version of the one I have and it's now sporting an IPS panel so I'd go for that one if I were you. It's on sale at Amazon.com for $278.35 (20% off): Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor. I'm in Canada but linked to .com as it's more widely used in this sub. It makes me sad at how cheap that is... I paid over $600 for mine and it was refurbished!

You could go bigger but I would say it's not necessary if you're using it in portrait and not for gaming.

edit, typos

Can anyone recommend an external monitor (~$200) with a similar brightness range as a Macbook Air? [R]

5 years, 7 months agoFeb. 12, 2014

I've had about three monitors in the last few years, used as an external display for my Macbook Air, all of which are insanely bright even on their lowest setting.

I love the brightness range on my MBA, and would love to use an external display that can be set to a similarly low brightness as the second darkest brightness setting on a Macbook.

Any recommendations?

5 years, 7 months agospookybanana posted on mac.
Feb. 12, 2014

I love my Dell U2412m. It's a bit over your budget but I think they make a 23" one too that should be cheaper.

I'm able to get the brightness/contrast just the way I like it.

1920x1200 resolution using Fraps. Full resolution creates huge files and half is x600, which is a funky resolution and doesn't translate well. [R]

5 years, 7 months agoFeb. 10, 2014

My problem is pretty much summed up in the title.

When I record at my native resolution, the files are stupidly huge. When I record at half resolution it creates a really funky resolution that doesn't translate well to YouTube.

Since my monitor is 16x10 I really don't want to use a 16:9 resolution to play the games and have the image be distorted. But if that is my only option then I guess I will.

Also what do you guys use to get the file size reasonable for a YouTube upload?

For example I just made a 50 minute video with Fraps that came out to be 36 gigs. I ran it through vegas pro and it came out to 850 MB which of course caused some problems.

Thanks for your help in advance guys!

5 years, 7 months ago[deleted] posted on letsplay.
Feb. 10, 2014

I use a Dell UltraSharp U2412M.

But from my searching, I came up with this: "Doesn't scale to 16:9 if you want to use it for X360/PS3, this could've been easily fixed".

My video card is msi geforce gtx 650 ti boost 2gb.

Thanks!

[Monitor] 24" Dell U2412M UltraSharp IPS 1920x1200 LED Monitor ($259.99 after promo code EMCYTZT5638) [R]

5 years, 7 months agopricewaterhouse posted submission on buildapcsales.
Feb. 9, 2014
5 years, 7 months agopricewaterhouse posted on buildapcsales.
Feb. 9, 2014

It looks like Amazon has the same sale for those that prefer them.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005JN9310/ref=oxscacttitle1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

[Build Help] I'm at a crossroads; Don't know what GPU/Monitor combo to go for [R]

5 years, 7 months agoJan. 31, 2014

Hey guys, right now I'm looking at a new GPU and monitor for my PC setup. Right now I have a 6850, and a 720p monitor, but I'm looking to upgrade to at least a 770/1080p. The dilemma I have is should I spend a couple more hundred dollars and go 780/1440p? Does anyone have a 1440p setup, and how does it compare to 1080/1200p? I feel like I should go conservative and pick up a 770 and get a nice 1080p monitor because anything would be a upgrade for me.

Any thoughts?

5 years, 7 months agoSupercoolsteve posted on buildapc.
Jan. 31, 2014

I'm thinking about getting these two: The Dell Ultrasharp (1200p) and the Windforce 770. I'm thinking about waiting for a B-Stock card from EVGA to save some money, but I think I'm going to settle for this.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005JN9310/ref=oxscacttitle2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3GQ8W9AF8L0NJ

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D3ES1Q0/ref=oxscacttitle1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Three Cheap but Awesome Alternatives to the Apple Cinema Display [R]

5 years, 7 months agohowthatdo posted submission on betterthanemail.
Jan. 14, 2014
5 years, 7 months agohowthatdo posted on betterthanemail.
Jan. 14, 2014

The only monitor you need: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310/ref=sr12?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1389732436&sr=1-2&keywords=dell+monitor

[H] Dell UltraSharp U2412M [W] PayPal [R]

5 years, 8 months agoJan. 2, 2014

Dell UltraSharp U2412M - SOLD

I live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and will meet someone locallly.

Link to the Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005JN9310/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Picture of the monitor: http://imgur.com/GglZB03

Proof: http://imgur.com/liEe0kD

5 years, 8 months ago[deleted] posted on hardwareswap.
Jan. 3, 2014

About 3 months

Don't believe so

Here is the amazon page where I got it from http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005JN9310/ref=ohdetailso06s00i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and maybe 2-3 hours a day for 3 months

Student: Can´t decide between MacBook and iMac [R]

5 years, 9 months agoerinkilkenny posted submission on graphic_design.
Dec. 13, 2013

Ok i need a new Mac and are studying graphic designs. If i had the money i would get both, a 13" MacBook and a 27" iMac but unfortuatly i only have money for 1.

So what are your guys thought? Id either buy the 27": 3,2 GHz iMac or the 13": 2,6 GHz Retina MB Pro.

I thought the Retina MB Pro would be nice because i can bring it with me to university and i need it to give presentations BUT i heard the screen sucks in terms of color and uniformity and that retina is overhyped anyway. My girlfriend actually flipped when i told her iam going to pick up a MBP and a 27" Display. So if iam going to get a MBP this means NO external Display for now. But i really can´t see myself doing inDesign on 13" :(

The iMac would be awesome but its not portable and thats the deal breaker here. Also while it has the better screen its noch color accurate either. By choosing a iMac i would eliminate the possibility to get a accurate Monitor later on.

Hmm decisions :( What do you guys say?

5 years, 9 months agoerinkilkenny posted on graphic_design.
Dec. 14, 2013

15" MBP. Dell U2412. Or, even better, the Dell U2713HM. The color on the laptop and external monitors is just fine – calibrate them though. And get yourself a wacom.

If you really can't get both the laptop and and a display, get the imac. Or for cheaper, get a mac mini + display. Having enough screen space to see what the heck you're doing is going to do more for your work than any amount of being able to bring it with you.

Is it worth replacing a TN panel for an IPS panel? [R]

5 years, 9 months agonssmuckers posted submission on Monitors.
Dec. 6, 2013

Viewing angles don't really bother me since I'm stationary anyways, and my TN panel (Samsung SyncMaster TA350) seems to be fine as it is, but I was wondering if the difference is just completely justifiable to replace a TN panel with an IPS one?

5 years, 9 months agonssmuckers posted on Monitors.
Dec. 6, 2013

Depends heavily on budget, but this QNIX QX2710 seems to be all the rage as far as Korean panels go. It's good value for such a big high quality screen, but as you said you do run a slight risk.

This Dell U2412M is better than the model you've been looking at, and the Amazon price is pretty damn good.

For a bit of a lower price alternative, this ASUS VS239H-P is very good value.

If you know what resolution / size you need and price range it can be narrowed down. Keep in mind what sort of rig you have as well.

[Discussion] What part do you just don't understand why people buy? [R]

5 years, 9 months agoDec. 3, 2013

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5 years, 9 months agocommonplatypus posted on buildapc.
Dec. 4, 2013

Depends heavily on budget and what you've got to drive it. With no variables attached my answer would almost always immediately jump to 1440p Korean Monitor. You can overclock (some of) them to 120hz and they usually run around $350. It CAN be a bit of a gamble but there's no denying the bang for the buck you get with one.

If I were personally shopping at a value and for myself, I would pick the Dell U2412M. I'm partial to IPS for image quality and don't rely on a very minute refresh rate difference for "pro gaming" and fast-input games like Starcraft where that sort of thing would make a difference to someone. Though, I do have an ASUS VS IPS monitor right now and quite like it.

I feel like if you're going to pick up a 60hz panel it should at least give you a great image and IPS delivers on that.

[Build Help] Upgrading to a 2560x1440 Monitor. Is my rig ready? [R]

5 years, 9 months agobeegeepee posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 22, 2013

Hey all,

So with the help of BuildAPC I made this pc last year:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor$197.99 @ NCIX US
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler$24.98 @ OutletPC
MotherboardASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard$124.98 @ OutletPC
MemoryPatriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory-
StorageSamsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk$113.50 @ Adorama
StorageSeagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$59.98 @ OutletPC
Video CardSapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card-
CaseCorsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case$159.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyAntec High Current Pro 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply-
Optical DriveLite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer$17.99 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit)$139.99 @ Newegg
MonitorAsus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor$129.99 @ Newegg
KeyboardSteelSeries 6Gv2 Wired Standard Keyboard$85.17 @ Mwave
MouseRazer DeathAdder Black Edition Wired Optical Mouse$46.93 @ B&H
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.$1101.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-22 19:57 EST-0500

I want to get a 2560x1440 IPS monitor. I will also use my current monitor Asus VS247H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236174 as a secondary misc. monitor.

Do I need to upgrade anything to handle current gen games? I am not sure whether or not RAM would be affected. Also, I could get a 2nd 7970 as there are a ton of sales on them.

Would I better of with just getting 23"/24" 1920x1200 IPS monitor?

Thanks,

BeeGeePee

5 years, 9 months agobeegeepee posted on buildapc.
Nov. 22, 2013

Yikes, What if I upgraded to a 2nd 7970?

Or should I get something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2412HM-24-Inch-LED-lit/dp/B005JN9310

Can someone please explain to me why thunderbolt displays are so FREAKING expensive? [R]

5 years, 10 months agoOct. 27, 2013

They seem like regular old monitors with built in speakers and a camera. Are they good quality? Good specs? Apple just being a money hogging tyrant? What gives? I don't see anything that justifies the price.

5 years, 10 months agoDivineJustice posted on apple.
Oct. 28, 2013

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1382963196&sr=8-2&keywords=thunderbolt+display

I found yet another much cheaper one. Still has the same hook ups, IE, hub, and all. But smaller, I think not pre-calibrated, but way cheaper. Thoughts anyone?

Should I upgrade my monitor? [R]

5 years, 11 months agodthanos216 posted submission on hardware.
Oct. 13, 2013

I'm currently using a LG E2260 that I managed to get from someone. I've been gaming it for a few years and it's running fine, but I'm not really happy with it as the display almost feels washed out. I'm looking into upgrading into a better 23" one.

Just wondering if whether it's worth upgrading at this stage or to wait for the newer ones? If so, what monitor do you recommend?

5 years, 11 months agodthanos216 posted on hardware.
Oct. 13, 2013

I have one of these at work and and home.. it is an awesome monitor. I love it. Dell U2412m IPS screen.

Amazon

edit: for content

[Build Help] Looking for a monitor [R]

5 years, 11 months agoOct. 12, 2013

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5 years, 11 months agoEist posted on buildapc.
Oct. 12, 2013

/r/Monitors could help. That said, I have the 23'' version of the Dell UltraSharp U2412M and I absolutely love it.

Best thunderbolt compatible monitor? [R]

5 years, 11 months agoOct. 5, 2013

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5 years, 11 months agoUpOnCloud9 posted on apple.
Oct. 5, 2013

Thanks, you've been a lot of help. I started thinking about it more and since I already have a (old yet functional) 22" monitor, then maybe I should opt for dual monitoring with something smaller rather than with a 27". With a smaller screen could I get a cheaper adapter?

For instance...: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?seq=1&format=2&pid=5106&CAWELAID=1329450676&catargetid=320013720000011021&cadevice=c&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CJb-JvRgLoCFc6e4Aod-SMA7Q

Also would this be a good 24" monitor to go with? Or do you know of a better one to get? http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-LED-lit-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310

Thanks a lot :)

edit: or I could just splurge on the monitor you linked - it's certainly tempting

Looking for a set of dual screens (22-24") ideal for development [R]

6 years agozagood posted submission on hardware.
Aug. 24, 2013

As the title says, I am trying to upgrade from my current 21" Acer to a dual monitor setup. Preferred cost per display is $250 or less, matte, 1920x resolution.

Bonus: I have been using this with my current display http://www.amazon.com/Ergotron-45-174-300-Neo-Flex-LCD-Arm/dp/B000AMJC2K/ and would like to hang one of the displays on it.

6 years agozagood posted on hardware.
Aug. 24, 2013

I second this. I got a refurb on sale from Dell and it's fantastic.

New have been $200-$250 recently, I see $265 on amazon right now: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2412-24-Inch-LED-lit/dp/B005JN9310

Sorry, sale below ended last night, plus sold out of the U2412.

~~If you want to save some money and go refurb, they're $207 refurbished at the Dell outlet right now: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/comments/1kwd1w/30offdellrefurbishedmonitorsfreeshipping/~~

[Build Help] Need help deciding on monitor (24") [R]

6 years agoAnskeh posted submission on buildapc.
Aug. 18, 2013

Hi all,

As the title would suggest, I'm on a budget for a single monitor under £170. I'm looking for ones which are around 24". Small bezels are a plus.

The monitors which I have shortlisted:

ASUS VE247H 24 inch - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004T2LMP2

Asus VS239HR 23 inch - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008J77QQM

*Acer S240HLbid 24'' - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005QVZ79C

BenQ GL2450HM 24 inch - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005OPLG0O

Asus VN247H 24" - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...-050-AS&tool=3

*I am very tempted to get the Acer as it is a decent price and has had good reviews, however is it better to pay the extra price and get an IPS monitor?

Can anyone suggest any decent monitors eligible for UK delivery?

However is it better to pay the extra price and get an IPS monitor?

Thanks for your help in advance,

Regards

1pnoe

P.S. I plan on eventually getting two more of the monitor that i purchase in order to have a triple display.

6 years agoAnskeh posted on buildapc.
Aug. 19, 2013

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2412-24-Inch-LED-lit/dp/B005JN9310/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1376899698&sr=8-1&keywords=Dell+24%22+UltraSharp

That one is pretty sexy.

EDIT: Sorry didn't see that you had a budjet of £170.

Looking for a good monitor at a fair price. [R]

6 years, 1 month agoJuly 19, 2013

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6 years, 1 month agolonewolf727 posted on Monitors.
July 20, 2013

Sometimes, PUG could be really bad, and you will feel alone [R]

6 years, 1 month agoJuly 18, 2013

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6 years, 1 month agoBrainWav posted on sto.
July 18, 2013

I've had my eye on this or this, but I really can't justify a new monitor right now.

$600 Gaming Build [R]

6 years, 1 month agodazerlong posted submission on buildapc.
July 15, 2013

Build For a friend to switch from console to pc! PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor$99.99 @ Newegg
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard$69.98 @ Newegg
MemoryA-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$49.99 @ Newegg
StorageToshiba 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive$52.99 @ Microcenter
Video CardPowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card$150.40 @ Newegg
CaseThermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case$39.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCoolMax 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply$49.99 @ Microcenter
Optical DriveLG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer$17.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.$503.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-15 16:29 EDT-0400
6 years, 1 month agodazerlong posted on buildapc.
July 15, 2013

In terms of monitor, I'm debating between This Dell IPS for $260 and This Asus for $150 Is the $100 worth the IPS, even with a lower response time?

[Build Ready] My first PC build =] [R]

6 years, 1 month agoJuly 15, 2013

Hello everyone, This is my first post on Reddit as well as my first time building a PC. I have diligently saved for this moment and am ready to buy the parts listed; I would love to have you all confirm its compatibility so I can start building! Thank you in advance =] http://pcpartpicker.com/user/GaryfromVault22/saved/1XyU

6 years, 1 month ago[deleted] posted on buildapc.
July 15, 2013

> http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2412M-LED-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310/ref=sr12?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1373908881&sr=1-2

I've updated the list, let me know if this is better please! Thanks http://pcpartpicker.com/user/GaryfromVault22/saved/#savedbuild_454943

Are there any 24" IPS monitors with VESA mounts? [R]

6 years, 1 month agovladsinger posted submission on Monitors.
July 15, 2013

I have looked and LG has a 23" IPS with VESA... Preferably Amazon or Newegg and less than $250

6 years, 1 month agovladsinger posted on Monitors.
July 15, 2013

Generally above $250 but you should be able to find one on ebay for less, possibly even new.

EDIT: on sale for $260 from Amazon. And you'll note that the stands on the Ultrasharps just slide out with the press of a button.

$3K Is that enough for my ultimate work/gaming PC? First build. [R]

6 years, 2 months agoJuly 9, 2013

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6 years, 2 months ago_Panda posted on buildapcforme.
July 10, 2013

My only suggestion. Those monitors look pretty good, but you should barely be able to fit some Dell U2412Ms into your budget. They're beautiful monitors, and in particular they're IPS panels (better color reproduction) and have a 16:10 aspect ratio, which I like better for productivity work than 16:9. Especially when you have 2-3 monitors, as that many widescreen monitors usually means too much horizontal space to effectively use, so the added height of 16:10 is welcome.

[Build Ready] Building a Hackintosh that can also run high performance games. Any suggestions? [R]

6 years, 2 months agoJuly 3, 2013

I plan to dual boot Mac OS X Mavericks and Windows 7 on this build, as well as use it for next gen games like BF4 and Arma 3. Does everything look good? Will this be able to run those games at high graphics? Keep in mind that everything needs to be OS X compatible.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor$220.98 @ Newegg
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard$178.98 @ SuperBiiz
MemoryCorsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$69.99 @ Amazon
StorageSamsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk$124.99 @ NCIX US
StorageSamsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk$124.99 @ NCIX US
StorageSeagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$69.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$64.98 @ Outlet PC
Video CardGigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card$399.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network AdapterRosewill N900PCE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter$33.99 @ Newegg
CaseNZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case$102.68 @ Amazon
Power SupplyCorsair Gaming 800W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply$100.16 @ Microcenter
Optical DriveLite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer$17.99 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)$89.98 @ Outlet PC
MonitorLG IPS231B-BN 23.0" Monitor$184.98 @ SuperBiiz
KeyboardRosewill RK-201 Wired Standard Keyboard$5.99 @ Amazon
MouseLogitech G400 Wired Optical Mouse$46.99 @ Expansys US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.$1811.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-05 16:44 EDT-0400
6 years, 2 months agoanoxy posted on buildapc.
July 4, 2013

Looks like a decent monitor, but if you can stretch your budget I would look into an IPS panel, and at 24" 1920x1200 is much better.

Something like the U2412HM would be amazing. I have the 27" version.

Need help deciding on LCD or LED monitor [R]

6 years, 3 months agowolfcry0 posted submission on AskElectronics.
June 3, 2013

Looking to find the best monitor between 24" to 30". My budget is $150 -$250. Going to use it with my 13" macbook until i build a new gaming computer rig.

6 years, 3 months agowolfcry0 posted on AskElectronics.
June 4, 2013

This is $30 over your budget but I thought I would link it anyways, U2412M

One of the best 24" monitors you can get in the less than $300 range

Monitors [R]

6 years, 4 months agokingyujiro posted submission on buildapc.
May 13, 2013

I'm saving up for a good gaming rig ($1200-1500), how much should I put aside for a monitor? I only want one.

I know IPS monitors have great colours and sacrifice response time (not a big issue for me) but are they worth the extra money?

6 years, 4 months agokingyujiro posted on buildapc.
May 13, 2013

I would get the most expensive dell ultrasharp you can afford. I personally would get the 24in for around $280 you could get the the 23 for $190. With the 23 you loose a little bit of size as well as a few pixels. The res on the 24 is 1920x1200 on the 23 it is 1920x1080. If you put up your entire build maybe we could see if you need to put the extra $100 some where else.

Also do you have a TV? Are you going to get a tuner card? Do you have cable/satellite/over the air hd? If you do not have a decent TV and you have some source of content I would look into Samsung's line of PC monitors with built in TV tuners.

[Build Help] Not sure if the good subreddit for a Monitor suggestion [R]

6 years, 4 months agoRitz527 posted submission on buildapc.
May 10, 2013

I bought my new PC a couple weeks ago and decided it was time for a new monitor. Current one is a viewsonic 22inches 1680x1050 i think.

Wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a nice monitor to go with my new build. Nothing over let's say 300$ thanks

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor$241.48 @ Amazon Canada
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler$31.48 @ NCIX
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard$147.73 @ NCIX
MemoryCorsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$62.98 @ Canada Computers
StorageCrucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk$193.20 @ Canada Computers
StorageSeagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$71.38 @ NCIX
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card$389.48 @ NCIX
CaseCorsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case$103.95 @ Canada Computers
Power SupplySeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply$98.68 @ Newegg Canada
Optical DriveLite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer$18.67 @ DirectCanada
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.$1394.03
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-10 08:12 EDT-0400
6 years, 4 months agoRitz527 posted on buildapc.
May 10, 2013

This Dell U2412M LED Monitor is a common and reliable choice.

I'd go for something like the ASUS VG248QE monitor with NVIDIA 3D though.

I'm not sure about the Dell but the ASUS monitor comes with a 3 year warranty.

16:10, > 1200p IPS All around monitor? [R]

6 years, 4 months agoMay 7, 2013

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6 years, 4 months agoLazdaa posted on Monitors.
May 7, 2013

Perhaps the Dell UltraSharp U2412M would work for ya?

What monitor do you use to edit? [R]

6 years, 4 months agoMay 1, 2013

I use a cheapo 23 in, Full - HD monitor from HP, and I wanna save up for a second! What do you use? Just a conversation starter.

Monitor for rMBP [R]

6 years, 4 months ago[deleted] posted submission on applehelp.
April 30, 2013

I was wondering what monitors you guys were using/recommend for a MBP retina. I'm coming into a nice pay day and wanna see what the best options were.

Thanks!

6 years, 4 months ago[deleted] posted on applehelp.
April 30, 2013

If you are looking to send some money, I have the Thunderbolt display and I absolutely love it! You can get some really good deals on them through Apple's refurb page: [link] (http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/displays)

I also have 2 Dell 24" monitors hooked up to my rMBP with my Thunderbolt which are these: link They are amazing, great quality, perfect screen size, have many ports, and can go into portrait mode!

If I had to choose only one it would be the Thunderbolt, but that is just my opinion. I do have a windows computer as well, so the Dell's come in handy with that. If you can find an old Apple DisplayPort monitor you can have that work on the Mac and PC (with the right video card)

Which monitors for eyefinity? [R]

6 years, 5 months agoXickle posted submission on pcgaming.
April 13, 2013

I am going to set up three new monitors with eyefinity. Looking for monitors with thin bezels and 23-24" in size. My budget is about 200-250€(around 300$) per monitor. Going to use the setup for gaming and browsing the web. Please give me some suggestions, and if you have a 3 screen setup post your monitor and/or pics!

6 years, 5 months agoXickle posted on pcgaming.
April 13, 2013

Thanks for the warning man! I've been looking at Dells U2412M (http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2412M-LED-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310). The thing that bothers me on them is the bezel thickness. I think it's about 1,7cm which makes quite a lot of blank space between the monitors

[IPS Monitor] Dell UltraSharp 24" U2412M ($278.99) ($379.99 - $70 instant - 10% discount w/ DSKBNCE16) - [4/17] [R]

6 years, 5 months agoApril 11, 2013
6 years, 5 months ago[deleted] posted on buildapcsales.
April 11, 2013

Free shipping with newegg.

For those with Amazon Prime, Amazon is offering the U2412M at $270.43 with prime shipping.

In Need of Mac Mini/Dual Monitor Advice [R]

6 years, 5 months agoelectricpotatochip posted submission on mac.
April 10, 2013

I am picking up a new mac mini soon to replace the "laptop as a desktop" that I am currently using. I am also looking to expand to the dual monitor world for work and I was wondering if this was a good bundle to pick up (price/specs/etc).

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7639845&SRCCODE=WEBGOOPA&cm_mmc_o=mH4CjC7BBTkwCjCV1-CjCE&gclid=COzJlZGmwLYCFcHd4AodE1UAsg

Any advice would be of great help.

Thanks guys.

6 years, 5 months agoelectricpotatochip posted on mac.
April 10, 2013

I have a couple of Dell Ultrasharp U2412 24" monitors plugged into my Mac Mini. The Mac Mini comes with a HDMI to DVI adapter (I don't think I ordered it separately), so one monitor is on that with a standard DVI cable. The other monitor is plugged in with a mini-displayport to DVI adapter. Works well.

[Monitor] Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" IPS LED LCD Monitor - $197.99 [R]

6 years, 5 months agoredlp2 posted submission on buildapcsales.
April 6, 2013
6 years, 5 months agoredlp2 posted on buildapcsales.
April 6, 2013

Here's the slickdeals post if you are looking for more information

http://slickdeals.net/f/5952078-Dell-UltraSharp-U2312HM-23-IPS-LED-LCD-Monitor-16-9-8-ms-197-99-FS

Its $20-$30 off the regular price. It wasn't appreciated much in my sub so I thought I should submit it here

EDIT: The 24" version is also on sale for ~~$297~~ $279

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2412M-LED-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310/