The best monitors for a gaming pc

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The best monitors for a gaming pc
Flat screen monitors are excellent for gaming PCs. (Monitor image by Kavita from

If you are serious about having the best display on your gaming PC, you must buy a monitor with the best performance possible. There should be no lagging (a long amount of time between the signal input into the monitor to when it is displayed, causing your game to be out of sync) or ghosting (a faded out, replicated image or duplicated images layered atop one another on top of the original image) and the graphics must look crisp and clear.

Dell UltraSharp U2711

Dell's UltraSharp U2711 flat-screen monitor gives gamers an extremely high resolution (2,560 by 1,440 pixel resolution) with vibrant colours and deep blacks that also enhance movie watching. There is no lagging or ghosting here: everything will stay in sync and no images will be out of the ordinary with your favourite game. While it is expensive ($1,049 on its January 2010 release), the price is worth it for many players simply because it makes everything it displays look beautiful.

LG W2486L

The LG W2486L is great for the gamer who is on a budget (approximately £208 as of September 2010) and is unique in that it allows gamers to control its LED backlight to adjust brightness. The monitor supports 1920 by 1080-pixel resolution and displays full high-definition image reproduction. In addition, it is able to stay in sync with your game of choice and will not ghost, ensuring there is no lagging or surprising imagery to be seen. The LG W2486L is also great for gamers who move their machines around their living space as it is a slim flat-screen monitor that can be placed virtually anywhere.

Samsung PX2370

Samsung's PX2370 LCD monitor is great for gamers on a budget, costing around £195 in September 2010. The monitor is excellent in the key area for PC gaming--colours. The colours display in rich detail with a beautiful picture on the 1920 by 1080 pixel resolution screen. Just like other monitors on the list, your display will not be out of sync nor will you spot any out of the ordinary layered images.

While the screen has a dimmer maximum brightness level than other monitors (i.e. it does not shine as bright on its maximum setting as opposed to various other gaming monitors), the colours still shine nonetheless. If you absolutely must have rich colour you may want to look elsewhere, but for budget-minded gamers who do not mind a dimmer display, this may be the monitor for you.

Dell UltraSharp U2410

Another fantastic monitor in Dell's line of UltraSharp monitors, the Dell UltraSharp U2410 monitor ($499 as of September 2010) looks absolutely stunning when playing games. It features a slew of connection options including HDMI and is slim in the same vein as the UltraSharp line of monitors. Players will not experience any lagging or signs of distorted imagery here as the monitor stays in sync with everything being played on your computer. If you are looking for a monitor rich in features while staying in a reasonable price range, you can do no wrong with the Dell UltraSharp U2410.

AOC V22 Verifino

The inexpensive AOC V22 LCD monitor ($231 as of September 2010) is a great pick. It is one of the thinnest monitors available and also features a built in webcam and microphone. The display is beautiful and it can be placed anywhere. There are no syncing issues between the computer and the monitor nor is there any sign of ghosting. For the gamer who absolutely must have a gaming monitor but must stay on a tight budget, the AOC V22 Verifino LCD monitor is a very good choice.

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