Best Monitors for Pinoy PC Builders Under 10K (2017)

Best Monitors for Pinoy PC Builders Under 10K (2017)

Do you want to upgrade your monitor for a better gaming / watching experience? Good quality monitors can bring out the best experience from your CPU and GPU. High end GPUs like GTX1080Ti has 4K resolution capabilities which other monitors doesn't support. There are many things that can be considered when buying a new monitor such as:

Best Monitors for Pinoy PC Builders Under 10K 2017

Resolution - The number of pixels in a screen this will greatly affect the picture quality. If you're a gamer and wants to see every details of the game a high resolution monitor is a must (plus good GPU).
Size - Will depend on the build you want: multiple monitors or single big monitor. Monitor size are measured diagonally. Most common sizes in the market are ranging from 16 inches - 37 inches for desktop PCs. Comfortability is one great factor when choosing screen size because size does not affect the display quality.
Refresh Rate - The rate where a monitor refreshes the image per second. For gamers and PC enthusiasts the higher rate the better. Most modern monitors today are at 120Hz up to 240Hz refresh rates and are keeping up with latest GPUs. **Note that when playing games frame rate is different from refresh rate and will not affect each other.
Technology / Features - Monitors today comes with different technology and features to suit your needs like energy efficiency, multiple ports, usb function, built in speakers and other features .

We list down the best monitors under 10K based on online prices from trusted shops and personal experience using these monitors.

Our criteria for this list are: Value for Money, Display (Picture/Color), Other Features.

ASUS VC239H - ₱8,990.00 at DynaQuest PC

ASUS VC239H Ultra-low Blue Light Monitor - 23" FHD (1920x1080), IPS, Flicker free
Size : Wide Screen 23.0"(58.4cm) 16:9
Resolution : 1920x1080
Response Time : 5ms (GTGσ)
Signal Input : HDMI, D-Sub, DVI-D
Brightness(Max) : 250 cd/㎡
Contrast Ratio (Max) : 1000:1
Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 178°(H)/178°(V)
Asus VC239H is a budget monitor for gamers and graphic designers who uses heavy graphics. I have used this monitor with a GTX 750 Ti GPU playing DOTA 2, GTA, and NBA. The overall experience is smooth and it is comparable to other high end monitors above 10K PHP. The design (Frameless & Slim design) and features are quite impressive for its price which includes Gameplus Function, Eye Protection, and Blue Light Filter & Flicker free.

BenQ GW2470H - ₱7,300.00 at PCExpress

BenQ GW2470H VA LED Eye-care Monitor
Size : 24" (60.96 cm) Wide Screen (20.748" x 11.65" Display Area)
Resolution : 1920x1080
Response Time : 4ms (GTG)‎
Signal Input : D-sub / HDMI x 2 / Headphone Jack‎
Brightness(Typical) : 250 cd/㎡‎
Native Contrast Ratio (typ.) : 3000:1‎
Viewing Angle : 178° / 178°‎

The design can easily match various builds and themes for everyday use. Gaming, streaming, and image/video editing in this monitor is quite excellent because of the great picture and color display. We have used this type of monitor when we play on a gaming shop at u-belt area near Recto and the experience is good. Other than desktop PC we also used it on a PS3 console which is nice. If you're planning to build a desktop with high end graphics card like GTX 1080Ti go for a higher resolution monitors though its good for gaming it may not deliver the full potential of high powered GPUs. Last, it's good for the price and for professional use.

LG 23MP68VQ - ₱7,400.00 at Easy PC

LG 23MP68VQ 23″ Frameless IPS Led Monitor vga hdmi dvi-d Freesync
Size : 23"/ 58.42cm
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Response Time : 5ms
Signal Input : HDMI, D-sub, DVI-D, Headphone Jack‎
Brightness(Typical) : 250cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (Original) : 1000:1
Viewing Angle : 178/178

In this list LG 23MP68VQ has the best value for money at 7400 PHP. If your looking for upgrade at this price range go for this monitor. There are good reviews in this monitor especially gamers playing first person shooting games like CS-GO, Call of Duty, and OverWatch because of the Black Stabilizer which allows better visibility on dark scenes and if you have AMD GPUs it has AMD FreeSync™ that eliminates tearing from the low frame rate and also screen stuttering as connecting HDMI port. All of these bring that you can enjoy and immerse in game play according to LG's website. I'm not a fan of the arc stand but its just the stand compared to the value for money for the monitor.

AOC I2381FH - ₱ 8,600.00 at Lazada

AOC I2381FH 23" LED IPS Monitor
Size : 23 inches
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Response Time : 4ms
Signal Input : D-Sub , HDMI
Brightness(Typical) : 250 cd/m2 (type)
Contrast Ratio : 1000:1
Viewing Angle : 178/178

The slim and elegant design of this AOC monitor is the primary reason which made it part of the list. It is quite similar to the above specification which include: IPS panel provides virtually borderless viewing and uniform colors from nearly any angle, Flicker-free technology optimizes the brightness to reduce eye strain, and sharp quality pictures. It is perfect for watching movies, series, or animes in High Definition. If you are looking for this kind of monitor for your home or office it is worth the price. Many PC builders are using this kind of monitor (AOC 81 Series) for multi-monitor setups for their desktop builds. 

There are many monitors that will suit your needs and be sure before buying a monitor to check your system for compatibility purposes. Monitor is an essential display device not just for desktop but also for consoles. Having a quality monitor will sure boost your gaming, watching, and working experience so don't be a penny-pincher when it comes to monitors especially if you have a good CPU/GPU.

*Please note that the prices indicated in this post might vary.

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