Typically popular models of monitors are a compromise between price and performance. But what youd really want is one with the absolute fastest response time, so you dont get trails (ghosting) while playing. Also, contrast ratio does matter especially if youre running a high end graphics card (or 2,3,4).
After a quick look on newegg I found this monitor for a VERY reasonable price for the size, contrast ratio and refresh rate (2ms). http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824160023
Personally, I cant stand trails (ghosting) so I still use my CRT Dell P991 (its actually a sony trinitron flat screen). Only bad thing that really sux about it is its size and weight (+/- 50lbs.) But there are no trails whatsoever, and it was hi-def before hi-def was a popular thing, definitely VERY noticable visual quality between types of media and video cards. Its very crisp.
But Im looking into a larger widescreen flatpanel just because theyre getting very inexpensive and I want a larger screen (24")
Edited by p-zero, 20 October 2008 - 09:59 PM.