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Hi. I'm looking for a low budget gaming monitor and came across those monitors. Since i don't know so much about gaming monitor, i hoped you guys could help me to pick which one is best. Who do think is the best to play FPS games on?

1: http://benq.eu/product/monitor/gl2460/specifications

2: http://www.benq.com/product/monitor/GL2460HM/specs/

3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824022019)

4: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1098332-REG/aoc_2... (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1098332-REG/aoc_24_e2476vwm6_class_led.html)

5: http://aoc-europe.com/en/products/specification/e2460sh

Ps, i gladly take other suggestions, but remember my budget is max 200 dollar.

BenQ has a reputation for making really good gaming monitors, but I definitely wouldn’t rule out the others. It looks like the two BenQ monitors are both using the same panels, but they have different input layouts, so I would say the second one would be the better of the two since it actually has HDMI.
Both the BenQ monitors and the Samsung monitor have a 2ms Gray to Gray (GTG) response time while theAOC monitors have 1ms GTG response times, so the AOC monitors would be a bit faster. It depends on what games you’re playing though. If you’re playing a lot of CS:GO or other FPS, the shorter response time of theAOC monitors could help out some.
Personally, with this price range, I would recommend trying to find a monitor with a standard C13 plug instead of an external power brick, just to save on clutter as well.
Another monitor to look at would be something from Asus, like the VN248H-P (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236335&cm_re=asus_1080p_monitor-_-24-236-335-_-Product), which has 2 HDMI ports and a nice matte finish that won’t get scratched or attract fingerprints as easily as the BenQ or Samsung monitors. This monitor also has an IPS panel, as opposed to the other ones you listed which were all TN. The advantage of an IPS panel is better color reproduction and better viewing angles, while TN will tend to have some weird color shifts at different viewing angles, but have a slightly faster response time (which again, could help with highly competitive first person shooters).

I’ve always been partial to Asus. I got my three 24 inch 2ms 1080p panels for $140 each three years ago and they’re still going strong. But I have nothing against Benq or Samsung.
A bit on response time: The human brain takes ~80 ms to process the light that enters the eyes. The difference from 1 to 2 ms is negligible. They’ll both feel instantaneous.

You don’t need 2ms response time. It’s a marketing gimmick, like megapixels in cameras.
Look for a monitor with better picture quality and viewing angles (which matters even if you’re only planning to look straight on, because the angle at which you’re looking at the corners of your screen is different than the angle you’re looking at the center). Pretty much ignore response time unless it’s something ridiculous like 30ms. The technology behind the panel matters more. 2ms on a TN panel is not the same as 2ms on MVA orIPS. And the picture quality will be better on the latter two.
Read some of the reviews here: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/
If they haven’t reviewed a monitor, it’s generally because it’s not good enough to be considered. But they have plenty of monitors that are both good and inexpensive and would work great for gaming. They do pretty extensive testing on real-world response times too (all "2ms" screens are not created equal, even with the same technology).