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Old 02-09-2008, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking for a decent monitor for 200-300$

Only games i play are World of Warcraft and CS Source.

Is this enough money to spend on a monitor? I'm only going to be spending about 500$ on my tower so should this be good enough?

I want a 19-20inch monitor. I have been looking at the Samsung monitors so far.

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 206BW Black 20" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 800:1 (DCR 3000:1) - Retail
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Well, im gettin my monitor tuesday, i heard good things and good reviews on the 22 inch acers so i order it... should take a look... even though u said u wanted a 20 inch monitor then is alittle bigger but your paying alittle less


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Newegg.com - Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support 300 cd/m2 700:1 - Retail
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Default Re: Good budget monitor 200-300$

Acer is good. Any of their P-series are best w/ 2ms response. The x-series have 5ms.
Acer P221WBD
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Don't know how trustworthy these people are but its 150 w/ factory warranty.
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What is response time do you want high or low? is 2 or 5 better?
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anyone?
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Default Re: Good budget monitor 200-300$

lower is better but you will barely notice a difference between 5 and 2 ms.
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Yup, i have 4ms and cant tell a difference from my old 5ms acer.
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Yup, i have 4ms and cant tell a difference from my old 5ms acer.
lol, i see a little difference in my old 8ms with 5ms and 2ms ones.
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Well I was looking into a new monitor earlier and people suggested to me the syncmaster 226bw. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001096&Tpk=syncmaster%2 b226bw

Its a 22inch and its 280$ after rebate at newegg. its a little bigger than you mentioned but it is in your price range after rebate. And You cant go wrong with bigger right?

It has had really good reviews by people on this forum and elsewhere.
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I just got the black acer 22' 5ms, I personally LOVE IT! MY goal was to get 2 but now that I saw Digital Discounts price on the silver, I might sell and get 2 silvers!

EDIT: The site is fake well, I still have one 22" :-P looks like another black one will be on the way! )

I recomend the ACER I also have the 17" and it works like a charm...
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