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Old 06-22-2006, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking into buying a new monitor, what should I look for?

I'm trying to determine a good monitor to buy, CRT or LCD doesn't matter to me, however I am an avid gamer and I want a monitor that will give me good gaming performance, my computer is a decent gaming rig with a Geforce 7900GT, however my monitor is an old 17 inch CRT and its dying on me.

If I go LCD, what should I look for there? I notice there are response times listed for LCD monitors, between 2ms and 8 ms for different ones, would that make a large difference while gaming?

Also if you have a decent gaming monitor that is hopefully not too expensive, say less than $225 or so, please list it.

Any help is appreciated

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Old 06-22-2006, 03:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A little over your budget, but this is one of the fastest LCD monitors in the world (2ms refresh):

A cheaper alternative:

A good 17" monitor, cheaper: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116314

I like ViewSonic .

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Old 06-22-2006, 04:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have both of these and i think that the Amv is better!!!

If you like widescreen though get that but i know i don't like widescreen!!!
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Old 06-22-2006, 09:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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some ppl like the wide screen some dont. personaly, i love it,i dont think i could ever go back to using a non widescreen monitor. i love it for gaming.

my lcd has a responce time of 8ms.i have never experiences "ghosting"
make sure you get one that is dvi. the one i have has 3 inputs, 1 dvi and 2 vga inputs, but did not come with i dvi cable i bought it seratly
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Old 06-24-2006, 04:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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