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Old 04-10-2007, 03:38 PM   #71 (permalink)
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I have a question about this monitor... SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen

If a game does not support widescreen, is there a way to still play it without the image being stretched? If I understand correctly, just a lower resolution screen size will work, right?
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Old 04-10-2007, 03:46 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Anything other then the native resolution will look like crap on an LCD. One thing you can do though is play it in a window so that you don't have to stretch it. You don't need to pay that much for your monitor though. Those cost like $350 or so? You can get one and barely if at all notice the difference for less then $300.
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The only game that has EVER worked for me right at non-widescreen when it didn't support it was FEAR.

I play FEAR at 1024x968 and it still looks beautiful....for some odd reason.
This was good though as FEAR is demanind and I would have had to lower the eye candy of FEAR to even play it at good frames...and the eye candy is what makes it amazing.

New games all support WS but older games don't as I noticed with Doom 3, FEAR, and such.
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Thanks. What monitor do you suggest then? Thats just as big and good as the one im getting.
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:18 PM   #75 (permalink)
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I have a question about this monitor... SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen

If a game does not support widescreen, is there a way to still play it without the image being stretched? If I understand correctly, just a lower resolution screen size will work, right?
I have heard of software patches that allow widescreen on some games that dont support it never tried but might be worth looking in to
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:23 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Thanks. Can always play them windowed if needed.

fluffles, sora... what monitors do you suggest thats just as big and good as the one im planning on getting?
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fluffles, sora... what monitors do you suggest thats just as big and good as the one im planning on getting?

Also, do you know of a good, safe place to get the video card and win xp pro cheaper than newegg?
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:30 PM   #78 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - SCEPTRE x22wg-Gamer Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen HDMI LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1200:1 Built in Speakers - Retail
Newegg.com - Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support 300 cd/m2 700:1 - Retail
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 225BW Black 22" 5 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height Adjustments 280 cd/m2 700:1 - Retail
Newegg.com - Hanns·G HW-223DPB Black 22" 5ms HD 1080P supported DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

This one has awesome specs but I have no idea why it's so cheap. Must be something wrong with it..
Newegg.com - SCEPTRE X22WG-1080p Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

You can get the first Samsung you asked about. I didn't realize they're only $300 AR now. You don't really need the 2ms response time though.

What video card were you getting? I don't think you can get XP Pro any cheaper then Newegg, assuming you want to do it legally *cough*
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Im getting this video card... EVGA 640-P2-N827-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO HDCP (Item #: N82E16814130081)

Whats wrong with the 2ms?
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Nothing.. It's just wasted money. You won't notice a difference between 5 and 2.
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