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Old 09-15-2005, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey...what are your opinions on the best gaming LCD monitor in my price range. The two I have my eye on are as follows:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001185

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116363

Of course the Samsung has the 700:1 contrast ratio which will be quite better and worth the extra money IMO. Right now I have a nice 19" CRT.....and compared to my 16ms LCD, the colors look very dull. However, games don't look too good on my 16ms because of ghosting. I shouldn't have a problem at 1024x768 with a 19" LCD, would I?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116355

i read somewhere on this forum that they said this monitor was good
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116355

i read somewhere on this forum that they said this monitor was good
Not bad, but I am reading that it doesn't have a high color spectrum so it can have a faster refresh rate.
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if you care more about the color spectrum and you dont mind about response time. i would say go with the samsung one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824179014

this one is based on the same one as the 500 dollars viewsonic monitor. i believe, i heard on a different forum topic once again. lol.
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Grr...this is so hard. I have about $500 to spend....I am also considering a Mac Mini.....its just so hard to decide what to buy.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001064

what does gray to gray mean...?

and how come buying a monitor is so hard geez.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824005048

dont forget about LG.
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Grr...this is so hard. I have about $500 to spend....I am also considering a Mac Mini.....its just so hard to decide what to buy.
Why don't you get a 6800GT or Ultra? It would at least increase your gaming experience, as opposed to getting an LCD.
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If you have GFX card with a DVI connection, wouldnt you be a lot better off to get a monitor with DVI input? I noticed that both monitors your looking at only have analog input.

PZERO: That LG seems a little expensive, specially since hes looking for 300 - 400 range. But that samsung dose have DVI input which would be better. And that stupid monitor in your first post that you keep recomending, who wants a monitor with only 262,000 colors? Thats F*ing pointless. Why pay for a DOWNGRADE when he already has something better. I dont think anything with less then 16 million colors would be a good reconemdation for an all purpouse monitor.

I know its out of your price range, but the ViewSonic VP191B has gotten GREAT reviews, even from Toms Hardware. I think there arround 470-480 bucks, but if you wanted to shell out a little extra cash, you could get something thats tried and true, and has DVI input.
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I run my Dell monitor at 1280x1024 in all my games and everything looks great!! no ghosting or any issues!!
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I run my Dell monitor at 1280x1024 in all my games and everything looks great!! no ghosting or any issues!!
Im guessing thats the native resolution? My video card isn't powerful enough to run 1280x1024 in newer games, so I would be stuck with 1024x768. What I'm wanting to know is would it look and run fine at 1024x768 even when the native resolution is 1280x1024?
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