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Old 01-23-2007, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best LCD monitor for a 8800GTX

Hey guys,

I upgraded my PC to one with the following specs.

Proc: Core 2 Duo 6600
Mobo: Evga 680i
GPU: Evga 8800GTX
HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 640GB

My current monitor is a Samsung 17" LCD with 1240 x 1028 native resolution, 600:1 contrast, and 8ms response time.

Does anyone have a recommendation on a good LCD monitor upgrade that is great for gaming (I usually play a lot of RTS and MMORPGs, not really a ton of FPSs)? I would prefer one that is reasonably priced (~$300). In particular:

- is LCD Widescreen better or 4:3?
- if Widescreen is the way to go, should I shoot for a 16:10 or 16:9 spec?
- any specific brand?

Thanks a ton!
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30" Dell!
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The 30 inch dells are pretty **** expensive, you can get a good 22" for around $300. And widescreen is definitely the way to go.
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I've got a Chimei 221D
22" LCD, 16:10 aspect ratio, 1680x1050 resolution

it's got a good quality picture, and it's cheap as far as widescreen LCD's go.
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I bought a BenQ 20.1" 8ms Widescreen LCD off of newegg for under $300 with 2 day shipping. Its pretty good. Has a native resolution of 1650x1080.
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Chimei 221D <$300

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0
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30"Dell=pwnage
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Quote:
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30"Dell=pwnage
expensive though.

I'd rather get dual 22" LCD's side by side for cheaper
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30"Dell=pwnage
There "pwnage" because Viewsonic makes them and Dell puts their sticker on it. Also no one just has over $1200 to blow on a monitor.
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There "pwnage" because Viewsonic makes them and Dell puts their sticker on it. Also no one just has over $1200 to blow on a monitor.
$1200?
you can get four of the 22" Chimei monitors I listed for $1200
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