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Old 11-30-2008, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I have about a $300 budget to do something with my computer or get a new console or just anything for Christmas. Was thinking about asking for a new LCD monitor so I can replace my 20" CRT.
Every year my aunt asks me what I want and I always just tell her something small and to keep her money but every year she ends up spending around $300 on just random stuff that I didn't really need. She actually asked me if I wanted a $400 TV but I told her to definitely not spend that much on me. So this year I think I'll actually try and figure out something that I can ask for while not being absurdly expensive.

Besides a monitor what would you guys ask for if you had a computer like mine? I don't have any next gen systems but I'm not even sure I want one (any awesome console only games?).

I don't know I'm just rambling but mostly I'm just wondering what monitor is best at around $200.
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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GET THIS TODAY!!!!!
Newegg.com - Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 - LCD Monitors

Or this:
Newegg.com - Hanns·G Hi-221DPB Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors

But this is the best one, and it costs a little more.
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 DC 8000:1 - LCD Monitors
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is the Samsung worth the extra money??? I know Samsung is suppose to be very good but I've heard Acer is pretty good to.
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It has better picture quality, I guess, and there's absolutely no ghosting because of the 2ms response time. That's pretty wicked. I guess you can get the Acer, but once it's not on sale, I think you should get the Samsung for $230.
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Anybody have first hand experience with the Acer? Newegg reviews (yeah I know) seemed to say no ghosting but a few people said there was ghosting. Gaming is important so I don't want any ghosting.
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lol, your gonna see some lag with only one 8800GT, if you can get a 4850, with the money left over, I would try to get it, because it's just as good as a 9800GTX+, and uses less power. Does you mobo have Crossfire?
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No it doesn't have crossfire or sli. But isn't ghosting specific to the monitor and not so much the video card? I know I can't run games at super high settings I just don't want the image to be showing the ghosting effect.
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Lenovo L222

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It does look pretty sexy but the response time isn't as good as the samsung.
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I've got
Newegg.com - Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 400 cd/m2 3000:1 ACM - LCD Monitors

Absolutely wonderful picture and screen.
Would suggest it 100%.
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