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Old 08-31-2006, 12:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default In the market for a new monitor need help

First and mostly I would like a wide screen monitor and high def IF monitors even come in that yet. Im looking to spend around 500 or so and I wanna order from TD so I can use my tiger gold card. Around 20inches if possible

Im gonna be using it heavily for gaming so I need a decent mhs rate or whatever it is(sorry nubish)

I saw a few on there but what would yous recomend
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Old 08-31-2006, 12:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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and i was even considering splurging on this

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...109365&CatId=0

or the cheaper version

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...364855&CatId=0

Wait second one is refurbished. Would that be a bad idea?
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Keep in mind you need to have a badass puter setup to play games at the monitors native resolution.

I would say closer to 20''.

Something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112176

Or like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824014105

And that's still a pretty high resolution. You will need a SLI setup or something to play that high on max
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And I can only order from tiger direct

So those Sony monitors are better I just wouldnt be able to run them at full potential?
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well that's definitely a nice setup you have there....but those Sony monitors run at very high resolutions......
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you can turn them down though cant you? I was really looking forwardto them especially for DVDs
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yes, you can turn any monitor down, I have that exact model, myself, it's absolutely top notch, I'd recommend the retail version, refurbished is an ugly word.
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Do you think my system will be able to pump about a good res on it?
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BTW im upgrading from this

Will the sony be a huge graphical difference?

http://www.technudgelive.com/reviews/?p=14
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It's not from TD But It's a 22" widescreen for only $400 and it's pretty good, It has a little light bleed thought on the top and bottom of the screen though, But, The colors are so vibrant and with the hi resolution, It's super clear/sharp.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1142292834310

* Ultrafast 5 ms response time

* 700:1 contrast ratio; 280 cd/m² brightness

* 1680 x 1050 maximum resolution; 170° horizontal and 160° vertical viewing angles

I can post a picture of the light bleed thought if you want. it's very minimal and only noticeable when the screen is very dark.
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