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Old 10-04-2006, 01:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going ot be purchasing a monitor shortly, I am getting a LCD between 19 and 24 inches.

I wanted to know what is recommended for a primarily gaming oriented computer with a high end graphics card. What should be the maximum ms refresh time I should look for?

Some people told me 8ms, others told me to go lower, any thoughts? Also, any monitor suggestions?
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8ms max is generally correct for gaming. Usually you can find a 3-5ms easily for not much more than the 8's. Also, I don't know about your price range, but once you get over 21" they can get really pricey.
To get a good idea of decent monitors, look on a site like newegg to look at reviews of various monitors so you can see if certain models have cronic problems (dead pixels, etc.).
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The lower the ms the better, but they get more expensive. I'd say 3-5ms is a good range, for gaming.
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Yeah I've checked out newegg multiple times, still undecided.

Thanks for the info guys.
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Here are some monitors I'm considering, any thoughts on these?


20" (wide) 5ms

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...085&CatId=1410


19" 2ms

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=11&NoMapp=


19" (wide) 5ms

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...0734&CatId=170
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So 16 ms typical (black to white), 6 ms typical (gray to gray) Response Time isnt very good for gaming I take it?
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Funny thing... I was at Wal-Mart the other day and they had a 17" LCD for $160 that had a 25ms response time. How aweful. They also had a PCI video card... I didn't know anyone still manufactured those, let alone sell them at a retail establishment.
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That 19" 2ms looks good. Why don't you check newegg.com
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I mentioned I had already checked newegg in my second post, they didn't have anything that caught my eye.
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Also look for contrast ratio


700:1 is really good.

The higher then number the better

the :1 always is the same.
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