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Old 06-02-2005, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey im about to purchase a LCD monitor but have no idea on what need to look for. all i know that low MS time is good for gaming and was wondering what are some other things that i should look for.
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Contrast ratio, warrenty, price, max/native resolution and brand name.

Contrast ratio: Average is around 450 to 550. The higher, the better, but 500 is good.

Warranty: LCDs are prone to getting dead pixels. Make sure you get a good warrenty.

Price: There is good quality LCDs available locally for around $300-$400 CAD.

Max/Native Resolution: The max resolution is pretty self explanitory. The native resolution is the resolution that the picture looks its clearest. THe LG that I am on right now has 1280x1024 max resolution and native resolution.

Brand Name: Everyone has had their good or bad experiences with LCDs and certain brand names.

I personally dont own an LCD monitor. I am on an LCD right now at work. It is an LG1710S. It has really good picture quality, and is nice and bright (but adjustable).

Response Time: Is the measure of how long a display takes to change the image. You're right, the lower this number is, the better. But, the lower this is, the more expensive the monitor is too. 12ms is good for games and everyday tasks and isnt too expensive. There are 8ms, but they are kinda excessive.

Hope that clears some things up
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Physical size and also maximum resolution.
I'd go for at least a 17" LCD with a 1280x1024 maximum resolution. If you can get any higher with a low MS response time, then you're up for a nice LCD.

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hey im about to purchase a LCD monitor but have no idea on what need to look for. all i know that low MS time is good for gaming and was wondering what are some other things that i should look for.
Start by using the search functionality of this forum. This topic has more threads than a turkish carpet.
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alright cool that cleared up some things, Thx alot everyone
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Ok well i came across this monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001171

what do you guys think for the price?
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nice monitor. if i'm not mistaken that's the most popular one newegg sells. good contrast and response, the 8,5, and 4ms responses are nice, but not necessary, 12 is fine.
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Ok well i came across this monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001171

what do you guys think for the price?
I think, that if you really have your heart set on an LCD for gaming, this is the one you need:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116355
It's not cheap by any means, but if you insist on an LCD, thats what you need. Now of course I am going to highly recommend this CRT over the LCD for you:
http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10121
It's not cheap either, but it's cheaper than the LCD. If you are really into gaming, either one of these monitors would suit you best, but I really do recommend the CRT. A note to you, no matter how low the response time on an LCD is, it will never compare to a good old CRT. End of story.
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that Samsung is perfectly fine for gaming, it's not the best but it's a good value, however if you want a CRT (they have better preformance/cash) then i would reccomend the NEC 19" superbright (FE991SB) but since newegg no longer sells it this one looks good, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001169
otherwise i would stick with the samsung unless you got some cash to blow
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well the thing is that im not a hardcore gamer, just play some WoW and rarely some shooters, also need something htat dosen;t take that much space,
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