Gaming Monitor

sjw40364

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Just got conformation that my Alienware Aurora R3 has just shipped, so now need a good monitor to go with it. Of course being that I just ordered an Alienware I don't have a lot left to get an optimal monitor. ;) Any suggestions say in the 20" range? I am thinking LED backlit but finding one with low enough response time <5ms, preferable <3ms that is still affordable is tricky. All the reviews say <3ms, but does anyone have one with a 5ms response time and do you notice ghosting problems?
 

sjw40364

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My problem is I have never had a rig that would pump out more than 30 fps even at the lowest settings, so once I start averaging 80 to 90 fps at high settings, is the ghosting going to become noticeable at a 5ms refresh? My last computer monitor had a 8ms refresh, but I hardly ever average over 20 fps, so I doubt I even came close to the speeds necessary to create ghosting.
 

detox1

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nope, I get over 100fps on some games, no ghosting. you'll be fine.

and the thing with 5ms is it's 5/1000th of a second. so, in order to get ghosting, you would need to start getting over 200fps.
 

sjw40364

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Thank you that was my concern, although on reflection I should have said motion blurring, not ghosting, but you realized what I meant.
I am thinking of ordering a LG E2260V 22" LED monitor which has a 5ms refresh rate, 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio and a HDMI input. It seems to have received mostly good reviews from users and I do want a backlit LED and HDMI hookup.
LG E2260V-PN 22 Class Ultra-Slim Widescreen LED Monitor - 1920 x 1080, 16:9, 5000000:1 Dynamic, 5ms, HDMI, DVI, VGA, Energy Star at TigerDirect.com
 

detox1

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wow, that's a great price too. looks good.

motion blur - ghosting, same shit in two piles.
 

sjw40364

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Yah, with the $50 instant rebate it makes it even better. All the other sites I checked are going for $179 to $180 so I thought I better grab it while I could. Plus I think you get an additional $25 manufacturer rebate card if you want to send it in. So basically a $189 monitor for $114 bucks. Already done ordered it :)

There are a few threads that report what they call washed out colors out of the box, but being as how I used to work in the graphics field for printing I am familiar with color calibration, and most say that if you fiddle with it it works fine. Being as how I have had to do this with every monitor when I worked in the printing field so they matched printed colors, such does not worry me. Most people prefer over-saturated colors anyways, and being as I spend "HOURS" gaming, staring at an over-saturated color scheme just wears your eyes out. Color as I have found from working in the printing field is a personal experience, no two people ever see the same thing.
 

HafX

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They have a good deal on newegg for an Acer 23" Monitor, grab a few of those puppies while they are on sale!
 

sjw40364

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Got the LG E2260 today. Hooked it up and it looks great out of the box and haven't even played with the color settings yet. Very happy with it.
 
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