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Looking for a second-hand monitor, what should I consider before buying it?

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January 19, 2014 6:49:51 AM

I want a new monitor, I can spend about 27$, what should I consider before buying it? It will be connected to an NVIDIA GeForce GT 620.

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January 19, 2014 7:00:22 AM

Well...

At 27$ you should consider you are getting a monitor :) .

OK Jokes aside. You should ask the seller if there are any dead pixels & How old it is.
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January 19, 2014 7:03:55 AM

What should you consider? Does it work? Are there any dead pixels?

I wouldn't buy a second hand monitor for primary use unless I could see it in operation first.
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January 19, 2014 7:05:02 AM

gameboy1998 said:
Well...

At 27$ you should consider you are getting a monitor :) .

OK Jokes aside. You should ask the seller if there are any dead pixels & How old it is.


Ok, how old should it be at most? 2 years old? Should it have DVI or HDMI connection? or with VGA it's ok?
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January 19, 2014 7:06:17 AM

USAFRet said:
What should you consider? Does it work? Are there any dead pixels?

I wouldn't buy a second hand monitor for primary use unless I could see it in operation first.


Ok, how old should it be at most? 2 years old? Should it have DVI or HDMI connection? or with VGA it's ok?
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January 19, 2014 7:12:41 AM

PakOne said:
USAFRet said:
What should you consider? Does it work? Are there any dead pixels?

I wouldn't buy a second hand monitor for primary use unless I could see it in operation first.


Ok, how old should it be at most? 2 years old? Should it have DVI or HDMI connection? or with VGA it's ok?


Age is irrelevant. What connections it should have depends on what connections you need.
DVI or HDMI is better than regular VGA.

What are you connecting this to?
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January 19, 2014 7:17:40 AM

USAFRet said:
PakOne said:
USAFRet said:
What should you consider? Does it work? Are there any dead pixels?

I wouldn't buy a second hand monitor for primary use unless I could see it in operation first.


Ok, how old should it be at most? 2 years old? Should it have DVI or HDMI connection? or with VGA it's ok?


Age is irrelevant. What connections it should have depends on what connections you need.
DVI or HDMI is better than regular VGA.

What are you connecting this to?


I'm connecting this to an NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 which has got dvi and hdmi ports.
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January 19, 2014 7:18:46 AM

USAFRet said:
PakOne said:
USAFRet said:
What should you consider? Does it work? Are there any dead pixels?

I wouldn't buy a second hand monitor for primary use unless I could see it in operation first.


Ok, how old should it be at most? 2 years old? Should it have DVI or HDMI connection? or with VGA it's ok?


Age is irrelevant. What connections it should have depends on what connections you need.
DVI or HDMI is better than regular VGA.

What are you connecting this to?


As the OP has mentioned the first post he will be connecting it to a GT620.

Try to get a 1080P or atleast a 720P monitor with DVI or HDMI. Until the monitor is younger than 5 Years it should be fine.
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January 19, 2014 7:29:48 AM

gameboy1998 said:
USAFRet said:
PakOne said:
USAFRet said:
What should you consider? Does it work? Are there any dead pixels?

I wouldn't buy a second hand monitor for primary use unless I could see it in operation first.


Ok, how old should it be at most? 2 years old? Should it have DVI or HDMI connection? or with VGA it's ok?


Age is irrelevant. What connections it should have depends on what connections you need.
DVI or HDMI is better than regular VGA.

What are you connecting this to?


As the OP has mentioned the first post he will be connecting it to a GT620.

Try to get a 1080P or atleast a 720P monitor with DVI or HDMI. Until the monitor is younger than 5 Years it should be fine.


Ok, I will try, thank you.
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