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November 16, 2009 7:10:16 PM

So, I'm trying to do some early research for my boyfriend's Christmas gift. He's a HUGE gamer and I want to get him the best flat-screen monitor I can to satisfy his competitive streak. Can you help me with some suggestions?

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November 16, 2009 10:07:12 PM

LCD Display: BenQ G2400WD 24
"These offer incredibly low response times and almost non-existent input lag."
For a competitive gamer. TN panel colors are very nice now. But any TN panel with a 2ms response time would be good. Any size too.

I myself would order an ISPS panel or MVA with no more than an 8ms response time (24-30" range) if I had the money to order a new LCD. Better colors and picture but worse for serious competition. Personaly I dont mind losing. Playing 10 cool games > playing one as a pro. Dell and HP make some (rebrand?) some very nice monitors and MVA and ISPS prices are down or at least some models are affordable.
November 16, 2009 11:48:12 PM

See if you can find out what graphics card/s he's running and we'll advise accordingly - no point getting a sexy 30" monitor if he can't run games at native resolution.

Personally, I'd go with a Dell UltraSharp U2410 24" monitor but I do a lot of photo and video work too.

Do a Google search for gaming monitors and see what comes up, we'll advise from there (although looks good)

And if you do find something really nice, can you be my girlfriend next?
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November 17, 2009 2:57:30 AM

Hey hey. That was inappropriate. What he meant to say is do you have any friends who tolerat....I mean enjoy the company of gamer boyfriends. Either that or he wants to mooch a free monitor off of you.

But yeah that Dell is good. There was a HP 24" with ISPS with a 6ms response time that was around $400. But my guess is that it is discontinued as well as the BENQ I mentioned. But when an item is discontinued its probably replaced by the same company with a comparable or better item.
November 17, 2009 10:49:59 AM

Light-hearted banter, nothing intended by it.

Was simply joking that it'd be great to have a girlfriend who's geek enough and knows my geek enough to buy me a kick-ass monitor for my birthday - it's not getting the monitor, it's having a girlfriend who thinks a great present would be a monitor, i.e. mindset not wallet.
November 17, 2009 9:03:48 PM guys are making me blush.

What do you think about this one: The AcerĀ® H243H bmid. A 16:9 format display that renders full high-definition video and audio performance. The description says it's good for advanced 1080p full HD gaming and multimedia applications. Also has a 2ms response rate and 40000:1 contrast ratio.
November 20, 2009 1:45:31 PM

dreammachine2010 said:
Newegg has these monitors on sale now, It's the one I have, all the bells and whistles no BS, just great.

Its roughly $300 which is the best deal on the planet for a screen it's size.

I was going to recommend the exact same thing.

Great reviews, great price, free shipping. Sold.
November 20, 2009 2:39:13 PM

Newegg has these monitors on sale now, It's the one I have, all the bells and whistles no BS, just great. [...] 6824254026

Its roughly $300 which is the best deal on the planet for a screen it's size.

Do you know what the Hz is? He says that's important...
November 20, 2009 2:49:41 PM

In a vysnc environment (vista, win7) you will be running 60hz as far as I know. I would be more concerned with resolution, response time, and contrast ratios--which are all good on this monitor.
February 22, 2010 8:34:09 PM

hmmm..... aren't the new alienware monitors good???
February 22, 2010 9:30:55 PM

bhagat666 said:
hmmm..... aren't the new alienware monitors good???

Hmmmm.. isn't this thread over 3 months old and about what someone wanted to buy their boyfriend for Christmas 2009? :lol: 

No offence intended - just couldn't resist!
February 22, 2010 10:24:24 PM

monkeys scare me.
and btw find a CRT. seriously.