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April 25, 2006 10:09:20 AM

I want to buy 19"LCD monitor and I don't know which. Don't know if widescreen or normal, which is better. I want it for games, DVD, ... I am from Slovakia and we have poor store. There are few products. Therefor I want to ask you if there is an electronic store in which can I buy hardware incl monitor, cause I want to buy whole computer. Do they send products to Slovakia? And I want to ask if it's cheaer then ours. For example
LCD ASUS 19" PW191 Wide 8ms ZBD costs 490$,
VGA GAINWARD GF6800GS 512MB PCX costs 245$,
HDD Western Digital 250GB 7200rpm 8MB SATAII WD2500JS costs 115$,
CPU AMD Athlon64 3700+ BOX Socket 939 costs 295$,
MB ASUS A8N - SLI SE costs 117$
Thanks for help
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April 26, 2006 12:29:50 PM

$490 is a bit expensive for a 19" LCD unit...

Look for a Samsung or Dell 19" for sub-$300 , around 275 Euros..; 19" LCDs are indeed at the sweet spot in price....
April 26, 2006 3:39:36 PM

If u really want a monitor for gaming, Why not considering a CRT monitor. CRT are best for gaming, has higher refresh rates, smaller Dot pitch pixel up to .20mm, and much cheaper in price. If really want to see the full potential of your video card ill go for CRT.LCD still need lots to improve. If still want an LCD how about this one:

with tax and shipping
ViewSonic VA1912wb 19" LCD Monitor $286.96 $286.96 (19", 1440x900, 8ms, DVI, PC/Mac - SKU: VA1912WB)

This fucken wack LCDs 19" monitors only goes up to 1440x900 resolution. Not recommend LCDs if u have Video Card in SLI or Cross Fire. I think with SLI or Cross Fire
u want a monitor that goes up to 1900x1400 or 2048x1536 too see full potential of video card.

If interested in this CRT
much better monitor with HIgher Refresh Rate and Screen resolution for cheaper price.

with tax and shipping
Samsung SyncMaster 997mb 19" 1900x1400 CRT monitor $190.00
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April 26, 2006 6:27:42 PM

that is a lot more expensive than it is over here... You might want to check out ebay because they would have better prices.
April 26, 2006 7:02:41 PM

Hearing great things about the Samsung 940b. Yah it's 20.1 inches, but I think it's less than the 19 inch you quoted. Check for it on newegg or . Read the reviews, Samsung or Dell to be honest.
April 26, 2006 7:23:28 PM

LCDs are only bad for gaming if you go over a 19" because then the native resolution exceeds a detail level most people are capable of playing at. But most cards at or above a Geforce 6 series or X800 series can play the latest games at 1280x1024.

And I used to whine about LCDs being worse than CRTs until I got one. I don't see a single difference between my old 21" CRT and my current LCD monitor (other than the image size). No ghosting or anything.

The only advantage in my mind CRTs have over an LCD now is that you can play at any resolution without an issue.
April 26, 2006 7:45:37 PM

I can easily notice the difference from LCD to CRT for refresh rates for games and movies, and the lack of 1600x1200 on any 19" LCDs is a real downer.

If you ever get a better video card you won't be able to fully utilize it with the higher resolutions.

On the other hand, my 19" laptop's desktop looks much better than CRT at 1600x1200, and I never could figure out why. I can't see crap on my CRTs at that resolution it's way too small.
April 26, 2006 7:50:50 PM

The 940B is only a 19" not 20.1" . I own two 930B, 19" and a 214T, 21.4" and weather I game in or out of SLI the 214T looks great at 1600 by 1200 .
April 26, 2006 8:29:15 PM

Hey, why can't you guys forget about that LCD vs CRT crap and leave it for another thread? Seriously, hijack another thread.

Misiacik7 wasn't asking which you thought was better. He was asking for help within the confines of LCD, which he has decided to buy.

Misiacik7, try looking at and see if they have a number or email so you can contact them before ordering anything. That way, you can ask them whether or not they can deliver to Slovakia, and it won't cost you anything. Almost every reputable internet company will have contact information readily available. For that matter, look up some threads here on Tom's Hardware concerning internet buying and find some good sites according to other users.