I need help choosing a new monitor.
It will mainly be for gaming (FPS).
I have no interest in widescreen bc i already have one.
I'm not sure which to go with CRT or LCD.
I'm looking for one at least 19"
money for the monitor is not a problem i'm willing to spend around $300-$500 on it.
I'm totally new to the shopping for monitors(so i have no idea who makes good gaming monitors)
my cpu is 3.06ghz HT, video card: x850xt
My brain is now hurting thanks to you, I sat there staring at that reply for 5 minuets thinking of a reason for someone to dislike widescreen gaming… Even start slapping my self on the forehead to try and get a reason. But nothing, there was not one reason I could think of why someone would not or could not like widescreen gaming when, after all it can add visible space to an actual game making more visible.
You physically hurt me, I hope you are happy about that
Video Cards and Monitors go hand in hand, since you have an "oldie" video card you will not play at 1600x1200 resolutions or higher you probably want to keep it at 1280x1024 tops for you to have all the eye candy enabled.
I would recommend a good 19"LCD, CRT are just to clunky to lug around or just to look at them.
Do you have a preference for either LCD or CRT? Brightenss, energy savings, etc.? And what is your future video card plans? You'll have to keep in mind native resolution and what the future card can handle and still get high settings.
bwahahahahahaha...you should be an author. You worded that so well.
I'm with ya. If I had the money, I sure would like to give a wide-screen a try. Those darn pesky bills and priorities just keep getting in the way. :roll:
If nobody can convince you that widescreen is the way to go, then I suppose I would recommend this screen. It has a great history of handling games well. Some differ as to its DVD playback, but all agree on the gaming aspect.
Plus, it's not all that expensive. I just purchased one for my father.
Also... in terms of splitting money between a video card and a monitor. Don't buy a card right now. Why? Because the card that you have is decent for the moment. The DX10 cards will be more plentiful next year, and will give you better choices.
Your X850XTX card should be more than enough to handle games on a single 19" monitor until that time. The only reason that I upped to a X1900XTX was that I had an older card than yours, and the card I purchased had a great rebate.
I've been toying with the idea of getting an LCD. Right now I have a 17" NEC Multisync FE791SB CRT which I love. Great color, great clarity, great brightness.
The downsides are weight and size.
The main things preventing me from getting an LCD is color reproduction and price. The price of LCDs is coming down, but I can't justify spending over $200 for something I don't need, especially since they can't (last i heard) display every color. Any opnions?