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Need a monitor for my new machine

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November 13, 2006 3:54:07 PM

Just ordered a new computer, now I need a new monitor.

I like the crisp bright and colorful quality of CRTs for movies and games, and I am worried that a LCD monitor would be dull and ghost or come with dead pixels. Anyone have any suggestions?

CRT monitor I was looking at (1600x1200)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustratingReview.asp?Item...

LCD (1280x1024)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...


Would I do fine with that LCD? I would rather save the room and have it look nice physically. I don't think I would want to give up the quality and brightness of a CRT though, if it comes to that.

This is what I ordered as far as the other computer parts go:

Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450Watt SmartPower 2.0 ATX 12V V2.0 for AMD & Intel systems Power Supply - Retail

SAPPHIRE 100186L Radeon X1950XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Standard System Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6300 - Retail

SONY Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

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November 13, 2006 6:57:57 PM

I think I decided on a LCD monitor, just to save space and look nice.

Will that one that I link be a good choice?
November 13, 2006 7:19:05 PM

CRT is outdated. Still performs quite well graphics wise, but is very lunky and can hurt your eyes from staring into it for periods of time. I would recommend this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Also be aware of newegg's return policy. If it doesnt have more than 8 dead pixels, then you can Not exchange it for a new one. I bought mine in store. Paid a little more, but it wasnt worth the risk.

Have fun. :D 
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November 13, 2006 7:30:18 PM

Would that monitor work well with WoW? Not sure what 1440x900 resolution would look like, I would hate to have the icons be too big an blurry.

1280x1024 looks nice though, how does the widescreen compare as far as details go?

Would it be nice for watching movies on?

Also, is 5ms fast enough or should I find a 2ms one. I would really hate seeing ghosting, that is one of my biggest fears with buying a LCD.
November 13, 2006 9:29:18 PM

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Would that monitor work well with WoW? Not sure what 1440x900 resolution would look like, I would hate to have the icons be too big an blurry.

1280x1024 looks nice though, how does the widescreen compare as far as details go?

Would it be nice for watching movies on?

Also, is 5ms fast enough or should I find a 2ms one. I would really hate seeing ghosting, that is one of my biggest fears with buying a LCD.


I'm running WoW in 1280x1024 on a standard LCD, 8ms and it's great...5ms is fine...I know a lot of guys that are using widescreens with WoW and enjoying it...remember you can use something like Titan Panel to tweak your interface size at whatever resolution you're running at. (scaling the GUI, Fonts, etc)