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September 7, 2007 8:57:57 PM

Has anyone had some experience with some particularily good monitors? If so can you post some suggestions about what I should get? I'm new to LCD Screens as I've had CRT's all my life. I'll primarily use it for gaming.

I have a 8800GTS 320Mb but I might step up to a GTX later this year if I find $200 laying around... :lol: 

1440 x 900 or 1680 x 1050 resolution will do.
September 7, 2007 9:24:33 PM

IMO if you are going to get a GTX later in the year youd be better off with a higher res than 1680x1050 to utilise the power of the GTX. Maybe look at a 24" with 1920x1200 itll be bigger and run sweet with the GTX.

I think that Dells and Samsungs are the way to go, although alot seem to complain about the input lag on the samsungs
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September 8, 2007 1:57:50 AM

I think the $200 is in reference to purchasing the GTX... not the monitor

Although that viewsonic 20" does look good...

IMO though i think you should be saving a little more for a bigger monitor if you want the GPU upgrade. Even if it takes a little longer to get the money together it will be worth it, this will also give time to see what happens with the up and comming G92
September 8, 2007 2:13:12 AM

I have an LG 22" 1600x1050 which I bought a couple months ago with a 5 ms response rate. I just built a new computer with an 8800 gtx, if this gonna seriously affect my gaming or no. Thanks.
September 8, 2007 4:59:27 AM

Dave:

Yes it will youll be able to jack that up to high Quality and play till your hearts content.

Im just saying that the GTX i feel currently has enough power to do a bit higher res in current games than the 1600x1050. And everyone knows looking at 1920x1200 is always going to look better than 1600x1050. So if you can do it why not?
September 8, 2007 9:33:25 AM

Bump, need more suggestions

just to clear things up, can you reccomend me monitors based on the video card I have now instead of a GTX please. I'm goin' off to college soon and I don't know if I can justify spending an extra $200, so I'm hoping eVGA lowers the price of stepping up to a GTX (its at $599 now and I bought my current card for $339 =/) and then I might nab it :D 

I like to run things on high settings but I'd like to have a good resolution monitor too so I think 1440 x 900 or 1680 x 1050 will be fine for me.
September 8, 2007 9:41:13 AM

if 1440 is fine, so is the 8800 gts 320
September 8, 2007 10:30:24 AM

spuddyt said:
if 1440 is fine, so is the 8800 gts 320


I dont think you understand... I'm looking for reccomendations of monitors whose native resolution is either 1440 x 900 or 1680 x 1050.

You know... make, model, brand etc etc and links are helpful too!

So... what I'm really asking is for you guys to throw me a few links of monitors that you've had experience with that are good for gaming, or that you've heard good things about
September 8, 2007 1:26:45 PM

I wouldn't touch anything less than a 22" with the newer gfx cards out there. EVERYONE is worried about a CPU bottleneck, but the next major bottle neck in computing is your LCD. They are such pixel powerhouses you'd be wasting your money on a GTX or Ultra to only run 1440x900 on a 19 inch, you'd be tossing 50% of its power out the window, total waste. If you get a GTX, or anyone getting a 9800 when they come out, go as big as you can afford, the experience would be amazing. It would be almost like you are there!! SWEET! And LCDs last really long too, so it is a sound investment. Especially the new LED LCDs, long life and super contrast ratio. HOW I'D LOVE TO SEE OBLIVION ON A HUGE MONITOR WITH AN ULTRA!!

Then you can post it and we can live through you :) 
September 8, 2007 3:16:57 PM

I would either go with the 24 incher, or you can choose the LCD I currently use. I did a lot of research, and in the end I found the Samsung Syncmaster 226 BW (22 incher) to be a great gaming LCD. It utilizes a TN panel, so games and movies look great. Just make sure your video card can handle the resolutions, which from your post it appears it can.

When I first purchased this monitor, my video card was a Geforce 6800 GT 256 MB of ram. I could not even watch a movie on the samsung widescreen monitor ROFL. I then purchased the BFG Tech 8800 GTS OC 2 everything runs super smooth now. = ) I hope my post helped, good luck!
September 9, 2007 8:45:38 AM

Samsung Syncmaster 226 BW
September 9, 2007 11:14:54 PM

Thanks guys... I looked at the Samsung Syncmaster 226BW in a few places and it looks like that's the one I'm going to get. I wish i had a calibrater too so it would look even better than it sounds :D 
September 10, 2007 12:27:11 AM

I got a Samsung 204BW (1680X1050 on a 8800GTX, waiting for Crysis!) from Newegg a month ago - it's a synthetic 8-bit.....works great for a TN monitor....heard the 22" are cheaper because they use crappier panels?
September 10, 2007 1:29:14 AM

I highly suggest the Planar PX2611W from Dell you can buy for $945. It uses the same panel as the $1500-$2000 Nec model. The planar is relatively fast and really shouldnt cause any ghosting problems in games and it looks absolutely brilliant with everything you do.
September 10, 2007 1:33:20 AM

Try Benq FP94VW, (19") has native res 1440 X 900, good for gaming, is priced at 229$ at new egg and has an HDMI.

Benq FP222WH is 22", 1680 X 1050, has HDMI and is around 280$ on newegg.
September 10, 2007 1:50:19 AM

Valtiel said:
Bump, need more suggestions

just to clear things up, can you reccomend me monitors based on the video card I have now instead of a GTX please. I'm goin' off to college soon and I don't know if I can justify spending an extra $200, so I'm hoping eVGA lowers the price of stepping up to a GTX (its at $599 now and I bought my current card for $339 =/) and then I might nab it :D 

I like to run things on high settings but I'd like to have a good resolution monitor too so I think 1440 x 900 or 1680 x 1050 will be fine for me.


If you like running setting on high all the time then stay with a 22" 1680x1050. HP w2207 has some very nice 22" LCD's, there color is awesome with a 5ms responce time.

22" http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/product_detail.do?storeName=storefronts&landing=displays&category=displays&orderflow=1&a1=Display+type&v1=LCD&product_code=RK282AA%23ABA&catLevel=2

24" http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/product_detail.do?storeName=storefronts&landing=displays&category=displays&orderflow=1&a1=Display+type&v1=LCD&product_code=RY117AA%23ABA&catLevel=2
September 10, 2007 7:57:17 AM

maverick7 said:
I highly suggest the Planar PX2611W from Dell you can buy for $945. It uses the same panel as the $1500-$2000 Nec model. The planar is relatively fast and really shouldnt cause any ghosting problems in games and it looks absolutely brilliant with everything you do.


:o 

$945! I'm a college student!

Also I already ordered the Samsung Syncmaster 226BW for $280 after MIR :D 

hope I get an "S" panel ;) 

considering I have this monitor now: http://www.amazon.com/Pavilion-MX703-Flat-Screen-Monito...

I think it will be a huge upgrade.
September 10, 2007 10:04:49 AM

Valtiel said:
:o 

$945! I'm a college student!

Also I already ordered the Samsung Syncmaster 226BW for $280 after MIR :D 

hope I get an "S" panel ;) 

considering I have this monitor now: http://www.amazon.com/Pavilion-MX703-Flat-Screen-Monito...

I think it will be a huge upgrade.


Let us know if you got a S panel and how good it looks.
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