Monitor Upgrade

Currently in using a 15 inch CRT monitor that has troubles showing green. So its time for a new monitor. I have an 8800GTS 320 MB, and I'm willing to spend around $250. I split my time on the computer between gaming and applications like Photoshop and AutoCAD. So the big question, widescreen or 4:3? any brand to stay away from? Suggestions? I was looking at the Samsung 206BW (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001095&Tpk=206bw) but after looking around I haven't a clue.
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  1. Just get the samsung it's a great monitor
  2. trellonium said:
    Currently in using a 15 inch CRT monitor that has troubles showing green. So its time for a new monitor. I have an 8800GTS 320 MB, and I'm willing to spend around $250. I split my time on the computer between gaming and applications like Photoshop and AutoCAD. So the big question, widescreen or 4:3? any brand to stay away from? Suggestions? I was looking at the Samsung 206BW (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001095&Tpk=206bw) but after looking around I haven't a clue.



    There's just SOOOO much wrong with this post! 15" monitor? With an 8800GTS? Argggggh!

    :)

    I've got a 20" Viewsonic that I'm happy with, but I've heard good things about the Samsungs too. Sorry I can't really help.

    Clint
  3. the samsung 226bw is a good monitor i hear. i just bought a soyo 24inch on sale for 299 from office max. receiving it tomorrow.
  4. my 22" Acer is wonderful... very cheap for 22" too! I've seen it sidebyside with the Samsung and it looks just about as nice.
  5. 24" may be a bit too much for the 8800GTS 320 MB, in some games. I would say a 22" widescreen (or 21.6"). Samsung 216BW or 226BW, maybe Viewsonic. Find something that comes with DVI cables included. Check for stuck pixels before you buy.
  6. Wait for Black Friday. acer 22" 169 after rebate at Circuit city. Samsung 226 for 329. Mako, dont open that box, the soyo is on sale for 250 black friday.
  7. Get a 20-22 inch monitor, thats a great place to be if you have a game that eats all your performance like Crysis. I wouldn't get stuck with a 24" unless i had two 8800GTX's.
  8. i wouldnt worry about the 24 being too slow in games, you can always lower the rez. You'll appreciate the extra two inches when you're not playing games. However with a 250$ limit that does restrict you to a 22
  9. I take it you game, if so get a Samsung with 2 ms response time.
    I like this and wish I had bought it instead of the 19 inch.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001096
  10. I wish monitors could run any resolution natively by down sizing the image to fit the resolution.
  11. systemlord said:
    I wish monitors could run any resolution natively by down sizing the image to fit the resolution.


    It's called Aspect Ratio or 1:1 Pixel Mapping. Not all monitors have this ability and the exact name may be slightly different from brand to brand.
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