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November 13, 2007 10:25:24 PM

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=N82E168...) but after looking around I haven't a clue.

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November 13, 2007 10:39:15 PM

Just get the samsung it's a great monitor
November 14, 2007 12:24:44 AM

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=N82E168...) 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
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November 14, 2007 1:20:19 AM

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.
November 14, 2007 2:13:02 AM

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.
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November 14, 2007 2:15:06 AM

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.
November 14, 2007 3:19:09 AM

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.
November 14, 2007 4:28:52 AM

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.
November 14, 2007 5:15:29 AM

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
November 14, 2007 5:44:09 AM

I wish monitors could run any resolution natively by down sizing the image to fit the resolution.
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November 15, 2007 11:48:32 PM

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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