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Help choosing a monitor for build!

Last response: in Systems
April 20, 2008 3:59:48 PM

I've tried to narrow the selection down;

LG 204WS £135

Response time (G/G) - 5ms
Contrast Ratio: 2000:1
Viewing angle 170/170

LG L207WT £170

Response Time (G/G) - 2ms
Contrast Ratio: 10000:1
Viewing angle 170/170

Samsung SM206BW £182

Response Time (G/G) - 2ms
Contrast Ratio 3000:1
Viewing angle 160/160


Samsung SM-223B - £170

Response Time (G/G) - 5ms
Contrast Ratio 3000:1
Viewing angle 160/160

LG L226WTQ - £182

Response Time (G/G) - 2ms
Contrast Ratio 3000:1
Viewing angle 170/170

Samsung SM226BW - Does this need any introduction? - £211
RS:2ms/3000:1 etc

My budget will extend to around £200 (i'm sure i can find £11 somewhere but it isn't ideal) I'm fairly tight with my money so I want best bang for my buck. 22" would be ideal - but is it feasible? I'm working on a 15" currently and a 19" at work (paired with another 15" laptop) which looks fantastic. I'm looking to replace my monitor and perhaps use it to watch DVDs (LG L207WT looks good here). Play a lot games (Crysis @ high/very high, COD4, Assassins Creed, Rainbow6 Vegas 2 all which look meh on my monitor) and web dev work (22" would perhaps help although tbh there both 1680x1050 which is going to be a notable improvement over my 1024x800)

I believe the difference between response time comes with refresh rate? 200hz max with 5ms, 500 with 2ms?

Rig used with this monitor (i don't know if this matters?) - 3870x2/Q6600 (that should be able to handle nearly all monitors right?)

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April 21, 2008 12:09:52 PM

In fact, I don't think you can tell the difference between the selection when they're calibrated. So what I'm saying is look for the features you need. i.e. DVI/HDMI output. Personally, I'd go with Samsung - a company must be big enough to get corrupt. :D  :D  :D