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HD4850 with Sony trinitron 21"

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 19, 2008 9:10:18 PM

I'm getting a CRT screen, simply because i get better quality at lower price compared to a cheap and inexpensive LCD. I know they're not that bad, but i don't have the cash to get quality. And my rig is pure gaming, nothing more.

I'm just wondering if i'm missing anything with having a CRT screen with a high end GPU. Any compatibility issues, missing interfaces/ports ? There's this HDMI cable wich i'm not really sure what it's for. Understand that the last game i played on a computer was EQ ruins of kunark and CS 1.6 :whistle: 

ASUS HD4850 package
# 1 x DVI to D-Sub adapter
# 1 x DVI to HDMI adapter
# 1 x HDTV-out cable
# 1 x CrossFire cable
# 1 x Power cable

Maximum Resolution: 2048x1536 at 75Hz; 1600x1200 at 85Hz recommended
Input Connectors: 15-pin mini D-sub and 5-pin BNC

BTW, can the ASUS GPUs usually handle well OC ?

Thanks for the infos !

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October 19, 2008 10:18:46 PM

a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2008 11:26:26 PM

Ive stuck with CRT simply because I don't like being confined to a certain Resolution, and the quality is superb..and they are relatively cheap too(Used and Refurbed). The only thing you are missing is Widescreen.....and some desktop real estate.
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October 20, 2008 12:10:00 AM


And would you consider the Dell UltraScan P1110 21" as a good CRT monitor ?
What about the trinitron ones, Sony or Dell, does it matter ? I basically can chose right now between a 21" Sony Trinitron, a 21" Dell trinitron, and a Dell Ultrascan P1110 21". All used and refurbed, about the same price. The Sony does look a bit older though...

Thanks for the help
October 20, 2008 12:11:11 AM

Kinda wrong section though ! But nobody checks the CRT monitor forums !
October 20, 2008 12:50:47 AM

i have a 21" sony trenitron direct from sony dual imputs if u want to buy 70$ in canada(toronto), but mainly add a few more bucks and get yourself a 100-150$ used lcd, won't heart your eye's and 5ms and bigger 21" crt is only 19.8 viewable

1 21" Sony CPD-G520P FD , 1 17" nec and 1 17" viewsonic(not trenitron but flat)
all must go 130 for all 3
a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2008 12:19:57 AM

The Dell monitors(CRT ones) are Sony made. Especially the ones that say mine

I googled the Dell Ultrascan P1110 and I'm getting results for CRT, and an old looking one too.

The Dell 21" Trinitron is probably identical to mine....Ill post a pic of tell me.

I paid 127 for mine @ and Picked it up at their warehouse in Columbus Ohio since its only a little over an hour away from me. Its a fraction smaller than my dead Compaq P1220 22" but I like it.

I paid $60 for the P1220 awesome lasted about 1-2yrs...

Anyway I'd go for the Dell Trinitron if it is like mine.
October 21, 2008 5:35:05 AM

how long do you sit at ur pc in a typical day, because you do know that CTR's give of radiation
a b U Graphics card
November 4, 2008 4:48:46 AM

Sorry it took me so long to reply....My memory aint what it used to be.....

Well if thats true I probably have all kinds of Radiation built up ;) 

I Hope you got the Dell. because that Sony is much older.