Ok I have been reading some posts on this board about buying LCDs for gaming. They have really been helpful but I am still left with a few questions.
Here is my system:
AMD 64 3500
17' CRT Triton
Here is what I do:
Play WOW every night.......that is.... well maybe my son goes to noggin every now and then...
I began by thinking a 19' LCD upgrade would be a good thing until I do my completely new computer in about 8-10 months (new MOBO CPU Video ECt...)
After reading some of the posts on here I cam up with these 2 choices:
SAMSUNG 931C High Glossy Black 19" 2ms (GTG) DVI LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 2000:1 dynamic
ViewSonic X Series VX922 Black-Silver 19" 2ms DVI LCD Monitor 270 cd/m2 650:1
I was sold on the VX922 until I went into the local Staples to check out size. ( I am at least 100 miles from any computer store like comp USA or BB)
Well 2 things happened:
First I was really impressed with the display of the Samsung 932 they had in there, I mean it was awesome compared to the ViewSonics they had displayed. One of the Viewsonics was the same price has the Samsung 932 ($ 239) but had a very blurred display
1. What is the trade off between the VX922 and 931c in quality of picture vs. response rate for WOW gaming, not FPS?
Second I began to look at more real-estate and think, should I be getting a 20-22'?
2. So if I am willing to spend $350 for a LCD gaming machine, should I be looking at 20-22' or 19'. Do the 22' LCD work well with online gaming? Anyone playing World of Warcraft playing on a 20' or 22'?
Glossy on the samsung applies to the casing around the panel. It's still a flat matte panel.
The Samsung is a solid choice, probably better than the Viewsonic at this point (as the VX922 is a bit older model).
If you're not opposed to widescreen format, check out the Sammy 206bw also.
And if you're looking for a good bang for your buck, check into LG LCD's. They have a couple 19" 4:3 monitors running around the same prices with purported 3000:1 contrast ratios and 2ms response time (although they may be measuring the subjective "dynamic" contrast ratio like Samsung does).
Well I am now thinking that a 22' may be the best investment I can make. I am wondering if my video card can handle a 22' flat screen? Either way I think I have decided to go bigger than the 19'. Just have to start looking at 20' , 20' widescreen and 22'
See I do plan on getting a completely new computer DX10 ready in about a year... so that is why I feel this LCD purchase needs to be the best value for the future as well.. does that make sense...lol
I like Samsung but am very afraid of buying one online because of the different panels I have been reading about.
But when it comes to Widescreen and gaming. I have read some reviews that say games look better on widscreen becasue of the pixel layout I think. Can anyone give me a general difference in widescreen gaming VS the standard display