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Old January 8, 2008, 09:48 AM
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I am looking to get an LCD for gaming I currently have a Viewsonic P815 21" CRT monitor. Should I keep that or what would be a nice upgrade.

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Old January 8, 2008, 12:23 PM
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Hi all,

I am looking to get an LCD for gaming I currently have a Viewsonic P815 21" CRT monitor. Should I keep that or what would be a nice upgrade.

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The Samsung 226Bw a 22" wide screen is the perfect monitor IMHO.
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Old January 8, 2008, 12:42 PM
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Yes, I agree, the 226BW is a fantastic little screen. However, how much are you looking to spend, and what resolution are you used to running that huge 21" at?
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I'll third the 226BW, but the 24" have really dropped in price over the last few months, especially now that Christmas is done with. Since you're running SLI, you might find the extra resolution worth going after.
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You will get varied responses, everything will be thrown at you, the things you need to look at ratio[ the higher the ratio is sometimes the better choice 3000:1], ok ratio maybe hype, the speed of the monitor [the lower the ms the better, 5ms or lower] and price.

The second is name.. or brand here is where it gets confusing...

some will throw in samsung, other will sell their left arm for a
dell...

I have used 4 brand types and kept one the lg model and in this order found them to very effective, btw 22" and up is starting to be the norm.


* LG has an impressive one with a 5000:1 ration and 2ms speed... L226WA-BN
* Samsung 226Bw..
* Dell E228WFP 800:1 ratio 5ms
* ViewSonic VX2235wm 700:1 ratio 5ms
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If you've got the money, NEC make some amazing screens....NEC Display MultiSync 70 Series LCD2470WNX Wide Screen LCD Monitor at FrontierPC.com Canada
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If you have the $$$ get a 24" MVA or PVA panel. The Dell 2407-HC did not get a good reception when launched so look into it if the bad ghosting has been solved. Any 22" panel is a TN panel. You get low response times but colour is lower quality than *VA or IPS panel. I believe that NEC mentioned is also a TN panel.

The older 2407 from Dell (non HC) is a great gaming panel and it's colour is fantastic. Just about any Samsung 24" (not including 245B or 245BW) is going to be PVA also. BenQ also has decent 24" *VA panels.

I know the 22" TNs are horribly popular with gamers due to their relatively low cost. But trust me, you put ANY 22" panel up against a decent 20" (IPS) or 24" (*VA) you will see how "dull" the TN panels really are.
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I run all my games at 1600x1200 or higher.
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Well, considering that 22" LCD's top out at 1600x1050 resolution, you'll have to go bigger if you want more. 24" will get you 1920x1200, but you won't see 2560x1600 until you reach 30".
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Well I think the best bet to you would be a 32" 1080p my friend. It's wonderful.
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