Best Monitor for Gaming

January 4, 2006 at 19:58:19
Specs: xp, amd

What do you guys think is the best monitor for gaming? Flatscreen, perhaps? Normal monitors maybe? What brands?

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#1
January 4, 2006 at 20:10:12
flat CRT monitor is the best for graphic, especially fast graphic. if you want rich text, LCD.

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#2
January 5, 2006 at 05:31:53
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824001066

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#3
January 5, 2006 at 06:59:02
I'm still running a ViewSonic 19" CRT & will probably stick with for the time being. LCD monitors are pricey, but as it's been explained to me, they more than pay for themselves in the long run due to the lower energy cost involved (lower electric bill)...plus they have a longer lifespan.

The Samsung posted above by genghis john is supposed to be a very good unit. The specs to look for are the contrast ratio & response time. The general recommendation for gaming is a ratio of 600:1 or higher & a response time of 12ms or lower. That particular Samsung has 700:1 & 8ms.


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#4
January 5, 2006 at 08:00:15
"I'm still running a ViewSonic 19" CRT & will probably stick with for the time being. LCD monitors are pricey, but as it's been explained to me, they more than pay for themselves in the long run due to the lower energy cost involved (lower electric bill)...plus they have a longer lifespan."

Who told you that? :-)

Also, they appear pricier than they actually are compared to CRT. The reason is a 19" CRT is actually 18" viewable typically, where as a 19" LCD is a full 19" viewable. Regardless, LCD's are still more expensive up front, but they do pay for themselves and then some in the long run. Not only due they use less electricity, they generate less heat, and substantially reduce eye strain to boot.

While it's hard to replace a perfectly good CRT monitor with an LCD (I have a 19" CRT, too), for new purchases, LCD's should be considered the de facto choice unless there are special circumstances.

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#5
January 5, 2006 at 10:20:15
"LCD's should be considered the de facto choice unless there are special circumstances"

I can get fully tested, used 19" CRTs from a local electronics recycler for $25-30...would that qualify as a special circumstance? ;)

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#6
January 5, 2006 at 11:45:13
Absolutely not...

P.S. Can you get me one? ;-)

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#7
January 5, 2006 at 15:47:42
if you decide to get an lcd i would suggest one with very ?low? response time. such as 8milliseconds or less my friend just got a 19 inch samsung lcd w/ 8ms response time for under 300 and it looks amazing nothing beats the richness of the colors in an lcd

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#8
January 22, 2006 at 14:59:07
Imo, you have two choices:
-the better screen (with higher price tag)
-the cheaper screen (with WAY lower price tag)

I'm currently running 2x21" Ilyama's (CRT) and 1x17"Panasonic (LCD). Quite frankly, the CRT's are WAY better for displaying video (dvd's etc), but the LCD's are much better for certain games and on eye-strain.

So, I think i've thrown some mud into the puddle I'll give you my conclsion...

Get 2 screens... most nVidia cards nowards support two screens... You can get 19" CRT's free (yes, as in 0£) from most colleges in the UK. They give them away free as they upgrade to LCD's/TFT's (less power consumption). You should be able to get 21" screens for not too much more (my Ilyamas come from IC-central london, FREE! They were used in their computer labs before they were replaced with LCD's)

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#9
January 22, 2006 at 15:39:49
"Quite frankly, the CRT's are WAY better for displaying video (dvd's etc), but the LCD's are much better for certain games and on eye-strain."

Not sure where you got your info on CRT's being way better for video. If that were true, why are LCD's used to make some HDTV's? I also don't see how a game would be different since it is video, and due to speed of video cards, a much higher frame rate than standard video.

With a higher grade LCD with good response time, the only way CRT's can be superior is lower initial cost (made up later and then some by higher energy consumption and increased heat production), and CRT's still have slightly better color reproduction mainly in different shades of blue, very minor unless you're doing ultra precise photo editing.

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