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Help picking out a LCD Monitor!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ryanjoachim, Nov 15, 2005.

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  1. ryanjoachim

    ryanjoachim Thread Starter

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    I had planned on this one:
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3321518&sourceid=26654236520803676220

    But my gf already has this one:
    http://www.icuepc.com/www/productdetail.asp?did=255

    Which of these is better for gaming?

    Also, what do I want to look for in LCD Monitors when it comes to gaming compatiblity and quality?

    And one more question...
    Could someone explain what these 2 options mean, and what affect they have on the look of the monitor and it's effectiveness?
    Brightness 450 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio 500:1

    For instance, the monitor my gf has has these options:
    Brightness 450 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio 500:1

    But it is too dark most of the time for the kind of games I play.
    The monitor I want has these options:
    # 500:1 contrast ratio
    # Reaction time (Tr/Tf) 15ms/10ms
    # Brightness 250 cd/m

    Which monitor would be brighter and have a better picture while still being a good choice for FPS games (first-person shooters)?

    THANKS FOR ANY HELP!!!
     
  2. replay

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    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=231782

    Type: 19" color TFT Active Matrix SXGA LCD
    Display Area: 14.8" horizontal x 11.9" vertical x 19.0" diagonal
    Optimum Resolution: 1280x1024
    Contrast Ratio: 550:1 (typ)
    Viewing Angle: 160° horizontal, 160° vertical @ contrast ratio > 5
    Response Time: 3ms gray-to-gray (avg.); 5ms white-black-white (typ)
    Brightness: 270 cd/m2 (typ)
    Light Source: Long life, 40,000 hrs. (typ)
    Panel Surface: Anti

    the specs on this lcd are pretty good (response time for gaming) about your price range and free shipping.....i would take viewsonic over the two brands in your link....
     
  3. D0C_Hol1d@y

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    to be brutal and honest a regular CRT monitor is better for gaming. LCDs have a longer delay than an CRT. It doesn't mean if you game you can't use a LCD, you can. If you're a harcore game fanatic you should get a CRT (the normal type of monitor) the PLus is they're cheaper than a LCD the down side is they don't look as cool and they're bigger.
     
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