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  • Looking for a Good Gaming Monitor

    My 19" 50 pound monitor is on its last legs so I'm in the market for a replacement. So far I've been looking at some of the Dell Ultrasharps, but I was wondering what other widescreens in the 20" - 22" range people might reccomend for gaming. Any thoughts?

    Thanks :)

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    Re: Looking for a Good Gaming Monitor

    Acer & Samsung both have a nice set of moderately priced LCDs in that size range. I use Samsung at home and my company uses Acer. Haven't had any problems with either.

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    • #3
      Re: Looking for a Good Gaming Monitor

      I have the 24" Dell and really like it. I play mostly COD4 and don't have any problems.

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      • #4
        Re: Looking for a Good Gaming Monitor

        I have heard good things about most of Dells monitors though I have never seen one.

        My advice would be to read some reviews and learn what the different features mean. Don't rely on the 5 of 5 star ratings for a monitor from the store. Every body "LOVES!!!111!" their new monitor after only using it for 30 seconds and posts up a rating. Some monitors need to be tweaked, some are ultra fast but have poor color and some are just right.

        When I bought my first LCD it had all the specs to be a good gaming monitor. Sure it didn't ghost but the color reproduction was horrible (especially blacks and greys). I returned it and got a monitor more suited to photo work with excellent color. I do get the odd bit of ghosting in really dark areas but everything else about the monitor makes up for it.

        Be sure that you can return what ever monitor you buy, thats the best advice I can give you.

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        • #5
          Re: Looking for a Good Gaming Monitor

          I have also read some good reviews for the Gateway LCDs. There is a 22 and 24" at bestbuy that you can go put hands on, just remember that in store, screens always look like crap! They are all running off the same system.
          I bought my Acer 22" when it was on sale for like $199, and even though it looked horrible in the store, looks great as I type this.

          You never did mention how much you want to spend, but if I had had a bit more money at the time (I was building a whole new computer), the Samsungs always get good reviews and they look amazing.

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          • #6
            Re: Looking for a Good Gaming Monitor

            Im in love with my Samsung 226BW http://www.samsung.com/ca/consumer/d...LS22MEWSFV/XAA
            22", 2ms response time (grey 2 grey), 3000:1 (dynamic) contrast

            I would look around, research what you are looking for, and check out some reviews to see what others think.

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            • #7
              Re: Looking for a Good Gaming Monitor

              If money isn't really a concern, then get this.

              http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ight%2bds-263n

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              • #8
                Re: Looking for a Good Gaming Monitor

                One more thing to add would be to stick with a 22" monitor. I believe that the 24" monitors are lagging a bit compared to 22" ones. That may have changed but that was the sense I got about two months ago.

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                • #9
                  Re: Looking for a Good Gaming Monitor

                  Originally posted by Bamboo View Post
                  There is a 22 and 24" at bestbuy that you can go put hands on, just remember that in store, screens always look like crap!
                  Thats a severe problem for me, as i'd get a new monitor to replace this 10 year old NEC MultiSync 95 CRT to get some resolutions beyond 20481536, however, EVERY time i see LCD screens, whether they be in store, on someone's computer, etc, the quality of text and color depth leaves so much to be desired vs my CRT. That and i work with screen resolutions from 320x480 to 1600x1200 normally, so most LCDs and widescreens at that would have major problems scaling down the screens, and i have trouble finding a lower-priced monitor with a good native resolution (especially widescreens, when most games, etc i play won't take a widescreen format).

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                  • #10
                    Re: Looking for a Good Gaming Monitor

                    i have a BenQ, it is a very nice 20.1'' and i have never had a problem in the 1.5 years i had it, they are pretty nicely priced and have tons of features
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                    • #11
                      Re: Looking for a Good Gaming Monitor

                      I have a BenQ T91W 19 inch. Res of 1440*900 it works well, but if you slouch infront of the computer dark areas get really dark and hard to see in games like css. But hey if you sit up straight its no problem.
                      I'm sorry, I was taking life seriously.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Looking for a Good Gaming Monitor

                        Originally posted by Bisclaveret View Post
                        Thats a severe problem for me, as i'd get a new monitor to replace this 10 year old NEC MultiSync 95 CRT to get some resolutions beyond 20481536, however, EVERY time i see LCD screens, whether they be in store, on someone's computer, etc, the quality of text and color depth leaves so much to be desired vs my CRT. That and i work with screen resolutions from 320x480 to 1600x1200 normally, so most LCDs and widescreens at that would have major problems scaling down the screens, and i have trouble finding a lower-priced monitor with a good native resolution (especially widescreens, when most games, etc i play won't take a widescreen format).
                        That was partially my problem. I went from a decent CRT to an average "gaming" LCD and was horrified by the colors and depth of black and grey. Once I saw that I looked closer at the in the store LCD's and noticed, especially in dark areas, the same thing.

                        I did some research and found a nice Viewsonic VX2225 20.1" ( I think thats the number) LCD. It is a different panel then most LCD's, designed for better color but not as fast a responce time. Like I said the trade off for a bit of ghosting (sometimes, not often) was much truer colors and a relaxed gag reflex :row__593:

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                        • #13
                          Re: Looking for a Good Gaming Monitor

                          I have this one:



                          The 22" Acer P221W

                          LOVE IT.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Looking for a Good Gaming Monitor

                            Thanks very much for all the feedback provided so far everyone. I'll be doing some research on some of these suggestions over the next few days.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Looking for a Good Gaming Monitor

                              I have a 22" Viewsonic that has been puzzling me. It flickers and flashes in certain games like Gears of War like it isn't refreshing fast enough. Then, I go play a game like GRID or Battlefield 2 (which I never get below about 80 FPS) and it doesn fine. Anyhow, just make sure you read some reviews before you buy. I think the 8MS rating on my scrteen might have been a bit misleading.
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