Whats a good gaming monitor????? -1 reply

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I'm too cool to Post

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#1 15 years ago

Hey ppl, I need to know what is a good gaming monitor. I heard that gamers don't use LCD's? Is that true? If so what kind of CRT should I buy? I wanna get a high end screen, but not to crazy.




Peeping Tom

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#2 15 years ago

Uh, it's a monitor. Who cares? No, don't buy an LCD for gaming, refresh rates suck and it looks a bit wonky. Just get any CRT with a digital input.




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#3 15 years ago

I personally use a 21-inch LCD monitor for gaming, may not've been the best choice though... :rolleyes:




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#4 15 years ago

I agree, go Crt cos LCD dont have the refresh rates of CRT's, only go LCD if your tight for space and want to lower your electric bill.




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#5 15 years ago

I use an 18 in. LCD for gaming, and I don't have any problems with refresh rates and latency. Works for me. :)




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#6 15 years ago

For the price of a good gaming LCD monitor you could practically buy a whole new top of the range system... CRT all the way. You get dogey tearing with LCD's due to the refresh rates. I find it bizarre how more and more companies are packaging LCD's with their systems. Needless to say these LCD's are not of the best quality.




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#7 15 years ago

CRT. Unquestionably. The only reason to get an LCD for gaming is if you *really* want to spend a lot more money, and you can't bear the thought of having more than one monitor. For the price of one good LCD, you can get two or more good, bigger, CRTs.




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#8 15 years ago

You guys that are running LCD's and are not happy are you running off of a DVI plug or a VGA plug?

With a LCD screen you need a good card and need a LCD screen that connects using the DVI plug. Using the VGA plug means using the VGA timing signals and its like trying to run with your shoelaces tied together. You might also have problems with artifacting and ghosting.




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#9 15 years ago

i'd go CRT always, b/c of the price mainly. you can get a 19" flat CRT for $190, whereas a 19" LCD costs....$550! you could almost get 3 CRT's for the price of 1 LCD.




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#10 15 years ago
Anlushac11You guys that are running LCD's and are not happy are you running off of a DVI plug or a VGA plug? With a LCD screen you need a good card and need a LCD screen that connects using the DVI plug. Using the VGA plug means using the VGA timing signals and its like trying to run with your shoelaces tied together. You might also have problems with artifacting and ghosting.

18" LCD --> DVI --> Radeon 9800XT no complaints.




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