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Mr. Matt VIP Member

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#1 14 years ago

While contemplating whether to begin a magical journey to build an all-new, beast of a mofo computer, I realised that my old monitor (with a maximum resolution of 1024 X 768) would need to be replaced to get the most out of that Holy Hell of a graphics card. But, alas, the room in which I keep my computer is very vulnerable to excessive heat. There is a hot water boiler behind one wall, while two walls are on the exterior of the house, and the sun shines down on them from 11am till sunset. It gets hot, even with the air con. Anyway, I was talking to Kerian on the subject, but he wasn't sure so I thought I'd ask here. Do TFTs generate less heat than CRT monitors, more heat, or about the same? Sounds strange but, price be damned, it'll be a deciding factor.




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#2 14 years ago

TFT's generate less heat. I think thats because they run on lower wattage..




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#3 14 years ago

I would assume the same. Your average 19" CRT runs on 100w, 19" TFT/LCD is 35W. Im not sure if its a standard, but some flatscreen modells also have passive or silent venting system. LCD/TFT doesnt project its image like CRT, your eyes doesnt have to focus as much to interperate the image, so its more comfortable to work with over longer periods of time..




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#4 14 years ago

Well I never had any discomfort from a CRT, but thanks for the info. I think I'll be putting my monitors on a diet from now on... slim them down a bit.