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Windows 7: Is this a good gaming rig?

25 Apr 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

:O gee thanks guys! I posted the same question on another forums and all they said was OMG IM JEALOUZ haha so thanks guys and if you have more suggestions it would be great if you left them here and thanks so much about the input on the cooler, ram, and psu I'll be sure to look in to those more
Oh, and one quick question on the side, I am stuck between buying an LED-LCD or LCD monitor. Here are the two I've been looking at, thanks for the help

These aren't completely necessary right now, I'm just focusing on getting a new rig but it would be great to hear some input on LED-LCD vs LCD.
And also, I've heard that buying everything at once for a new rig is the way to go, but are there any parts that really don't have much of a chance of really changing in the next few months? Like the PSU or case, things like that.

Thanks once again, you guys are a big help!

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25 Apr 2011   #12


First welcome- all of us here are glad to help. We hope you love your new rig and it serves you well and fun gaming.

Second- I think most all would agree the led is far better and if same price or even if the led cost a lil more you will be more happy with it and or for gaming any way. If just normal desk top use it is other type panels said better and better view angles and normally will cost more. This is from reading and gaming friends of mine that have led types and have owned others crt and lcd and my own led too.

The led's are said last longer than lcd and run less heat and less heavy and look pretty sweet being more thin too. For gaming 2ms is best and the extra high contrast is good too- better blacks even better colors because no yellow light from the lcd lights or can better see changes in darker colors. And led is said better at displaying text- more easy on the eyes versus lcd. The list goes on and on.

Again a gaming monitor and just a desk top or pro monitor are 2- 3 different things. Other type panels and slower are better at displaying text but not as good at gaming and can have ghosting. The better all around would be the led of the 2

Also ASUS makes some great monitors you may notice or on monitors that have comments- if comments account for number of sales- ASUS sells more than all the others together and normally cost less too. Some folks may say other brands- but normally cost more and not really a lot better not to the normal eye or for most folks any way. I love my asus led. That is a nice 1 and more contrast than mine even. Ha ha I think mine is more pretty. You should enjoy that- cost is good too.

I had worried on view angles and never had a lcd led before had always had crt. I have no real probs with view angles even sitting off to the side some in another chair watching movies- most of the time you will be at your desk in front of it any way. I love my led asus and is way larger than my 19" crt. My crt was more versatile I could easy change res and always a great picture and could change hrz if needed- but I like my wide screen led more.

I have no need for the cam or speakers. Some comments not so good on those 2 parts of the monitor. Folks love the display part tho.

My bud I share this house with got a new imac with sweet wide screen and the better view angles but is more slow is 21" We was jealous that large great looking screen. I do not like the shinny glass on it tho. The view angles are sweet. But mine has more contrast. In normal use I think mine is as good or sitting in front of it any way- certainly if gaming and being faster. I would be stupid to say mine is better tho. Near half the cost of his imac is the monitor. I am very happy with my 200 dollar asus.

I think that led will make ya happy and more so than the lcd of the 2 you picked out.. 3 year warranty too- good to go.

Enjoy man- good luck..
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29 Apr 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

you dont have to worry!
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29 Apr 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I say go with the LED one, I just bought myself a Acer s231HLbid and love it. - Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 ACM 12,000,000:1 (1000:1)

I read a lot of the comments about the blue being too bright, but I have yet to see that issue on my new build. I use the machine for a lot of gaming and also work when I get those nice "work from home days" when the kids are sick.

You need to look at it this way, if you are going to be looking at it day in and out by the one you think will be easier on your eyes and you can keep running for a long time.
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