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Windows 7: Gaming LCD monitors

16 Nov 2009   #1
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Gaming LCD monitors

I currently have a 17inch crt dell monitor, which has lasted longer than i thought it would. But i doubt it will last much longer. So i've decided to invest in a LCD monitor. I know that ms and contrast ratio are important when considering a monitor for gaming as well as the resolution. So.

Around how much ms and contrast ratio should i look for? I'm trying to find a good gaming monitor between $150-$200.

I like to play First person shooters, so that gives you an idea of what the use for it will be. I'm worried about getting "ghost" effects.


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16 Nov 2009   #2
Qdos

 

If you can live with a monitor that doesn't have HDMI and DisplayPorts but would like 1680x1050 pixels then check out the Dell 2209WA (22") because it is an incredibly cheap piece of kit considering it's got an LG IPS panel (no TN rubbish inside!) and a four port USB hub built in...
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16 Nov 2009   #3
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
If you can live with a monitor that doesn't have HDMI and DisplayPorts but would like 1680x1050 pixels then check out the Dell 2209WA (22") because it is an incredibly cheap piece of kit considering it's got an LG IPS panel (no TN rubbish inside!) and a four port USB hub built in...
+1 This has a good rep.
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16 Nov 2009   #4
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have had a Samsung 22" now for a year and it is fantastic. Most reviews I see has Samsung at or near the top and a nice 22" will keep you within budget.
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16 Nov 2009   #5
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

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16 Nov 2009   #6
The Apathetic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have LG FLATRON W1934S 19" and it's great with games and 720p or less videos.
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16 Nov 2009   #7
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Basicly i know what MS and contrast ratio is. I just dont know what the minimum ms and contrast ratio is so that i wont see any ghosting while playing fast paced games. Guess i should have put that in the original post.
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16 Nov 2009   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
If you can live with a monitor that doesn't have HDMI and DisplayPorts but would like 1680x1050 pixels then check out the Dell 2209WA (22") because it is an incredibly cheap piece of kit considering it's got an LG IPS panel (no TN rubbish inside!) and a four port USB hub built in...
I would also highly recommend this monitor.
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16 Nov 2009   #9
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
If you can live with a monitor that doesn't have HDMI and DisplayPorts but would like 1680x1050 pixels then check out the Dell 2209WA (22") because it is an incredibly cheap piece of kit considering it's got an LG IPS panel (no TN rubbish inside!) and a four port USB hub built in...
Yea, but look at that response time. I wouldn't say it's a "gaming monitor".

Though I would look at a Dell monitor. You should be able to pick up a decent one with a good response time in that price range.
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16 Nov 2009   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The response time is a solid 6ms...that's not going to be an issue.

I've been gaming on a Dell UltraSharp 18" (1800FP) for the past 6 years and it's around 25ms and hasn't been an issue at all.
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