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So i recently worked on an old japanese man house today doing a few electrical and painting.And saw he had these on the side pile up in his computer room.And having been on here for awhile and hearing all good things about CRT monitors.I decided to ask what was his plans for them.With out hesitation he said I could take it and if not just throw it away.Monitors works just didn'y try it with any games just going to wait for my gaming rig to be finished.

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DELL Monitor model #828FI



DELL keyboard model Quietkeys



Any one knows a few things about them?Are they any good?Should I keep it?
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The monitor can support up to 1280x1024 and should work fine w/ games, etc. You may have to use VSync if you experience frame jitters.

The keyboard looks interesting. It looks like a higher-end rubber dome keyboard but may actually be mechanical. If the latter, that's a great find! Maybe ask in the mechanical keyboard club (link in my sig) -- there are some real pros in there that know pretty much all there is to know about mechs.
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The monitor can support up to 1280x1024 and should work fine w/ games, etc. You may have to use VSync if you experience frame jitters.

The keyboard looks interesting. It looks like a higher-end rubber dome keyboard but may actually be mechanical. If the latter, that's a great find! Maybe ask in the mechanical keyboard club (link in my sig) -- there are some real pros in there that know pretty much all there is to know about mechs.
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I love those keyboards. My school has like a hundred lying around. I'm am 90% they are mechanical.
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I love those keyboards. My school has like a hundred lying around. I'm am 90% they are mechanical.
yeah Thanks.Hopefully i get more info in the mech keyboard section.The old man had nothing but Dell products.I am sure I saw a u2410 or u2311 on his desk.Might ask him about purchasing that from him.
    
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That CRT is a small size shadow mask. And therefore, not good at all.

The good things you hear about CRTs usually refer to aperture grille CRTs, which have a flat display surface, and can support high resolutions and refresh rate, and produce more accurate colors. They usually range from 19 to 24 inches. Like the ones in my sig rig. Or even the all famous sony GDM-Fw900 24" widescreen model.

THESE are the ones that deserve the praise they get, despite weighing dozens of kg each. These are the high end stuff.

Something low end like what you have there isn't deserving of the praise. It may, however, be an interesting experimentation tool if you like to try out high refresh rate monitors for gaming, even though you have to accomplish that on low resolutions.
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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by SalisburySteak View Post
I love those keyboards. My school has like a hundred lying around. I'm am 90% they are mechanical.
I'm not sure if mine is exactly the same, but I have one of those White Dell "Quiet Key" keyboards, and I don't think it's mechanical.
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if a crt isnt flat i wouldnt look at it twice. if its flat and less than 19" i would pass...

that crt isnt flat and is too small..
    
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post #9 of 21
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Took that ugly thing to my closest thrifty store and upon looking I seen this monitor and traded.Seems like a decent one with a flat panel and google it before I traded it and seems better than the other one.How is this one compared to the other one worth keeping it or take it back.

Dell model M993

    
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That's a bit better, it's a medium end CRT. Does 1600x1200 @ 75hz. Might give you an idea of what a good CRT looks like, but it's not amazing by itself. I would use it as a secondary monitor if I had nothing else though, it's good enough.
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