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Is this CRT any good?

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Hi everyone smile.gif


I just bought myself a reasonably decent rig for budget gaming...and was wondering whether this monitor is worth bidding on?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMPAQ-P1220-CRT-MONITOR-/250989266596?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_Monitors&hash=item3a702046a4#ht_500wt_949
post #2 of 34
No. It would be good as a temporary monitor if it was free and local pickup, but only the high end CRTs are worth paying for, given how cheap you can get em.
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Well currently I only have a £20 budget for both the monitor AND postage :/
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It's actually not a bad CRT.

1920 x 1440 at 80 Hz/60 Hz, 75 Hz
1792 x 1344 at 80 Hz/60 Hz, 75 Hz
1600 x 1200 at 95 Hz/75 Hz, 85 Hz
1280 x 1024 at 110 Hz/60 Hz, 75 Hz, 85 Hz

Higher end CRT's are still very expensive.
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Well does anyone know where I could get a BETTER CRT for about £20 including postage?
post #6 of 34
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Originally Posted by dmasteR View Post

It's actually not a bad CRT.

1920 x 1440 at 80 Hz/60 Hz, 75 Hz
1792 x 1344 at 80 Hz/60 Hz, 75 Hz
1600 x 1200 at 95 Hz/75 Hz, 85 Hz
1280 x 1024 at 110 Hz/60 Hz, 75 Hz, 85 Hz

Higher end CRT's are still very expensive.

For a CRT monitor, this is definitely not a bad choice. The resolution goes quite high honestly. The 9500GT in your new machine will hold gaming performance back with a high resolution. Bonus though, this is a CRT...so low resolution won't look AS horrible on it. wink.gif

If you can find a nice LCD though, it would be something worth looking into due to size and power consumption.
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post #7 of 34
It's not a top end CRT by any means, but it's specs are not bad at all, and if you can get it cheap, go for it.
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IMO You're much better off with the CRT, until you're able to do a actual monitor upgrade. 8 ms Response time on these old monitors is not something I would recommend, you may have ghosting.
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post #10 of 34

It's okay. If you can find one that's widescreen it would be a little bit better, as it would give you a wider field of view (better for gaming, and movies).
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