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Hello...i am planing to buy a new LCD monitor, and in some previous topics i've read that this http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824001087 Samsug is perfect for games, and for other stuff + it also supports HD... Will anyone recomend me something else? (No DELLs! I don't have them in my country ). Here is the web page of the shop - http://www.czechcomputer.cz/cat_tree.jsp?ppath=Monitory
I don't really need a big one...cos i had LG 795FT before And with price not more than 300$. And also i have Sapphire X850XT with VGA and DVI, and i'am not planing to change it for the hole year (or even more). I dunno which one to choose, cos my G card won't be able to run smooth on 1600-1200 res with full details on. So...should i buy this samsung or something else...tnx.
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post #2 of 11
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1 more question...will my X850XT support that HDCP stuff? I'am not quiet sure for what it is... i've heard for HDTV, but i am not going to watch HDVT with this PC... i saw some options in Ati tools...can't remember now (i am not writing from my PC)but it was something like 720p and 1080i... will i'll be able to switch to those? Tnx...
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post #3 of 11
I like this monitor. I think I will be getting one myself actually!
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post #4 of 11
I dont think the X800s support HDCP...
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThugLife View Post
1 more question...will my X850XT support that HDCP stuff? I'am not quiet sure for what it is... i've heard for HDTV, but i am not going to watch HDVT with this PC... i saw some options in Ati tools...can't remember now (i am not writing from my PC)but it was something like 720p and 1080i... will i'll be able to switch to those? Tnx...
The older gen cards do not support HDCP. Samsung makes some great monitors.

If I had to throw out a suggestion for you, however, this would be it:

ViewSonic VX2025WM 20.1"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116381
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post #6 of 11
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Yeh...it doesn't support HDCP...hmm you know what...some month ago i've tryed to turn on my LG 795FT those HD mods...and my display did not expoaded, the screen was the same but refresh rate was about 60Hz (wonderful huh?) =) What if i'll put those mods on this Samsung? lol...
And last one...Will X850XT support this res 1680x1050 ? Tnx again...
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SATA Seagate 160GB Nec XP SP2, Vista Ultimate 32bit, Fedora Core 6 64bit Samsung 931c 
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post #7 of 11
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But guys...don't you think that 17" monitor for 250$ have better quality than 20" for 300$...? I don't know how, but i will need to transfer this huge 20" monster in plane...i don't think that they will allow me to take it with me...cos of the new rules in Europe... Do they allow to take PCs on board? I mean in box and in parts...I am afraid that personal will break it in cargo space...=(
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AMD Venice 3000+ GA-K8NXP-SLI Sapphire X850XT 2x 512 Kingmax 
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SATA Seagate 160GB Nec XP SP2, Vista Ultimate 32bit, Fedora Core 6 64bit Samsung 931c 
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AMD Venice 3000+ GA-K8NXP-SLI Sapphire X850XT 2x 512 Kingmax 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SATA Seagate 160GB Nec XP SP2, Vista Ultimate 32bit, Fedora Core 6 64bit Samsung 931c 
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post #8 of 11
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Will someone recommend me 17" LCD 4:3 or 19" 4:3... from this web page - http://www.czechcomputer.cz/cat_tree.jsp?ppath=Monitory Because 20" wide screen for me is too big... and my favorite BattleField 2, does not support 16:10 .
So I' ll better buy smaller but with excellent quality. Any ideas? Tnx...
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AMD Venice 3000+ GA-K8NXP-SLI Sapphire X850XT 2x 512 Kingmax 
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SATA Seagate 160GB Nec XP SP2, Vista Ultimate 32bit, Fedora Core 6 64bit Samsung 931c 
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No name Seasonic S12-430 With no case =) Genius Optical 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Venice 3000+ GA-K8NXP-SLI Sapphire X850XT 2x 512 Kingmax 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SATA Seagate 160GB Nec XP SP2, Vista Ultimate 32bit, Fedora Core 6 64bit Samsung 931c 
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No name Seasonic S12-430 With no case =) Genius Optical 
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post #9 of 11
I have the samsung 931 BF 19" ,2 ms.and look's great.Go samsung.
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2 WD 250gig 16mb/raid 0\1 WD640 AALS 32MB win xp pro sp3/Windows 7 Beta LCD,22"=Samsung 2MS,226BW,52"samsung LN5A550 Thermaltake xaser 
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post #10 of 11
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Yes...Samsungs are good but what Samsung is da best? 931?BF? Anything more?
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SATA Seagate 160GB Nec XP SP2, Vista Ultimate 32bit, Fedora Core 6 64bit Samsung 931c 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Venice 3000+ GA-K8NXP-SLI Sapphire X850XT 2x 512 Kingmax 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SATA Seagate 160GB Nec XP SP2, Vista Ultimate 32bit, Fedora Core 6 64bit Samsung 931c 
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No name Seasonic S12-430 With no case =) Genius Optical 
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