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Hi there,


My FW900 died and I can't use a CRT monitor anymore. I have never really owned anything other than CRT monitors biggrin.gif I would like to know what's the best monitor you can get for $1000 right now?? Should I be looking into 120hz monitors as I'm so used to running everything 100hz or more in CRT monitors? I know the technology is different but I hear people swear by 120hz gaming compared to 60hz gaming!! I'm going to miss the ability to use any resolution I wanted biggrin.gif

My main purpose would be gaming/movies and tons of reading! I don't really care that much about the size right now probably because I don't know how much of a difference size makes? I spend a lot of time in front of the monitor, so in terms of eye strain - is it better to have a bigger screen or smaller one?

A fast response time and good color reproduction would be nice. I read a lot on the forums about IPS screens. I don't really know how important viewing angles are since I have only ever used CRT monitors and have yet to experience the viewing angles issues of LCD/LED monitors! I also hear the response times are not that great on IPS screens. I do play lot of fps games and I'm scrolling away through webpages all the time biggrin.gif

So basically - Good response time, low input lag? 120hz? Awesome colors. Please also mention some reliable online sites to buy monitors from? biggrin.gif newegg? I would like to buy something today itself! a.s.a.p!

Thank you
post #2 of 12
120Hz is really a benefit for FPS games, if you play those a lot then 120Hz is definately worth it.

If you sit directly in front of your screen, viewing angles are irrelevant. So IPS isn't that important for most people unless your into surround, where the outer screens are at an angle. Although IPS does have far better colour accuracy than any 120Hz TN panel, so if picture quality is a must IPS is the way to go. Also bere in mind with 120Hz+ panels your limited to 1080p. The 3x IPS displays i've listed below (PB278Q,S27A850D and S27B970D) are all 2560x1440 @ 60Hz. The S27B970D is by far the best looking IPS panel, but it's very expensive.

For FPS gaming:

Asus VG278HE 27" 144Hz display is about as close as your going to get to a CRT.



For web Browsing, Photo editing, Movie watching, non FPS gaming

Asus PB278Q 27"

Samsung S27A850D 27"

Samsung S27B970D 27"


When it comes to gaming though IPS still does a fantastic job, but @ 2560x1440 you need quite a beefy system for modern titles.
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I've tried them all and nothing comes close to the FW900 for FPS gaming. The Asus vg278he mentioned above will get you closer than anything else for FPS gaming only. You'll have to put up with the huge pixels, poor text quality, sub-standard colours, poor viewing angles, input lag which is still detectable over a CRT, smearing even at 144hz on a low ms screen. List goes on. Not to mention LED backlight flicker on all modern displays that causes a significant minority of people headaches and eye-fatigue.

Yes... I'm bitter about my FW900 being dead too smile.gif Currently using a vg236he as a stop gap until another FW900 turns up.
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I got the Samsung 850D a few months ago. It's a great monitor for movies and games, but I sure miss the 16:10 aspect ratio. A little extra height is all ways nice for gaming.
    
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for a single monitor i would recommend a Korean monitor, preferably a crossover (i have one myself, best money ever spent). 2560x1440 resolution, IPS-S. Also you could get them to go over 60hz, a good gpu is needed however (i cant mention which website). check out what people are saying about the Korean monitors their are plenty of posts about them.
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Originally Posted by jpdaballa View Post

for a single monitor i would recommend a Korean monitor, preferably a crossover (i have one myself, best money ever spent). 2560x1440 resolution, IPS-S. Also you could get them to go over 60hz, a good gpu is needed however (i cant mention which website). check out what people are saying about the Korean monitors their are plenty of posts about them.

This is actually a good point, and with his budget you can get a few of them. Rather than one over expensive panel. Unfortunately, the OP hasn't mentioned his system specs.
 
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Thanks for the reply guys!


Asus VG278HE 27" 144Hz - I didn't know about this one! Awesome recommendation! I do sit directly in front of the screen and I'm not interested in multiple surround monitor setups. So an IPS screen may not be what I need. I'm indeed one of those people that get headaches and eye-fatigue with LCD displays which is one of the main reason why I stayed with CRT monitors for so long. And I did read some people talking about nausea and eye fatigue with those korean displays. I didn't know it was the backlight flicker itself that caused these headaches. I for some reason thought it was due to the 60hz. Maybe it was because of the flicker and headache you get with 60hz on a CRT monitor. Anyway, the 144hz Asus monitor seems to be the best pick so far. I read some reviews of some CRT users successfully changing to this particular monitor! I don't have a real monster system. 2500K and 6770 crossfire. I might get an Nvidia card if there are any good black friday/cyber monday deals but I'm not really interested in 3D gaming that much..maybe it would be cool for some movies. I'm really thinking about going with the 144hz Asus. Anything else I should look at?

Thank you
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I am in the same boat, my crt is going to die soon, what did you get?
I paid $12 for my g220fb 7 years ago at a second hand store.
I refuse to pay over $150 for a monitor.
I thought if I waited long enough the lcd monitors would get better than crt's.
I don't see this yet.
what do I do I'm starting to panic
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Originally Posted by Cartel View Post

I am in the same boat, my crt is going to die soon, what did you get?
I paid $12 for my g220fb 7 years ago at a second hand store.
I refuse to pay over $150 for a monitor.
I thought if I waited long enough the lcd monitors would get better than crt's.
I don't see this yet.
what do I do I'm starting to panic

The price may not be to your liking, but...

http://www.techpowerup.com/140853/Sony-Intros-17-inch-and-24-inch-Trimaster-EL-OLED-Monitors.html

http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/cat-monitors/cat-oledmonitors/

Actually, this would probably be a stunningly good monitor:
http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/cat-monitors/cat-oledmonitors/product-PVM2541/
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$6100 to replace a $12 CRT.

This sucks puke.gif
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