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theres a viewsonic 19" lcd for 200 cdn 700:1 contrast ratio 8ms response and 1280x1024 resolution

sooo is it a good deal? is the 700:1 ratio good enough and since my video card isn't all that great, will my games look like crap if I put them on 1024x768 or 800x600 resolutions?
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I would suggest getting a monitor off Newegg instead of buying retail, unless its a really good deal.

And if you aren't using 1280x1024 on the LCD the games will look slightly worse, but nothing too horrid. If you don't mind your monitor now, I'd upgrade something within your system instead of the monitor.
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I would suggest getting a monitor off Newegg instead of buying retail, unless its a really good deal.

And if you aren't using 1280x1024 on the LCD the games will look slightly worse, but nothing too horrid. If you don't mind your monitor now, I'd upgrade something within your system instead of the monitor.
Unfortunately he's in Canada so newegg doesn't work for him. I would buy a better video card before you buy a new monitor. Don't buy the racing tires before you buy the new engine. Though it's a decent deal for a 19" Viewsonic.
    
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whats the model number...so we can find it on newegg to see what its capable of...
 
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post #5 of 7
yea, really..and what street price is out on the web...=)
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post #6 of 7
I actually work at Best Buy... I always direct customers to LG or Samsung and we usually have good deals for those. We had a very good LG for 250 bucks.. 19 inch, 2 ms response time and 2000:1 contrast ratio.. was beautiful and a great great deal... Keep an eye out for new ads that come out every Sunday; you'll crap yourself on some of the monitor deals.
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post #7 of 7
That's what I'd expect for a retail price on that monitor, it wont let you down but there are better.
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