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Hey

Basically Im upgrading soon and i was wondering what monitor you guys would recommend. I live in the UK and ive got a £160 budget.
Right now im looking at this monitor: http://www.microdirect.co.uk/product...roductID=14715 im also thinking about this monitor: http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...5404&GroupID=0
however that 2nd one isnt widescreen but it has a 2 ms response time over the 1st ones 4 and it also boasts a higher contrast ratio.
What do you guys think about those monitors, which should i pick? is widescreen important? will i notice a difference between the contrast ratios? Im not very bothered about the 2 ms response difference, i cant even see any ghosting on my current 25 ms monitor lol.

If both of those are not good monitors what would you guys recommend? keeping in mind my £160 budget

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Thats a nice monitor, one that I looked at myself before buying the one I got.

Samsung are quality IMO
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what about the difference in contrast though? will i see a difference?
the samsung is 500:1 the other is 700:1
    
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I would get the widescreen. I don't think the 2ms response time is worth getting the 4:3 (4ms is still really good) and the contrast ratio doesn't make a huge difference. both of them are good, but I would go for the widescreen.
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I second going for the wide screen. There is no difference between 4ms and 2ms. Both mean no ghosting ever period.
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post #8 of 10
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ok cool thanks guys

+reps all round

btw one last question, i read about a 1:1 pixel option?
so when i ran it in 1280x1024 for example instead of stretching the image across the screen it just did the 1280x1024 in the middle of the screen with black lines on the left and right of the image, how would i set this? in the inbuilt monitor option menu or using software?

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post #9 of 10
If you get the widescreen you shouldn't need to run it at 1280x1024. windows and all new games have the option to run it at 1440x900 which will fill up the whole screen without stretching it. If for some reason you want to run it at 1280x1024, there should be an option for that in the ATI catalyst driver.
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