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post #1 of 9
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currently im saving for a couple of upgrades on my computer, and I feel like I definitely need a new monitor. My 15" dell is so outdated, and the colors are very bad.

I'd like to know which is best for gaming and value.

19", 20" or 20.1" (is the extra .1 inch really noticeable?)

also links to great deals would be helpful.
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post #2 of 9
what is your price range? i would start with that first.

i know best buy has a 22" lcd for sale for 219 which is a great deal
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post #3 of 9
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around 150-250...
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post #5 of 9
I would recommend this Sceptre monitor. It has a 1680x1050 res and has great colors. I'v heard great reviews from other members and its a great price. This one also has a much better contast ratio 1200:1 over the 700:1 and the rebates bring it to the same price.
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post #7 of 9
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how about this one? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...545&CatId=2318

just found out I pay no tax from Tigerdirect

I get really fast shipping from newegg, since I live about 1hr away, but the tax is about + 15-20$.
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Samsung F3 1Tb LG 22x Corsair H50 Win 7 HP 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Yamakasi Catleap WASD CODE 104 Cherry White Corsair HX650w Corsair 600T SE 
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post #8 of 9
Meh, I have a couple of Samsung SyncMaster 226BW's and they are very nice.

2ms res time, 3000:1 dynamic contrast and, its energy star approved

-GM
post #9 of 9
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how does this one compare with the bestbuy and newegg monitors?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...269&CatId=2318
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Samsung F3 1Tb LG 22x Corsair H50 Win 7 HP 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Yamakasi Catleap WASD CODE 104 Cherry White Corsair HX650w Corsair 600T SE 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Razer DeathAdder Black Edition Artisan Kai.g3 X-fi Xtrememusic Logitech Z-5500 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung F3 1Tb LG 22x Corsair H50 Win 7 HP 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Yamakasi Catleap WASD CODE 104 Cherry White Corsair HX650w Corsair 600T SE 
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