Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Monitors and Displays › 21" crt or 15" lcd?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

21" crt or 15" lcd?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
i have a 15 inch dell lcd and a dell 21" crt which should i use? im not really a big gamer i play a free online game but thats about it.
system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e7500 XFX nForce 680i LT SLI PNY 9800gt 4x 2gb hynix pc6400 ddr2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300gb WD VelociRaptor 10k RPM HP dvd burner windows 7 home premium 64bit HP 2009m 20in LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Pz08AU 500w Apevia Chieftec Dragon(painted flat black) death adder RZ01 
  hide details  
Reply
system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e7500 XFX nForce 680i LT SLI PNY 9800gt 4x 2gb hynix pc6400 ddr2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300gb WD VelociRaptor 10k RPM HP dvd burner windows 7 home premium 64bit HP 2009m 20in LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Pz08AU 500w Apevia Chieftec Dragon(painted flat black) death adder RZ01 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 13
21 CRT because size matters
post #3 of 13
Use both.

I have a 21" CRT as primary (gaming) monitor. Being able to change resolutions is awesome for gaming imo. And I have a 17" LCD for secondary use (I love to be able to have multiple browser windows open, or do something in Word while looking at the internet on the other screen..)

A dual monitor set up is easy to do in Windows.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 13
Well, if power consumption is an issue for you, stick with the LCD. Also, if you want, you could just use both in a dual-display setup.
 
Server
(3 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Windows 10 Pro x64 14" at 1600x900 Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX FiiO E17 USB DAC amp 
CPUOSCase
i3-540 Debian 8 (Jessie) Cooler Master Elite 341 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Server
(3 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Windows 10 Pro x64 14" at 1600x900 Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX FiiO E17 USB DAC amp 
CPUOSCase
i3-540 Debian 8 (Jessie) Cooler Master Elite 341 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 13
Use the LCD to save room on your desk. If you have plenty of room, just use the CRT
Money dump
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k 4.4Ghz @ 1.22v ASRock Z77 Pro4 Sapphire R9 Nano @ Fury X clocks Crucial Ballistix VLP 2x8GB 1600 @ 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 128GB SSD, Seagate 3TB, Samsung 1TB Sony DVD/Rw 24x Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme + GT AP-14 Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung U24E590D UHD Saitek Eclipse II Seasonic Prime 850w Titanium Corsair Carbide Air 540 
MouseAudio
Steelseries Xai Asus Xonar D1 / M-Audio AV40 / Ultrasone HFI-650 
  hide details  
Reply
Money dump
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k 4.4Ghz @ 1.22v ASRock Z77 Pro4 Sapphire R9 Nano @ Fury X clocks Crucial Ballistix VLP 2x8GB 1600 @ 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 128GB SSD, Seagate 3TB, Samsung 1TB Sony DVD/Rw 24x Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme + GT AP-14 Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung U24E590D UHD Saitek Eclipse II Seasonic Prime 850w Titanium Corsair Carbide Air 540 
MouseAudio
Steelseries Xai Asus Xonar D1 / M-Audio AV40 / Ultrasone HFI-650 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 13
Do you already own both of these monitors? If so, then I'd go with the 21" CRT...

If you are making a purchase, I'd say "NEITHER"... buy a bigger LCD monitor (maybe one between 19" and 22").

15" is just too small... and I'd think that would be a step backwards from a 21" CRT.
Darkside of Fury
(13 items)
 
Fast and Furious
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 930 MSI X58 Pro-E XFX Radeon 5850 Black Edition 6GB Kingston HyperX 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ 128GB Vertex 2 SSD Samsung 223L Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Asus 26" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Enermax Revolution 85+ CoolerMaster ATCS 840 Logitech G9 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Z77 MPower (MS-7751) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 G-Skill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 4 Lite-on DVD Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouse
CoolerMaster Silent Pro 1050 CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Cyborg MMO 7 
  hide details  
Reply
Darkside of Fury
(13 items)
 
Fast and Furious
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 930 MSI X58 Pro-E XFX Radeon 5850 Black Edition 6GB Kingston HyperX 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ 128GB Vertex 2 SSD Samsung 223L Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Asus 26" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Enermax Revolution 85+ CoolerMaster ATCS 840 Logitech G9 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Z77 MPower (MS-7751) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 G-Skill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 4 Lite-on DVD Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouse
CoolerMaster Silent Pro 1050 CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Cyborg MMO 7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 13
A family member has a 15" Dell lcd and it is just all around a very cheap solution where you get what you pay for, though I have no problem with their 19" monitors.
Gaming Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4600+ AM2 Dell 0CT103 EVGA GeForce 9600GT 512MB 4 x 1GB Wintec (DDR2-667) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorCase
SAMSUNG HD160JJ/P SATA-II 160GB Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Dell 1907FP 19" Dell Dimension E521 
Mouse
Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4600+ AM2 Dell 0CT103 EVGA GeForce 9600GT 512MB 4 x 1GB Wintec (DDR2-667) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorCase
SAMSUNG HD160JJ/P SATA-II 160GB Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Dell 1907FP 19" Dell Dimension E521 
Mouse
Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 13
um a 15" LCD vs a 21" CRT? Do you even have to ask?

I would personally take a 21" CRT over a 22" LCD, as the 22" LCD would be a downgrade in resolution from my current 19" CRT .
SUPERPWN
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4670K Asus z87-Pro MSI GTX 1080 Aero 32GB DDR3 Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMonitor
4TB Seagate Windows 8 x64 Overlord x270 OC HP ZR27 
MonitorKeyboardPowerAudio
Asus PG279Q G-Tune Topre Realforce 800w Yulong D100 DAC with Denon D7000 headphones 
  hide details  
Reply
SUPERPWN
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4670K Asus z87-Pro MSI GTX 1080 Aero 32GB DDR3 Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMonitor
4TB Seagate Windows 8 x64 Overlord x270 OC HP ZR27 
MonitorKeyboardPowerAudio
Asus PG279Q G-Tune Topre Realforce 800w Yulong D100 DAC with Denon D7000 headphones 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 13
go with the dual displays unless it bugs you to have two screens goin at once. Definitely use the 21" CRT though. Crts are still better with handling colors like black levels, etc...
DuoShark
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 @ 3.8GHZ GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P eVGA GTX280 superclocked ed.(i ordered normal lol) Corsair Platinum 8500 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
320 GB Seagate x2 = 640 LG DVD, CD, lightscribe ViewSonic vp192b + Samsung 2493hd 24" :D logitech 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750tx Thermaltake Shark mx518 icemat 
  hide details  
Reply
DuoShark
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 @ 3.8GHZ GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P eVGA GTX280 superclocked ed.(i ordered normal lol) Corsair Platinum 8500 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
320 GB Seagate x2 = 640 LG DVD, CD, lightscribe ViewSonic vp192b + Samsung 2493hd 24" :D logitech 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750tx Thermaltake Shark mx518 icemat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 13
oh yeah, if you go single, the CRT is the way to go. I did in fact upgrade from a 22" LCD to my current 21" CRT (ok, I bought the CRT for 10% of the price I sold the LCD for )
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Monitors and Displays
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Monitors and Displays › 21" crt or 15" lcd?