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Well Its time I spoiled myself with a new screen, and I'm having a lot of trouble deciding between these two:

Viewsonic G810B

Dell P1130 (Sony Trinitron)

The question is - which one would you guys pick if you were trying to run 24/7 (desktop and gaming) at 2048x1536?
And if anyone has any experience with either monitor your opinion would be greatly appreciated
Edited by Manyak - 7/5/08 at 2:16am
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I'd go with the Dell if only for the higher refresh rate. That said, if I were going to buy another CRT, I'd try and get a Sony GDM-FW900 .

edit: The Dell seems to have a slightly smaller dot pitch, so that's a bonus as well.
Edited by heretic - 7/5/08 at 2:36am
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if I were going to buy another CRT, I'd try and get a Sony GDM-FW900 .
That is such a tease, I don't have that much to spend I'm planning on getting 2x4870s to handle these high resolutions, so that's gonna be a big investment as-is.

Though if you have some other suggestions that would be great
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Why are we disscussing crt monitors lol.
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Why are we disscussing crt monitors lol.
Because LCDs don't have as good of a contrast ratio, black level, or refresh rate, among several other things. And a good CRT costs 50 times less than an LCD with similar performance. And the image doesn't get stretched or shrunk with different resolutions.

I'm only going to buy a CRT, don't even bother trying to convince me otherwise
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Honestly, I think that high resolution is wasted on a 21" monitor. It'd probably be a better investment to go with a single 4870. Plus, it's a CRT so you don't really have to worry about running at "native" all the time. And this conveniently frees up part of your budget .
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Honestly, I think that high resolution is wasted on a 21" monitor. It'd probably be a better investment to go with a single 4870. Plus, it's a CRT so you don't really have to worry about running at "native" all the time. And this conveniently frees up part of your budget .
I dunno dude, even on a 19" I get pretty annoyed at the picture quality under 1600x1200. 8xQ/16xQ AA fixes it at 1280x1024, but that drops FPS much lower than simply increasing the resolution does.

I mean, the whole purpose of this upgrade is to get those crystal clear resolutions, not just to replace the screen for the sake of replacing it

Of course, if a single 4870 can handle those super-high resolutions then great, but from the stuff I'm reading it sounds like it would come up a bit short.
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