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post #1 of 5
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I'm about to get a new monitor for my brother.
He games a lot.
He also has the 6800 Vanilla (256MB).
What would you guys recommend and why ? (please stick to the three monitors below)
  • The CRT Viewsonic P97 F+SB 19 IN .25 Sonictron Flat
  • The LCD Viewsonic VX-724 17" TFT
  • The LCD Viewsonic VP-730 17" TFT
Would the video card be able to play games at the LCD monitor's native resolution (1280x1024) ? That's my main concern about getting an LCD. I don't want to be forced to play games at lower resolutions than 1280X1024 and get a crappy image.
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post #2 of 5
Isn't one of those 3 but I like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001068

For me i can't stand lcd for gaming,A high res crt is my choice.
    
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post #3 of 5
Just call me old school !

I still prefer the dinosour technology on offer from a good qaulity flat screen CRT for gamming.

Yes LCD panels are in abundant supply worldwide with the prices comming down all the time for quality units (hence the low prices for laptops these days) but I do still like the CRT for gamming.

Tha is if you have the room and can deal with the huge heatloads they generate.

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post #5 of 5
Most new LCD's allow you to play at 1280x1024

CRT's are still the best for gaming since there is literally no ghosting and is very fluid, but the size of the monitors are MASSIVE.

LCD's save space, but as their consequence, you need to look at low response rates and unless you spend a good chunk of money the max resolution you'll get is 1280x1024, which isn't terrible for gaming, but some people like the high res since it has better clarity.

the 6800 should be able to habdle most stuff at 1600x1200 and everything at 1280x1024.

CRT's are still the best if you dont mind the large size, it's really what is more important to you
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