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post #1 of 8
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So I cant afford a nice expensive LCD, but i could afford 16$ a month by buying a dell LCD...what do you guys think about this monitor? How will it be for gaming? Will the rig in my signature be able to handle the resolutions at good frame rates?

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/P...=&refurbished=
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post #2 of 8
I would get a monitor that supports a more standard max resolution though that monitor does look good for the price actually. It doesn't say what its response time is so you may want to email them and ask. For gaming and movies you want a 8ms response time probably. I would suggest this monitor instead. As it has a higher and more standard max resolution. Higher contrast ratio and brightness. Plus viewsonic has a very good reputation with their monitors.

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post #3 of 8
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i kind of like the idea of getting a wide screen though. For movies and future games...i dont have alot of funds, so I have to plan ahead. Anybody else have an opinion?
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post #4 of 8
If you're looking at the 16 dollars per month, you can't afford the monitor.
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post #5 of 8
Beware !

For me unless the monitor has a proven track record with independent test & reviews by user's. The only way to check out a monitor is to physically be in front of it have it run through some DVD movies you are familiar with and a game or two.
Run it at it's native resolution and check out the colour and tonal changes.

As much as some may disagree 8ms refresh time is as low as you need in reality. Colour brightness contrast and viewing angle and native resolution would be the more important specification to be looking for.

Forget all the finer technical blurb and trust your eyes !
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post #6 of 8
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I have seen the same monitor in person, just not the widescreen version. I played a movie on it (it looked pretty damn good), but have yet to game on it. Would my 7800GT support the widescreen resolutions?
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post #7 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by selectodude
If you're looking at the 16 dollars per month, you can't afford the monitor.
I dont need somebody to tell me what i can afford and what i cant...sorry but i asked about the monitor. I actually could buy it all at once but would rather not...
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post #8 of 8
Here are some great widescreen monitors:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236005
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116381
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009071
All of them have 8ms response time. I wouldnt buy the dell, because most dell and hp monitors come with a 12ms response time.
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