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Pick up a used 21" CRT - they can run 1600x1200 @ 120hz and can be bought for less then $50 biggrin.gif
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Before you go out and purchase a brand spankin new monitor, what video card are you using? It would be uber dissapointing if you were to buy a 1920x1080 monitor if your video card cant run games at that resolution with playable frame rates.


I recommend that you go with a Samsung monitor, they are good quality and have good warranties and customer service.
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Nobody seems to be liking the hp?
    
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post #13 of 21
unless you had a $500 gift card to best buy, i would not buy something as expensive as a monitor from them...

think about it, $300+tax takes $30 off a gift card just for tax, which is still a decent amount taken off say a $100 gift card. whereas you could buy the same monitor for $270+no tax from newegg. you save 60% of what your gift card is worth.
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Nobody seems to be liking the hp?
In that case, your good to go .

HP's arent necessarily bad, its more of personal preference. I would research the specific models your looking at, and look for reliablity trends. If you find a bunch of reviews saying that they are crap, then you know what the deal is. I personally suggest Samsung because I, and everyone I know has had no problems with them. They produce a good quality product. Not to say that HP does or does not.

Professional reviews are your friends, consumer reviews are usually far from it. If in doubt, go down to best buy and check out a display unit.
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Nobody seems to be liking the hp?
For gaming, you want a monitor that is the lowest input lag and the highest refresh rate.

CRTs win in this area, and these days are cheap - but they are big and bulky and have other problems that are annoying (still good for gaming though).

LCDs/TFT monitors have input lag galore, which is very bad in gaming, and they are almost always only 60hz max - which limits you to a visible 60fps.

If you are an avid gamer, and want an LCD, get the newer 120hz "gaming" LCDs.
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with LCD, black doesnt look black, it actually looks gray because of the lamps used in LCD, black looks more "true".
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LED isn't really worth the price. For $70 more, you can get the Acer 120hz monitor.
LED and 120Hz are gimmicks.

Just grab the Asus in the OP.
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LED and 120Hz are gimmicks.

Just grab the Asus in the OP.
120hz is definitely not a gimmick. You've obviously never played on one. When you're actually able to play at 120fps instead of 60, it makes a big difference. Especially in something like a FPS. Plus, you'll never see screen tearing again, and you have the added bonus of 3d.
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Well I went to BB last night and picked this one up: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+2...&skuId=9704656

And I have to say i'm pretty impressed with this monitor. No ghosting or lag of any kind (Crysis, Crysis Warhead, BFBC2, etc...) And it only uses 35W power...Just don't use the "Splended Game Mode" It's terrible.

I have zero patience for online orders haha
Edited by wick001 - 1/14/11 at 9:39am
    
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post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by Reflux View Post
LED and 120Hz are gimmicks.

Just grab the Asus in the OP.
haha, that made me laugh.

Droogie is correct.
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