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What would be the best Monitor(s) for under $190 USD?
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Going under the 250 dollar budget is difficult, since monitor choices are so complicated.

Waaay too many monitors in that price range for me to know how each and every one worked. Though, most would probably work just as well as the other ones, roughly.

The bare minimum of a monitor I'd ever recommend cost 250 dollars on newegg, if not more.
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Originally Posted by PowerTrip;14024112 
What would be the best Monitor(s) for under $190 USD?
For $195 there's an HP Recert that's probably your best option at that price range.

Other than that, Samsung 2333T would be another solid option. Both have excellent picture quality and are the Samsung (being S-PVA) has some excellent Blacks & Whites.

If you want a pure "gaming" monitor, then you may wish to try the Viewsonic VX2265wm though it'll cost you about $50 bones more; it's still an excellent monitor and one of the cheapest 120hz monitors on the market.

It goes on sale for $200 from tiem to time, you just have to watch for it.
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So then if getting a really good crt is going to be difficult, what 120hz tft would u guys recommend? (tator_tot & de-zant)
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Originally Posted by JedimindhaX;14024918 
So then if getting a really good crt is going to be difficult, what 120hz tft would u guys recommend? (tator_tot & de-zant)

I'd still recommend looking for one for even a couple of minutes first


Go on your local auction site and look on the search term "trinitron". If you find any results, list them all.

On the main finnish auction site, most results I get are 21" trinitron TVs, which is not something we want. I only find good deals every 5 months or so. Actually, I haven't checked the site today yet, doing so now.

The three top sony trinitrons CRT monitors would be the

Sony GDM-Fw900
Sony GDM-C520k
Sony GDM-F520

(The C520k being the same thing as the F520, but coming with a built in calibrator and a monitor hood. So, basically they're identical in terms of performance, the other one just has a couple of gimmicks in)

And the rebranded versions of these by other manufacturers such as HP, SGI, viewsonic, etc. This is what makes finding good CRT monitors require a bit of monitor knowledge. You have to know what is quality and what is not.
Even I don't remember the model names of each of the rebrands, only a couple of them.


Though, some rebrands are uglier than others. HP provides a beige (think old keyboards) bezels, so it's ugly. The sony ones provide silver bezels, which I like the most. Though some could consider SGI the best because they provide black bezels.
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Hmm, but do those monitors do 150hz @ x768? Cause thats the reason i wanted that viewsonic tongue.gif i need me that 150hz @ x768, itll make me all that much better @ the game i play ^^
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Originally Posted by JedimindhaX;14024918 
So then if getting a really good crt is going to be difficult, what 120hz tft would u guys recommend? (tator_tot & de-zant)
In person, one of the best I've seen is the Asus VG236HE which will cost about $399 USD (base price in the US, usually doesn't change much.)

The same panel is in the Acer GD235HZbid; but Asus' has a better stand and has done some tweaking to give it better PQ.

The Alienware OptX 23" is supposed to be the same internal panel as well but "tweaked for gamers." I'm not sure of the validity of those claims.
I've only gotten to look at it once in a Best Buy display booth (for nVidia 3D Vision) and it looked rather good for a TN Panel. The brightness was definitely there and the colors seemed vivid.
Compared to the Asus on a physical structure, it's stand definitely felt more sturdy (wider base & thicker plastic) though I don't doubt the Asus' ability to hold the monitor up.

Either of those 3 would be good, personally I'd pick the Asus or the Alienware.

If you are on a budget, the Viewsonic is a solid deal; but it's only 1680x1050, while that's 16:10 (my preferred Aspect ratio) it's too small a resolution for the display size, thus making pixel density lower and the image not as sharp.
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Hmm, but do those monitors do 150hz @ x768? Cause thats the reason i wanted that viewsonic tongue.gif i need me that 150hz @ x768, itll make me all that much better @ the game i play ^^

The F520 and C520k do 170hz at 1024x768 (they are 4:3 displays)

The FW900 does 140hz at 1280x800 (it's a 16:10 display)

I don't know how the FW900 scales below that resolution, but the max hz is 160hz. You would need to drop the resolution slightly below 1280x800 to achieve that though, which may or may not be enjoyable.


But in any case, a CRT at even 100hz is going to be better than a 120hz LCD, because of the lack of ghosting.


But sure, follow tators advice if you aren't goign to bother to find CRTs
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I'd help, but I can't speak the language (or read it that well) for the Netherlands. So locating a CRT over there is beyond my ability redface.gif
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I found a dell trinitron p1130, is that anything good? Still looking for the 520 ones tho, hold on ^^
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