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Alright, the monitor in my system hasn't been purchased yet but I am buying it in-store so it doesn't matter I can get it the day my comp comes in from DirectCanada.

Basically I am limiting myself to Canada Computers because they offer in-store stock numbers and I live in Hamilton so I can easily get to Waterloo, Mississauga, or Brampton) http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...d=pl&id=MT.258

My Choices:
My Questions:
  • What is the difference between the VG2030WM and VX2035WM?
  • Does 3ms (from 8ms to 5ms) really make a difference? I am running an 8800GTS and plan to do some hardcore gaming.
  • What is the difference between 600:1, 700:1, and 800:1 contrast rations? Will I noticed the difference if I use my rig mainly for serious gaming?
  • Acer, LG, Viewsonic...do these brands produce good products? Which brand is the most reputable?
  • The LG has 1400:1 contrast. Will I noticed the difference in this between a Viewsonic with 800:1 while playing games, such as BF2142?
Notes:
  • The LG may be unavailable. There is only one in stock in Mississauga so if you recommend it please provide your second choice as well.
  • I am buying this soon and I want the monitor to last a while so please consider the reputation of the brand and their quality of products when giving your opinion.
Thanks in advance for all who help me out on this tough decision. I am not too experienced with monitors.
 

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For gaming I recommend Viewsonic. Don't go over 8ms. At least 700:1 constant ratio is recommended, but it's ok if it's a bit lower
 

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Of your choices I like the ViewSonics. I've seen too many bad Acer LCD's to ever want to buy anything from them. I've only seen LG TVs so I don't know how their LCD's are.
 

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Thanks a lot for the info. guys. Basically I thought that about Acer too but I was unsure because even though I hear bad claims, I have never owned one.

I hear LG is amazing for electronics but yes I don't know how their LCDs are, only their TVs. Michalot, I would be very grateful if you could do that for me. Thanks in advance.

If all opinions are different I might go with the Viewsonic VX2025WM mainly because I know someone who has one and they say it's awesome.

I have also heard reports that 22" LCDs running at 1680x1050 (as opposed to a 20" at the same res.) have flawed performance and that a 20" would run better at that res. Can anyone confirm this?
 
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