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Can anybody recommend me a good LCD Screen for Gaming?

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pyramus

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Hi folks!

I have a really good DELL 19" monitor which is great for gaming. However, its fricken HUGE on my desk. :bang head

Can any wise person recommend a 17"-19" flatscreen that would be just as good for my gaming needs. With no slow down or blurring etc

Thanks

Pyramus :cool:
 
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germanjulian

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crt still own for gaming....

but there are some new super low ms tft;s out there but they do cost a buck... so not worth it. just get a cheapish tft and use the tft for windows and crt for gaming like me :)

or get a bigger desk... thats a lot lot cheaper!
 

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or get a bigger desk... thats a lot lot cheaper!

sad, but soooo true!

How much do you wanna spend? That's pretty much what it all depends on.

I recommend this:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=24-001-158&depa=1

For that price, it's one of the best for gaming... it's one of the new 12 ms response time ones. If you've got the money get it. It's perfect... it's native res is 1280x1024 which is very good for a 17" lcd. It's contrast ratio is very good, and the response time (12 ms) is perfect for gaming.
 

mavphoto1

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the Samsung 172 X is apparently very good with a 12 ms response time.
The Dell 20 " as well is really good acording to Maximum PC.
 

jamesvbon

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mavphoto1 said:
the Samsung 172 X is apparently very good with a 12 ms response time.
The Dell 20 " as well is really good acording to Maximum PC.

i personally have a Samsung 172 X it has never ghosted in any game. I can claim first hand experience in UT2k4, CS, Battlefield 1942, Halo PC....more i cant think of now.....The 172X can also be mounted to a wall, is easly carried to LANS due to its folding capability and has excellent image control buttons......the auto adujst has never failed me however :)

In short i highly recomend the samsung. Good luck. if you have any questions feel free to pm me or msg me on aim(its in my profile)
 

FTC

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Hi, I have an ACER 1732 (16ms) and it does not ghost at all either... Really crisp image and recommended if you want to go DVI route.

Regards
FTC
 

violineb

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I just ordered the 710T which in some ways should beat the 172X. We'll just have to wait and see. I was going to go with the 710N but then I hit my head on the desk and decided to spend the extra $100 and get the 710T. Here's to hoping it rocks :beer:

edit: and this thread should be in the imaging section ;)
 

R0CK3TM4NN

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Honestly, I bought the Samsung 170N (at the time it was $400, like the 710) and even though it says on paper it has a 25 ms response time, I have never had any serious ghosting problems. Even on NSF:U, UT2K4 and other really fast games, it runs great. Granted, there IS a little blurriness around the edges, but thats only if you run it outside of its native resolution of 1280x1024. Running at the resolution, UT2K4 is flawless and runs on par w/ my Samsung 955DF 19" CRT. The image quality is not identical, but it certainly does NOT hamper my gaming experience. Either way you go, Samsung LCD's are bright, crystal clear, and fast (in the case of the 710 and 172x) and you really can't go wrong with them. MagicBright features are awesome, on all Samsungs.

It leads me to wonder why gamers are so quick to denounce LCD monitors. I had to get one because of size constraints, and was pleasantly surprised at its performance. Even still, LCD monitors are coming in widescreens, which makes gaming even more awesome. Ghosting seems to be no longer the issue. Is it because of the resolution constraints? Or the price? Honestly, the price is worth not getting a herniated disc from lugging around a 70 pound crate.
 
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EyelessFace

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Ive got a 2 year old Samsung Syncmaster 151s and it so much better for gaming than ANY CRT I have ever used - the colors are really nice, never ghosted on me. It is a little blurry around the edges, which IMO is made up for by the fact that you can play it for 16 hours straight (;)) without even hurting my eyes.

IMO LCDs are much much easier on the eyes than CRTs. After using an LCD as long as I have now, I will NEVER purchase another CRT for my gaming and other high use computers.