Is this monitor going to be good for gaming??

By Shoupie080
Jan 11, 2007
  1. Hello,

    I'm going to purchase a new monitor since my 15'' crt is pretty out of date. I love to game a lot which is pretty much the only thing I use my computer for so I want to make sure the monitor I get will be good for Counter Strike Source. I hear that CRTS are naturally better for gaming but I doubt that since they're obsolete now-a-days...any advice???

    Also, my video card is a Radeon X1900XT if that is a factor

    Ok here's the specs on the monitor I want:

    Display Type TFT Active Matrix
    Viewable Screen Size 22 inches
    Display Area 473 x 296 mm
    Maximum Refresh Rate 60Hz
    Input Video Signal DVI-D
    VGA (15-Pin D-Sub)
    Contrast Ratio 800:1
    Response Time 5 ms
    Maximum Resolution 1680 x 1050
    Cabinet Color Silver
    VESA Mounting Compliant VESA 100mm
    Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) 20.2" x 16.0" x 7.8"
    Unit Weight 5.4 kg
    Power Consumption 44W

    This monitor is currently on sale on tigerdirect so here's the link if you need more information:

    Thanks in advance

  2. resu

    resu TS Rookie Posts: 165

    looks pretty good mate although the max refresh rate is a tad low at 60hz

    try looking for a 70 at least although 80-85 is the best imo

    plus why have you gone so big? unless you Shop loads your not really gonna get the use

    other than tht it doesnt look too bad

    Im running 2 19inch TFT monitors on my system both have 4ms response they look awesome :D
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,049   +11

    Refresh rate doesn't make much (if any) difference with TFT monitors, as far as I know. 60 Hz is fine for them.
  4. resu

    resu TS Rookie Posts: 165

    lol i guess so

    i know in WoW you can select the refresh rate from in game and tbh imo it makes a huge amount of difference

    but mybe its just me looking far to closly at gfx in general
    i still stand by my earlier comments ;)
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