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Need advice on new LCD monitor purchase

By Shoupie080 ยท 10 replies
Jan 3, 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    I'm going to purchase a new monitor since my 15'' crt is pretty out of date.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. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,831   +8

    That looks pretty good. I'm sure you won't be disappointed with that monitor. It's surely way better than your current CRT :)
  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,364

    Agreed. Where have you been wolfram, I haven't seen you post in awhile... maybe I'm just looking in the wrong section of the forums?
  4. gamingmage

    gamingmage TS Rookie Posts: 63

    pretty good monitor I personally chose a 19" with a 2ms response time so i would be sure to get no ghosting here it is from newegg and it has dropped a lot in price my guess is from increase in manufacturing, either way i couldn't be happier


    just giving you another choice for great gaming hope it helps!
  5. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    Thats no good man, 60hz refresh rate will be laggy mouse movement and will be horrible,

    Thats not a gaming monitor @ all,
  6. gamingmage

    gamingmage TS Rookie Posts: 63

    the one i put up is 75 and it works great with CS:S, BF2, AoE 3, WoW, and Oblivion and much more
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,831   +8

    60hz refresh rate is excellent for LCD monitors. I always set mine @ 60hz, and it looks phenomenal (and I'm not using yet the DVI connection).
    @ MetalX: I just came from Monterrey, Mexico. That's why I didn't post since December :)
  8. Shoupie080

    Shoupie080 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    I do like that 19'' gaming and it's a few bucks cheaper...do you guys really think the refresh rate would make that much of a difference? Right now my crt is set at 75 and I guess I wouldn't want to buy a monitor with a lower refresh rate if it would effect gaming......Let me know what you guys think i'm going to buy a monitor tomorrow so any suggestions i'm going to follow...keep in mind I dont want to spend over 300.00.....thanks in advance everyone
  9. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,831   +8

    Refresh rate on LCD's is not that important. A LCD monitor can happily run @ 60 Hz. Refresh rate is really important with CRT monitors, because they use a completely different technology.

    You should be fine with that 60 Hz monitor. It is not going to affect gaming at all.

    Regards :wave:
  10. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,892   +9

    Hey Wolfram, long time no see ;) .

    Oh, and tweak boy, you don't know what you're talking about. My monitor is a Xerox and is only allowed and manufactured at 60Hz, and I never receive any delay, or lagg.
  11. Superinc

    Superinc TS Rookie Posts: 63

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