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nV`andrew
01-24-06, 11:25 PM
Ah, with my 7800gt, i think my old dell 17" ain't cuttin it. I'd like a good LCD monitor for gaming thats at least 19". I really don't wanna spend over $350, ive spent enough on my computer already. I'll probably buy from newegg or zzf.

I've been lookin at the BenQ FP91G+ 19" LCD on newegg for $235 after MIR.
[http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824014090]
Also lookin at some samsungs as well. I'm on a tight budget as ive said before.

Thanks,
andrew

Wheels617
01-24-06, 11:51 PM
I have a hyundai L90D+ and love it. I think it is $315 over at the egg. I have had it about 6 months, no dead pixels or problems to report. 19 inches and 8ms response time.

superklye
01-25-06, 12:03 AM
I never understood why people got 19" monitors...17" have the same resolution and usually cost like half of what a 19" costs. Most of th 19" monitors I've seen just stretch the pixels a bit more so I think it looks crappier.

Meh, whatever.

OWA
01-25-06, 01:41 AM
I'd try to get one with a DVI connection if possible. The picture/text is sharper but that adds to the cost. A lot of times they don't come with the DVI cable either so that adds like another $50.

Infinity666
01-25-06, 01:46 AM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824163130
AG Neovo CW-19 Black 19" 4ms LCD

crainger
01-25-06, 02:47 AM
I never understood why people got 19" monitors...17" have the same resolution and usually cost like half of what a 19" costs. Most of th 19" monitors I've seen just stretch the pixels a bit more so I think it looks crappier.

Meh, whatever.

I used to say the same thing. Until I saw my sisters 19" LG. Can't remember the model number but its beautiful. Only $350AUD, thinking of getting one myself, but I love my old 172x still.

GuyClinch
01-25-06, 08:21 AM
I never understood why people got 19" monitors...17" have the same resolution and usually cost like half of what a 19" costs. Most of th 19" monitors I've seen just stretch the pixels a bit more so I think it looks crappier.

Really? Do you watch a 13 inch TV at home. After all they have the same resolution as the average big screen (assuming your not talking about HDTV). :P You get the point though.


As for the monitor pick - well you want something that's a TN+Film panel with RTC or what they call "overdrive." Those are the best gaming monitors bar none as far as delay goes.

The delay thing is tricky as those cheap but big PVA panels that are specced out as fast are actually slow in some regards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824116375

Something like that should work - as I think it's TN+Film monitor. Actually in some ways its an advantage to go cheaper because you can get the TN screens instead of the PVA or S-IPS screens that you get at larger size.

I liked this article that explained all this:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/display/response-compensation_7.html

Pete

Tr1cK
01-25-06, 08:35 AM
My LCDs look great and were only $240 a piece.

Superfly
01-25-06, 08:45 AM
Samsung 930BF cant be beaten for gaming. I love mine - finest screen I've owned.

tis rather pricy though.......... I paid 240 well over $300 dollars

Nutty
01-25-06, 08:57 AM
I never understood why people got 19" monitors...17" have the same resolution and usually cost like half of what a 19" costs. Most of th 19" monitors I've seen just stretch the pixels a bit more so I think it looks crappier.

Meh, whatever.

Because its bigger ? Strange concept I know people wanting bigger screens.

superklye
01-25-06, 09:30 AM
Because its bigger ? Strange concept I know people wanting bigger screens.
But is it really? Sure it's 2" larger, but the resolution is the same. It's not like you're seeing any more over a 17"...it's the same, just stretched more.

EDIT: Whatever...I've only seen one 19" LCD and it was my roommates that was like 3 years old and it looked terrible. Ever since then, I've been anti-19" monitor. It would either be 17" or 20.1" (for 1600x1200).

superklye
01-25-06, 09:36 AM
Really? Do you watch a 13 inch TV at home. After all they have the same resolution as the average big screen (assuming your not talking about HDTV). :P You get the point though.
Yeah, I guess...but TVs and computer monitors are different, at least as far as I'm concerned. I'm usually not sitting more than 2 feet away from my monitors, but my TV, I'm usually 10+ feet back, so obviously bigger = better there.

I never got why they didn't make 19" LCDs that did 1600x1200. :(

Meh, whatever...get the monitor that you want. I just can't justify the extra cost of a 19" over a 17" when the resolution is the same between the two.

nV`andrew
01-25-06, 10:37 AM
Yeah but my 17" can't handle much higher than its native res, especially if i up the refresh rate, and id like to be able to play at a higher resolution such as 1280x1024 and stay at that native res. Yeah i was looking at the Samsung 930 and it's a little too pricey for me, but i did find one similar that was $275. The BenQ 19" i'm looking at has great reviews at newegg and costs about as much as my Dell E172FP did...

Remember, I'd like to stay under $350 and i appreciate your suggestions and 'debates' so far. :o

nV`andrew
01-25-06, 10:41 AM
Oh yes, I do have a DVI cable so that will help out. Thanks again, still accepting suggestions, won't be buying for a few weeks.

superklye
01-25-06, 11:07 AM
Yeah but my 17" can't handle much higher than its native res, especially if i up the refresh rate, and id like to be able to play at a higher resolution such as 1280x1024 and stay at that native res. Yeah i was looking at the Samsung 930 and it's a little too pricey for me, but i did find one similar that was $275. The BenQ 19" i'm looking at has great reviews at newegg and costs about as much as my Dell E172FP did...

Remember, I'd like to stay under $350 and i appreciate your suggestions and 'debates' so far. :o
17" LCDs, at least every one I've seen ARE 1280x1024...just like every 19" LCD I've ever seen.

ViN86
01-25-06, 12:16 PM
my 19" is incredible and its definitely not stretched at all. i wish you could see how crisp/clear this thing is. my brother has the exact same one and his is flawless as well.

BenQ FP937s is the one for you (might be a little over your price range though, but you get what you pay for)

PSYCHODAD
01-25-06, 03:36 PM
Another vote for the Hyundai L90D+. 1280x1020 native res and comes with DVI cable. Had mine for some time and like it alot.

Wolfhound
01-25-06, 05:06 PM
Add another vote for Samsung BF930 I love it :p

nV`andrew
01-25-06, 06:53 PM
my 19" is incredible and its definitely not stretched at all. i wish you could see how crisp/clear this thing is. my brother has the exact same one and his is flawless as well.

BenQ FP937s is the one for you (might be a little over your price range though, but you get what you pay for)

Yeah i saw it in your sig and was trying to find it on different sites but no luck. Is that the exact model, ill try looking again at the egg. Thank you again a bunch for all your suggestions, i'm gonna get to work and look at all of them :D

Edit: Found it on BenQ's site, trying to find a retailer though
Damn, can only find the 931 model

ew2x4
01-25-06, 07:06 PM
For only $100 more than a 19", you can get a 20" and a ton more pixels. I agree with superklye on that aspect.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824112176

$370 after Mail in Rebate. I'd bone. Or you can wait for a Dell coupon and get the 2005FPW or 2001FP for $330.

nV`andrew
01-25-06, 07:25 PM
I'm trying to decide between these:

BenQ FP91G+ - $235 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824014090

Hyundai L90D+ - $309.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824179014

ViewSonic VA902b - $269 after Sale.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRatingReview.asp?DEPA=0&Type=&Item=N82E16824116363&SortField=0&Pagesize=&Page=4
Got great reviews...

Samsung 913V - $275.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824001192

So i have 4 different monitors i can choose between. I really wanna stick with these, as they are in my price range and seem pretty good. If you have one of these, please do not hesitate to give your input ;). I want to stay at a low price, but still get a good monitor because I'm on a budget. Which one would you get? Thank you!!!

-Andrew

ew2x4
01-25-06, 07:52 PM
You know you want the 1600x1200 goodness.

nV`andrew
01-25-06, 08:08 PM
You know you want the 1600x1200 goodness.

STOP IT! Don't make me rip a hole in my wallet! :p

Remember:

I'm trying to decide between these:

BenQ FP91G+ - $235 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824014090

Hyundai L90D+ - $309.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824179014

ViewSonic VA902b - $269 after Sale.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRa...gesize=&Page=4
Got great reviews...

Samsung 913V - $275.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001192

So i have 4 different monitors i can choose between. I really wanna stick with these, as they are in my price range and seem pretty good. If you have one of these, please do not hesitate to give your input . I want to stay at a low price, but still get a good monitor because I'm on a budget. Which one would you get? Thank you!!!

-Andrew

Viventis
01-25-06, 08:53 PM
STOP IT! Don't make me rip a hole in my wallet! :p

Remember:

I'm trying to decide between these:

BenQ FP91G+ - $235 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824014090

Hyundai L90D+ - $309.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824179014

ViewSonic VA902b - $269 after Sale.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRa...gesize=&Page=4
Got great reviews...

Samsung 913V - $275.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001192

So i have 4 different monitors i can choose between. I really wanna stick with these, as they are in my price range and seem pretty good. If you have one of these, please do not hesitate to give your input . I want to stay at a low price, but still get a good monitor because I'm on a budget. Which one would you get? Thank you!!!

-Andrew
Got my Hyundai L90D+ from Newegg. Great monitor. Does everything well.