OK folks, we've done CPUs
and graphics cards
, now for my favourite subject of all, screens. I've long said a decent screen is the best investment you can make. Frankly, I've long been right. I've three 30-inchers of my own, two of which are about five years old. And with the exception of 120Hz support (see below), the game hasn't moved on dramatically. Any five-year-old CPU or GPU, by contrast, is garbage. That's the difference.
As it happens, good LCD screens have just become a lot more affordable. You'll need to check out part two for the whys and wherefores along with a tour of the best currently available options. But things change fast, so a little knowledge can go a long way. Here are the eight most important things you need to know about screens for games.