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zardozid
08-14-2007, 03:12 AM
This is a quick one...

I'm looking into getting a Dell gaming rig (I know I could do better, but I can get a good deal, and I want a new rig now).

Dell gives you a choice of a 22 inch wide screen (1680 X 1050, 800:1, 5ms) or a 20 inch "Ultra Sharp" wide screen (1680 X 1050, 800:1 , and a 16ms response time)...

Which would you get? The ultra sharp LCD's get great reviews but it's smaller (2 inches) and has a slower response time...

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zardozid
08-14-2007, 03:12 AM
This is a quick one...

I'm looking into getting a Dell gaming rig (I know I could do better, but I can get a good deal, and I want a new rig now).

Dell gives you a choice of a 22 inch wide screen (1680 X 1050, 800:1, 5ms) or a 20 inch "Ultra Sharp" wide screen (1680 X 1050, 800:1 , and a 16ms response time)...

Which would you get? The ultra sharp LCD's get great reviews but it's smaller (2 inches) and has a slower response time...

Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
08-14-2007, 10:51 AM
I just replaced my Samsung 204B that had 800:1 contrast ratio and 5ms response time with a Dell 2707WFP 27" gem. That Samsung was, and still is, an excellent monitor for this sim or any other application.

I say that to say this, though the smaller monitor may have slightly better specs, a larger monitor is ALWAYS better as long as the specs on it are decent...and those are.

Go 22". Hell, see if they'll let you go with the 2407WFP instead! It may be a few more clams (no doubt) but THAT is one fine monitor that consistently gets great reviews as well. If you can get one, you'll be glad you did.

Dell's gaming rigs are fairly decent, especially the XPS models, so don't be put off by those that may say otherwise. I build all my own, but some of the newer XPS machines are excellent performers.

Here's a link to 22" monitor reviews: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/display/22inch.html


TB

VMF-214_HaVoK
08-14-2007, 12:43 PM
Want even better deal then crappy ole Dell? Go with www.cyberpowerpc.com (http://www.cyberpowerpc.com) or www.ibuypower.com (http://www.ibuypower.com) or www.abs.com (http://www.abs.com) or www.vigorgaming.com (http://www.vigorgaming.com)

All the above will offer much better deals then Dell and they all offer bill me later. Much better bang or buck option. Of course the best way is always to build your own. But you did say you want it now. If you ever decide to build you own, you can get everything you need at www.newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com) and save a bundle. I have been building my rigs from there for years as well as some rigs for friends and family.

S!