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tucker.
12-22-2009, 03:02 PM
I'm looking for a new monitor. The main use will be gaming as I'm fixing to get back into il2 after being away for some time.
Something around 22" 1680x1050 or 24" 1920x1200
Price is important, aprox $200.

I was looking at this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...Item=N82E16824005133 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005133)
what do you think?
Other suggestions.
My rig:
e8400,gtx260,4gb ddr2,wd640black,corsair tx650.
CH throttle,pedals,and fighterstick,& trackir

tucker.
12-22-2009, 03:02 PM
I'm looking for a new monitor. The main use will be gaming as I'm fixing to get back into il2 after being away for some time.
Something around 22" 1680x1050 or 24" 1920x1200
Price is important, aprox $200.

I was looking at this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...Item=N82E16824005133 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005133)
what do you think?
Other suggestions.
My rig:
e8400,gtx260,4gb ddr2,wd640black,corsair tx650.
CH throttle,pedals,and fighterstick,& trackir

Blindman-
12-22-2009, 03:36 PM
When I upgraded my monitor last year I ended up needing a new video card (and not so cheap cables). This made my $250 upgrade go up to $500. I recommend that you keep this in mind as you procede with your purchase.

Ba5tard5word
12-22-2009, 04:07 PM
I have a 21" Samsung that I've had for 2 years and it's been good to me so far. Works good with my GTX 260 at 1680 x 1050 resolution in all my games. I've heard that LG stuff can be rather poor quality but maybe it differs from product to product.

tucker.
12-22-2009, 04:11 PM
I was hoping to avoid that..lol I think my gtx 260 will work ok with a 22" and I have plenty of cables...
Thanks and I'll keep the extras in mind.

M_Gunz
12-22-2009, 04:14 PM
Tucker? The Tucker that used to be with Sierra/Dynamix until about Sept 98?

tucker.
12-22-2009, 04:47 PM
sry diff one... I'm in TN

VonKlugermon
12-22-2009, 04:59 PM
Viewsonic VX2255wm here. 22in LCD with a native resolution of 1680 x 1050,

Great monitor - probably more improved versions out there now.

Willy

Stiletto-
12-22-2009, 05:02 PM
If you want to future proof your monitor, I wouldn't go with something as low as a 1680x1050 resolution, that is already pretty low res by todays computer gaming standards.

Though IL-2 is generally easier to see "the dots" at low resolutions like **** x 768, if you plan to use the monitor for any modern game or Storms of War it might get outdated pretty quickly.

22" isn't very large by today either, though I understand you are on a budget. I look on Newegg alot as well and I am currently holding off on upgrading my 24" CRT until prices come down further.. It is tempting to for me to upgrade to a 27-30" LCD.

The Hanns-G 28" went on sale as low as $260 on Black Friday, and that is a big monitor with a decent enough res of 1920x1200. The color reproductions in the dark areas aren't acurate though and if you plan to do any photo editing or design work, this monitor is a no no.

The LG probably has fairly good color accuracy but looking at Neweggs monitors that are on sale, there are some other models that are larger and have higher resolution for less price.

I hear good things about Asus Monitors,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...Item=N82E16824236074 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236074)

That has better screen size and resolution for $40 less.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...Item=N82E16824009157 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009157)

This Acer is pretty cheap and is larger and has better screen res but the colors are probably not as good, Youd be saving 60 dollars though

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...Item=N82E16824254044 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254044)

Hann-G that is at a pretty good price right now, but the one issue is color accuracy in the real dark tones.

I dunno, I think the LG is probably a good looking monitor but I'd definately shop around a little more, there is a 1080 LG that is 2 inches bigger on the site for maybe 40 dollars more, it might be worth it to go that route and pay a little more as well.

Bearcat99
12-22-2009, 09:42 PM
I recommend that you dont go below 24"... and if you can consider 28" but dont go below 24". Consider this 24" Acer (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009208&cm_re=24_lcd_monitor-_-24-009-208-_-Product).

RAF_OldBuzzard
12-23-2009, 04:32 AM
ACER does make some nice LCDs. I have a 20" that I use for my second monitor. (I'm still using my trusty old 24" Sony FW900 as the main).

To stick with your $200.00 budget, you could go with one of the ACER 23" models.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...Item=N82E16824009201 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009201)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...Item=N82E16824009207 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009207)


The first one has a 2ms response time which should make it an excellent gaming monitor.

tucker.
12-23-2009, 11:33 AM
Thanks for the advice. I've looked at the Acers and it seems like that might be my best bet to get into a 24". I'm on a 17" samsung right now so that would be a major size increase.

Urufu_Shinjiro
12-23-2009, 12:14 PM
Not really relavent to the OP, but what's with the 16:9 ratio trend? Is no one making 16:10 anymore? I think 16:9 is great for tv's and movie screens, but for a pc, no, need more pixels, need more real-estate.

P.S. I'll spare everyone by not repeating my snobbish objections to TN panels http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

Stiletto-
12-23-2009, 05:46 PM
Old Buzzard, I as well am using a 24" Sony FW900.. Well it is the HP licensed version, the A7217A.

While I would really like some more desktop space and get rid of this 90 pound monster.. The price it costs to upgrade to something large really isn't worth it. If I wanted a Hanns-G that is 28", the only thing really worth upgrading because of the size increase over this 24", the color quality would be greatly subpar. This is still a good monitor and I guess I am going to hold on to it until some larger and nicer NEC's or HP's drop in price.

Urufu_Shinjiro
12-24-2009, 10:57 AM
Yeah, if you have a really nice large CRT like that Sony, you really need to pop for an S-PVA or H-IPS panel to get that color reproduction and the larger viewing angle doesn't hurt either. I will say though that a 24" LCD WILL be bigger screenwise than that CRT, as CRT screen measurements are not "visible" screen size.

Bearcat99
12-24-2009, 11:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tucker.:
Thanks for the advice. I've looked at the Acers and it seems like that might be my best bet to get into a 24". I'm on a 17" samsung right now so that would be a major size increase. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I beleive a 19" WS is like a 17" CRT with an extra inch in the horizontal.. a 22" is like a 19" with the extar real estate in the horizontal.. and a 24" is like a 19" with extra real estate in the horizontal and the verticle.

tucker.
12-25-2009, 09:24 AM
I took the wifes 24" viewsonic off the bedroom wall and hooked it up to see if the 16:9 ratio would be ok for me...I think it will. Game looks great and my flying was better than ever, everything happens slower(more lifelike) it seems and was deffinately mor imersive.
Thanks for all teh advice, now to figure out which one and try to to keep it under $250.
I did find one 16:10 in my price range, any one tried it? http://www.newegg.com/Product/...Item=N82E16824001280 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001280)
Merry Christmas!