New monitor/LCD for my pc

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  1. addyb

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    Hi all!!

    Well i was going to post in the LCD forum but thought this is more appropriate as its purely for pc gaming!

    Anyway i currently have a 19" ilyama crt monitor but have been entertaining the thought of getting a 20-22" lcd tv to use on my pc instead. Now I just wondered what the cheapest option is for a decent display for my pc. I have an X800XT gfx card.

    I have around £150 to spend. I basically want something a bit bigger (screen size) than my ilyama but obviously cost effective as well!
     
  2. Sinzer

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    I spend 180 quid on a Hanns G 223DP, 22" widescreen, it is a very nice screen. It doesn't work as a TV out of the box though, you need to connect it using a component -> DVI convertor. It also does not accept a HDMI signal.

    There are a lot of good suggestions in the monitor forum tho here :-

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=276
     
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    Ok thanks for that!!

    Yeh well it will be used purely as a display for my pc and nothing more. I havent bought a new monitor/lcd for years so im a bit behind the times!
     
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    There is some good budget 22" monitors, look at the one Sinzer mentioned, also consider the Cibox 22" monitor.
     
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    if you own an Iiyama CRT then i'd suggest saving up more money and getting a high quality LCD of around 24in......otherwise going from a 19in high quality CRT to a 22in mid quality LCD just wont seem like a fair swap....that extra few inches really doesnt make much difference after a few weeks usage....moving to 24in will be more worthwhile....

    the sad thing is you wont get a lot for the CRT nowadays as so few people want them.....shame when you consider how good the images are....far more 3D than most LCD's manage....
     
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    True, but you'll have to consider whether your PC rig is up to the task of displaying games in the native resolution of the screen (1900x1200). Tbh I would think that you need at least a 8800GTX for those resolutions. Of course you can lower the resolutions that you play at, although it may not look as good as you want.
     
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    Very true. A 1920x1200 is a big res for gaming. A 8800GTX would be the card I recommend for that display. I would also recommend the Dell 24" display. Put both of them together and you will have a gamers wet dream. :smashin:
     
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    Or the HW223DP is a good bet for just under £30 extra. It doesn't have HDCP but it has a host of features, like USB hub and component-to-DVi convertor, along with a robust design that is worth the estra imo.
     
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    Thanks for the tips guys!!

    Now i just need some advice on a decent soundcard and speakers for my new system. (see my thread in the soundcard forum) :smashin:
     
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    I replied in that thread, but basically for your budget, those choices you have already made seems like the right ones. :thumbsup:
     

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