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Old 07-05-2007, 06:00 PM   #1
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Default In the market for a new LCD Monitor

Hey guys. I'm in the market for a new LCD monitor and I need help with my choices.

Just for some background information, I currently have a ViewSonic VA720 and according to CNET, anything will do better than what I currently have.

My gaming rig is a ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe with an AMD 4000+ CPU, 1 gig of mushkin ram, WD Caviar 120 and 320 Gig no RAID, and two EVGA nVidia 6800GS running in conjunction with each other (SLI).

So far, I have my sights set on this Acer:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009111

But what also caught my eye were these SCEPTREs. I've read the reviews and they said they're great for gaming and clarity and quality are good, but they fall apart very easily and aren't well made.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112009
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112005
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112003

I was also at one point considering a Dell UltraSharp 2007FP/2007WFP/1905FP, and the ViewSonic VX924.

ViewSonic VX924
http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors...tag=prod.txt.1

Dell 2007FP/2007WFP
http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors...ag=prod.txt.10
http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors...ag=prod.txt.11

Dell 1905FP
http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors...tag=prod.txt.4

The idea was that I was going to have a widescreen for my main screen (the Acer or the SCEPTRE), and have two normal ratio (non-widescreen) monitors on both sides of the widescreen (The Dell, or the ViewSonic), to get the three monitor set up going (I need it for productivity).

I like my gaming and I usually don't like it when something doesn't work right with my gaming (I'm sort of a perfectionist), which is why I'm running SLI right now, and I have surround sound. I also like watching movies on my computer, especially when I'm away at school.

But right now, due to financial situations, I'm just focusing on a new main monitor.

I want one that's good over all with gaming, DVD playback, and web browsing. I'm not doing anything pro like image or graphic editing.

Again, I'm pretty confident I'm going to spend my money on the Acer. I'm currently aiming for the Dells afterwards because of their flexibility...how you can turn them vertical and stuff like that...

I'm pretty happy with my ViewSonic...but it's about time I upgrade.

Your guys' help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:20 PM   #2
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I only looked at the first link, but I'll vouch for Acer, they're a good company for monitors. I bought a similar 22" monitor from Acer just last month and it works great, theres a little bit of bleeding, but what monitor doesn't have a little bit here and there. I'd go with Acer, it looks like a really nice monitor.
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The Dell is by far the best quality out of all of those. The 2007WFP is the best of the best. It uses S-IPS panels as opposed to cheap TN panels, which produce a much better image. If you get it refurbished, it is guaranteed to work and have no dead pixels or anything, and is a great deal at only $270:
http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineS...dfh&~ck=anavml

DO NOT get the 22" Sceptre, the DVI port died on me after a couple months of use, this is a common problem.
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The Dell is by far the best quality out of all of those. The 2007WFP is the best of the best. It uses S-IPS panels as opposed to cheap TN panels, which produce a much better image. If you get it refurbished, it is guaranteed to work and have no dead pixels or anything, and is a great deal at only $270:
http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineS...dfh&~ck=anavml

DO NOT get the 22" Sceptre, the DVI port died on me after a couple months of use, this is a common problem.
i still have never seen a difference in image quality between monotirs that are simmilar. to me it is size, price, resoultion, brightness, and contrast ratios that matter most. not the "image quality" but im yet to own a half decent monitor
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i still have never seen a difference in image quality between monotirs that are simmilar. to me it is size, price, resoultion, brightness, and contrast ratios that matter most. not the "image quality" but im yet to own a half decent monitor
That's because every monitor you've ever seen probably uses cheap value TN panels.
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Ok. So I'm going for the Acer.

I have one vote for the Dell for my secondary monitors.

Anyone have an opinion on the other ones?
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