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Old 07-22-2007, 09:15 AM   #1
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Default Monitors and Graphics


I have just bought a new PC with the following spec :

Chip Type: Pentium D
Processor Speed: 5,600 MHz
Memory (RAM): 2,000 MB
Hard Drive Capacity: 250 GB

and the following graphics :

UniChrome9 TM HC 256MB (Intergrated GPU)

Great features, a 128 bit 2D/3D engine with dual pixel
pipeline. The P4M900 also features extensive display
support for all HDTV output formats including
1920x1080p when coupled with an HDTV encoder,
and additional advanced graphics capabilities include
the Chromotion Video Display Engine, comprehensive
de-interlace support, and DuoView™ for enhanced
productivity and presentation capabilities. Also allows
for an external PCI Express x16 port.

Direct X9.0
Pixel Shader Model 2.0
Windows Vista Ready

Can anybody tell me if there is anything specific I need to look for when buying a LCD monitor to go with this PC? I want to get the most out of my system, and want to be able to play games in high quality - will any LCD do?

Thanks everyone

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Old 07-22-2007, 11:54 AM   #2
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Default Re: Monitors and Graphics

well for one that video card won't let you play that many games and you will probably need to use low settings if it's anything that looks better than age of empires.

But there are a few things to look at when comparing monitors.
Of course size is important, just get something that suits your needs and budget.

then there is the response time. For normal use something like 8 is ok, but for gaming you want as fast as possible. Something around 5ms or under would be good.

Then there is the contrast ratio, viewing angels and the recommended resolution to think about.

If you want to you could give us your budget and I'm sure someone will find a good monitor for that price.

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Old 07-22-2007, 05:32 PM   #3
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Forget to play games like Far Cry or Call of duty on it

If u can upgrade it with additional graphic card
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