• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

Help! Best Gaming LCD for under $400

1Strive

New Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2005
Messages
682 (0.16/day)
Likes
30
Location
Texas
System Name Back in Black
Processor AMD Opteron 180 @ 2.6GHz (Dual Core)
Motherboard Asus A8N-SLI Premium
Cooling All Antec Case Fans (3-speed and Quiet as they come.)
Memory 2GB DDR440MHz (Corsair XMS LED Series) 1GB x2 [Dual-Channel]
Video Card(s) 8800GTS G92 512mb (eVGA-745/1000) 9474 in 3Dmark06 at Defaults.
Storage 2 WD 74GB Raptors in RAID Zero for Vista. WD 250GB for XP and Storage
Display(s) Acer 22' widescreen. 1680x1050 res / 5ms
Case Antec Black Server Chassis / Logitec G7 Wireless-Laser Mouse
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Music w/ 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones
Power Supply Antec 500Watt ATX2.0 Modular
Software Vista Ultimate (64-bit) / Playing: Crysis in DX9 on XP @ 1680x1050 High with 30FPS
Benchmark Scores Over 9k in 3DMark06! That's better than 80% of all systems tested and logged according to 3Dmark's s
#1
I have $400 to spend on a Gaming LCD. I wish I could get a Dell 24", but that is too much.

I have been looking at 22" models @ 1680x1050 and 19" @ 1280x1024.

But I want the HIGHEST RESOLUTION money can by without any GHOSTING. So it has to be 8ms or less with great image quality.

So far the 22" offerings from Dell, Viewsonic, Samsung, and Acer are my best bets as far as I can tell,

...but I am open to suggestions.

GeForce 8800GTS is my Graphics card and I love playing at High Res.

Thanks,
1STRIVE
 

bruins004

New Member
Joined
Sep 27, 2005
Messages
2,479 (0.56/day)
Likes
74
Processor AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (939)
Motherboard MSI Neo K8n Neo4-F with Nforce 4
Cooling ThermalTake Venus12 + 3 case fans + PCI slot cooler for GPU
Memory 2x 512mb Kingston PC-3200
Video Card(s) XFX GeForce 7800GT
Storage Western Digital 160GB
Display(s) ViewSonic VX2025WM
Case Logisys Dracula Case (Black)
Audio Device(s) Onboard Sound, Logitech X-530 Surround Sound Speakers
Power Supply OCZ PowerStream 520W
Software Window XP Pro, Office Suite, Tons of Games
#2
I have both a Dell and Viewsonic 20.1" Widescreen LCD, as well as a Sony.

My Viewsonic has 16ms response time and my Dell has 5ms response time.
In either of them I cannot tell of any ghosting in games and I play a lot of FSP and fast action games).

I must say though that I do like the Viewsonic a bit more since it has more options available to it (like for example it has more brightness options, etc.).

Just note that as long as you stay 16ms and under in response time (I belive you can even have a 20ms response time) and you wont notice any ghosting.

Also, check to make sure that the panel you choose has 16.7 million color instead of 16.2 million colors. This is a little important (at least to me) bc with 16.2 million colors (6 bit panel) the colors look washed out when compared to a CRT. The 16.7 millions colors looks much better (either an 8 bit panel or a 6 bit panel w/ dithering).

Another thing that may be important to you is the contrast ratio. This is how sharp the picture looks to you, hence higher is better.

Hope that helps :)
 
Joined
Apr 7, 2006
Messages
7,404 (1.73/day)
Likes
663
#3
I have very pleased with my 22in acer...and i got it for 250 bucks!
 

PuMA

New Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2006
Messages
724 (0.17/day)
Likes
28
Location
Finland
Processor lapped C2D e6850, 3600mhz
Motherboard ASUS P5N32-E SLI (680i SLI)
Cooling NOCTUA NH-U9, 3 2x120mm 1x180mm case fans
Memory 6GB A-DATA vitesta DDR2 900mhz (2x1gb + 2x2gb)
Video Card(s) LEASTEK GTX 260 (701/1408/1105)
Storage SAMSUNG F1 640GB SATAII/SEAGATE 250gb SATAII
Display(s) SAMSUNG 226BW 1680x1050 2ms
Case ANTEC three hundred
Audio Device(s) ASUS SupremeFX, SONY surround AMP
Power Supply XION 630W
Software VISTA ULTIMATE x64
Benchmark Scores 3dmark06:15126 (701/1408/1105) vantage: 11698
#4
I like my ACER too, very high quality product. I dont think theres much difference with response times,million of colors etc. Just look a quality company and u should be fine. with 450 dollars u should get a kick ass monitor.
 
Joined
Nov 24, 2006
Messages
1,042 (0.26/day)
Likes
64
Location
CT, USA
Processor q6700 @ 3.2ghz
Motherboard Asus p5w DH Deluxe
Cooling Scythe Andy Samurai, 4x80mm silenx, 2x120mm silenx fans
Memory 2x2gb G.Skill 4-4-4-12
Video Card(s) xfx black edition 6870
Storage 250gb seagate sata, 2x250gb seagate perp (raid0)
Display(s) dell 24"
Case Coolermaster atc s4000 sx-1
Audio Device(s) Creative Audigy2 Platinum
Power Supply Antec True Power Trio 650w
Software winXP pro x64
#5
go higher than 1280x1024 - I have a samsung 19" and I love it, but I wish I could play at a higher rez
 

bruins004

New Member
Joined
Sep 27, 2005
Messages
2,479 (0.56/day)
Likes
74
Processor AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (939)
Motherboard MSI Neo K8n Neo4-F with Nforce 4
Cooling ThermalTake Venus12 + 3 case fans + PCI slot cooler for GPU
Memory 2x 512mb Kingston PC-3200
Video Card(s) XFX GeForce 7800GT
Storage Western Digital 160GB
Display(s) ViewSonic VX2025WM
Case Logisys Dracula Case (Black)
Audio Device(s) Onboard Sound, Logitech X-530 Surround Sound Speakers
Power Supply OCZ PowerStream 520W
Software Window XP Pro, Office Suite, Tons of Games
#6
I like my ACER too, very high quality product. I dont think theres much difference with response times,million of colors etc. Just look a quality company and u should be fine. with 450 dollars u should get a kick ass monitor.
There is quite a difference between response time, color depth and contrast ratio.
It depends on the person.
16.2 million colors looks really bad if you watch DVDs on your computer.
Response times matter only for games.
It was proven that the fastest current response time (which is 2ms) still shows signs of ghosting, but this ghosting cannot be seen by a human eye.
Have you ever tried to play Counter STrike or any FPS game on a LCD with a response time of 30ms?
I have and it was pretty bad.
I saw a lot of ghosting and it was really annoying.
It was like I saw 2 of everybody.
So that is why manufacturers mostly stick with 16ms and under

As for contrast ratio that is preference.
If you watch movies on it then you want a nice contrast ratio so its like watching a TV.

Trust me these things do matter since you are shelling out some nice money for these LCDs.
You dont want to be stuck with something that bothers you.
 
Joined
Sep 8, 2006
Messages
596 (0.14/day)
Likes
399
Location
Pacific N.W.
System Name SYS-1//SYS-2//SYS-3//SYS-4
Processor AMD FX-8350//AMD FX-8350//AMD X6 1090T //AMD FX-8350
Motherboard Biostar TA990FXE//Gigabyte 990FX-G//MSI 890GXM-G65//ASUS M5A99FX Pro 2.0
Cooling ZEROtherm Nirvana//Corsair H-110i//AMD PII Cooler//AMD CL Water Cooler
Memory REDLINE 1866 (4X4g)//REDLINE 2133 (4X4g)//Geil (4x2g)//AMD R9 G 2400 (4x4g)
Video Card(s) XFX R9 270 (CF)//R9 270x(CF) Devil's//XFX HD7870//R9 270X(CF) Devil's
Storage Corsair ForceIII GS-360 //Samsung 850-Pro//Samsung 840-Pro//Hyper-X Savage 480
Display(s) Samsung 214T 21.3" LCD//BENQ G2400WD 24" LCD
Case SIGMA LUNA//Corsair 650D //Silverstone SG-01//Cooler Master HAF-XB
Audio Device(s) X-FI Fatality Pro//Sound Blaster Z//Sound Blaster Z//Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply Corsair HX620W//Corsair HX850i//Corsair HX620//Corsair HX 750
Software Win 7 Ult-64//Vista Premium-64//Win 7 Ult-64//Vista Ult-64
#7
Samsung 204b, Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 800:1
Display Colors: 16.7 Million
Display Type: UXGA
Horizontal Refresh Rate: 31-81 kHz
Maximum Resolution: 1600 x 1200
Panel: a-si TFT/TN LCD
Pixel Pitch: 0.255mm
Recommended Resolution: 1600 x 1200
Viewing Angle: 160°(H) / 160°(V)

I have one of these and am very pleased by performance,dvi cabe that came with it was crap though.btw-20.1"&5ms rate.
 

Easy Rhino

Linux Advocate
Joined
Nov 13, 2006
Messages
14,405 (3.56/day)
Likes
4,257
System Name VHOST01 | Desktop
Processor i7 980x | i5 7500 Kaby Lake
Motherboard Gigabyte x58 Extreme | AsRock MicroATX Z170M Exteme4
Cooling Prolimatech Megahelams | Stock
Memory 6x4 GB @ 1333 | 2x 8G Gskill Aegis DDR4 2400
Video Card(s) Nvidia GT 210 | Nvidia GTX 970 FTW+
Storage 4x2 TB Enterprise RAID5 |Corsair mForce nvme 250G
Display(s) N/A | Dell 27" 1440p 8bit GSYNC
Case Lian Li ATX Mid Tower | Corsair Carbide 400C
Audio Device(s) NA | On Board
Power Supply SeaSonic 500W Gold | Seasonic SSR-650GD Flagship Prime Series 650W Gold
Mouse N/A | Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
Keyboard N/A | Posiden Z RGB Cherry MX Brown
Software Centos 7 | Windows 10
#8
get the widscreen viewsonic. you wont be disappointed.
 
Joined
Apr 7, 2006
Messages
7,404 (1.73/day)
Likes
663
#9
Also look look for HDCP when search for you new monitor.
 

BigD6997

New Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2005
Messages
890 (0.20/day)
Likes
9
Processor e8400 @ 4ghz 1.344v
Motherboard EVGA 780i
Cooling Thermalright Ultra-Ex lapped
Memory OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (3-5-5-17) @ 450mhz
Video Card(s) 8800gts
Storage 200G WD
Display(s) 23in samsung lcd hdtv
Case stacker 831
Power Supply OCZ stealthxstrem 600watt
Software Xp-Pro
#10

Zero Cool

New Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2007
Messages
1,197 (0.30/day)
Likes
6
Location
Prague, CZ
Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Manchester BOX, 939 OC @ 2.7
Motherboard DFI LanParty UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert - nForce4 SLI
Cooling 3D Galaxy II, Gigabyte CPU idle below 35C
Memory 2x 1GB KINGSTON DDR Dual Channel
Video Card(s) EN7900GTX EXTREME EDITION 2DHT 512MB
Storage Seagate 200GB 7200rpm
Display(s) ASUS MW221 < 22" WideScreen / 1680x1050
Case Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case, Half broken by mum
Audio Device(s) Intergrated within the Mother Board 7.1 surround sound
Power Supply Chieftec 500W MODEL: CFT-5000-A12S
Software Windows Vista Ultimate
#11

BigD6997

New Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2005
Messages
890 (0.20/day)
Likes
9
Processor e8400 @ 4ghz 1.344v
Motherboard EVGA 780i
Cooling Thermalright Ultra-Ex lapped
Memory OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (3-5-5-17) @ 450mhz
Video Card(s) 8800gts
Storage 200G WD
Display(s) 23in samsung lcd hdtv
Case stacker 831
Power Supply OCZ stealthxstrem 600watt
Software Xp-Pro
#12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16889102055 this is what i play on, but i use it as a tv too, i was going to buy a monitor, then decided for the small loss in pixels and the big gain in using it for my xbox360 and tv i would just save and buy this.... but if i were to get a monitor it would def be that new LG linked two posts above me
 

1Strive

New Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2005
Messages
682 (0.16/day)
Likes
30
Location
Texas
System Name Back in Black
Processor AMD Opteron 180 @ 2.6GHz (Dual Core)
Motherboard Asus A8N-SLI Premium
Cooling All Antec Case Fans (3-speed and Quiet as they come.)
Memory 2GB DDR440MHz (Corsair XMS LED Series) 1GB x2 [Dual-Channel]
Video Card(s) 8800GTS G92 512mb (eVGA-745/1000) 9474 in 3Dmark06 at Defaults.
Storage 2 WD 74GB Raptors in RAID Zero for Vista. WD 250GB for XP and Storage
Display(s) Acer 22' widescreen. 1680x1050 res / 5ms
Case Antec Black Server Chassis / Logitec G7 Wireless-Laser Mouse
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Music w/ 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones
Power Supply Antec 500Watt ATX2.0 Modular
Software Vista Ultimate (64-bit) / Playing: Crysis in DX9 on XP @ 1680x1050 High with 30FPS
Benchmark Scores Over 9k in 3DMark06! That's better than 80% of all systems tested and logged according to 3Dmark's s
#13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824005088

thats what i would buy if i didnt use my 23in samsung HDTV

I am looking into this one. Thanks for the tip.

I have never liked "LG" but I may give it a try.

Newegg says this display Features: HDCP (witch is a must for me)
and also a 3000:1 Contrast Ratio, w/ a 5ms responce time is AWSOME!

I wonder if that means the Picture Quality is like 3 times better than most?

Does it do the "16.7 million color instead of 16.2 million colors" that was mentioned earlier?

Also I haven't seen any review for this display and Gaming. I am scared of "Ghost"-ing.
I read somewhere that there is no REAL standard to measure the "Responce Time" so some manufactors just wing it. Again I won't put up with any Ghosting.

Still wary of LG. So anyone w/ an LG display SPEAK UP. I need reviews to calm my fears.
 
Joined
Sep 20, 2006
Messages
1,998 (0.49/day)
Likes
0
Location
ashentech.com
Processor Athlon64 3500+(2.2gz)@2.94gz(3.03gz)
Motherboard Biostar Tforce550 (RMA) (m2n-sli delux)
Cooling PIB cooler
Memory 2gb ocz 533 +1gb samsung 533 4-4-4-12
Video Card(s) x1900xtx 512mb+zalman vf900 cooler(kicks stock coolers arse)
Storage 80gb,200gb,250gb,160gb
Display(s) 20.1 in dell 2001fp + KDS visual sensations 19"
Case Codegen briza seirse
Audio Device(s) ADI SoundMax HD audio onboard,using Ket's driver pack
Power Supply FSP 400watt SAGA seirse w/noise killer
Software Windows 2003 ent server as workstation(kills xp in perf and stab)
#14
my dell 2001fp(got it free) is rated at 16ms responce but it dosnt ghost at all(or i would be using my 19in kds crt)

lg makes some great lcd panils, its the stuff behind them that can suck,the lg branded are normaly good tho.

and responce time is subjective it seems, i know my buddys unit thats rated at 6ms ghosts like a mofo, but my 16ms unit dosnt ghoest at all PERIOD.
 

Mediocre

New Member
Joined
Jun 11, 2006
Messages
1,237 (0.29/day)
Likes
70
Processor C2D E8400 @ 3.60GHz
Motherboard ASUS P5Q-Pro w/ extra Vreg HS
Cooling Apogee GTX, 2x120mm DD, MCP-1000P Res/Pump, all 3/8" 7x80mm (4x push/pull, 2x exhaust, 1x side)
Memory 2 x 1GB Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066 @ 800 (4-3-3-6)
Video Card(s) EVGA 9800GTX+
Storage 3 x 80 GB WD SATA300 (2x RAID 0)
Display(s) Scepter x37 1080p 37" LCD & Samsung 204B
Case CoolerMaster HAF932
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Mushkin HP-580AP (C/O TPU!)
Software Vista Ultimate (32-bit)
#15
I don't like using widescreens for gaming. Although the support is better now, it was a real pain to get BF2/2142/SF/AF/EF to run right in widescreen.

I love my samsung 20.1 @ 1600x1200 think I paid $300 after rebate...
 

BigD6997

New Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2005
Messages
890 (0.20/day)
Likes
9
Processor e8400 @ 4ghz 1.344v
Motherboard EVGA 780i
Cooling Thermalright Ultra-Ex lapped
Memory OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (3-5-5-17) @ 450mhz
Video Card(s) 8800gts
Storage 200G WD
Display(s) 23in samsung lcd hdtv
Case stacker 831
Power Supply OCZ stealthxstrem 600watt
Software Xp-Pro
#16

vivanco

New Member
Joined
Oct 31, 2006
Messages
128 (0.03/day)
Likes
13
Location
Kitchener, ON
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 4.0 Ghz 24/7
Motherboard Asus Maximus Formula (Rampage Mod)
Cooling Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
Memory 2 GB OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 275
Storage Seagate Barracuda 320GB SATA
Display(s) LG 20.1" Widescreen LCD Monitor
Case NZXT Lexa Blackline
Audio Device(s) SupremeFX II
Power Supply Corsair HX750W
Software Windows 7 Ultimate
#17

1Strive

New Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2005
Messages
682 (0.16/day)
Likes
30
Location
Texas
System Name Back in Black
Processor AMD Opteron 180 @ 2.6GHz (Dual Core)
Motherboard Asus A8N-SLI Premium
Cooling All Antec Case Fans (3-speed and Quiet as they come.)
Memory 2GB DDR440MHz (Corsair XMS LED Series) 1GB x2 [Dual-Channel]
Video Card(s) 8800GTS G92 512mb (eVGA-745/1000) 9474 in 3Dmark06 at Defaults.
Storage 2 WD 74GB Raptors in RAID Zero for Vista. WD 250GB for XP and Storage
Display(s) Acer 22' widescreen. 1680x1050 res / 5ms
Case Antec Black Server Chassis / Logitec G7 Wireless-Laser Mouse
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Music w/ 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones
Power Supply Antec 500Watt ATX2.0 Modular
Software Vista Ultimate (64-bit) / Playing: Crysis in DX9 on XP @ 1680x1050 High with 30FPS
Benchmark Scores Over 9k in 3DMark06! That's better than 80% of all systems tested and logged according to 3Dmark's s
#18
I am greatful for that post for the LG display and then again to the LG site. I had looked but, didn't find it.

I see "Intelligent Auto Resolution " I wonder if that is just a fancy way of saying it will streatch Resolutions well. I know my other widescreens don't do two black bars on either side of the normal 4:3 resolution. They all streatch it and it distorts the text. This is one thing that worries me about getting a widescreen. But then again I love gaming in widescreen.

Okay, unless I see a reason not to then I will order that LG display Monday.
Thanks for all the help.

Later,
1STRIVE
 

1Strive

New Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2005
Messages
682 (0.16/day)
Likes
30
Location
Texas
System Name Back in Black
Processor AMD Opteron 180 @ 2.6GHz (Dual Core)
Motherboard Asus A8N-SLI Premium
Cooling All Antec Case Fans (3-speed and Quiet as they come.)
Memory 2GB DDR440MHz (Corsair XMS LED Series) 1GB x2 [Dual-Channel]
Video Card(s) 8800GTS G92 512mb (eVGA-745/1000) 9474 in 3Dmark06 at Defaults.
Storage 2 WD 74GB Raptors in RAID Zero for Vista. WD 250GB for XP and Storage
Display(s) Acer 22' widescreen. 1680x1050 res / 5ms
Case Antec Black Server Chassis / Logitec G7 Wireless-Laser Mouse
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Music w/ 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones
Power Supply Antec 500Watt ATX2.0 Modular
Software Vista Ultimate (64-bit) / Playing: Crysis in DX9 on XP @ 1680x1050 High with 30FPS
Benchmark Scores Over 9k in 3DMark06! That's better than 80% of all systems tested and logged according to 3Dmark's s
#19
I have very pleased with my 22in acer...and i got it for 250 bucks!
Is it this one?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2549197&Sku=A179-2210

$50 rebate makes it $269! That is $100 cheaper than that LG Display!

or
Newegg w/ no rebate mess, for $289 (That's what I'll do if I get this one.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824009102&CMP=

I read somewhere that to get the "Vista Certified" logo you displays have support HDCP.

Also when I downloaded the Guide from Acer for this model it says it supports "Digital HDCP".

Do you have any Ghosting on yours? (or anyone have this one?)

Thanks,
1STRIVE
 
Last edited:
Joined
Apr 7, 2006
Messages
7,404 (1.73/day)
Likes
663
#20
Is it this one?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2549197&Sku=A179-2210

$50 rebate makes it $269! That is $100 cheaper than that LG Display!

or
Newegg w/ no rebate mess, for $289 (That's what I'll do if I get this one.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824009102&CMP=

I read somewhere that to get the "Vista Certified" logo you displays have support HDCP.

Also when I downloaded the Guide from Acer for this model it says it supports "Digital HDCP".

Do you have any Ghosting on yours? (or anyone have this one?)

Thanks,
1STRIVE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...50001146+1309822582&Submit=ENE&SubCategory=20

I have the 2216...which I got from circuity city during the holiday season. The box does have the HDCP sticker, and they just released the "vista certified" about a couple weeks ago...but same thing. I have no ghosting what so ever...great monitor.
 

1Strive

New Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2005
Messages
682 (0.16/day)
Likes
30
Location
Texas
System Name Back in Black
Processor AMD Opteron 180 @ 2.6GHz (Dual Core)
Motherboard Asus A8N-SLI Premium
Cooling All Antec Case Fans (3-speed and Quiet as they come.)
Memory 2GB DDR440MHz (Corsair XMS LED Series) 1GB x2 [Dual-Channel]
Video Card(s) 8800GTS G92 512mb (eVGA-745/1000) 9474 in 3Dmark06 at Defaults.
Storage 2 WD 74GB Raptors in RAID Zero for Vista. WD 250GB for XP and Storage
Display(s) Acer 22' widescreen. 1680x1050 res / 5ms
Case Antec Black Server Chassis / Logitec G7 Wireless-Laser Mouse
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Music w/ 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones
Power Supply Antec 500Watt ATX2.0 Modular
Software Vista Ultimate (64-bit) / Playing: Crysis in DX9 on XP @ 1680x1050 High with 30FPS
Benchmark Scores Over 9k in 3DMark06! That's better than 80% of all systems tested and logged according to 3Dmark's s
#21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...50001146+1309822582&Submit=ENE&SubCategory=20

I have the 2216...which I got from circuity city during the holiday season. The box does have the HDCP sticker, and they just released the "vista certified" about a couple weeks ago...but same thing. I have no ghosting what so ever...great monitor.
Good to know.

There is a difference. 16.7 Million colors vs. 16.2 Million and 700:1 vs 800:1.
I wonder witch matters more? I know what both are but, Bruins04 said 16.7 is way better and like a CRT. However, not much difference in 700 and 800.

What do you guys think?
 

1Strive

New Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2005
Messages
682 (0.16/day)
Likes
30
Location
Texas
System Name Back in Black
Processor AMD Opteron 180 @ 2.6GHz (Dual Core)
Motherboard Asus A8N-SLI Premium
Cooling All Antec Case Fans (3-speed and Quiet as they come.)
Memory 2GB DDR440MHz (Corsair XMS LED Series) 1GB x2 [Dual-Channel]
Video Card(s) 8800GTS G92 512mb (eVGA-745/1000) 9474 in 3Dmark06 at Defaults.
Storage 2 WD 74GB Raptors in RAID Zero for Vista. WD 250GB for XP and Storage
Display(s) Acer 22' widescreen. 1680x1050 res / 5ms
Case Antec Black Server Chassis / Logitec G7 Wireless-Laser Mouse
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Music w/ 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones
Power Supply Antec 500Watt ATX2.0 Modular
Software Vista Ultimate (64-bit) / Playing: Crysis in DX9 on XP @ 1680x1050 High with 30FPS
Benchmark Scores Over 9k in 3DMark06! That's better than 80% of all systems tested and logged according to 3Dmark's s
#23
Contrast is pretty high on "high" on my eyes. I think the color does make an issue.


what do you know, CC is having it for the same price...I think i have use a coupon I had to get it to 250 (combination of a coupon and opening a card), but it was 300 after rebate...

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Acer...62989/catOid/-12965/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do
So are you saying that Contrast Ratio or Display Colors is MORE Important?

I think Display Colors would be in this case considering the only 100 point difference in Contrast Ratio, between these 2 ACER models.
 
Joined
Apr 7, 2006
Messages
7,404 (1.73/day)
Likes
663
#24
Well you got to do some research to see how import is 500,000 colors are...but for me, 700 contrast is decent enough. also the 2216 has a 170degree angle compared to the other at 160...but i doubt that makes much of a difference.
 

1Strive

New Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2005
Messages
682 (0.16/day)
Likes
30
Location
Texas
System Name Back in Black
Processor AMD Opteron 180 @ 2.6GHz (Dual Core)
Motherboard Asus A8N-SLI Premium
Cooling All Antec Case Fans (3-speed and Quiet as they come.)
Memory 2GB DDR440MHz (Corsair XMS LED Series) 1GB x2 [Dual-Channel]
Video Card(s) 8800GTS G92 512mb (eVGA-745/1000) 9474 in 3Dmark06 at Defaults.
Storage 2 WD 74GB Raptors in RAID Zero for Vista. WD 250GB for XP and Storage
Display(s) Acer 22' widescreen. 1680x1050 res / 5ms
Case Antec Black Server Chassis / Logitec G7 Wireless-Laser Mouse
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Music w/ 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones
Power Supply Antec 500Watt ATX2.0 Modular
Software Vista Ultimate (64-bit) / Playing: Crysis in DX9 on XP @ 1680x1050 High with 30FPS
Benchmark Scores Over 9k in 3DMark06! That's better than 80% of all systems tested and logged according to 3Dmark's s