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Things to look for in a gaming monitor?

Q: Things to look for in a gaming monitor?

Hello, I am looking to upgrade my old 19" Dell monitor with a new flat panel one. Can someone breakdown or point to a place the explains all the specs for these new monitors. Thank you......

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A: Things to look for in a gaming monitor?

1. Contrast Ratio, EX= 800:1 or 1000:1, 1000:1 is better. and 2nd, response time. Just like latency, 5ms is faster than 6ms, ect.

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I have seen a few threads that have been asking assistance for finding/building a good PC for a gaming machine (or otherwise) so I figured we should have a thread to keep us updated with the latest parts and branded pcs if they are a good build/price. I know there's a few out here that are good in piecing up a awesome pc (rukee ) so please contribute. I was thinking like write up a spec, and then give a brief description about the build, but make it in a nice family understandable way Also give alternatives to the parts/pcs so people can get a general idea. And remember, some people may not have the money to build the best pc with the best parts, so please try to be realistic

Thank you and happy writing!

~ T4Y

A:What PC to buy / build for gaming or other things?

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Sorry for the long text, I'm trying to send as much information i have.

Hello forums!
A few years ago i built a new gaming pc because i wanted to be able to play high quality games. But since day 1 i've had nothing but problems. Whenever i play one of my high quality games such as "Assassins Creed, Tomb Raider, Battlefield 3 or Primal Carnage" the monitor goes completely blank showing a "no signal to monitor" sign after gaming for between 5 minutes to up to 2-3 hours. The monitor sometimes also shows different color stripes either for examples: orange, pink or grey. The sound of my friends on skype usually keeps going for about 20 seconds before going silent, the sound of the game shuts off instantly or goes in a loop or starts with a loud buzzing sound. The fans and the LED's on my pc are still going but i can't control anything on the pc making me have to force restart my pc on the power button.
I've been on this forum before talking to this guy who is helping me but he's been quite busy lately so i need some extra help.
I've updated all drivers to latest, i never overheat, the GPU does not go over 51C when gaming and CPU never goes over 51C either.
I've upgraded my 650W powersupply to a 850W power supply and is one of the highest rated best performance power supplies you can find.
I tried to RMA my graphics card but they found nothing wrong with it and sent it back.
I bought two new sticks of RAM 4GB each, still... Read more

A:Solved: No signal to monitor/colorful monitor crash when gaming

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I have been looking for verification that if I buy the Dell 24 Gaming Monitor – S2417DG and attach it to my Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI that I will get full 2560x1440 resolution refresh rate 165 Hz with 1ms response as the Monitor specs are listed.
I can find no information that the HDMI will pass this level of output.
I have talked to Dell tech support and they do say that the HDMI port is connected directly to the  NVIDIA  GeForce GTX 1050T i with 4GB GDDR5 but I also have seen information that HDMI will not support this.
So I am looking for verification on this configuration being compatible/able to output the full capabilities of the video card to the monitor via the on board HDMI output?

A:Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI Specs/Does HDMI out support full bandwidth for G-SYNC Dell Gaming Monitor – S2417DG

First of all, G-Sync as far as I know requires DisplayPort and will not run on HDMI.  Even if it does, I don't think even HDMI 2.0 has enough bandwidth for 1440p @ 165 Hz.  And even if it does though, all of the Dell systems I've seen have only had HDMI 1.4, which is only enough for 1440p @ 60 Hz.  But even if all of that isn't a problem, does the Inspiron 7567 have ONLY a GeForce GPU, or does it have an Intel GPU plus a GeForce GPU?  If it's the latter, G-Sync will definitely not work because in almost all systems that have both GPUs, only the Intel GPU is directly wired to the display outputs.  If your system has ONLY the GeForce GPU, then G-Sync should work in theory, but again you may have the bandwidth problems I mentioned above.

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On my Pc i want to listen musics but audio hardware doesn't respond, what am i supposs to do?

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Hi and welcome. I have received your pm as well. First off, it's best to create your own thread for your problem rather than tagging onto an existing one with a monitor problem. For certain, you will be overlooked.

Regarding sound, do you have any sound at all? The Windows startup sound? Anything?

What operating system are you running?

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I have a Compaq S910 19" monitor, and a ATI radeon 7500 video card.

Out of the blue, the image on the monitor will bounce around for a few seconds, then stop, wich is followed by distortion of the image for about 2 seconds kind of looking like the image is being electrocuted cartoon style. Then it will stop for about 10 or 20 seconds, and then do it again.

Otherwise the image on the monitor is perfect, nice and sharp, colours are fine, still does all resoultions (it's at 1024x768 @85Hz right now). It seems to me like it's a problem with the video card. Can anyone confirm this?

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The monitor picture is fuzzy,color bleeds and the entire picture screen has a pink tint.
It is a new 19 screen. The standard stuff already has been messed with to fix it but it remains fuzzy.
Appreciate the help.

A:Monitor is doing strange things

What is the standard stuff...refresh rates
etc. If the moniter is new try it on another machine and see how it works. If it has same prob. I would take it back.

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Hi, I have noticed some weird list of files running on the Disk section in the resource monitor from times to times. The Read(B/min) is insanely high for sometimes and when I run though the file list that took most (B/min), I found that they are reading the files but I did not execute them.

For example, a particular mp3 file which I isn't playing is taking the resources? A game file that I have long didn't run it. Or some dll files which isnt related at all such as VLC dll files, game dll files or other types of program which I am not running at the moment. But they all appear on the Disk, Read(B/min) section and it used up a lot of resources and cause lagging to my pc.

I only open a single game and then I found the pc becomes more lagging and lagging until a time the program crashes. That's when I have a look at the resource monitor and found such weird things appear.

Why would these kind of files are been read or running while I didnt even executed them at all?

A:Weird Things about Resource Monitor

Could be a virus or other malware. Download Malwarebytes Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download and run a full scan. See if that helps. Do this even if you already have a different antivirus installed. If you do, (you should) then run a full scan with that as well.

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hey guys, haven't been here for awhile, need to ask a question!

I have a HP laptop with window's vista, Intel centino duo, wireless.

This morning it was doing it's usual installing important updates, and my monitor goes black for a few seconds and the icon's turn big (as in safe mode big) and awhile later my screen blacks out and goes back to normal, but my icons are all messed up ( i'm a neat freak with my icons) please can someone give me advice, this just started this morning and it's bugging me thanks so much, I appreciate it!

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I have plugged an S-Video cable from my laptop to the TV, told XP to extend my desktop to it.
How can I make the TV to show the same as on my laptop?? I am able to move only picture viewing programs (some of them) to the edge of my screen and then move the mouse. Then move the Viewer into position on the TV but I cannot control for example the "next" picture etc. on the TV and if I try to run it as a slideshow, this only happens on the laptop but the TV is stuck on the same picture.
Is there a setting somewhere to change this or a program to run anything on both screens?
What am I doing wrong?

A:Solved: how can I view the same things on tv and monitor

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The title basically says it. I'd like to get a monitor that works as a monitor with my Macbook Pro (I'll just get a HDMI connector) for general computer use, but one that is also suitable for gaming with PS3/PS4 with a low input lag as I like my competitive gaming, but also doubles as a TV, so has a tv/freeview tuner installed too.

Wasn't sure where to put this topic so went for random, anyone out there have any advice?

A:Monitor suitable as a monitor, TV, and gaming

It might help someone here to help you if you told us what country you are in, approximate screen size desired, and the most amount of money you are willing to spend.

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Hi, I'm not that new to technology and I know my way around the basics but I can't seem to fix this. I got this monitor 1 - 2 years ago and I've had the pc for even longer, maybe 3 or 4 years. I'm running an hp windows 8 and a samsung curved monitor.
My problem is, the monitor rests just larger than my monitor. It doesn't seem to happen 100% of the time, but tiny things like part of the date and time in the bottom right corner is cut off, or only half of the 'close window' button shows. I've had this problem for about a year now, maybe more without me noticing. I've tried adjusting my desktop resolution, using the monitor's adjustment settings itself, but the only thing that worked a bit was opening some hp windows adjustment thing. I got it to fit perfectly by manually changing it, but it then created tiny blurry spots as if the resolution went down. Even after reverting the changes, I still now have a few leftover blurry spots.
Is my monitor just doomed to not fit right? It's not the end of the world if it is, it's a minor problem but it becomes annoying over time.
Thanks for any help.

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I hit the button in the picture I posted on my Compaq FS7600 and now the colors are sort of faded and washed out looking. Everything just looks lighter as if I'd increased the brightness or something. I've tried adjusting the contrast and brightness and I've also tried going into the display settings but nothing is working. What does that button even do? More importantly how do I fix it and/or reset the monitor to default settings (if that's even possible)?

Thanks in advance

A:Fiddled with monitor buttons and messed things up

That button is the factory default setting.... See this page


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Hi everyone,

My setup is :

Intel 820D
Intel 945GNT
ATI Radeon 9550 (Pci-E)
1 GB ram
160 HD

I was reinstalling windows xp pro on my computer yesterday. I formatted drive C, the files copied and then the system began to reboot. Upon reboot the system seemed to boot up ok but there was no monitor signal(the monitor is good). Upon various diagnostics (removing other portions of hardware, reseting cmos, trying new ram, removing motherboard battery, etc.) i decided to get another motherboard. I went to the local comp. store and got a new Intel 945GNT. The board was successfully installed earlier today and upon restarting the system the monitor returned to action and i attempted to reload windows from the cd. The cd loaded and the computer restarted, yet again the monitor will not come on under any condition after this restart. I've tried unplugging all devices and simply having the motherboard, cpu, onboard video, ram, and powersupply, all to no avail. Any ideas in the least? This problem occurs regardless of whether i'm using the onboard monitor output or inserting my pci-express card and using it. Also, there are no beeps to indicate any type of issues upon startup. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I would gladly paypal 20 bucks to anyone with a successful solution to my problem. Thank you so much. -Kevin

A:Powers up, no monitor signal, tried many things, this is very puzzling

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I want a large lcd to play games and watch movies (as well as other computer tasks)

This one seems awfully cheap for $430 for a 32" :

Is it worth the extra $170 for this one with better specs?:

I've seen a Protron (Ultra) 32" and I noticed no problems with it, It wasn't as bright or responsive as my current 19" widescreen lcd but It looked alright. I always hear bad things about generic brands.

Will there be a noticeable difference so great that the extra money would be well spent?

A:Gaming LCD Monitor

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Hi, some games only display in 1024x768 minimum, but their text and graphics look so small on my 17" monitor that I get eyestrain and have got to get a bigger monitor.
I think LCD's have replaced CRT's nowadays, so I think a 22" LCD would be fine, but shall I get a square screen one or a widescreen?
I only want it for playing games and flight simulations, nothing else.
Wouldn't a widescreen stretch the picure out and make it look funny?
What sort do you all use?

A:What monitor do you use for gaming?

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Just purchased a Mitsubushi 17" LCD monitor Model NXM76LCD. It has both analog and DVI input capability. My previous experienece with LCD monitors and games was very disappointing and I ended up taking them back. This Mitsubiishi unit works as good or better than my old Trinitron 19" CRT monitor. So far I've run M$ Combat Flight Sim (1,2 & 3) Descent 2 & 3 and M$ Midtown Madness. Video quaility is excellent. Native resolution is 1280 X 1024. Running it on and older Dell XPS R400, P2, 384mb SDRAM with an ATI Radeon 64mb AGP graphics card. OS is Win98SE. Tomorrow I'm going to buy a DVI cable (it didn't come with one) and see if that makes any difference.

Just wondered if any one else has tried this one out. Would welcome comments/questions.

Regards - Ray

A:LCD Monitor for gaming

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Hey i just built my first every gaming computer. I'm looking to buy a monitor under $200, it can be 19", but not 17". I want it to be decent. i've looked but i don't no what exactly im looking for... so help is appreciated, thanks!

A:monitor for gaming rig

Do you want widescreen or non-widescreen?

EDIT: If it's okay to be widescree: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116095
If you want non-ws: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009137
You can actually ger a good (by looking at the numbers) 22" monitor under 200 (after rebates): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236043 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236028

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Im buying this Dell UltraSharp 2209WA 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor

Its my first lcd , my lovely superbright diamondtron mitsubishi has finally bitten the dust

Ive done a bit of research and this is the monitor for me

problem is i know lcd's display best at their native resolution and for most things ill be running at at 1680x1050 , however with my current rig (and my upgrade being pushed back due to needing a new monitor) ill struggle to game at this res

so will it look/perform ok at 1280x1024 ingame? until i upgrade?

A:New gaming monitor

Hi archie

I use the Samsung 226BW which is a 1680x1050 monitor. Any game i play that my graphics card cant handle at 1680x1050 i lower the res of that game to 1280x800 in the games menu.

As 1280 is pretty close to 75% of 1680 and 800 is pretty close to 75% of 1050 its the settings i use for games like Crysis Warhead etc. You'll see when you get the monitor what is best but a setting of 1280x1024 will give you 76% and 97% of your native resulution and will make the image appear distorted

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Im looking for suggestions on what brand or kind of monitor should i buy. The specs thay i have in mind are; 1920x1080 res, 144mhz, below 4 ms, preferrably a VA panel since I play both competitive games and solo games which graphics and color are important and in my understanding, VA panels are in between IPS and TN.

Thank you!

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I need some recomendations on getting the best gaming monitor in the150-200$ price range. I really don't know anything about monitors, if you can give me the basics on what to look for I can do some of my own hunting. Also Id appreciate any links to monitors in this price range you peeps recomend.

A:Gaming Monitor

not sure about price range, but i'd be looking for:
19" widescreen tft
Resolution: 1440 x 900 (very minimum native)
Refresh rate of <8ms
DVI input

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Is this a good gaming monitor? It is a Sceptre brand so I guess I can trust them.


The one thing that I like about this monitor is its 16.7 colors. I guess that means it's an 8-bit monitor right? I am planning on buying from newegg.com or tigerdirect.com. I just want a monitor that has good picture quality and fast response time. Should I get this monitor or can anyone recommend one that is better?

A:Gaming monitor?

16.7 million colors is 32-bit. It looks like an alright monitor. 8ms is the highest response time you would want on a gaming monitor.

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Thinking about getting a 120hz monitor to replace my current 60hz monitor, I have the money to pay for it;

Just need to know if it's worth it and if it even makes that much of a difference.


A:Monitor For Gaming

I would recommend a Benq Monitor

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Ok so for the past week or so I been lookin for a nice new monitor and I finally decided on these few...
This is for gaming, and just general stuff..but I want something good for gaming too definetly.

Samsung SyncMaster 17" 730B

LG Flatron 17" L1720PQ

Hyundai ImageQuest B70A

A:Best monitor for gaming?

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24" Black LED Monitor Full HD With Super Slim Design ​

Screen Size (Inch): 23.5
Screen Size (cm): 59.8
Screen Size (Class): 24
Flat / Curved: Flat
Active Display Size (HxV) (mm): 521.28(H) x 293.22(V)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Panel Type: PLS
Brightness (Typical): 250cd/m2
Brightness (Min): 200cd/m2
Peak Luminance Ratio: 98%
Contrast Ratio Static: 1000:1(Typ.), 700:1(Min)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: Mega
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Response Time: 4 (GTG?
Viewing Angle (Horizontal/Vertical): 178/178
Colour Support: 16.7M
Colour Gamut (NTSC 1976): 72%
Refresh Rate: 60Hz​

24" LED Monitor With Sharp Picture Quality​

Screen Size: 24"
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Panel Type: TN
Brightness: 250cd/m
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Typ)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: Mega ?
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Response Time: 2 (GTG)
Viewing Angle (H/V): 170 / 160
Color Supported: 16.7M


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Yay my Chimei 22in monitor died after 4 years of good service​I paid about 350 for it when brand new​im looking around that same price range for a gaming monitor that will be running crossfired 6900s​im happy for a true 22in monitor but would be happy to go up in size if the price is right​thanks for the suggestions guys​

A:New gaming monitor

24 inch 1920x1080 is now the default monitor. No point going smaller. They cost <$200.

Other options include:
- Taking a risk and spending ~$300 on a 2560x1440 27 incher from eBay. Techspot has it on Xmas Shopping List.
- Spending a little more and getting either a 27inch 1080p monitor, or a productivity-oriented 1920x1200 monitor.
- Check out Dell website for more sizes and resolutions. You're gonna be paying for it, though.

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Right now i have $486 saved up for a new monitor. I will be using the monitor for mostly gaming, but i will also like to watch Blu-rays on it later when i buy a PS3. I have been eying the Dell UltraSharp U2410 24" monitor for a while now, Is there anything else i need to take a look at first.

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I'm curious if the monitor in the link below is bad for gaming? I really don't know anything about monitor specs, so could someone please give me an idea on the quality of this monitor? I'm sure it's a good monitor, I'm just a little worried about the refresh rates of flat-screen monitors since I play online games a lot.

DELL E172FP 17-inch Flat Panel Color Monitor

Thanks for any help

A:Bad gaming monitor?

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Looking for new set of dual gaming monitors. I like Samsung and ASUS. 22-24 inch is what im looking for. two monitors. Loads of mixed reviews of everything. Willing to spend around ?200 each. Any advice on whats best would be greatly appreciated.

Looking at Samsung S24A350H

or the 22 inch version.

A:New gaming monitor!

Get the Samsung 24's and don't look back. Maybe make sure they have universal mounting points for a riser stand and a possible third monitor later ! The Asus's are sweet but I would go with the Sammy's, I went with LG's and I wish I had waited for the prices to fall on the Samsung's.

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I picked up a new LGe Monitor (L196WTQ), installed proper drivers and set everthing up.
It produces garbled desktop icons and a marquee like box around my mouse that flickers inconsistantly, images on my computer and the entire web are all completely fine.
Games like World of Warcraft are flickering, garbled, and some things just shouldnt be there. Perhaps it has something to do with the Graphics Card? I have a Radeon 9800 Pro.
Below is what I mean by "Garbled".

Could someone help find my problem?

Oh yes, my screen size is 1440x900 and at 60hrz

A:New monitor and gaming

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My spec are in my specs thingy. Nvidia 275 video card. Whats the best monitor I can get for around 200$? My video card can support way over 2560x1600 , how much do you have to spend to break the 1920x1080 barrier? Are they even worth it?

Also I am somewhat interested in a 3d monitor setup but they look pricey and I have no clue if they are worth it.

A:Best gaming monitor for $200?

Are you looking to game at that resolution? The GTX 275 will find it difficult to play GPU-intensive games at or over 1920x1080.

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I'm Looking to buy a Gaming monitor but i'm not sure which one to get. My Budget is 550$, i want it 27 inches or bigger. Any suggestion

A:Best gaming monitor

Hi, Welcome to 8 forums.

How about this? Amazon.com: BenQ High Performance Gaming XL2720T 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor: Computers & Accessories

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I recently purchased a cyberpower gaming tower with the amd ryzen graphics card along with a Dell gaming monitor and when i power up the unit i get an "no hdmi signal" message both ends are plugged into the correct spots any clues as to whats going on?

A:Gaming monitor

For our users to assist in troubleshooting, please answer the following questions;
* What operating system?* What specific AMD Ryzen video card model?* What video out ports are available on the video card?* What specific Dell monitor model?

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Hi folks, my monitor blew up and I was looking at LCD monitors. I can't afford most of them, but was wondering about a couple that were in my price range. Is 21ms acceptable response time for gaming? This is the one I was checking out: http://www.directron.com/v293.html

Also found Acer one with 20ms in the same price range:

Otherwise, I guess I'll stick with CRT for now.


A:LCD Monitor for Gaming Help


Really it's confusing, some people complain of 8ms and 12ms lcds ghosting, while other people get 25ms lcds that they say have no ghosting at all. I think it has more to do with the quality of the lcd.

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OK I am trying to set up a 6 monitor eyefinity setup using two r9 290x GPU. I want to cross fire the GPU s and then plug 3 of the monitors into 3 of the 4 ports that are on the GPU and then plug the other 3 in via a port hub utilizing the last plug in on the gpu. My knowledge is limited so I have questions regarding this method. For one would this even work? 2. Would I be able to max out most games using this method? 3. Is there an easier way to do this?

A:Setting up a 6 monitor gaming rig

Scooby Dude said:

OK I am trying to set up a 6 monitor eyefinity setup using two r9 290x GPU. I want to cross fire the GPU s and then plug 3 of the monitors into 3 of the 4 ports that are on the GPU and then plug the other 3 in via a port hub utilizing the last plug in on the gpu. My knowledge is limited so I have questions regarding this method. For one would this even work? 2. Would I be able to max out most games using this method? 3. Is there an easier way to do this?Click to expand...

Let me put it this way, it can work as stated on AMD's website using a multi DP output hub.

To answer the second question though is a no you would not most likely be able to max out most games in this methodology. You will probably be able to run a game like Tomb Raider for instance at high settings but maxing out with 6 displays is pushing it.

The easiest way to do this is the only way...Basically buy the 3 way DP hub, hook up your monitors with adapters to whatever output method your choosing, then hookup the rest.

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Hey all,
I'm moving into a cramped apartment with 3 other people next year and won't be able to make room for my behemoth of a CRT monitor. (plus its a pain to move it around)

So, I'm planning on getting a LCD monitor to replace it, strictly for gaming purposes, and was wondering what you guys could recommend! I really have no idea where to start.

My gaming rig is top-notch and I'm willing to spend around $500 for the monitor. Oh, and I prefer quality over size.
Any comments, suggestions, and recommendations welcome!

A:Gaming Monitor Recommendation?

Bumpy bump.

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I was thinking about buying a LCD monitor but I heard that they arent as great for gaming as CRTs because of refresh rates and clearness. Still my bulky CRT needs to go so i was just wondering wat kind of refresh rates i want and contrast ratio and so on. I use my comp for gaming with games such as CS:S, BF2, AOEIII, and Oblivion as well as for casual use such as web browsing typing up word documents ect. Please help.

A:What specs for gaming monitor?

How much can you spend?
Remember the basic rule: You get what you pay for

There are some great LCDs on the market, but if you want very good image quality, and no ghosting, you have to pay for that. Also, to get the best image quality, you should use the LCD at its native resolution. Of course you can use it at other resolutions, but the image quality wont be the best.
Unfortunately, if you want a big monitor (17" or 19") and want to use the native resolution, you need a powerful computer to run the games smoothly at those high resolutions.

If you, like me, dont have a cutting edge machine, look for a 15" LCD. Its native resolution its 1024x768. That should tax too much your machine.

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Hello all,

My monitor has recently stopped working and it has increased my need to buy a new one.

I am doing my university studies through the internet and so I use my computer a lot. I also use my computer to play video games so I figure if I am going to buy a new monitor I might as well get a really nice one for gaming as well.

Please if any of you have bought a monitor recently and you think it's perfect or if there are any suggestions on what monitor would be good to buy for this purpose then let me know.

I'd also like to know if there are any monitors I should stay away from.

many thanks,

A:Good Gaming Monitor for 150-250 ($240-$400)

There are many monitor brands available from LG, ViewSonic, Samsung, HannsG (to name just a few). Like everything else, there will be monitors of varying quality across their ranges. I see that you've set yourself an upper price limit of ?250, and you should be able to buy a reasonable monitor from most manufacturers for that.

The best thing to do is to go round some computer shops and view any prospective monitors in action, and make your own judgements on what you actually see, after all you're going to be the one using it.

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I am looking to upgrade my monitor for playing games like Crysis or COD- I currently have this;


....but the colours look a bit flat compared to my 42" LCD TV and the response rate isn't great.

I am ideally looking for a widescreen 20" monitor for under 150. What brands should I look out for, which ones should I avoid?

Any suggestions/recommendations welcome!!


A:Recommend a gaming monitor

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My setup is
intel i7-3770
8gb ddr memory
windows 7

I mostly play fps but will play other types of games some, would like play on high settings too

which of these would be better for gaming? Asus 239hp vs dell u2412m? the asus is 180 on amazon and the dell is 250

A:Gaming PC monitor, IPS or 120hz?

120HZ: Amazing in FPS games. Only 'works' if you give it more than 60fps from your GPU, which with a GTX670 you'll be pushing it in the latest games..

Games look really fluid on 120Hz and are more responsive to mouse movement. They are also only 24inch 1920x1080 resolution.

IPS: They look really pretty, have amazing colors, have wide viewing angles. Usually are limited to 60Hz (Yamakasi Catleap OC ones go higher), have a lot wider variety of recolutions and sizes.

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Dear all,

I've got a problem with monitor going to sleep while gaming. It happens randomly, it could happen every 10 min (like today), or it could happen once in a month. When monitor goes to sleep, it is not possible to wake it up with mouse or keyboard. It requires hard restart, to fix the problem. Also, when monitor goes to sleep I can still hear game sound, Youtube, etc. But cannot do anything else.

I've put power setting to high performance and put display to never go to sleep. Tried reinstall newest drivers, cleaned dusts. Even reinstalled windows to see if it could be software problem, but it didn't helped.

I don't think this have anything to do with overheating, since even when gaming, the max temp of GPU doesn't go more that 55 C. And GPU, don't go up more than 65 C. Also, nor GPU, nor CPU are overlocked.

The best bet I have, that this is somehow PSU problem, but it is weird for me, that this sleep thing happens so random. I can play game and use programs, I usually use (Firefox, Discord, etc) for a week or month without any problems. And one day it happens every 10 min, although I'm not using any other programs or not doing anything different.

I don't know if this is important, but GPU and monitor are connected with VGA connector. Maybe I should try to buy HDMI cable and use it instead. If this has something to do with connector loose or something like that.

Computer specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460
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I just received my Alienware x51 (the $1,468 model) and I need help choosing a monitor. I've been searching for monitors for days and I'm having lots of trouble. I'm looking for a monitor with 144hz refresh rate, high quality picture image(would that be 1440p? i have no clue.), 1-5ms response time, resolution above 1920x1080, and 27-28 inches. I have $500 to buy the monitor and if one of the things I listed aren't that important, I can discharge or downgrade it. Please help!!

A:I need help choosing a gaming monitor

you can get something like this:

for gaming the response time should be as low as possible, i havent seen much difference between 1 and 2 ms but between 2 and 5, there is a significant differance.

the higher resolution you use the worse FPS you will get, simply because the gpu has to render more, that will mean you never hit 144+ fps on 2k/4k resolutions

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I'm looking for a new monitor for gaming and general use

I want something with a fairly fast response time, probably around 22" and as for budget, well, as cheap as possible really

I'm in the UK

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Just wondering if: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007R...323051?n=507846&s=electronics&v=glance

And some more info on it here: http://secure.syntaxgroups.com/products/specs.jsp?pid=lt26hve

Would be a good monitor for gaming? I mainly play WoW and CS right now.

So I was just wondering if it would look as good, or near as good a monitor ment for the computer?

My graphics card is a bit older: CHAINTECH SA5700L Geforce FX5700LE 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card

Will my computer be able to handle this monitor and World of Warcraft?

Thanks in advance.

A:Will this monitor be good for Gaming?

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What about this one?

Got any other suggestions? No more than 22'inches


A:Looking for a new monitor good for gaming

Asus are fine, as are Samsung and Dell. In any case, as you are looking at TN panels, they are all about equal. Just watch for models with the "2ms" rating and you should be fine.

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