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I'm looking at LCD monitors. I wondered if 5ms response would be that noticeable compared to 8ms response time.

I spend a lot of time gaming.

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my Viewsonic 19" widescreens are 5ms and my Samsung non-wide 19" is 8ms and I can't tell the difference other than the Samsung is 18 months older and doesn't quite look as good as the new Viewsonics ;)

 

5ms is plenty fine. I play NWN2, STALKER, Oblivion, HL2, Rainbow Six Vegas, etc on all of the monitors.

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In theory anything from 16ms down should be fine for gaming but in practice you'll probably find that a max of 12ms is more realistic.

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I'm looking at this monitor for my wifes computer.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...82E16824116060R

or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...82E16824116076R

Shes getting more in to gaming and she likes the wide screen monitors.

 

As I read more, I'm finding the games played on our computers don't support the native resolutions for the 22" wide screen monitors. Not sure how the gameplay would be at lesser resolutions.

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i would not not get open box lcd myself since there lcd is replace only means someone sent it back so something is probly wrong with it

 

if im wrong about this let me know im about to buy a 22 widescreen lcd also

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16824014139

is what im looking at

 

 

I've bought several open box items from newegg before. So far I have had no problems. Still I guess it's rolling the dice. I'll keep you posted.

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I can't tell the difference between my generic no-name 19" non-widescreen 16ms monitor and my WS Samsung 19" rated for 8ms.

 

My dad picked up a 22" Westinghouse while it was on sale at Best Buy for $220. I had to mess with the graphics settings while playing some light games (since I had a copy of FS2004 lying around, I installed that) and ended up with a resolution of 1360xsomething. Didn't appear too shabby. I couldn't use the full 1680x1050 though because the game would become a slideshow. I do plan on dumping a spare 9600 into the box and seeing how well 1680x1050 does, though.

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open box items are actually pretty good, but I have some rules about what to NOT buy used/open

 

LCD's/Monitors

hdd's

hockey shoulder/shin/elbow pads

hockey skates/helmets

cpu's

 

 

heh

 

some stuff I just won't buy used or returned.

 

Other stuff like mobos, vid cards, etc, no problem.

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yay i ment for lcd, since its a monitor not many will be sent back caz thay dont know how 2 make it work. or its not what they wanted, its more logical to think something was wrong with it.

 

i get lots of ome/open box things mobo grafix cards i do hdds to(only w/d caz they rma anything) but i think lcd is just bad idea to do so

 

i went to frys 2day and looked at just about every lcd brand size u could think of and for the 22in widescreen ones i think

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16824001096 be ware thow theres a (s) and a © and some other one i forgot the s is the one u want read up on it idk witch one i saw but it made every other 22 look like whell s**t

 

is a clear winner way better than what others say

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If you haven't been here http://www.widescreengamingforum.com then do so, but I'm guessing you've done your research already as Viewsonic seem pretty consistent with good kit.

 

I'm with those that are down on open box LCD's. Different manufacturers have different policies on defects but most used to allow +3 dead pixels. This ain't so bad unless any of them aren't near the edges. This will p*ss you off especially if you game! If you must go this route check the return policies carefully.

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Well the monitor arrived today. Just the monitor and stand. Monitor looks to be in perfect condition, no scratches or marks anywhere. No dead pixels that I can see. So far so good.

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