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MR0624

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How's this monitor sound for a hardcore competitive gamer >_>


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16889102056

I want it big and LCD, so i figured this was basically the best of the options.

Oh, and if you see anything that's 32 inches and better w/ a stand please post a link to it.

Edited by MR0624, 15 November 2006 - 04:17 PM.

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Facedown98

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Wow that's pretty serious gaming lol It looks nice, and I like the brand :whistling:

EDIT: You've got a good video card, right?

Edited by Stormknight6, 15 November 2006 - 06:41 PM.

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Video card? [bleep] yes. 2 good ones to be exact :whistling:
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hardcore gamer indeed,

out of curiosity, what video cards do you have? and do you have sli or crossfire?
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if you were a true "hardcore" gamer then you would know that LCD screens are far, far worse than CRT screens.

that is a terrible screen, it's big but it won't really help at all and will set you back all that money for no reason. whats the refresh rate on it? due to it's size it will most likely be low, therefore that brilliant computer you've just spent all that money on that can get 400fps in every game ever will max out at 60, :s
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All true hardcore gamers know that your real fps (as opposed to what games report, the actual capability) is restricted directly by the refresh, and there probably isn't a monitor in production that runs at more than 85hz.
http://en.wikipedia....ames_per_second
The difference between 85 and 60 fps is largely academic, as the average human eye stops making distinctions at around 30 fps (somewhere around what TV is rendered at).

The larger monitor will help more in tactical shooters than twitch, as having a much larger and sharper viewing area will make it easier to pick up small details and flickers of motion.

In short, it's better to see the piece of the guy's head poking out from behind cover than to boast to your friends that your 17" crt runs CS at 500,000 fps.
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obviously you've never played the same game and maxed the fps at 100 and then 30, the difference is huge, the entire game feels completely different.

Now, as for thinking there are no monitors in production that do 100hz refresh rate, erm? yeah there are. The best range by far are the Samsung Syncmaster. My screen gives me 100hz refresh rate at 800x600, and 120hz refresh rate at 640x480.

Now if this guy wants to play games competitively, seeing someones head pop out is the least of his worries. First of all he needs to consider aim, and then gamesense, after that is where hardware really kicks in, being able to see a massive head with a massive crosshair defeats the point, plus recoil really means that having a big screen won't help. Furthermore, bullet registration, the movement of the mouse, and the recoil on the crosshair (if there is recoil) is all related to your fps.

So no, it's not about getting a minimum 30 fps because that's all your eyes can see, its hugely important to get good refresh rates, and no professional gamers would ever dream of using that behemoth of a monitor
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