Most Recommended Gaming LCD Monitor?

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  1. mac.head.high macrumors regular

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    So what would be the most recommend LCD monitor for pleasant gaming on a G5?

    I have no problem with my current Apple 20-inch, but it seems like a Dell, Samsung, or even an Alienware might be more suited for gaming because of it's gray-gray refresh rates.

    Gaming isn't my first priority on my rig, but it would be nice to have the best picture when I am playing.


    Every opinion will help.
     
  2. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    I'd go with either a Dell or Apple screen.
     
  3. makisushi macrumors 6502

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    I have the Viewsonic VX922 for my gaming machine. It is a sweet monitor. No ghosting whatsoever. I picked one up on newegg for $395.

    It is not, however widescreen, which is ok, since no games support widescreen.
     
  4. blitzkrieg79 macrumors 6502

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    Another vote for Viewsonic, especially VX922, it was made for gaming. Anyway, I would go to newegg.com and read some of the user reviews.
     
  5. mac.head.high thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is that why my 17 Apple games (visually) slightly funny, because of it's 16:10 screen ratio? So 4:3 ratio is what games want normally?

    Newegg is one of the best places in general. I got my 8 gigs of Crucial RAM there for under $700. It's almost criminal.

    Also thanks for the link to the viewsonic.
     
  6. Haoshiro macrumors 68000

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    I just picked up the Viewsonic N2750w and have been REALLY impressed.
    http://www.viewsonic.com/products/desktopdisplays/lcdtv/n2750w/

    This isn't a straight-up Monitor but an LCD TV Monitor. It has a recommended res of 1366x768 and is 27"; I picked it up for $740 on newegg.

    If you are looking for something that you can connect anything to this is it!

    TV, AV, S-video, YCbCr (Component), YPbPr (Component), DVI-D (w/HDCP), and VGA (RGB Analog).
    480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i

    I have only hooked it up to my laptop PC which wont do 1366x768 so I'm running it on 720p (1280x720) and it is still clear enough to use as a computer monitor.

    Works great with everything I've connected to it (GameCube, Xbox, DVD, Laptop).
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    PC games that support widescreen:

    COD II
    Jedi Academy
    Doom 3
    Half Life 2
    Splinter Cell
    Serious Same 2
    Halo

    Some require editing config files.
    I'm sure that there are many more than this.

    I can't be sure, but I'd guess that the ones with Mac ports would support widescreen as well.
     
  8. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    It's not cheap, but I have really enjoyed my Samsung 172x. And it looks great, too! If you can find a good rebate, coupon, or other deal, definitely pick one up!
     
  9. Haoshiro macrumors 68000

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    For Mac Games add to that:

    Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (have to add manually)
    Unreal Tournament 2004
    Warcraft III
    World of Warcraft
    Enigmo 2
     
  10. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I forgot about ET and WOW. Good call!
     
  11. jtalerico macrumors 6502

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    Halo runs wide on mac.
     
  12. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    And Neverwinter Nights.

    Seriously, a lot of games can run widescreen. Widescreen Gaming Forum have extensive lists with games, and howtos. It's, not suprisingly, PC/Windows centric, but it does have a Mac forum too.

    As for a good monitor... If you have the money and space for a 20":

    I like my 20" DELL... obviously it looks better if you can your Mac have the power to run it in native, 1680x1050, resolution but it looks OK in lower resolutions too. Can't say I've noticed any ghosting. Maybe there is, but if so it doesn't bother me.
     
  13. mac.head.high thread starter macrumors regular

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    What about Battlefield 1942 for the Mac?

    I usually just make the resolution fit to my screen from the video menu of the game. Is that the same as being setup for widescreen? Although UT2004 actually has a check-box for widescreen.
     
  14. jrk07 macrumors regular

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    That is the same as long as the resolutions you are choosing maintain a 16:9 aspect ratio. Sometimes people think that anything that fills a widescreen is considered widescreen, but this is not true if the original aspect ratio has been stretched to fit.
     
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    Aren't most if not all widescreen monitors for computers in a 16:10 screen ratio to fit more on the screen and to give more desktop real-estate?
     
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    Apple Cinema Display 30 inch!

    GeForce 7800 would be a nice addition to it :D
     
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    I have the the 20-inch Apple monitor and the 7800 GT, but for some reason my signature with all my rigs keeps getting disabled.

    Just putting it out there if my signature doesn't show up.
     
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  20. jrk07 macrumors regular

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    Yeah you are right. PC monitors are 16:10, TVs/projectors are 16:9.
     

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