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Posted: 1/15/2006 7:08:18 PM EDT
Hi. Just PCS'd to tech school, going to be here for quite a while. About to phase up and be allowed electronics.

I need a monitor.
I want an LCD.

Is there any reason not to get a Dell 19" or so?
Anyone offer same/better quality for about the same price? ($320 right now)
Any tremendous flaws?

Thanks.

-Ben

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:16:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:42:11 PM EDT
I have a pretty nice NEC 17" LCD I am planning on getting rif of, if you are interested. I dont have it listed or anything, but I would take $150, or would trade for a new complete AR bolt carrier group and charging handle.

That said, Dell makes some pretty good monitors, but personally, I have a problem with anything dell branded on my home build. I would go viewsonic.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 3:44:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
I have a pretty nice NEC 17" LCD I am planning on getting rif of, if you are interested. I dont have it listed or anything, but I would take $150, or would trade for a new complete AR bolt carrier group and charging handle.

That said, Dell makes some pretty good monitors, but personally, I have a problem with anything dell branded on my home build. I would go viewsonic.



Hmmm.. never before have I heard lcd monitor and bolt carrier group used in the same paragraph.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 3:46:55 PM EDT
any of the dell ultrasharps are great

i have a few, from 19 to the 24 (awesome)
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:00:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NimmerMehr:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
I have a pretty nice NEC 17" LCD I am planning on getting rif of, if you are interested. I dont have it listed or anything, but I would take $150, or would trade for a new complete AR bolt carrier group and charging handle.

That said, Dell makes some pretty good monitors, but personally, I have a problem with anything dell branded on my home build. I would go viewsonic.



Hmmm.. never before have I heard lcd monitor and bolt carrier group used in the same paragraph.



Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:03:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 5:03:57 PM EDT by skich]
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:11:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By skich:

Originally Posted By fish223:
any of the dell ultrasharps are great

i have a few, from 19 to the 24 (awesome)




I just got the 20" widescreen. Sweeeet!



pfft. Thats nothing compared to my 30" Apple Cinema display on my PowerMac G5

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:48:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 7:49:24 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By skich:

Originally Posted By fish223:
any of the dell ultrasharps are great

i have a few, from 19 to the 24 (awesome)




I just got the 20" widescreen. Sweeeet!



pfft. Thats nothing compared to my 30" Apple Cinema display on my PowerMac G5

tinypic.com/kdmsdj.jpg



Dell just released a 30" UltraSharp display…

It supposedly looks as good as the Apple and… it is cheaper.


Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:52:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By skich:

Originally Posted By fish223:
any of the dell ultrasharps are great

i have a few, from 19 to the 24 (awesome)




I just got the 20" widescreen. Sweeeet!



pfft. Thats nothing compared to my 30" Apple Cinema display on my PowerMac G5

tinypic.com/kdmsdj.jpg



Dell just released a 30" UltraSharp display…

It supposedly looks as good as the Apple and… it is cheaper.





But it still says Dell on it
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:32:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 9:33:57 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By skich:

Originally Posted By fish223:
any of the dell ultrasharps are great

i have a few, from 19 to the 24 (awesome)




I just got the 20" widescreen. Sweeeet!



pfft. Thats nothing compared to my 30" Apple Cinema display on my PowerMac G5

tinypic.com/kdmsdj.jpg



Dell just released a 30" UltraSharp display…

It supposedly looks as good as the Apple and… it is cheaper.





But it still says Dell on it



That a is plus... it don't screem Apple I overpaid
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:20:56 AM EDT
I have the 1905...Very nice monitor.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 6:11:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By skich:

Originally Posted By fish223:
any of the dell ultrasharps are great

i have a few, from 19 to the 24 (awesome)




I just got the 20" widescreen. Sweeeet!



pfft. Thats nothing compared to my 30" Apple Cinema display on my PowerMac G5

tinypic.com/kdmsdj.jpg



Dell just released a 30" UltraSharp display…

It supposedly looks as good as the Apple and… it is cheaper.





But it still says Dell on it



That a is plus... it don't screem Apple I overpaid



One day you will realize, that unless it comes to gaming -

Apple > All

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:49:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 5:53:45 PM EDT
Thanks.

CRT was a no go - space considerations, among other things.

Got the monitor. Any suggestions on a $100 and under video card? Watch a few DVD's and play a quick game of CS once in a while, nothing too serious.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:36:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ben70:
Thanks.

CRT was a no go - space considerations, among other things.

Got the monitor. Any suggestions on a $100 and under video card? Watch a few DVD's and play a quick game of CS once in a while, nothing too serious.



AGP or PCI-Express?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:29:57 PM EDT
Motherboard can accept either. I haven't paid any attention to computers for the last 2-3 years; have no preference.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:09:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ben70:
Motherboard can accept either. I haven't paid any attention to computers for the last 2-3 years; have no preference.



PCI-express is not the same as standard PCI.

PCI-express has not been out 3 years if the computer is that old you need APG.

GeForce 6600GT is good bang for the buck and can be had for about $130 or you if you have to keep it under $100 you can get the GeForce 6600
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:11:58 PM EDT
Okay. Built my current desktop 2 or 3 years ago, shaky on the time framer. Apologies.
I do recall the mobo had 8x AGP and PCI-E.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:16:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ben70:
Okay. Built my current desktop 2 or 3 years ago, shaky on the time framer. Apologies.
I do recall the mobo had 8x AGP and PCI-E.

Thanks.



As far as I know, there is only one motherboard with both - an ECS. And it isnt nearly that old. You are probably thinking of PCI, which isnt even close to PCI-Express.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:48:26 PM EDT
It's very short on bling, but I have a Dell E193FP 19" LCD monitor that I bought as a refurb from Dell for about $260. I love the damn thing, especially at that price. Works like a charm and everything I do, including kids games, look just fine. YMMV.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:00:14 PM EDT

My wife is very sensitive to monitor quality, and has shied away from LCDs for a long time. I convinced her to try an Ultrasharp with her new Dell, and she's extremely happy with it. (Dell 19" Ultrasharp, using DVI).

Jim
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