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Help Choosing Graphics Card And Monitor

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Ventilated, 21 Jan 2006.

  1. Ventilated

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Aug 2005

    Posts: 128

    Hi Guys, Im having real trouble choosing a graphics card and a new monitor, there's just so many different brands and dufferent cards etc..

    The two monitors that have caught my attention are:

    Samsung SM913N 19" TFT 8ms 700:1 (1280x1024) Monitor - Silver & Black (3 Years On Site Warranty)

    And

    Acer 8ms Widescreen AL1916W 19" 500: (1440 x 900) Monitor - Silver & Black (3 Years Warranty)

    Which one should I choose? Or is there others that are better at a similar price?

    As for the graphics card im open for suggestion but I have a budget of arround £300-350 for both the Monitor and the Graphics card.

    Thanks!
     
  2. MG42Maniac

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,671

    Location: Lymington

    I'd go for the 913N and a X850 XT if you want a 19" monitor. I have the 913N and I'm totally happy with it. You could downgrade the monitor to a 17" but I don't think the money saved would be enough to upgrade the GFX card to a X1800XL or 7800GT.
     
    Last edited: 21 Jan 2006
  3. Ventilated

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Aug 2005

    Posts: 128

    Which x850 xt should i get?
     
  4. Puppetmaster

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Jun 2005

    Posts: 6,364

    Location: Near Brighton

    another vote for the 913n, excellent monitor :)
     
  5. MG42Maniac

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,671

    Location: Lymington

    I'd get the PowerColor ATI Radeon X850 XT 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express)
     
  6. Ventilated

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Aug 2005

    Posts: 128

    Is the 913n lots better than the acer?
     
  7. MG42Maniac

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,671

    Location: Lymington

    I don't know much about TFT's but the Contrast Ratio is quite alot higher on the 913N than the acer and 1440 x 900 seems a weird resolution to play at.
     
  8. Ventilated

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Aug 2005

    Posts: 128

    Can anyone post some pics of the 913n I cant seem to find many