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09-04-2007, 06:50 PM
I vis 2 LCD: What is best for fly in IL2?
1) Acer AL2216WBD 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Ultra-fast 5ms, WSXGA+ 1680x1050, DVI, VGA, Black, VESA 100mm
Link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...o=2430647&CatId=2318 (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2430647&CatId=2318)

2)ASUS LS201 Black 20" 5ms DVI LCD Monitor with SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology 300 cd/m2 2000:1
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236026

3) What LCD have you now?

Best Regards!

09-04-2007, 08:05 PM
I just bought this monitor (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/4951032385?r=4951032385#4951032385) on August 17th on sale at Microcenter for $300. I took the add to Best Buy and since I had a local Microcenter in my area Best Buy honored the add and price matched it.. and I didn't have to do the rebate. Im lovin it. I'd gop with the 22" Acer if I were you. Decent specs for $200. I was in the market for a widescreen a few monthys back but I couldnt justify the expense. getting that Acer for $300 (It is now back up to $430) was a deal I just couldnt pass up and it was worth it.

09-04-2007, 09:02 PM
Bearcat99: Thank you for your reply.
I vis this LCD in link marke per you.
Now, cost of this LCD is 429,99 U$A.

One question: With this LCD, I can change resolution to STANDARD?

I wait your advice.


09-04-2007, 11:17 PM
What video card do you have? See this thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/7311027785).

09-05-2007, 01:05 AM

The characteristics of my PC are:

1) Motherboard: ABIT Fatal1ty AN8-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD with ABIT Guru Controller Panel.
2) Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800+
3) Memory: Kingston ValueSelect 2 GB (2 x 1024 MB) DDR 400 (PC 3200) ValueRam
4) Hard Drive: SATA 120 GB Seagate 7200
5) Video Card: PCI Express XFX Geforce 7800 GTX 256 MB DDR3 with AC (Arctic Cooling) Accelero X1 Fan: 60mm - Bearing: Fluid Dynamic Bearing.
6) CD / DVD Burner Black: LG Black E-IDE / ATAPI DVD Burner 5X DVD-RAM Write Model GSA-4167B BK.
7) Creative Sound Blaster Audigy-2 ZS 7.1
8) Power Supply: HIPRO TOP-600P5 ATX V2.01 600W
9) Case Black: Satellite X-BLADE(Games)511 with CPU Temperature Automatism Control System(Digital Display with temperature sensor) and Double 8 CM System Fan(Three Fans (2 with lights Neon)) - 2 ports 2.0 USB with entrance
for headphones/earbuds and microphone.
10) Drive Black 1.44.
11) Expansion Slot Rear Exhaust Cooling Fan.


09-07-2007, 08:09 PM
Your rig should handle any one of those monitirs fine. I am running with a Gigabyte K8 939 mobo, Fx-53,Nvidia 6800 GT OCd,2G DDR400,Acer X241W LCD monitor. Too bad you missed that sale.... I got mine for $299... which is why I just couldn't pass it up. For $179 that Acer looks good to me... I would have bought it if I hadn't found the one I got.

I run Il2 at 1920x1200. The other wide screen supported resolutions are as follows:


09-07-2007, 09:02 PM
I have a Dell 22" widescreen and I love it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif A general rule is to get one with high contrast ratio and lower MS responce time. For example if you can find one that's 1000:1 contrast ratio or higher and 4ms responce time or lower, you got a great monitor.

09-07-2007, 09:09 PM
I say 8ms or lower.... mine is 5.... and it ids great...

09-07-2007, 10:19 PM

Your LCD is Dell E228WFP?

I wait your answer.


09-07-2007, 10:41 PM
Samsung or Dell would by my recommendation. I have seen others at work and the picture is not near as good. I recently played on a Sceptre 22" and I can understand why some people cant see dots as well at high res. I own a Samsung 20" wide and the picture is excellent and see dots with ease at 1680x1050. The Samsung that I purchased from newegg.com was a winner of several awards and priced under 300 dollars. Best advice I can give you is goto www.newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com) and view the LCDs with the most reviews and start reading them. I usually do not purchase anything unless it has at least 20 or so customer reviews. Good luck in your purchase.

Your PC should have no problem running most games in widescreen high res. IL2 will run nice with your setup even with AA enabled.


09-08-2007, 04:02 AM
There is a new series fairly low priced LCDs coming out from Iiyama. From the gaming viewpoint the interesting thing is that the Prolite series 22" has 2ms response time and the 24" has 3ms. However, these are new products so maybe it's better to wait until there is some feedback available.

I'm quite happy with a 5ms Samsung 225BW.

09-08-2007, 06:15 AM
Mine is an Acer.. the one I linked to above and I am quite happy with it. Images are sharp and crisp, I get no hosting at all.. I run at 1920x1200 with average frames of 24-46 depending on flak and scenery. I use 2x on the AA and no aniso... and it looks very good to me. Of course the price at which I got my Acer was a huge factor.. a good 24" LCD for $300 is a deal too good to pass up.. thats why when I saw it I posted it here originally.

09-08-2007, 10:44 AM
Rgrt BC, I have read good reviews on the Acer for sure and I almost got one but got the Samsung only because it had more positive reviews. I have never seen an Acer at work, Im sure it works great.


09-08-2007, 12:05 PM
If you head over to the gamers/tech sites such as hardocp or anandtech the #1 monitor of choice seems to be

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c...s&cs=19&sku=320-5647 (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-5647)

it has a large variety of inputs, a beautiful panel, and it's HIGH COLOR meaning the new generation of panels that can display more colors and a larger range of colors than most other LCDs.

I know it says 6ms but many FPS players say they notice no ghosting.

There are a few folks who prefer a Vizio model, don't remember the model number.

If you catch this at a good time, you can get it for $569-$599 and free shipping, doesn't seem to be on sale this weekend.

09-08-2007, 12:11 PM
Ghosting is pretty much a thing of the past these days. Any decent modern LCD offers ghost free gaming. So for anybody out there that has not made the leap to LCD because of this concern, fear not.