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    OLD monitor

    I have a very old monitor that just keeps on ticking.I will be purchasing a new computer soon, and I just want to know when it would be in my best interest to upgrade to a new one.The monitor is a

    Gateway EV 700
    purchased in 1996

    It came brand new with my state of the art Pentium Pro 200 mhz system back in the day, if that says anything.

    I am willing to use it until it blows up,but can it keep up with a high-end gaming computer(refresh rates,picture quality,etc.), or should I just buy a new monitor too?

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    As far as i see it can do 1024x768 at 75Hz which is decent for games, plus 17" is ok, i'd say use it till it departs the world
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    It is better to be tried by 12, than carried by 6.

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    yea if your ok with the 17" I would use it untill it blew
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    But once you change, go bigger.... And ahhhhh, what a world of difference.

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    Yeah, that EV700 seems to be a pretty robust monitor. But TeeDub is right, larger does make a difference.
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    Yes, the EV700 is humming right along.When it does ride into the sunset though, should I just upgrade to a 20+ inch CRT, or try an LCD?I use my computer mostly for gaming, and I have read that LCDs have a little trouble with flickering on some games.What do you guys recommend, a 20+ inch CRT, OR a LCD around the same size?I know the LCD is more expensive, but I`ll just buy what is best for my setup.Thanks for all of the input guys!

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    LCDs are coming aways, hopefully by then flat screen will have matured properly to be good with games.
    R.I.P Rangeral, To one of HWC's best moderators and a great guy

    By the way, what does BTW stand for?

    It is better to be tried by 12, than carried by 6.

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