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    Best Quality Budget 17" Monitor?

    Ok folks, I've just upgrading my system to a stocking 700 Duron o/c to 900 Mhz with an o/c Hercules GF2 MX card.

    Need a good quality 17" monitor that doesn't break the bank. Any ideas?

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    Get a Phillips 107S. I have one, and I got mine for like $170. It's 17-inch, 16-inch viewable.
    www.shopper.com

    has it there.

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    Viewsonic and Sony are good brands. Check www.egghead.com (shipping is only 7bucks I think)!
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    Yeah, I heard that the Phillips was pretty good. But ss it better to get a monitor with a Trinitron type tube (eg Sony / Mitsubishi) rather than a shadow mask (eg Phllips)

    The Mitsubshi Diamondtron Pro 720 and the Sony E200 are about 50 / $75 more than the Phillips.

    Is it worth spending the extra cash?

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    Ah, I forget to mention that that picture quality is very important.

    Any more recommendations?

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    i have a sony g200 and im v pleased with it its the most expencive 17inch bar1 but the picture is gr8
    allways happy to help

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    I have a viewsonic E773. it sucks. Well, no, it does its job, but you can get better.

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    Get the Phillips 107S, it looks a lot better than my dads Sony Vivitron.

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    Thanks for all the posts.

    I had a look in the shop and the quality seems pretty similar between the Phillips, the Mitubishi and Sony. The Viewsonic and MAGs look a bit washed out! (I've got a MAG 510 15" and its rubbish).

    I'm just going to toss a coin - heads for a Mitsubish Diamondtron Pro 720 - tails for the Phillips 107B.

    Thanks for all the posts guys. It's just a shame they don't sell any cheap LCDs.......

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    A friend of mine has the Iiyama vision master pro 410. It uses the mitsubishi diamondtron tube. Haven't seen it mitsubishi cousin but the reviews I've seen suggest the Iiyama has a slight edge over the mitsubishi.
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