Re: Also New Monitor!
6 months ago I bought a 19" crt. It's a viewsonic p95f+ (mine is black, but they have other colors).
I did alot of research for a "gaming" monitor and this one does not disappoint. It was top, or tied, in every round up review I could find. The reason it's so good is the color quality. I have never seen a more vibrant, more colorful monitor. I take it to lan's frequently and have yet to see one with a better quality picture. I have had numerous people stop and mention it at these events.
There is also a button on the front for "on the fly" gamma adjustments. One for gaming, one for text, one for dvd and it is freaking awesome.
Downsides, it's big and heavy. I also had an issue with it about 5 months in. Granted we were hit with a heavy lightning storm. I turned off my pc and the storm seemed to have passed. The next day I tried to turn it on and it wouldn't do anything. By the warranty that would probably be my fault but I wasn't going to tell them.
They paid for my rma, they get 2 weeks to fix yours or they will send you a replacement. They sent me a replacement (mine must have really been fried). So anyways all this isn't a downside but I am getting to that. The replacement had a small scratch on it and something was rattling inside. I called them right back and had them send another one all at their expense. While the inconvenience of the second monitor was aggravating I was absolutely amazed at the level of customer support. They were in constant e-mai contact, answered all my questiosn and made sure I was happy with my monitor.
Maybe they have a 21" version you could look into. Regardless this monitor is incredible for gaming.
Hope this helps.