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Old 03-15-2009, 09:09 AM   #1
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Default Looking at a 1920x1080 monitor for photo/video, but what about games?

So here's my computer:

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Its nothing fancy but for $350 its hard to beat.

Anyway, I had a 19" Samsung monitor with 1360x768 resolution that I picked up for $80 new. It was pretty nice, but I do some photo editing and enjoy a good HD movie now and then so I decided that the resolution was too low for what I do. I found a Samsung 22" monitor with 1920x1080 resolution for $170 and I think it is perfect for all of my applications. Lots of room for photo editing, and perfect for HD movies.

My only concern is that I am a lightcore gamer. I enjoy playing some video games here and there and don't need 100fps @ high settings but I was hoping I could play some games without turning everything all the way down too. At 1920x1080 I fear that games like WOW, Crysis, or The Orange Box are going to be terrible.

What do you guys think?
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:52 AM   #2
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My only concern is that I am a lightcore gamer. I enjoy playing some video games here and there and don't need 100fps @ high settings but I was hoping I could play some games without turning everything all the way down too. At 1920x1080 I fear that games like WOW, Crysis, or The Orange Box are going to be terrible.
The Orange Box and WOW should play fine at a high level of detail at that res with your system. Crysis is always going to be trouble, and you'll probably have to settle for medium and drop the AA.
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: Looking at a 1920x1080 monitor for photo/video, but what about games?

^ whats so good about crysis

GO SC !!
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Default Re: Looking at a 1920x1080 monitor for photo/video, but what about games?

I agree with worshipme. HL2 and WoW should look fantastic and play fine at that resolution while Crysis is just a beast at any resolution. HD movies should look amazing on that monitor.
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:20 PM   #5
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I'm just trying to figure out what the catch is. The monitor is 22" and 1080 resolution @ $170. It just seems like such a low price and I can't figure out whats wrong with the monitor.
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^ whats so good about crysis

GO SC !!
Starcraft?
Anyway, idk if that's a serious question about Crysis, but just if OP wants/needs to know it's a very demanding game- so people use that measure how well a gaming computer can perform.
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My 22" 1680 x 1050 monitor was only $150, and I love it.
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