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Old 11-13-2008, 01:46 PM   #11
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i found a couple of 22 or 21 that are 1920 x 1080 on new egg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009157

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116400

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116396
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:50 PM   #12
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Go for a ATI 4870x2 if you're gonna play games like that. OR just get a few 4850's and you're set.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:55 PM   #13
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Yep, I'm afraid if you want to push those resolutions smoothly, you'll need more than a mid range card if you want your card to last even a month (maybe a slightly exageration), but that is a very high resolution, especially if you would rather run games at full quality for example.

I think a 4870 might just cut it, seeing as you still seem to be on a budget.
i'm guessing 500 odd dollars for a 4870x2 will be slightly too much

So yeah, I suggest a 4870, and then upgrade with another later when you need it.
I personally am not a fan of SLI or Crossfire though. I don't see the point in the end.

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I was going to say that getting a monitor that size and opting for a 1080p edition won't be noticeable over say 1680x1050, and in a sense, it won't...really, but since your sitting so close to it, and you may want like the full experience of lets say a Blu-ray film, it may be worth it.

Just remember that if you are going to be running games at a the full resolution, and you want to be pushing the settings to the max, you may have a problem with some games later on.

Luckily though, since the monitor would be rather small, but has a lot of pixels packed into it, the advantage is that you could probably play games without the need of antialising (or not much of) since you won't notice the stepping effect as pronounced as before, like you would on lets say a smaller resolution on the same sized screen where the pixels are bigger.
Antialising tends to eat up even the most powerful of cards.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:20 PM   #14
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I found this site very helpful choosing a video card to meet my needs. so many out there made my head spin.
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/

I settled on a EVGA geforce 8600 GTS since it's considered a high end card but can be had for less than $80
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:27 PM   #15
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This is just my opinion, but I don't consider the 8600GTS high-end at all.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:32 PM   #16
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serpentracer...thanks for those links they were very helpful


Kage....i do want the full blue ray experience...as i have no tv in my room and use my comp like a tv to watch movies.



i guess i can wait a little longer to save up more money. I have a $25 spare video card that i can use meanwhile. Thanks for all the feedback appreciate it
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This is just my opinion, but I don't consider the 8600GTS high-end at all.
aww, you hurt my feelings.

naa I wouldn't consider it being high end either but that's where it's categorized.
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I guess, but either way it's showing age, especially with high resolutions.
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I recommend the card I've got in mine nVidia 9800GT 512mb, runns games GREAT! And I'm runnin a 22" Acer
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aww, you hurt my feelings.

naa I wouldn't consider it being high end either but that's where it's categorized.
High end if your running a 15 inch monitor with a max resolution of 1024x768 maybe
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