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Old 12-10-2010, 01:42 PM   #1
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Exclamation Looking for a monitor that has amazing quality and works well with my Graphics Card

I'm clueless about monitors, and right now I have a 19'' 1440x900 LCD monitor that I've had for 2 years now. A year ago, I upgraded my computer and I'm now able to run games on the max settings. The only thing that feels out of place is my monitor. I want to see more of the games I play, and my monitor feels a little small. I want a monitor to work well with my GTX 260 and AMD Athlon 7750 2.7GHz Dual Core Processor and not have to lower my graphics settings just in case it's too much. I'm also using Windows 7 Ultimate. I heard someone say that higher resolutions can take up more power from your computer. I hope this won't force me to lowers the graphics of games.

I'm looking for a good gaming monitor with low ms that's bigger than mine, but I don't want to turn my head a lot while playing. Right now I play with the screen about 5-7 feet away from me and I can basically see the entire screen from this distance with only slight eye movements to see the edges. I've seen this monitor on Newegg, but it looks too cheap for a 27" monitor with 1920x1080 and 2 ms response time. Has anyone had good or bad memories if you ever purchased this monitor or know someone that has?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254048

Is it a good monitor, and will my computer setup be able to support the higher resolution and play on max setting?

The games I'm interested in are

Tera Online
Bad Company 2
Crysis

Not sure if I can run them all on highest settings with my current setup since I never played them, but I have no idea how to compare the system requirements to mine. Not sure if upgrading my monitor size would make it worse. I'm able to run games on max settings now that were released recently or this year.

Right now my budget is around $250

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Old 12-10-2010, 02:23 PM   #2
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I don't know what hanns-g are like really, they're budget monitors. In college we have professional workstation and gaming setups because of what I'm studying and they use budget monitors. You can really tell the the difference between a cheaper one and monitor you've payed good money for. Brighter, more vibrant colours etc.

This is alot better and has a good contrast: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001431

OR you could look into setting your computer up with a HDTV and your GPU will handle full 1080 no problem, that resolution even outputs on old video cards.

Oh and going from 1440x900 to 1920x1080 will cause a significant drop in frame rate, you'll need to turn your AA right down or even off completely and maybe put shadows down slightly.
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:06 PM   #3
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I was liking the reviews on that monitor, and it looked like it was on a sale before that lowered the price to $260. Sadly right now it's little over $50 over my budget of $250.

There are so many monitors out there at 1920x1080 that it's so hard to find a good one and all the ones I find have bad reviews or way too expensive. Can't find a good balance. I might be kidding myself that a monitor at that price could be good, but hopefully I can gaming monitor one on sale.

Edit: How do these 2 look?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112019
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16824176160R

Is there something I should compare to other monitors that shows me that it's a good choice over others?
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Do yourself a favor right now.

Stop looking at 27" monitors for $250. The quality and pricepoint just aren't there yet.

There's nothing wrong with going with a very good 22 or 24" monitor instead.

I'd recommend any of the high rated Acer 24"s on Newegg. You won't be disappointed.

This one is $249 right now, and is a stellar monitor. A coworker has one of these and he raves about it:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009206
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This is the monitor I have. Im building a rig to play Bad company, Crysis (and soon crysis 2 ) and other high quality games. I highly recommend this monitor.
Link here
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I was going to edit my post before you posted to remove the 27" ones. After researching when I posted, someone said that 27" monitors with 1920x1080 resolution might make things look stretched and colors look a little off. I don't want to risk something like that. He also said that 23-25" looked the best with that res.

I've also been reading that games look stretched on 1920x1080 and look better on 1920x1200. This is killing me! Is there a site that rates monitors for best visuals and performance for games by resolution or in general?
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Thaull here is another good Samsung
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001440
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I was going to edit my post before you posted to remove the 27" ones. After researching when I posted, someone said that 27" monitors with 1920x1080 resolution might make things look stretched and colors look a little off. I don't want to risk something like that. He also said that 23-25" looked the best with that res.
I thought this also. Everyone that says that has never tried one. This 27 inch Asus is perfect at 1080p. Ive run multiple calibrators, and they havent changed it much at all, since its already perfect. If you get that Asus I posted, you will not regret it. I promise you that. Plus it looks awesome wall mounted.
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I was going to edit my post before you posted to remove the 27" ones. After researching when I posted, someone said that 27" monitors with 1920x1080 resolution might make things look stretched and colors look a little off. I don't want to risk something like that. He also said that 23-25" looked the best with that res.

I've also been reading that games look stretched on 1920x1080 and look better on 1920x1200. This is killing me! Is there a site that rates monitors for best visuals and performance for games by resolution or in general?

1920x1080 is the resolution my 21.5" Acer has.

It would look stretched for definate, thats an extra 4.5" without using more pixels.
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I'm thinking that any Samsung monitor will do you just fine. Or any higher end brand will as well, but stop looking at those budget monitors because you will be disappointed.
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I'm thinking of going with the 24" Samsung monitor posted by Danny93


Thank you everyone

EDIT: which of these 2 is a better choice?

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG BX2431 Glossy Black 24" 1920x1080 2ms LED BackLight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250cd/m2 DCR 1,000,000:1 (1,000:1)

Newegg.com - Acer S243HLbmii Black 24" 2ms(GTG) Full HD LED Backlight LCD monitor 250 cd/m2 DC 8,000,000:1 w/Speakers
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Samsung and Acer are both good brands.
Samsung make TVs too and their displays are nice and I have an Acer monitor, and it's rather good.
It's upto you really, both would be good.
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Ok guys, I am really sorry for this, but I have another question! I really hope this is my last one!

I've been looking over some 1920x1200 monitors, and I hear good things about it for games. I found one from Asus that's $290

Newegg.com - ASUS VW266H Black 25.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers w/ component connector

How does this one look? I've been reading some really good reviews about it. I've also put the 3 to compare, and I'd like to know what I should look for when comparing monitors. Here is the link just in case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007617&IsNodeI d=1&srchInDesc=SAMSUNG&page=1&bop=And&ActiveSearch Result=True&CompareItemList=20|24-236-047^24-236-047-S01,24-009-249^24-009-249-TS,24-001-440^24-001-440-TS
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I've never really used Asus, it is a high resolution, the more you crank that up the less performance you'll get but it'll look nicer. I would go for the Samsung, it is a very reputable brand.
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I would get samsung for LCD monitors I have one on my current computer and my other one. Zero dead pixels and the colors are great.
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Ive had this Samsung SyncMaster 2220MW for over two years, no problems with it. the max res on it is 1680x1050, and that's more than enough.
and by the looks of it, we play the same types of games.
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