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Poll: Which of these monitors sizes should I get?

1080? 1440?

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#1 dlf

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:52

Right now I believe I am using: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824009145.When I do finally get a new computer I may pick http://pcpartpicker....-monitor-pb278q. Think the change from what I use now to what I may eventually get is overkill? Also if your curious as to my GPU, a 7970 with 3 GB of VRAM.

If you all wish to suggest other monitors fine but a few things:

- 23 - 27 inches (widescreen)
- At the very least the resolution should be 1080p
- DVI/VGA & HDMI
- I am colorblind (red-green), I don't know how much that would effect me being able to tell a difference between LED or not. Or TN/IPS


#2 vetScorpus

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:01

You should go with 1440p if you can at 27-inches, but note that it will be a hit in performance on your GPU compared to 1080p. And yes I believe being colorblind you will be able to still tell the difference of IPS over TN, especially in viewing angles

#3 compl3x

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:02

There are people on here who are knowledgeable about monitors, so I will let them offer you technical advice. But as far as size goes: I own a 27" and I can't imagine going back to anything smaller. I'd also recommend mounting your monitor on a wall if possible. It looks great and frees up desk space.

I think Dell make pretty amazing IPS monitors, but the 27" ones are pretty expensive. What kind of money were you looking at spending?

#4 OP dlf

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:12

Hopefully less than $700 I'd think. I may play the games in 1080 but use the 1440 for other uses.

#5 compl3x

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:21

Hopefully less than $700 I'd think. I may play the games in 1080 but use the 1440 for other uses.


I'll assume you mean $700USD. For that you should be able to get one of those Dell 27" IPS monitors I mentioned.

#6 +Tech085

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:38

27" 1440p

#7 MFH

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:50

Never again something smaller than 27" 1440p!

#8 Kelxin

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:54

Should definitely be able to get something like that for under $700 ... Bought my 55" LG 1080p HDTV that I use for my system for $800....

#9 Fahim S.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:40

As an owner of a 27" 1440p screen - I would whole-heartedly recommend it!

#10 primexx

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 18:21

1080p on anything larger than 24" is horrendous. even a 24" 1080p is pushing it.

#11 HawkMan

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 18:25

Should definitely be able to get something like that for under $700 ... Bought my 55" LG 1080p HDTV that I use for my system for $800....


A TV is not comparable to a monitor.

#12 Axel

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 18:25

Reading this thread on my dell U2711 - wouldn't want anything smaller/lower res!

#13 LUTZIFER

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 18:31

Should definitely be able to get something like that for under $700 ... Bought my 55" LG 1080p HDTV that I use for my system for $800....

Exactly, I was gonna say the same idea. 27 inch is small, I couldn't imagine playing games on something that small.
I play games in 3D on the big screen, also DualPlay. Gotta love LG.

#14 HawkMan

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 18:37

of course a computer is for more than games, and doing any kind of work on a 1080p 55 inch... eh no.

#15 shozilla

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 18:49

Should definitely be able to get something like that for under $700 ... Bought my 55" LG 1080p HDTV that I use for my system for $800....


It is too big for you to sit close to it to glance around. Sure, you use it in living room for movies or games ...