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1080? 1440(p?)?

Which of these monitors sizes should I get?   31 votes

  1. 1. 1080? 1440?

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    • 1440
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  2. 2. What size monitor?

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    • 24
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    • 25
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    • 26
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    • 27
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Right now I believe I am using: [url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009145"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009145[/url].When I do finally get a new computer I may pick [url="http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-pb278q"]http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-pb278q[/url]. 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

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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

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

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

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[quote name='dlf' timestamp='1361859143' post='595544022']
Hopefully less than $700 I'd think. I may play the games in 1080 but use the 1440 for other uses.
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I'll assume you mean $700USD. For that you should be able to get one of those Dell 27" IPS monitors I mentioned.

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27" 1440p

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Never again something smaller than 27" 1440p!

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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....

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

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

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[quote name='Kelxin' timestamp='1361861666' post='595544094']
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....
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A TV is not comparable to a monitor.

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

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[quote name='Kelxin' timestamp='1361861666' post='595544094']
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....
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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.

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

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[quote name='Kelxin' timestamp='1361861666' post='595544094']
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....
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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 ...

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[quote name='primexx' timestamp='1361902872' post='595545364']
1080p on anything larger than 24" is horrendous. even a 24" 1080p is pushing it.
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:huh:

I'm running 1080 on 27". I don't see this "horrendous" problem you speak of. :huh:

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[quote name='compl3x' timestamp='1361909717' post='595545592']
:huh:

I'm running 1080 on 27". I don't see this "horrendous" problem you speak of. :huh:
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try a [i]good[/i] monitor and compare.

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[quote name='primexx' timestamp='1361919426' post='595545822']
try a [i]good[/i] monitor and compare.
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Gee, thanks, that cleared up everything. :rolleyes:
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[quote name='compl3x' timestamp='1361924944' post='595545984']
Gee, thanks, that cleared up everything. :rolleyes:
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Massive pixels, it looks horrible once you're used to a higher DPI monitor (109 vs 82 DPI in this case, that's a 33% difference),

Honestly though, comparing a better monitor to your current one is the only way you'll notice this.

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[quote name='Kelxin' timestamp='1361861666' post='595544094']
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....
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HDTV pixel pitch is horrible though, especially at 55", you aren't even talking about the same class of display as a true monitor.
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2560x1440 on a 23 inch screen, 128 PPI (Y)
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PcPartPIcker.com seems to only have 2560x1440 @ 27 inches. Seems nothing smaller than 27 inches for that resolution exists.

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[quote name='primexx' timestamp='1361902872' post='595545364']
1080p on anything larger than 24" is horrendous. even a 24" 1080p is pushing it.
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Samsung Syncmaster 2494 here and is not bad. Yes, it could benefit with more Resolution, but since I use it for distant video and gaming I find it pretty amazing.

Now, regarding the post. Yeah, go 27" and 1440p.

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2560x1600 on a 30 inch screen , Size does matter.

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I most likely don't and won't have the money for that, nor do I have the desk space for a 30. I am also quite certain that even 25-27 inches if pushing what my parents would like me to get, if anything - 'you already have a monitor, why get another'? is what they'd probaly say.

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