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Old 09-12-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Smile Recommend A Monitor?

Hi folks! I have a triple display setup which has been giving me numerous problems so I've decided to go with 1 monitor that is bigger. I have 3 20" right now. I'd rather have 1 high end than 3 low ends. So I need some recommendations. I want a monitor that is:
24" - 27"
1920 x 1200 Preferably
Mountable
Overall good for gaming.

I'll just post my specs just in case.
Processors: 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3820 (10M Cache, Overclocked up to 4.1 GHz)
Memory: 8GB Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7870
Hard Drive: 1TB Serial ATA 3 Hard Drive
Sound Card: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
Power Supply: 875W
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (64Bit)
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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budget and which sites would you like to order from
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:13 PM   #3
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It doesn't exactly matter which site. And sorry, forgot to put budget. :P I prefer something under $400.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:18 PM   #4
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1900x1200 is an odd resolution and you aren't likely to find a good one in that size and price range. For gaming Samsung makes great low latency monitors that fit the bill. The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest sales day of the year when you can find the best deals on high ticket items like that. I got my own 27" 1ms Samsung for $250.00 on black friday and I've seen a few by other manufacturers on sale for as little as $200.00.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:37 PM   #5
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Well I just need a specific good gaming monitor. I guess it doesn;t really matter what resolution. Nothing under 1080p. And between 24" and 27". Just as long as its good for gaming.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:00 PM   #6
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1920x1200 is not meant for games. You'll get a higher FOV with 1080p, and all gaming grade monitors are 16:9. 16:10 is more of a desktop and work ratio.

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1900x1200 is an odd resolution and you aren't likely to find a good one in that size and price range.
Odd? It's an old standard resolution, more so than 1080p due to its mathematical convenience.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:06 PM   #7
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Well I just need a specific good gaming monitor. I guess it doesn;t really matter what resolution. Nothing under 1080p. And between 24" and 27". Just as long as its good for gaming.
My best recommendation then is a Samsung 27" with 2ms response time or less. Size does matter and I find 24" monitors just leave me wanting something larger. Samsung made a point of developing low latency internal circuitry which is critical for gaming and a low response time cuts down on the ghosting.

Some people consider picture quality or 120hz more important, but that's personal taste and you won't find any in that price range that are 27".
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:19 PM   #8
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You could get a Yamakasi Captleap 27" 1440p monitor for that price.

Don't think they're low quality for a moment, outstanding monitors for the price. The 2B models can actually run at 120hz, although you'll end up paying a fair bit more. The main reviewer/owner of Guru3d (Hilbert Hagedoorn) can be quoted as stating the image quality is better than a 27" Dell IPS that sells for quite a bit more.

Owners Club (Ton of info on them): http://www.overclock.net/t/1225919/y...p-monitor-club

There's various appreciation threads to be found if you decide to google a little, also.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:18 PM   #9
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Would 1080p look good on a 27" monitor? I am looking for good picture quality and performance.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:25 PM   #10
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You could get a Yamakasi Captleap 27" 1440p monitor for that price.
That looks really good for the price but is DVI actually high definition? Sorry, I'm a noob. Just started PC gaming in like July. Also would my AMD 7870 be able to handle 2560x1440?

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Old 09-12-2012, 05:27 PM   #11
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Dual Link DVI will give you that sort of definition, yes.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:30 PM   #12
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It'll give the same as an HDMI? What exactly is Dual Link DVI? (Sorry :P)
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:33 PM   #13
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Here's a good read for you: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/32524...ich-is-better/

Easier than my trying to explain as it covers everything you need to know.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #14
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That was pretty helpful. Do you own this monitor? Also, does anybody know if an AMD Radeon HD 7870 has a dual link DVI port?

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Old 09-12-2012, 07:33 PM   #15
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Nowdays, all DVI's on Nvidia and ATi/AMD cards are Dual link, so yes.
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