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August 5, 2013 9:20:06 PM

I just purchased everything to build my first gaming computer and all that is left is a monitor. I have decided that I am going to go with a 27" but can't decide between 1080p and 1440p. I only have a single GTX 770 so I realize that 1440p would not be recommended but if I get a 1440p monitor then I will buy a second 770. Thanks for the help!

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a b C Monitor
August 5, 2013 9:31:09 PM

Well, do you have a 2GB or 4GB version of the GTX 770? If you only have 2GB, I would recommend a 24" 144Hz monitor, as it will give you a very good gaming experience. If you have the 4GB version, feel free to grab that 27" 1440p monitor.
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August 5, 2013 9:39:29 PM

expl0itfinder said:
Well, do you have a 2GB or 4GB version of the GTX 770? If you only have 2GB, I would recommend a 24" 144Hz monitor, as it will give you a very good gaming experience. If you have the 4GB version, feel free to grab that 27" 1440p monitor.


I have the 4GB 770. I figured that it would be worth while for only an extra $50 and since I didn't know what my plans were in regards to a monitor. My only concern about a 1440p monitor is that with the newer games coming out GTX 770's in sli being able to max them and in that case I would rather be playing on a 1080p. I have heard 1080p in 27" doesn't look too great though.
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a b C Monitor
August 5, 2013 9:41:56 PM

STrain said:
expl0itfinder said:
Well, do you have a 2GB or 4GB version of the GTX 770? If you only have 2GB, I would recommend a 24" 144Hz monitor, as it will give you a very good gaming experience. If you have the 4GB version, feel free to grab that 27" 1440p monitor.


I have the 4GB 770. I figured that it would be worth while for only an extra $50 and since I didn't know what my plans were in regards to a monitor. My only concern about a 1440p monitor is that with the newer games coming out GTX 770's in sli being able to max them and in that case I would rather be playing on a 1080p. I have heard 1080p in 27" doesn't look too great though.


The 770 is a powerful card, and at 1440p you can turn down some settings, and still have the game look just about as good as it would with higher settings at 1080p. Also, with SLI, dual 770's could max out the majority of games. (Even though there would be no reason to)
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August 5, 2013 9:44:26 PM

expl0itfinder said:
STrain said:
expl0itfinder said:
Well, do you have a 2GB or 4GB version of the GTX 770? If you only have 2GB, I would recommend a 24" 144Hz monitor, as it will give you a very good gaming experience. If you have the 4GB version, feel free to grab that 27" 1440p monitor.


I have the 4GB 770. I figured that it would be worth while for only an extra $50 and since I didn't know what my plans were in regards to a monitor. My only concern about a 1440p monitor is that with the newer games coming out GTX 770's in sli being able to max them and in that case I would rather be playing on a 1080p. I have heard 1080p in 27" doesn't look too great though.


The 770 is a powerful card, and at 1440p you can turn down some settings, and still have the game look just about as good as it would with higher settings at 1080p. Also, with SLI, dual 770's could max out the majority of games. (Even though there would be no reason to)


Thanks for the info! If I purchase the monitor now it would probably be another 2 months before I would pick up another 770, do you think thats a problem? Also do you have any specific 1440p monitor recommendations? I have looked into the korean ones a decent amount.
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a b C Monitor
August 5, 2013 9:47:36 PM

Nope, like I said, one 770 will still play quite nicely with a 1440p monitor. What is your budget for a monitor?
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August 5, 2013 9:50:28 PM

expl0itfinder said:
Nope, like I said, one 770 will still play quite nicely with a 1440p monitor. What is your budget for a monitor?


The most that I would really like to spend is $500 but I can stretch that if it is truly worth it.
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August 5, 2013 10:05:18 PM

expl0itfinder said:
I've heard some great things about this monitor. It is over budget, however, it seems to be around the cheapest you can really get while still buying from a reputable brand.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, here is a little thread on 1440p. The poster makes some very good points, and it is a rather interesting read:
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2312999


Thanks for the replies! I think that I will go with 1440p but I'm not sure which exact monitor. I do like that that monitor is an Asus but I may look into the korean ones a bit more. Thanks for all the help and the interesting article.
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a b C Monitor
August 5, 2013 10:06:47 PM

STrain said:
expl0itfinder said:
I've heard some great things about this monitor. It is over budget, however, it seems to be around the cheapest you can really get while still buying from a reputable brand.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, here is a little thread on 1440p. The poster makes some very good points, and it is a rather interesting read:
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2312999


Thanks for the replies! I think that I will go with 1440p but I'm not sure which exact monitor. I do like that that monitor is an Asus but I may look into the korean ones a bit more. Thanks for all the help and the interesting article.


No problem, glad I could help! Good luck in your future research :) 
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August 5, 2013 10:08:28 PM

I have the asus 2560x1440 and love it. The picture quality is awsome. Theres no way i can go back to the 1080p monitor or 1200p
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August 5, 2013 10:10:08 PM

LOA5000 said:
I have the asus 2560x1440 and love it. The picture quality is awsome. Theres no way i can go back to the 1080p monitor or 1200p


Do you mind telling me what kind of graphics card you have?
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August 5, 2013 10:13:32 PM

Do not get a korean one. I got one from micro center and it died on me like 20 days later. So i just got the asus instead and its way better with no dead pixels zero problem. Rite now i have the gtx 680 2gb. Its fine with everything on ultra and msa off. It does use all the Vram so if you can get a card with more vram do that.
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August 5, 2013 10:14:33 PM

The Korean ones are not calibrated rite either. They really dont look half has good.
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August 5, 2013 10:16:28 PM

LOA5000 said:
The Korean ones are not calibrated rite either. They really dont look half has good.


Thanks for the info. I think I'll just spend the extra money and save the hassle.
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August 5, 2013 10:17:25 PM

Yeah. I paid 650 for mine at the time.
Do you have the 4gb 770?
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August 5, 2013 10:22:27 PM

Why did i assume you would be playing battlefield 3 lol
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August 6, 2013 4:10:00 PM

LOA5000 said:
Yeah. I paid 650 for mine at the time.
Do you have the 4gb 770?


Yea I bought the 4gb 770, Thanks for all the info by the way
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August 6, 2013 8:55:21 PM

One other thing to look into. I read a review where the display port cable that comes with the asus is not a good one. I bought a new from from amazon just in case lol
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August 6, 2013 9:01:51 PM

Heres the review,

DisplayPort Cable not to spec
Pros: This is an excellent monitor at a relatively excellent price. I bought two to complete a five monitor setup and neither has any dead pixels. The stand is high quality and easy to adjust and every cable is included. It also includes hidden speakers and the border is relatively narrow (a plus in multi-monitor setups). QuickFit is a very cool feature that I expect I will be using.

Cons: The DisplayPort cable that is included is not VESA compliant. This may cause you issues which I will get into at the end. VESA is the standards body that controls the DisplayPort specs.

One VESA requirement for standard cables is that the "power out" pin, pin 20, is not to be connected (passed through). Only cables for specialized equipment use this pin. Both the monitor and your graphics card put 3.3 volts on this pin.

The issues that this can cause:
- BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) if your driver software doesn't properly handle this issue gracefully.
- Shortened life or unexplained failures of your graphics card.
- CPU fan or other components continue to run after computer has been shutdown.
- Inability of the monitor to come "back to life" after the computer has gone into and then returned from sleep mode.

The last item is the problem I was having and it causes my graphics card to think that the two monitors have been disconnected causing Windows to realign all my other monitors.

To fix this, I put a tiny piece of tape over pin 20 and very carefully plugged the cable back into the monitor. It's not perfect though as I sometimes have to jiggle the cable if I've moved the monitor. A real pain and unfitting the otherwise quality of this product. Pin 20 is the pin closest to the angled corner.

Other solutions would be to buy new cables or to disable sleep mode.

Other Thoughts: I am not doing any video or gaming. This is a professional setup at work.
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