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September 21, 2013 1:27:13 PM

Hello,

I have built a computer that is being primarily used for high performance calculations using CUDA. However, I would like to start using for gaming when it is available (I will most likely only play Battlefield 4). I have very little knowledge when it comes to monitors and displays, and I am not sure what kind of monitor would be best for me based on my system's specifications. I am also wondering about my options for a HD projector. Thanks in advance


My computer specifications are the following

i7-3930K
Dual GTX 690 Cards over SLI
64 GB @ 1600 MHz RAM
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD
September 21, 2013 10:34:04 PM

PC_Wiz said:
Hello,

I have built a computer that is being primarily used for high performance calculations using CUDA. However, I would like to start using for gaming when it is available (I will most likely only play Battlefield 4). I have very little knowledge when it comes to monitors and displays, and I am not sure what kind of monitor would be best for me based on my system's specifications. I am also wondering about my options for a HD projector. Thanks in advance


My computer specifications are the following

i7-3930K
Dual GTX 690 Cards over SLI
64 GB @ 1600 MHz RAM
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD


Whats your Budget?

a b 4 Gaming
September 21, 2013 10:39:06 PM

Ratul Chakrabarty said:
PC_Wiz said:
Hello,

I have built a computer that is being primarily used for high performance calculations using CUDA. However, I would like to start using for gaming when it is available (I will most likely only play Battlefield 4). I have very little knowledge when it comes to monitors and displays, and I am not sure what kind of monitor would be best for me based on my system's specifications. I am also wondering about my options for a HD projector. Thanks in advance


My computer specifications are the following

i7-3930K
Dual GTX 690 Cards over SLI
64 GB @ 1600 MHz RAM
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD


Whats your Budget?


have you seen his specs obviously high

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a b 4 Gaming
September 21, 2013 10:44:01 PM

you want a monitor with a resolution of 2560:1440 27" ips panel i suggest looking at asus they have some good stuff
September 21, 2013 10:46:10 PM

Cameron Shaw said:
Ratul Chakrabarty said:
PC_Wiz said:
Hello,

I have built a computer that is being primarily used for high performance calculations using CUDA. However, I would like to start using for gaming when it is available (I will most likely only play Battlefield 4). I have very little knowledge when it comes to monitors and displays, and I am not sure what kind of monitor would be best for me based on my system's specifications. I am also wondering about my options for a HD projector. Thanks in advance


My computer specifications are the following

i7-3930K
Dual GTX 690 Cards over SLI
64 GB @ 1600 MHz RAM
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD


Whats your Budget?


have you seen his specs obviously high



he has to have a budget though it cant be infinite, what if he wants dual or triple displays

a b 4 Gaming
September 21, 2013 10:52:24 PM

Ratul Chakrabarty said:
Cameron Shaw said:
Ratul Chakrabarty said:
PC_Wiz said:
Hello,

I have built a computer that is being primarily used for high performance calculations using CUDA. However, I would like to start using for gaming when it is available (I will most likely only play Battlefield 4). I have very little knowledge when it comes to monitors and displays, and I am not sure what kind of monitor would be best for me based on my system's specifications. I am also wondering about my options for a HD projector. Thanks in advance


My computer specifications are the following

i7-3930K
Dual GTX 690 Cards over SLI
64 GB @ 1600 MHz RAM
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD


Whats your Budget?


have you seen his specs obviously high



he has to have a budget though it cant be infinite, what if he wants dual or triple displays


agreed a budget would be needed if hes going for multiple monitors however for just the one about $500 for a nice one with the specs i stated shouldnt be a problem unless he just blew all his money on the rig now realises hes got crap all left for the monitor lol.


September 21, 2013 10:53:34 PM

Cameron Shaw said:
Ratul Chakrabarty said:
Cameron Shaw said:
Ratul Chakrabarty said:
PC_Wiz said:
Hello,

I have built a computer that is being primarily used for high performance calculations using CUDA. However, I would like to start using for gaming when it is available (I will most likely only play Battlefield 4). I have very little knowledge when it comes to monitors and displays, and I am not sure what kind of monitor would be best for me based on my system's specifications. I am also wondering about my options for a HD projector. Thanks in advance


My computer specifications are the following

i7-3930K
Dual GTX 690 Cards over SLI
64 GB @ 1600 MHz RAM
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD


Whats your Budget?


have you seen his specs obviously high



he has to have a budget though it cant be infinite, what if he wants dual or triple displays


agreed a budget would be needed if hes going for multiple monitors however for just the one about $500 for a nice one with the specs i stated shouldnt be a problem unless he just blew all his money on the rig now realises hes got crap all left for the monitor lol.




lol xD

September 22, 2013 4:57:34 PM

Thank you everyone for your replies. I actually don't have a budget per say, but I don't want to spend more than $1500 unless there is a really good reason.

As I have mentioned before, I really have no knowledge about display and gaming (I am 47, the last computer game I played was Prince of Persia in the late 80s), but I enjoyed playing Battlefield 3 with my son's friend on his Xbox. So I decided to use my system for gaming.

I did some research yesterday on monitors, and from what I understood basically the higher the screen resolution the lower the frequency. I could go with two monitors but definitely not more than 2. Thanks again
a b C Monitor
September 22, 2013 5:46:04 PM

PC_Wiz said:
Hello,

I have built a computer that is being primarily used for high performance calculations using CUDA. However, I would like to start using for gaming when it is available (I will most likely only play Battlefield 4). I have very little knowledge when it comes to monitors and displays, and I am not sure what kind of monitor would be best for me based on my system's specifications. I am also wondering about my options for a HD projector. Thanks in advance


My computer specifications are the following

i7-3930K
Dual GTX 690 Cards over SLI
64 GB @ 1600 MHz RAM
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD


With your specs your more and able to run 1440 easy....Go for 2 27" 1440p monitors i recommend the asus PB278Q http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009C3M7H0/?tag=pcpapi-20

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a b 4 Gaming
September 22, 2013 9:08:57 PM
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determinologyz said:
PC_Wiz said:
Hello,

I have built a computer that is being primarily used for high performance calculations using CUDA. However, I would like to start using for gaming when it is available (I will most likely only play Battlefield 4). I have very little knowledge when it comes to monitors and displays, and I am not sure what kind of monitor would be best for me based on my system's specifications. I am also wondering about my options for a HD projector. Thanks in advance


My computer specifications are the following

i7-3930K
Dual GTX 690 Cards over SLI
64 GB @ 1600 MHz RAM
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD


With your specs your more and able to run 1440 easy....Go for 2 27" 1440p monitors i recommend the asus PB278Q http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009C3M7H0/?tag=pcpapi-20


agreed however with your budget you could buy 3 monitors then do triple monitor gamingwhich would be a far greater sense of immersion than playing on one unless its a space issue.
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