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Good monitor for a 4870 or possibly a 4870x2

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August 21, 2008 4:26:11 PM

I presently have a 19" LCD Viewsonic VX922 and I was going to start a new build soon. I've read in the forum that a 19" LCD "won't do the 4870 justice" and "you wont see the resolution that it's capable of doing." I was looking at 20"-22" LCD's. I saw that someone is planning on getting a Asus 22" LCD with 2ms response time and the Asus brands have been getting generous feedback. Anyone have any recommendations either Asus or any other company?

My system will be a gaming system only--playing MMORPG's (Future plan: Star Trek Online, APB), FSX and other games like Civilization 4, Simcity 4, Simcity Socieites (still disappointed with this game), 18WoS: Haulin, Zoo Tycoon 2, Rail Simulator (Another Disappointment), and The Sims2 (I plan on getting Sims 3) . I don't play Crysis at all and I;m not a fan of FPS. I occasionally play FSX by the way. I don't play it everyday.

This is why I'm also torn with processors as well. I know many have told me to get Q9550 since I have FSX. I was leaning towards the E8600 because it's over 3.0GHZ. Yet also Quad's are calling me lol. I was excited over Nehalem but I think the initial launch will cost so much.
August 21, 2008 4:40:31 PM

I bought myself a 4870 X2 and with it at LEAST a 24" Samsung. It's beautiful. Should get one I'd say at least 22" if not 24".
August 21, 2008 4:51:40 PM

I have

Q6600 @ 3ghz
Samsung syncMaster 206BW 20" (1680 x 1050)
4870

Works excelently together!

Couldnt recommend them more!!
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August 21, 2008 4:55:46 PM

To fully utilize the 4870 or 4870 X2, I would recommend gaming at a resolution of at least 1680 x 1050. If you aren't playing FPS's, I don't think you would see much difference between a 2ms and a 5ms monitor. I don't really have a recommendation or a favorite company, but I've had good experience with Acer.

I'm not sure if any of the games you play fully use a quad core, but I'm using an E8500 right now and it's very good for gaming.

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br3nd064
August 21, 2008 8:22:42 PM

br3nd064 said:
To fully utilize the 4870 or 4870 X2, I would recommend gaming at a resolution of at least 1680 x 1050. If you aren't playing FPS's, I don't think you would see much difference between a 2ms and a 5ms monitor. I don't really have a recommendation or a favorite company, but I've had good experience with Acer.

I'm not sure if any of the games you play fully use a quad core, but I'm using an E8500 right now and it's very good for gaming.

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br3nd064


I have FSX :) 


I was thinking of getting a 21" or 22". I was looking at the Asus, Samsung, LG (love their appliances! I replaced all kitchen appliances to LG), and Acer LCD's. I'm not on a tight budget because I'm doing a complete makeover on my gaming system. Id say that I can get a great LCD for less than $300.
August 21, 2008 8:40:37 PM

You may have looked on here already, but here's a search on newegg.com for Asus, Samsung, LG, and Acer LCD monitors in the 21-22 inch range. Almost all of them have very good ratings.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Property&N=2010190020&OEMMark=0&Manufactory=1146%2C1077%2C1315%2C1623&PropertyCodeValue=3098%3A31285%2C3098%3A21321%2C3098%3A22582%2C3098%3A21324%2C3019%3A19996%2C3106%3A21400%2C3106%3A21391%2C3106%3A21395%2C3106%3A21398&bop=And&Order=RATING

Hope that helps.

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br3nd064
August 27, 2008 5:25:15 AM

br3nd064 said:
You may have looked on here already, but here's a search on newegg.com for Asus, Samsung, LG, and Acer LCD monitors in the 21-22 inch range. Almost all of them have very good ratings.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Property&N=2010190020&OEMMark=0&Manufactory=1146%2C1077%2C1315%2C1623&PropertyCodeValue=3098%3A31285%2C3098%3A21321%2C3098%3A22582%2C3098%3A21324%2C3019%3A19996%2C3106%3A21400%2C3106%3A21391%2C3106%3A21395%2C3106%3A21398&bop=And&Order=RATING

Hope that helps.

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br3nd064



Thanx :) 
September 10, 2008 1:20:59 AM

Man I was looking @ that Acer sub 200 dollar monitor as well, seems like a good price for a 22" monitor at 5ms. My question is tho, how would it look in first person shooters like Crysis and Half Life 2 episode 2, UT3? /= If not I'll end up spending an extra hundred on a 2ms monitor @ 22". To put it simple, I'm Just looking for a decent quality 22" monitor that wont ghost on me ... :[
September 10, 2008 2:14:51 AM

I have a monitor very similar to that one (mine is an Acer AL2216W). It has decent quality (especially for <$200). It's not the best, but IMO, it's well worth the $200.
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