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September 13, 2009 10:21:12 PM

Is this a good display for my computer?

Display:

Vizio 24" VX240M Energy Star 1080p LCD HDTV w/ HD Tuner

Computer:

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115202

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131365

Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme 1366 RT CPU Cooler
http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/the [...] 66-rt.html

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835186020

BFG Tech BFGEGTX2851024OCXE GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814143172

mushkin 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820226030

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136284

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136284

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG Black 6X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 6X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA
Internal Blu-ray Burner 6X Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive Model GGW-H20LK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827136155

LITE-ON SK-1688U/B Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6823107128




Also, does anyone know of a 24" 1080p display that has ambilight? The only ones I've seen with ambilight are 40" and bigger.


Thanks!

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September 13, 2009 10:40:19 PM

Try posting your links again. You did something wrong because none of them work for me. Assuming that 285 has a HDMI out or via adapter you should be fine.
September 13, 2009 10:53:20 PM

Links working fine for me...? Same links I've posted on other threads on this website that have worked without error. Might be on your end...?

Yeah, the GTX285 has one HDMI and two DVI.

Thanks for the reply!
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September 13, 2009 11:38:33 PM

Yeah I can't get links to work but it should work fine.
September 14, 2009 12:48:32 AM

FallenSniper said:
Try posting your links again. You did something wrong because none of them work for me. Assuming that 285 has a HDMI out or via adapter you should be fine.

He can use this type of DVI to HDMI Cable. Been running my Samsung 32" 1080p HD TV for over 9 months using that cable with no problem at all. :wahoo: 
September 14, 2009 1:34:51 AM

Great!

This particular display has built in speakers. How exactly will those work? I'm not sure if I want them to work as I already have seven speakers counting subwoofer. lol

A monitor made specifically for PC only, that doesn't have internal speakers, costs more than a TV that can do both computer and television. If the speakers have to run, I'd be fine with saving money. Then again, why not have more speakers?! :-)

Thanks
September 14, 2009 1:47:30 AM

You could just not plug in the speakers and you would be fine. You don't want to listen to nasty built in speakers anyways
September 14, 2009 12:06:42 PM

So simply just don't plug 'em in. I like havin' options. :-P

Anyone know answer to my ambilight question? Is it just for the big boys?

Thanks!
September 14, 2009 9:57:51 PM

Never thought about some of the other important things to consider when looking into getting a new monitor.

Would the Vizio be good for a gaming computer? Will it keep up with everything as well as have a good picture?

Or would a BenQ E2400HD or others be more suited for gaming as well as have great picture and all?

Thanks
September 14, 2009 10:56:08 PM

By far the best monitor for the price, size, and performance is the Hanns-G HG-281DPB.

This monitor is a better value than any 24" Asus, Acer, or Ben-Q within $75 and worth the extra money. There is a reason why it is a 5 time Customer Choice winner on Newegg.

And, unless you have a specific reason or need for a monitor with a built in speakers and HD Tuner, the fact is, they are basically useless and you would be better served getting a dedicated pci/pcie tuner card and set of speakers.
September 15, 2009 3:25:00 AM

Wow! 28"! That one is actually $70 cheaper than the BenQ I was lookin' at. Haha

Definitely something to consider. That seems like one heck of a bang for a buck. I would be super leery of this, but the many, many 5/5s don't lie. I just may get this monitor; or will this actually be TOO big sitting roughly one to two feet in front of it? Also, will Windows 7 work with it? I don't see why not, but it says, "Windows Vista Certified".

Any idea what that Hanns-G with GTX285 card compares to a Samsung SyncMaster 205BW with Radeon X300 card? lol

Thanks!
September 15, 2009 12:03:54 PM

Oh, yeah...It looks like to monitor frame says, "1080p" in the lower left corner. Seems like "1080p" would be in the description of the monitor as that is something a lot of people look for when buying a monitor/TV these days. Does it say something else?

Thanks again
September 15, 2009 9:11:50 PM

itsanss said:
Wow! 28"! That one is actually $70 cheaper than the BenQ I was lookin' at. Haha

Definitely something to consider. That seems like one heck of a bang for a buck. I would be super leery of this, but the many, many 5/5s don't lie. I just may get this monitor; or will this actually be TOO big sitting roughly one to two feet in front of it? Also, will Windows 7 work with it? I don't see why not, but it says, "Windows Vista Certified".

Any idea what that Hanns-G with GTX285 card compares to a Samsung SyncMaster 205BW with Radeon X300 card? lol

Thanks!
Yes, the Hanns-G will work with Win7 as it's more a function of the gpu than the monitor itself. The GTX285 will push the full 1920x1200 at high details and smooth game play in most/all games using the Hanns-G.

itsanss said:
Oh, yeah...It looks like to monitor frame says, "1080p" in the lower left corner. Seems like "1080p" would be in the description of the monitor as that is something a lot of people look for when buying a monitor/TV these days. Does it say something else?

Thanks again
1080p is more marketing speak to show consumers that the monitor can display high-def content like HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. And, really what 1080p means is that the monitor is capable of 1920x1080 resolution.

I picked the Hanns-G back in May and it is super nice monitor well worth the money. Blu-Ray and games look great and my gpu is a Sapphire 4870 1GB.
September 15, 2009 9:53:01 PM

Awesome. Sounds too good to be true!

Any comments on my distance question, anyone? Alright for a foot or so away?

Thanks!!
September 16, 2009 8:47:16 PM

itsanss said:
Awesome. Sounds too good to be true!

Any comments on my distance question, anyone? Alright for a foot or so away?

Thanks!!


For a 28" monitor, sitting foot or so away from the screen is a bit close. I would recommend a 24"-30" viewing distance. Heck, with a monitor that big you could site 3 to 4 ft away and still see everything clearly.

As a guideline, here's a link to the OSHA Ergonomic Solutions website which offers the government recommended viewing distance, height, and angle.
September 17, 2009 9:42:05 PM

Thanks for the link.

I watched several videos of people with the 28" Hanns-G. All of them had their monitor set right in front of their keyboard, which will make the monitor waaay closer to the user compared to how mine will be. I think where I will have it sitting in relation to my keyboard and myself will be just right.

I'll be ordering all my stuff probably this weekend. My class got pushed back a week, so I, once again, have three weeks to get all my goodies together and ready. I need to stop procrastinating! lol

Sounding like the Hanns-G'll be the monitor I go with.

Thanks!
September 25, 2009 11:15:32 PM

I'm adding parts to "My Cart" as we speak. I stumbled upon a new release from Hanns-G. They now have another version of that 28" monitor. I'm far, far from being an expert, but the specifications seem nearly identical. Are the couple differences worth another $60?

Thanks!

By the way, I'm switching from GTX285 to new HD 5870 if that makes a difference for what display best suits me.

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