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4870-best monitor/resolution

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July 29, 2010 9:26:33 PM

I'm makin myself a new gaming rig, and have chosen to get a 4870. Problem is i have no idea what would be the best monitor size or resolution to go for. Here are the specs of what im getting. Ebuyer/eBay ftw ^^

-Intel Core i5 660 3.33GHz Socket 1156 4MB L3 Cache Retail Box Processor
-Casecom 6788 Black Mid Tower Case with Full Black Interior/Exterior 120mm Blue LED Front Fan - No PSU
-Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue
-ASUS P7H55-M H55 Socket 1156 VGA HDMI Out 8 Channel Audio MATX Motherboard
-Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz HyperX Memory Kit CL9(9-9-9-27) 1.7 - 1.9V
-Corsair 650W TX Series PSU - 120mm Fan, 80+% Efficiency, Single +12V Rail
-XFX ATI Radeon HD 4870 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphic
Cheers for the help
August 3, 2010 4:28:47 PM

r34ver said:
I'm makin myself a new gaming rig, and have chosen to get a 4870. Problem is i have no idea what would be the best monitor size or resolution to go for. Here are the specs of what im getting. Ebuyer/eBay ftw ^^

-Intel Core i5 660 3.33GHz Socket 1156 4MB L3 Cache Retail Box Processor
-Casecom 6788 Black Mid Tower Case with Full Black Interior/Exterior 120mm Blue LED Front Fan - No PSU
-Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue
-ASUS P7H55-M H55 Socket 1156 VGA HDMI Out 8 Channel Audio MATX Motherboard
-Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz HyperX Memory Kit CL9(9-9-9-27) 1.7 - 1.9V
-Corsair 650W TX Series PSU - 120mm Fan, 80+% Efficiency, Single +12V Rail
-XFX ATI Radeon HD 4870 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphic
Cheers for the help


You could either go for a monitor with a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 or 1080 (Typically 20" ++), or go all the way and get a monitor with native res of 2560 x 1200(30"). Obviously, performance is better on the 20"++, but the HD4870 will have no problem with 30" monitors. Just make sure you turn off anti-aliasing if you get a 30" monitor to improve performance.

I myself use a 23" Samsung SyncMaster P2370 with a Palit HD4850 Sonic 1Gb further over clocked. No problems at all.
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