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Monitor for my build, Help?

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November 23, 2010 4:05:33 PM

I need a good monitor for my AMD build...specs currently are:

AMD Phenom II x4 955
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB
ASRock 890GX Extreme4
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 (Will crossfire in future)

Please allow this monitor to be no smaller than 24", best quality for cheapest price(1080p Full HD please!)

Thanks in advance!

~Pyro

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November 23, 2010 4:27:11 PM

MechaNintendoMaster said:
With that card though, you might be pushing it with a 24" monitor.....

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Here's a good one at a cheap price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for your response! What card could pull off 1080p on a 24" monitor? I really dont like expensive cards...
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November 23, 2010 4:56:10 PM

As a Crossfire solution then yes, it'll run just about everything out ther at high/max but a single HD5770 is a little weak for such a high resolution, I'd suggest you go for something a little further up the food chain: HD6850/HD5850/GTX460/GTX470.

Monitors are a very subjective area; What is brilliant to one is a total midden to another. I would really advise you to make this purchase at a local store where you can see them working and judge for yourself what works for YOU. With a little luck they might allow you to trial it as well, so you can see exactly how it will look under your particular viewing conditions- Just be nice ;) .
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November 23, 2010 5:02:20 PM

Samsung 23.6" 1080P $149.99 + Free Shipping
http://www.logicbuy.com/deals/samsung-2494lw-1080p-lcd-...

Keep in mind, an ATI 5770 is not enough to game @ 1080p with high settings. :)  You'll either want a second to crossfire, or you'll want to upgrade to something more powerful.
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November 23, 2010 5:14:35 PM

coozie7 said:
As a Crossfire solution then yes, it'll run just about everything out ther at high/max but a single HD5770 is a little weak for such a high resolution, I'd suggest you go for something a little further up the food chain: HD6850/HD5850/GTX460/GTX470.


Would this card pull off a 24" 1080p at high settings?

Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 Toxic
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 23, 2010 5:21:02 PM

Yes.
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November 23, 2010 5:23:17 PM

To play @ 1080p with all high settings, I chose to go with the GTX 470 myself. The ATI 6850 and GTX 460 1GB are the same performance wise. Both would suit you well if you don't require the absolute fastest and highest details @ 1080p.

Here's a great deal on the GTX 470 though.

MSI GTX 470 $259 - $35 MIR = $224 [Keep in mind MSI rebates can take 1-2 months)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 'older' ATI 5850 is a good choice too, though it comes in a little bit slower than the GTX 470.

Sapphire ATI 5850 $219 + Free Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The newer generation ATI 6870 is a great 1080p game player as well.

Gigabyte ATI 6870 $ 249
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

These would be my first picks, based purely on performance. Budget wise, the ATI 6850 and GTX 460 1GB are good performers for less money though!
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November 23, 2010 5:32:38 PM

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November 23, 2010 9:32:25 PM

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