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November 2, 2011 4:36:36 PM

I need some good suggestions on buying a new display for my PC.

Currently i have an old TFT 17" which i use to play BF3, Cyrsis2 etc..

PC Config:

AMD 955BE
MoBo: MSi 880 GM E35
8 GB DDR3 RAM Corsair
MSi R6770 1GB Graphic Card
400W Corsair Power Supply
Hyper TX3 Cooling Unit


I was interested in multiple displays in the near future.
Plus, i could not find a good thread on displays..only loads of graphic cards.

My Req:
Super Clarity
Good Contrast
Big Screen (bigger than 17" :p )

Current option: http://www.lg.com/in/computer-products/led-monitor/LG-E...

Whats is with these 3D Monitors, pls provide some inputs
http://www.lg.com/in/computer-products/led-monitor/LG-D...

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November 2, 2011 5:18:17 PM

will my card support 3d ?
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November 2, 2011 5:20:42 PM

@ OP you must consider first the specs then the manufacturer, Higher resolution is always better in gaming and HD movies (1080P) and the less response time the more gaming experience and no ghosting in addition to contrast ration and viewing angle.

And all of the was achieved in the monitor recommended by Jack.

If you don't consider 3D right now, then give a look at the monitor in my signature.
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November 2, 2011 5:34:02 PM

w0osh said:
will my card support 3d ?

All the high end cards support 3D, what's your GPU?
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November 2, 2011 6:39:14 PM

Consider a dell u2311. It's an IPS monitor with low input lag and very little ghosting. Also it's around $270.

Skip 3d. I have a 3d monitor sitting on a shelf in my closet. It's a fun gimmick but you'll tire of it fast, and it will hurt your performance in shooters (because of eye strain).

Also those slim monitors don't make any sense to me, (do you spend all day looking at them from the side???)

LED isn't a huge selling point. It saves power but doesn't help image quality.
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November 2, 2011 7:54:09 PM

if you're not going to be replacing your video card soon I wouldn't be looking to go too big. Maybe a 20 incher.... 1200 resolution. go to 1600 and you'll be cranking back your settings.
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November 2, 2011 9:44:19 PM

w0osh said:
will my card support 3d ?

The 6770 series is a rebranded 5770. They both support 3D. My 5770 handles a 23" 1080p single display at high settings. That would be my suggested resolution. AMD Catalyst driver version 11.10 was released today, good idea to update. Also, I own an Acer display, but Asus and Samsung make quality displays. You may want to lean towards them.
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November 2, 2011 10:39:57 PM

LOve my Asus VH242H monitor. 23.6' wide, 1920X1080. It's CRISP!
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November 2, 2011 11:41:16 PM

LOve my Asus VH242H monitor. 23.6' wide, 1920X1080. It's CRISP!
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November 3, 2011 4:04:04 AM

ilysaml said:
All the high end cards support 3D, what's your GPU?


MSi R6770
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November 3, 2011 4:09:26 AM

ilysaml said:
@ OP you must consider first the specs then the manufacturer, Higher resolution is always better in gaming and HD movies (1080P) and the less response time the more gaming experience and no ghosting in addition to contrast ration and viewing angle.

And all of the was achieved in the monitor recommended by Jack.

If you don't consider 3D right now, then give a look at the monitor in my signature.




So its response time and resolution u say.

In case i dont get this particular model at my vendor, how different is it from a 5ms(My current LG option) response time

Also, i tried to connect my 40" Sony Bravia to my rig but connecting it via an HDMi cable was messing up the resolutions(it wasnt full screen), but when i used the VGA Cable it was fine.

My question is: why does this happen and how much quality am i loosing if i use a VGA Cable instead of an HDMi, then will this 2-5ms response time matter ?









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November 3, 2011 4:35:21 AM

MagicPants said:
Consider a dell u2311. It's an IPS monitor with low input lag and very little ghosting. Also it's around $270.

Skip 3d. I have a 3d monitor sitting on a shelf in my closet. It's a fun gimmick but you'll tire of it fast, and it will hurt your performance in shooters (because of eye strain).

Also those slim monitors don't make any sense to me, (do you spend all day looking at them from the side???)

LED isn't a huge selling point. It saves power but doesn't help image quality.


Thats a sound advice, so u say getting an LED wont make things sharper ? 3D is ruled out.

I'm reading more now on TN, VA and IPS
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November 3, 2011 5:43:11 AM

swifty_morgan said:
if you're not going to be replacing your video card soon I wouldn't be looking to go too big. Maybe a 20 incher.... 1200 resolution. go to 1600 and you'll be cranking back your settings.


23' 24' ruled out ? i wanted a screen ard this size .. wht upgrades on the graphic card would be needed ?
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November 3, 2011 5:54:03 AM

jockey said:
The 6770 series is a rebranded 5770. They both support 3D. My 5770 handles a 23" 1080p single display at high settings. That would be my suggested resolution. AMD Catalyst driver version 11.10 was released today, good idea to update. Also, I own an Acer display, but Asus and Samsung make quality displays. You may want to lean towards them.


How about LG ? i guess thats the one available with my vendor .. but i can go an extra mile to get Samsung or Asus
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November 3, 2011 6:27:24 AM

This is the Apple Thunder bolt display, http://www.apple.com/displays/specs.html

Now according to me, Apple is super crystal when it comes to displays.. looking at the specs.. it isnt that awe inspiring, though the display quality is very nice .. what could be the differentiating factors ?

27-inch (diagonal viewable image size) thin film transistor (TFT) active-matrix liquid crystal display (LCD) with in-plane switching (IPS)

Resolution: 2560 by 1440 pixels
Colors (maximum): 16.7 million
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Viewing angle: 178° horizontal; 178° vertical
Brightness: 375 cd/m2
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Response time: 12 ms
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November 3, 2011 9:19:57 AM

w0osh said:
How about LG ? i guess thats the one available with my vendor .. but i can go an extra mile to get Samsung or Asus

If this is the LG model your vendor has available, it has recieved good reviews.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The comparable price to other brands is also favorable.
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