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October 28, 2009 2:00:58 PM

Just a question what monitor size do you think is ideal for gaming, what's the largest you would go?

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October 28, 2009 3:36:34 PM

It depends on how far you are from the monitor, and what console/PC you will connect to it.

If it's for PC (50 - 70 cm far from the monitor) I would recommend 24", larger than this, you will not be able to look at all of screen while playing.

If it's for a console which you will be far of, as bigger as better.
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October 30, 2009 12:31:49 AM

I game with a 26" LCD monitor.

My HDTV is 47", but I haven't played any games on it yet.
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October 31, 2009 10:06:10 AM

I like 24". 1920x1200 seems to be about the right balance for me.
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November 4, 2009 3:55:15 PM

But the problem in the larger monitors are the significant reduce of FPS in games
So if you want larger monitor 22+ you will need pretty heavy video card for games to run smoothly.

This is also my indecision, I don't know wich size to take.. :pfff: 
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November 7, 2009 7:50:52 AM

I think 21.5-24" is good. 1920x1080(21.5-23")/1920x1200(23-24")/2048x1152(23")

I recommend a 22" 1920x1080 just because they're the cheapest, and the others only offer a slight resolution bump.

For a console though, I say 40"+.
Unless you play your console on your monitor (though at 1920x1080, the VGA analog cable will start to give you pretty nasty quality for the Xbox 360, and I don't know for the Wii/PS3).
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November 12, 2009 5:45:11 AM

22inch is the best bang for buck at around $265 for an asus vw222u (I have one and its pretty good – thread search will show general happiness).

However, a good dell 24inch would be nice :)  The downside of going above 22inch is that you start getting into big resolutions which is great if you have a blueray player/h264 encoded stuff but is much more demanding on the GPU which = less fps/less AA...

yes, a 4870 or 4850 will fit straight into one of the pci-e slots, the only limit you have is not being able to crossfire them.
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November 12, 2009 10:31:27 AM

Well, for me at least, I'll take any excuse to buy a new video card or crossfire my current. =D

Aiming for a 30" 2560x1600 Samsung PVA or Dell IPS myself.
I would like to try dual 23" monitors though. When will Samsung finally release their bezel free monitors? (Without us having to rip apart current monitors to do it.) Dual 17" monitors was interesting, but can't really game on dual monitors that both have a 1 inch bezel...

You can get 22" 1920x1080 for only $150. Sure it's a cheap TN, but if you want a PVA/IPS, may as well go for a 30"+
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November 12, 2009 5:22:46 PM

I think this thread is too long for the question asked at the beginning.

At the end, fenix1234 will buy what he thinks is the best, and what his budget can afford him and that's it.

I think that any additional message will be unnecessary.
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November 14, 2009 12:46:38 AM

anamaniac said:
Well, for me at least, I'll take any excuse to buy a new video card or crossfire my current. =D

Aiming for a 30" 2560x1600 Samsung PVA or Dell IPS myself.
I would like to try dual 23" monitors though. When will Samsung finally release their bezel free monitors? (Without us having to rip apart current monitors to do it.) Dual 17" monitors was interesting, but can't really game on dual monitors that both have a 1 inch bezel...

You can get 22" 1920x1080 for only $150. Sure it's a cheap TN, but if you want a PVA/IPS, may as well go for a 30"+

Why? That's like saying if I want a fast car, a BMW is worthless - you might as well spend $200,000 on a ferrari instead.

You can get a good 24" IPS now for $600, while a good IPS 30" is twice that. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to have a 30, but I'm quite glad I spent the money for a decent 24" panel (mine's an S-PVA).
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November 14, 2009 5:58:01 AM

I'm fine with PVA panels myself, however they're not always cheaper than IPS panels. (Though a good PVA can compete with a IPS panel.)

Personally I want a 30" for the 2560x1600 resolution, I'd be fine with a 24" in that resolution.

And if I want a fast car, I'll get something light and cheap and put a 450 chevy big block in it, and get dual turbo. No need to buy a $200,000 car. Not like most Ferraris are all that fast anyways...
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November 17, 2009 11:07:34 PM

Anyone think a 21.5" inch LCD displaying 1920x1080 would be hard to read text at native resolution? I would not go any higher than 1920x1200 for gaming!
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November 18, 2009 2:03:59 AM

systemlord said:
Anyone think a 21.5" inch LCD displaying 1920x1080 would be hard to read text at native resolution?


Yo, right here!! Hold on, let me smash my face right against the monitor so I can see what yer writing.


Probably makes playing Fallout 3 a bit more difficult than I would like. I pick off victims... I mean enemies, from afar with a good 'ol hunting rifle; distances too far to use VATS.
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November 18, 2009 8:11:16 AM

jaguarskx said:
Yo, right here!! Hold on, let me smash my face right against the monitor so I can see what yer writing.


Probably makes playing Fallout 3 a bit more difficult than I would like. I pick off victims... I mean enemies, from afar with a good 'ol hunting rifle; distances too far to use VATS.

I love the hunting rifle. My favourite gun by far (though the Lincoln repeater does contend with it). The higher resolution makes sniping much easier (2048x1152 23" here).

No, it's not hard to read text for me at least (16/20 vision). I'm about 1 metre away or more while gaming (leaning back), and 3/4-1 metre while typing (sitting up).

Also just got a PSPgo. I though a 3.8" screen would make it difficult (over the original 4.3"), but I'm finding it just find (other than the size of my hands being too big).
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November 18, 2009 8:21:18 AM

anamaniac said:
I'm fine with PVA panels myself, however they're not always cheaper than IPS panels. (Though a good PVA can compete with a IPS panel.)

Personally I want a 30" for the 2560x1600 resolution, I'd be fine with a 24" in that resolution.

And if I want a fast car, I'll get something light and cheap and put a 450 chevy big block in it, and get dual turbo. No need to buy a $200,000 car. Not like most Ferraris are all that fast anyways...

I'm fine with PVA. As I said, I use an S-PVA (Ultrasharp 2408WFP) as my main monitor. I can't stand TN though.

(Oh, and I'd love to see the light, cheap car with a 450 chevy big block that could come close to competing with an F430 on a track. Yes, I mean one with corners)
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November 18, 2009 10:20:23 AM

Sadly, of the light, cheap and fast cars I know, none are meant for handling. How about light, fast, and really damned expensive?
Or light, moderately fast, cheap and can handle?
While, yes, the DIY can get you something great for peanuts, they don't always offer the best.

I have an old 48 Austin of England I want to restore to its former beauty. My father used to have a 450 chev big block just hanging around (who the hell just keeps one of those laying around?).
As you could assume, I want to mix the two. Though my father wanted me to restore an original engine (form another 48 Austin)... like hell. Though the original could still top out at 130km/h.

I grew up around better cars than a F430. Stock engine but with weight reduction, the top speed is only 315km/h. I grew up with a muscle head for a father, it's the straight line that counts. =D

Alright, enough stupidly off topic I guess. The original poster did post like 20 days ago and hasn't commented since.
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November 18, 2009 10:26:30 PM

well i agree with most the others 22inch for a pc and as big as you can get for a console :bounce: 
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November 18, 2009 10:43:25 PM

anamaniac said:
Sadly, of the light, cheap and fast cars I know, none are meant for handling. How about light, fast, and really damned expensive?
Or light, moderately fast, cheap and can handle?
While, yes, the DIY can get you something great for peanuts, they don't always offer the best.

Unfortunately, you can't get something that is the best all around for cheap (funny how that works). There will always be some trade offs. If all you want is a straight line, I agree, ferraris are a waste.

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November 19, 2009 12:34:33 AM

jaguarskx said:
Yo, right here!! Hold on, let me smash my face right against the monitor so I can see what yer writing.


Probably makes playing Fallout 3 a bit more difficult than I would like. I pick off victims... I mean enemies, from afar with a good 'ol hunting rifle; distances too far to use VATS.



I saw the HP 2159m 21.5-inch LCD monitor at Best Buy today, holy cow what a sweet gaming LCD! The pixel pitch was nice and tight, I prefer much smaller pixel pitch at 0.248mm and D-Sub, DVI, HDMI connections! Specs are 1920 x 1080 @60Hz 3ms(GTG) and excellent viewing angles!
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November 19, 2009 5:15:33 AM

What I want is a 52" 1920x1080 240Hz 1,000,000:1 contrast LCD... well actually a 2560x1600 version, but still... only $4,000. =D
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November 19, 2009 6:38:11 AM

anamaniac said:
What I want is a 52" 1920x1080 240Hz 1,000,000:1 contrast LCD... well actually a 2560x1600 version, but still... only $4,000. =D

I'd rather have higher resolution. Give me a 40" OLED screen at 3840x2400 :D 
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November 19, 2009 6:50:03 PM

Sadly, the only monitor I know that has a resolution like that is 22" and costs $10,000.

3 23" screens in portrait mode seem about perfect to me.
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