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August 20, 2010 6:00:00 PM

Hello,
I would like to get some advice regarding a screen for gaming. My budget is around 150-180€. The only requirement I have is that the screen is matte and not glossy. I also like when the screen border is from a matte material as well and when the design is "minimal" (eg. DELL screens) but this is of course less important.

I heard that 4/3 screens are now "has been" and that even for gaming 16/9 (or 16/10 ?) are ok ? I think I don't need a huge resolution. around 20" should be ok.

Could you help me to find something suitable ?

Thanks,
Tex

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August 20, 2010 6:13:19 PM

I will probably get a Asus GTX 470.

I might be wrong but I think that 22" is too huge especially for gaming, isn't it ?

What do you thing for example about this Dell or this Asus ?
August 20, 2010 8:45:16 PM

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17 INCHES & 19 INCHES are best for gaming ..because higher Monitors need higher VGA cards ...but in those REZ you can get even 5770 or 5750 & see it is working great for you ..i have 19 INCH samsung which works great for me .

do you have a widescreen ?
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August 20, 2010 9:39:10 PM

I have a 19" and a 21.5" LCD, the 19" is 1280x1024 and the 21.5" is 1920x1080, i prefer gaming on the 21.5" because the higher resolution makes things look nicer and it makes things larger in general. Of the two you posted the resolution on the dell is higher so the pixels will be smaller and the image a bit smoother. Personally though, i wouldnt pick either of those, i would try to find a nice 1920x1080/1200, it will be a bit more but it will look a bit nicer and a GTX 470 is strong enough to run games quite well at that resolution.

Something i have noticed about widescreen monitors against a slightly smaller 4:3 or 5:4 is that the wide screen appears to be huge compared to it but dont take up much more room on the desk.
August 20, 2010 11:14:20 PM

For your budget you can get the BenQ V2410T.. Am not sure on the matte finishing on though.. I guess the Dell G2210/G2410 (very good monitors btw) have matte finishing..
August 21, 2010 5:09:52 AM

it looks i am :) 
August 21, 2010 5:17:34 AM

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For your budget you can get the BenQ V2410T.. Am not sure on the matte finishing on though.. I guess the Dell G2210/G2410 (very good monitors btw) have matte finishing..

the BenQ V2410T is too expensive.
The Dell 2210 doesn't look bad. A bit over my budget though.
August 21, 2010 12:59:57 PM

I also see that the MSI GTX 470 has a HDMI output. Shall I then buy a screen with an HDMI plug ?

August 21, 2010 3:45:59 PM

^ That ofcourse would be better.
August 21, 2010 4:29:16 PM

The question is if it makes sense to play games at a full HD resolution. It might harm the FPS and playing games at a non native resolution is not that nice. At least that's what I experience on my current laptop. So I think I will go for a 22" screen with a 1680 x 1050 resolution.


Btw, what does it bring plugging the screen via HDMI instead of DVI ?
a b 4 Gaming
August 22, 2010 7:37:43 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Graphics & Displays to section Computer Peripherals by Mousemonkey
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