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#1 Posted by lostsoul039 (106 posts) -

I have an I-inc 28 inch monitor which is a 1920x1200 and all the other monitors are 1920x1080. There is no compare between these 2. The 28 inch monitor is a monster and super nice for game but it is a cheap monitor that only cost $250 and has 800:1 Contrast, 3ms. Now if I build a game computer I'm wondering if this will give me a good game play. How important is a monitor compare to the CPU and Video card?

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#2 Posted by Riadon2 (1598 posts) -

Why would you buy a 28-inch 1200p monitor?

You should have went with a 24-inch 1200p or 27 inch 1440p.

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#3 Posted by lostsoul039 (106 posts) -

Why would you buy a 28-inch 1200p monitor?

You should have went with a 24-inch 1200p or 27 inch 1440p.

Riadon2

Have you ever play a game with a 28 inch monitor (1920x1200) because if you have you'll never go back to a 24 inch.

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#4 Posted by Byshop (18567 posts) -

Have you ever play a game with a 28 inch monitor (1920x1200) because if you have you'll never go back to a 24 inch.

lostsoul039

You misunderstood him. He's saying that if you buy a 28" monitors it should be higher resolution than 1920x1200. The preferred resolution for 27" through 30" monitors is 2560x1440 or 2560x1600.

-Byshop

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#5 Posted by nutcrackr (13029 posts) -
if you are asking if the monitor changes game performance, then the answer is not really. Resolution will change performance 1920x1080 resolution will run faster than 1920x1200 by around 10% because there are 10% less pixels. More pixels = more render power needed, when you move up to even higher resolutions your GPU needs more RAM. You can always use your 1200 monitor at a lower resolution if it doesn't run great.
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#6 Posted by Byshop (18567 posts) -

if you are asking if the monitor changes game performance, then the answer is not really. Resolution will change performance 1920x1080 resolution will run faster than 1920x1200 by around 10% because there are 10% less pixels. More pixels = more render power needed, when you move up to even higher resolutions your GPU needs more RAM. You can always use your 1200 monitor at a lower resolution if it doesn't run great.nutcrackr

Yeah, I'm not clear on what the op means by "give me good game play".

-Byshop

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#7 Posted by lostsoul039 (106 posts) -

You misunderstood him. He's saying that if you buy a 28" monitors it should be higher resolution than 1920x1200. The preferred resolution for 27" through 30" monitors is 2560x1440 or 2560x1600.

-Byshop

I price them and they are over $1,000

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#8 Posted by lostsoul039 (106 posts) -

if you are asking if the monitor changes game performance, then the answer is not really. Resolution will change performance 1920x1080 resolution will run faster than 1920x1200 by around 10% because there are 10% less pixels. More pixels = more render power needed, when you move up to even higher resolutions your GPU needs more RAM. You can always use your 1200 monitor at a lower resolution if it doesn't run great.nutcrackr

I agree but when you have a 1920x1200 and then play on a 1920x1080 it's a very big difference. I don't know any 28 inch monitors that have a 1920x1200 anymore and if you can find one with a higher resolution just be prepare to enty your wallet.

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#9 Posted by Byshop (18567 posts) -


I price them and they are over $1,000


lostsoul039

$1000 is the absolute top of the price range for high resolution 27" monitors. They start around $400.

-Byshop

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#10 Posted by Bikouchu35 (8223 posts) -

[QUOTE="lostsoul039"]


I price them and they are over $1,000


Byshop

$1000 is the absolute top of the price range for high resolution 27" monitors. They start around $400.

-Byshop

Le Korean monitors with apple panels?

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#11 Posted by C_Rule (9816 posts) -
For a primary desktop display, there's really no reason why you should choose size over pixel density.
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#12 Posted by Byshop (18567 posts) -

[QUOTE="Byshop"]

[QUOTE="lostsoul039"]


I price them and they are over $1,000


Bikouchu35

$1000 is the absolute top of the price range for high resolution 27" monitors. They start around $400.

-Byshop

Le Korean monitors with apple panels?

Yeah, for example. While I don't necessarily trust them myself there are other options as well. Heck, even my high end Dell 27" IPS u2711s didn't cost me $1000 each. I've seen some Samsungs for as low as the 400-500 range, and the LED version of my Dells are about 600.

-Byshop

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#13 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -
28" IPS monitor? Nice! Are you an air traffic controller? I went with the BenQ XL2420T myself.
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#15 Posted by lostsoul039 (106 posts) -

Tell me where I can buy a 27 inch monitor that is over 1920x1080 for $400?

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#16 Posted by Bikouchu35 (8223 posts) -

Tell me where I can buy a 27 inch monitor that is over 1920x1080 for $400?

lostsoul039

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=crossover+27q&_sacat=0&_from=R40

http://www.microcenter.com/product/384780/EQ276W_27_IPS_LED_Monitor

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#17 Posted by Byshop (18567 posts) -

Tell me where I can buy a 27 inch monitor that is over 1920x1080 for $400?

lostsoul039

This new website called "google".

-Byshop

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#18 Posted by lostsoul039 (106 posts) -

Tell me where I can buy a 27 inch monitor that is over 1920x1080 for $400?

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=crossover+27q&_sacat=0&_from=R40

http://www.microcenter.com/product/384780/EQ276W_27_IPS_LED_Monitor

Thank You, I just didn't know. My next monitor will 2560 x 1440 or better