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How do I choose a monitor?
07-02-2014, 05:52 AM,
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How do I choose a monitor?
I have a gtx 660 ti. My current monitor is an older dell 1600 x 900. What do I look for as far as hz and size and all that stuff? Is there even an option for 1080 p for less than 200?
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07-02-2014, 09:22 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-02-2014, 12:03 PM by PwnBroker.)
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RE: How do I choose a monitor?
a samsung 23 or 24" tn panel with less than 5ms input is a good basic panel for gaming, some models offer 1 or 2 ms. different prices depending on model and features but they are all less than 200 bucks. they go on sale all of the time too so you can find them for around 130-150 bucks. if you want a "prettier" display , then an ips panel would be it but even though they have gotten input lag a lot lower this type of of panel wouldnt be my first choice for first person shooters.

as far as refresh rates, 60-75hz is the most common and economical. i know a lot of pro gamers use 144hz panels, and in first person shooters it does make some difference, but you will pay a more premium price.

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07-02-2014, 10:29 AM,
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RE: How do I choose a monitor?
I was browsing around amazon and I feel like I am not looking at the right stuff. Like there will be three monitors and three different prices but seem like they have the same features.
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07-02-2014, 12:10 PM,
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RE: How do I choose a monitor?
(07-02-2014, 10:29 AM)Phrosty Wrote: I was browsing around amazon and I feel like I am not looking at the right stuff. Like there will be three monitors and three different prices but seem like they have the same features.

yeah, some have usb ports, vesa mounts, video in connections, etc. all depends on what you want in it. basically a TN panel with 5ms or less input is a starting point for a budget panel.

here is an example of a no frills 24" TN panel, samsung S24B150BL. shop around cause newegg has them for 189 and tiger has them for 149. just make sure if you want HDMI, VGA, dvi, etc. that the one you buy has the connections you need. AOC, BENq also makes some fairly good panels.

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07-05-2014, 12:12 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-05-2014, 12:21 PM by Phrosty.)
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RE: How do I choose a monitor?
So I cannot seem to find one that has hdmi connectors.
Nevermind I found a BenQ one that has hdmi. Thank you.
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07-05-2014, 01:25 PM,
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RE: How do I choose a monitor?
What connectors does your 660ti have? Most have DVI and HDMI and some have display port also.

Another option is HDMI to DVI connectors, or cables with HDMI to DVI.

monoprice (dot) com is one of my go-to sites for cables and adapter/connectors.
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07-05-2014, 04:51 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-05-2014, 05:11 PM by Phrosty.)
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RE: How do I choose a monitor?
This is the monitor I ended up going with. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6824014377
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07-10-2014, 01:06 AM,
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RE: How do I choose a monitor?
Looks like a good choice Smile
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07-10-2014, 07:57 AM,
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RE: How do I choose a monitor?
Plugged it in last night and started skyrim up. Told me to use ultra settings. I had the biggest nerdgasm ever lol.
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07-10-2014, 05:02 PM,
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RE: How do I choose a monitor?
glad you found one to suit you. playing a game at 1080p or above resolution you wonder why it took you so long to upgrade. when i do benchmarks at anything lower than 1080p, i say to myself"this looks like crap". lol
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