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I am interested in purchasing a 1600p monitor in the future (after my new gaming rig is built) and i am curious, are there any out there that wont cost a downpayment on a house?

30" not required, but i am interested in hearing some prices on that size vs the lowest size 1600P
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I don't know of ANY 2560x1600 under 30" and that doesn't cost a load of money. You could try a 2560x1440 27", they cost quite less in comparison.
     
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I don't know of ANY 2560x1600 under 30" and that doesn't cost a load of money. You could try a 2560x1440 27", they cost quite less in comparison.
hm, perhaps.

the 160 less pixels on the sides wouldnt be too much of a bother, and most games support 16:9 better than 16:10 right?
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AFAIK all modern pc games support 16:10, but PS3/Xbox360 games and movies do not.
     
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aye, like it or not, 16:9 is the future!
    
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aye, like it or not, 16:9 is the future!
...And he doesn't mean the marketing term "X is the future!" he means that in our dark, bleak, dynamic-contrast future 16:9 controls it.
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ok, so perhaps i could go with a smaller res, essentialy what im going for is a 6950 xfire that wont be bottlenecked by the monitor resolution without going eyefinity.
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high res is good for FPS (first person shooter) so u can see large areas of the map and can see blind spots.

but 1080p is good enough.
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16:9 is the future, but 4:3 is still supported on all games, and alot of people still use it.

I want a U3011 myself.
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hm, perhaps.

the 160 less pixels on the sides wouldnt be too much of a bother, and most games support 16:9 better than 16:10 right?
Just thought I would point out.. That's 160 less pixels at the top and bottom (vertically) not at the sides. They're both 2560 pixels wide, but one is 1600 pixels high vs. 1440.

From what I understand text is rather small at 27" 25 x 14, but you'd have to ask someone who owns one just how much of a "problem" it is. If you have bad eyesight it may be something to consider.
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