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I'm looking to do a two or three screen setup with my 6990 in college. I like having a big screen to have enough work space, but I can't exactly have my 40" TV as my monitor anymore sadly.

I havent touched upon monitor sales in quite sometime. I'm not well read up on whats good, and the best deals going on either. So at this point Im just windowshopping.

Any advice or recommendations on monitors for this would be fantastic. I'm not looking to break my bank either so I'm looking for good but decent priced or budget monitors.
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Please state what resolution, size, and price you are looking for, and we can help you make the best choices.
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3 open box Asus LED 23" from newegg, $130/monitor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236112R
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spooony;14300334 
6990 so 1080 minimum
ASUS VE276Q 27-Inch
Samsung P2770HD 27-Inch
ViewSonic VA2702W

Have you ever used a 27" @ 1080p, its Gawd Awful, then again, maybe my 27" ACD spoiled me.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spooony;14300334 
6990 so 1080 minimum
ASUS VE276Q 27-Inch
Samsung P2770HD 27-Inch
ViewSonic VA2702W

I really would not recommend large monitors because of the low pixel density. Not only will it make text too large, it will look blurry in games and movies and such.

But it's his decision. He could also get some 23" IPS monitors if he was on a 300 dollar budget. I would much rather recommend that, because IPS makes TN look like crap.... most of the time. There's a few exceptions with good TNs or crap IPSs.

Or he could go with some choices similar to what you linked. I agree, in some places, size would be a good thing. But mostly not. It looks horrible.

But we need more more info from the OP before helping.
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post #7 of 52
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Quote:
Originally Posted by De-Zant;14300258 
Please state what resolution, size, and price you are looking for, and we can help you make the best choices.

The 21-23" inches are nice. 1080p per each would be incredible.
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3 open box Asus LED 23" from newegg, $130/monitor.

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6990 so 1080 minimum

3 27"s together on a single desk? Is that possible tongue.gif
But that Samsung does look nice on that note.
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If you want the best (cheap) quality you can get from 21" 1080p or 23" 1080p, look at the following monitors

Dell U2211h
Dell U2311h
HP ZR22W
HP ZR24W (most likely out of budget but it's very cheap in some places, worth a look)
NEC EA232WMi / EA231WMi (most likely crap for fast paced gaming, since they has a lot of ghosting. Keep this in mind)


If you want it cheaper than these, you can look at any random asus, acer, samsung monitors. Those are generally considered the best cheap brands. But the quality will not rival the monitors I posted above, not even slightly.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by De-Zant;14300414 
If you want the best (cheap) quality you can get from 21" 1080p or 23" 1080p, look at the following monitors

Dell U2211h
Dell U2311h
HP ZR22W
HP ZR24W (most likely out of budget but it's very cheap in some places, worth a look)
NEC EA232WMi / EA231WMi (most likely crap for fast paced gaming, since they has a lot of ghosting. Keep this in mind)


If you want it cheaper than these, you can look at any random asus, acer, samsung monitors. Those are generally considered the best cheap brands. But the quality will not rival the monitors I posted above, not even slightly.

Very cool! Thank you. I might even be able to pull a discount or two off those Dells if they are as good as you claim. I always see Dell being mentioned. Are their monitors really that good? Its surprising. Those Dells look pretty nice.

EDIT:
You're pretty experienced its clear. Whats you're thoughts on 1920x1200. I mean, I've always loved 1080p. 1200 is a higher height resolution and different aspect ratio. Are those extra pixels worth it at all?

EDIT2:
My parents own an ASUS for their kitchen and it isnt too bad. What do you think of these?
VH242H
VH232H
Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 7/21/11 at 8:29pm
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The dells are always recommended because they are using IPS panels instead of the regular TN panels found in pretty much every display out there. The others I recommended use them too. IPS panels are known for good color reproduction and good viewing angles. They are quite superior to TN panels. And why particularly the dells? Because dell has great warranty and their panels are probably the best for gaming if you do that.

The asus VH series is TN of course, but if you want to get stuff on budget, that's a good choice. Probably the most popular choice of TN display out there. Would not be a bad choice either, though me as an image quality fanatic would still recommend the IPS displays.

1080p vs 1200p. Not much to say here. It's a mere 120 more vertical pixels. It's not really a huge difference to be honest. It's not that much for desktop work and in games, it might look a bit better than the same quality panel with 1080p, but panel quality matters more. As in, 1080p IPS would look better than 1200p TN. In games there is an oddity of how games work with resolutions like these, but the difference is minimal and should not really be even considered. In short, 1080p sees more on the sides while 1200p is supposed to have a clearer picture, though, that again depends on panel quality.

I'm not saying TN is horrible, after all, that's what you've always been using. Just that IPS looks quite a bit better in general. It's your choice in the end. You might get IPS, TN, or mixed.

If you have any further questions, ask away

Cheers.
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