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I am building a gaming build and have a max budget of $300 for a monitor. Video cards will be 2 Sapphire 6870's in Crossfire.

I am really interested in 1200p, but want to know

1) If the extra 80 bucks to move from a 24 in. 1080p to 1200p is worth it?


Monitors I am looking at right now are

Hanns-G HZ281HPB 27.5'' 3ms 1200p

PPI on this one is 83.5. It is quite obviously the size monitor. It is 270 bucks, and has good reviews.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ab=true&Page=2

vs

HP LA2405wg 24" 5ms 1200p

PPI is 94, which is very good. It is the quality monitor. It is 280 bucks, and has very good reviews.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824176141



2) I would like to do Eyefinity down the road, and it seems the HP wins in this catagory because it has thinner bezels. It also has DisplayPort, which is nice, but I dont think I would do more than 2 monitors, so it isnt really a factor. Even if I did do 3, there are ways to do it without DP.


Gaming is my main concern, and then web browsing would be next. I often find myself leaning over the desk on my 20" 1600x900 to within a foot of the monitor to read text. I want to be sitting back in my chair 3+ feet away and reading with ease. I believe the 27.5" Has this catagory.


Any and all advice is welcome

Thank you
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Just increase the size of text on the webpage? Cntrl+ I think in windows?
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Thanks, big help
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off topic: i would go with 2 6950's instead of those 6870's
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Not in the budget. Sorry.

Please explain why?
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Not in the budget. Sorry.

Please explain why?
Not enough VRAM for those resolutions! Unless you get the 2gb ones...
    
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Sorry, I was considering Eyefinity with the 24 in., but a 28 is fine for me. 3 way on that mofo...... wow.
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It's all about pixel density. I'd prefer a 22" 1080p over a 27" 1080p, simply because it seems sharper. And no, no matter how many cards you put in Crossfire, 1Gb of VRAM will ruin any chance of decent framerates in Eyefinity. A single 2Gb 6950 would whip two 6870's going triple-monitor. Food for thought.

1200p is better, but a 27" running 2560x1440 would be even better (even if it is out of budget...I can dream though).
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