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I'm perfectly happy with my 21.5. I am. I just want something that maybe can make my GTX 580 sweat a bit more.

Always have toyed with the idea of Surround/Eyefinity but in doing so in my case would cost me another $600 GPU.

I think I will forgo that and get a single, boss, monitor.

What i'm looking at right now:



I really like the 25" monitor, anyone have experience with it? Thanks.
Ofcourse any other recommendations too.
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post #2 of 13
This is a nice 24" Acer monitor on newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009245

for $179.99

its also the monitors i use and i really love them they are awesome i went from an 18" to 2X24" major big difference
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I can't see links to specifications, but those all look like 1920x1080 monitors (I'm sure at least two are). If the monitor is bigger in size but not a larger resolution than what you have now (1920x1080), it will not work your GPU any harder. Your GPU doesn't care if it's driving a 21" screen or a 46" screen, it's the number of pixels it's driving it cares about. If you want to step up, look at the niche 2048x1152 or 2560x1440 (much more costly) displays. There's nothing wrong with stepping up if you want a larger monitor. Just be aware it won't push your GPU any harder. It'll also be a bit less sharp/crisp since it's the same resolution packed into a larger space (meaning less PPI).
post #4 of 13
Yup, as Princess Garnet said - it's all about the pixels, not the size of display.

So the only thing that really makes a difference is the resolution.
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post #5 of 13
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Thanks Garnet. As for GPU working, I suppose if I can get the same quality at 25" as I do on this 21.5" w/ the 580, I've succeeded in what i'm going for here. Think I can do that and have my display just as sharp as it is now?

Yes those aren't links, All monitors 1920x1080 & LCD backlit & widescreen
Edited by jagz - 8/19/11 at 3:10pm
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post #6 of 13
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About what I said in the last post, Will my display be just as sharp as it now on a 25" or not quite as sharp based on what Garnet says?

I do want the 25" but not if my picture will not look as nice as it does now. (This 21.5 is gorgeous)
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post #7 of 13
It won't be as sharp, but that doesn't mean it won't be sharp. The reason why it won't be as sharp is it'll have less pixel density (pixels per inch, or PPI) because you're having the same number of pixels, but having to spread them out over a larger area (which means larger pixels and/or more spacing between them).

This is why a 24" 1080p PC monitor is much sharper than a 1080p 46" HDTV, and why a small smart phone may be sharper than a PC monitor, for example.

If you don't sit close though, you may not really notice. Chance are, if you find it very sharp as-is, it'll only be marginally worse.
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Look into a nice 120hz display so you can play around with 3d vision. That will make your card sweat and it looks really cool too.
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Is it true the Asus VS Series is known for quite alot of Ghosting?
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Quote:
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Is it true the Asus VS Series is known for quite alot of Ghosting?
I thought that was the VE series? I know their VH series is the best quality for gaming (and very affordable as it's older and not LED). You could check out Samsung's 27" monitors (P2770xx). I owned one before downsizing because of space constraints and it was awesome. Great colors, no input lag, crisp and sharp images.
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