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Was gunna get some nice speakers + a 1400x900 monitor - probably that $190 Hans-G one at Newegg.

Thinking about just going for a 1680x1050 monitor, probabably this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112003

Not sure yet. Going to be used both for a X360 and computer. Don't mind lowering quality a bit (only really play BF2 and BF2142, and I get 60+ FPS on high at 1024x768 in both. )

Just wondering. With the speakers I planned to get anyway, I would't be able to get until probably after Christmas anyway, so I will be getting speakers, just a be a little later.

1680x1050 + X360 looks like sex on a stick.
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Higher Res, bigger.



and o yeah, three times as much.
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This is also a nice monitor that you might want to consider

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824014105
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cgrado
Higher Res, bigger.



and o yeah, three times as much.
Er, yeah. Not with a $300 budget.

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Originally Posted by JacKz5o
This is also a nice monitor that you might want to consider

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824014105
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post #5 of 14
I'd look into the Samsung 204BW or 205BW (practically the same):
1680x1050
700:1
20"
6ms
Comes with Samsung's "Perfect pixel guarantee" where they replace it if it has ANY dead pixels
$290 at the egg (shop around first but that's a good price)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001087

Edit: It's what I'm going to get
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If you could just get a little more, say about 30-40 bucks you can get your self a nice Acer 22" lcd. Nice big size for your comp and your 360.

I was looking at it at microcenter today and almost pulled out my cc to get it. So tempted...until the sales associate told me it was out of stock. Made me a little sad on the inside. Its really nice looking. Nice and bright display. Clear, fonts. Looked really good with the movie that had playing on it. And I didn't see any backlighting issues to boot.
    
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Might want to wait until you get a faster video card because running anything but the recommended resolution is downright awful looking. Although I guess you could just put the settings on low and play high res. Just a thought.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishie36
Might want to wait until you get a faster video card because running anything but the recommended resolution is downright awful looking. Although I guess you could just put the settings on low and play high res. Just a thought.
i agree. running those monitors native res's is goin to strain your gfx card
    
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Besides BF2142 (which I won't buy if they dont take the ads out), CSS:S, and a bit of BF2, I don't really play any games.

Think I'm going 1440x900 anyway though. Money. Need some speakers. DVD burner. Fans. Case. Etc etc.

Sorry 'bout that.
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