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post #1 of 7
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I am looking for an overall duty monitor. I watch a few movies on my PC, game a good bit, does some minor coding, youtube, etc. Right now I am using an older 30" monitor, and with my new system I want to get a better monitor. Right now I am looking at these two:

http://www.pcconnection.com/IPA/Shop/Product/Detail.htm?sku=12556209&cac=Result

http://www.pcconnection.com/IPA/Shop/Product/Detail.htm?sku=11699814&cac=Result

The monitor is for my sig rig, so I don't think the resolution would strain my system gaming (That being said, I do want to continue playing at max setting for at least 3 more years). I am not dead set on either of these monitors and would love input. I am not a super hardcore gamer, but a monitor better suited for gaming would be a big plus. Size wise, I am guessing the 27-32 range would be my best bet - but again I am open to any suggestions. Price range, trying to stay under 1200.
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post #2 of 7
Defiantly the HP one it has a much higher PPI since the 30 inch one is only 1080p (I think).
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post #3 of 7
Definitely the HP. That Sharp Monitor is only 720p which is really poor nowadays for such a big monitor. The HP is 1600p and almost the same size. Definitely get the HP.
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post #4 of 7
That Sharp is more for commercial use in waiting rooms and different places like that. it would be very bad for PC use, please don't get that monitor. 720p for a 32inch when sitting close to it will look horrible. Even sitting far away. Some people would say even 1080p is not enough pixels for desktop use nowadays. I think a 1080p 27inch monitor is great for just gaming but higher res would be nice for desktop use and games also. The reason i went 1080p is because I hate motion blur in games and that was the highest res monitor with 120hz refresh rate.
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post #5 of 7
I also just looked at your gpus and since you spent that much on gpus it would be an absolute waste to get a 720p monitor. Even for 1600p single monitor sli 690's are way overkill, you should get the highest res you could possibly afford and should even think about 3 monitors.
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post #6 of 7
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My intention is to get a monitor now and a second one a couple months from now. I really appreciate all the info guys smile.gif I know very little about monitors.

Edit: My main fear is that even with and SLI of the GTX 690s, with higher resolution I might run into VRAM problems. Not sure if this really applies to single monitor or not though.
Edited by Kithro - 8/22/12 at 1:12pm
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post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kithro View Post

My intention is to get a monitor now and a second one a couple months from now. I really appreciate all the info guys smile.gif I know very little about monitors.
Edit: My main fear is that even with and SLI of the GTX 690s, with higher resolution I might run into VRAM problems. Not sure if this really applies to single monitor or not though.

I'm not saying you will have vram problems but that's one reason why I went with sli 4gb 680's instead of a 690.

I'm sure you will be fine though.
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