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I have posted concerning this earlier, but my friend is looking for FOUR lcd monitors in order to play poker on. Each monitor has to hold 4 tables of poker at original size, not resized.

We have figured out that 1280x1024 is too small to hold 4 tables, and that 1600x1200 will be the appropriate resolution. Looking around for monitors that support that resolution are all 21" monitors that are far too expensive(500$+).

This machine will probably be running dual 7800GTXs, or an equivalent from the ATI lineup. I was wondering what a good monitor would be that could handle 1600x1200 resolution. Since the 21" monitors are too expensive, I'm thinking that the resolution would have to be pushed in the drivers, but that would be fine as there wouldn't be much fullscreen gaming going on this computer.

Widescreen monitors take up too much space to be an option right now, as there will be two monitors side by side and two monitors side by side above those, mounted on the wall.

The response time does not have to be spectacular at all, as long as there is no ghosting in regular applications.

Any monitor suggestions or tips on reaching 1600x1200 resolution are appreciated.

Thanks,

NiK
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post #2 of 12
Check Craigslist. Old uber res monitors. My friend picked up a 23" Widescreen CRT for close to nothing.
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Well I am looking for LCD monitors, I am somewhat limited width-wise by space, and I am looking for 4 identical monitors, so I doubt I would find that on craigslist, but I will take a look.
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post #4 of 12
you are not going to find anything under 20-21" LCD that'll have 1600x1200, and you can't force a resolution on an LCD...there's only so many pixels...lol.

You're gonna have to buy them....

Who can plya 16 games of poker anyways?
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Whay not get 4 19" Widescreen monitors, 1440 x 900 should be good, if not get a 20 or 22" widescreen that is 1680 x 1050.
    
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samsung syncmaster 204B 20.1inch 5ms responsetime 1600x1200 $350 on bestbuy site. I just got one
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post #8 of 12
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I am now thinking a pair of these : http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=Acer

And maybe a third, smaller monitor for msn and such, along with one or two tables.

Any comments?

Thanks,

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Quote:
Originally Posted by NiK_0_0 View Post
I am now thinking a pair of these : http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=Acer

And maybe a third, smaller monitor for msn and such, along with one or two tables.

Any comments?

Thanks,

NiK
I have that monitor and Love it. I think you would be pretty good with that. Although do you really need the third smaller one? I mean the 22" one has alot of real estate.
    
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post #10 of 12
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Yeah, the 4 poker tables take up alot of room, but on the 22", there is quite a bit of space left over. I will have to go to futureshop and check out the monitor, maybe load a picture of the table and check the size.

Thanks!
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