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I'm due for a new monitor and I'm having trouble making up my mind on what is more optimal. I've been using a 27' @ 1920 x 1200 for a good 4 years now but I've actually never used a 24' monitor for gaming before. I sit just over 2 feet away from my current monitor. Wondering what you guys think of this and if I could hear from some 24' users aswell.
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the aspect ratio will take you sometime to get used to.. my self i've never tried 27" 1080p gaming before but it seems to be like odd resolution.. i would say 24" with quality colors and nice looks will look awesome.: smile.gif

take more opinions though
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I currently love my Asus VW246H for gaming. It is fast, and the color is really nice. At 1080p, you can't go wrong with 24 inch. I wouldn't really recommend 27 unless you want to upgrade to 2560x1440 which is what I'm looking to do very soon.
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Looks like a 1440p @ 27" is in your ball park for video cards but if you're set at 1080p a good 23 or 24", I think, looks better than 27" just due to pixel density alone
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Originally Posted by Alkajak View Post

I currently love my Asus VW246H for gaming. It is fast, and the color is really nice. At 1080p, you can't go wrong with 24 inch. I wouldn't really recommend 27 unless you want to upgrade to 2560x1440 which is what I'm looking to do very soon.

That seems to be what alot of people say. My biggest worry is getting a 24' and finding it too small. I don't want to loose the immersion if you know what I mean.
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24" is the max for 1080p in my opinion, any higher than 24" and there isn't enough pixel density for it to look good if you're sat close to your monitor.
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That seems to be what alot of people say. My biggest worry is getting a 24' and finding it too small. I don't want to loose the immersion if you know what I mean.
If you're wiling to pay a bit more then definitely go with a 1440p 27" monitor, you won't regret it thumb.gif
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24" to small.. 27" is plenty for fps and rts games.. i play at 1920*1080 thumb.gif
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post #8 of 12
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24" is the max for 1080p in my opinion, any higher than 24" and there isn't enough pixel density for it to look good if you're sat close to your monitor.
If you're wiling to pay a bit more then definitely go with a 1440p 27" monitor, you won't regret it thumb.gif

Isn't the demand at 1440p significantly higher than 1080p though? I really like to run my games at as close to a constant 60fps as possible.
post #9 of 12
Try before you buy. Going from 27" 1920x1200 pixel density to 27" 2560x1440 pixel density will be a major change. Even going from 27" 1920x1200 to 24" 1920x1080 will be an adjustment.

And as far as the extra power needed for 2560x1440, it's about 77% more pixels than 1920x1080, but the drop in FPS isn't exactly linear. Some games will fall to one side, and some to the other. I've seen games that are extremely sensitive to resolution increases, while some had the same FPS at 800x600 as they had at 2560x1440.
Edited by zinfinion - 3/14/13 at 11:44am
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post #10 of 12
I see no problem with those needs with SLI 580s. If you're not a professional Starcraft 2 player and you want a monitor for movies and FPS/RPG video games, I would really go with the 1440p.

@Yukss
For a guy with a master league portrait, I'm surprised you're recommending a 27 inch for RTS (SC2). I think 27 is too big for SC2, tbh. I just want 27 for movies and other games outside of SC2.
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