Originally Posted by Steffek
Originally Posted by lacrossewacker
Silly for people to think that 1080p is dying. Until 1440p/1600p monitors are CONSISTENTLY under $300, there will be nothing mainstreme about anything over 1080p
For your average Joe, buying a Korean panel off Ebay or some hardware enthusiast site is a long-shot compared to just purchasing what's offered at Walmart/ Best Buy/ or just accepting what comes with OEM systems.
This is overclock.net. If you are on this site you should not be on a 1080p monitor. (I have been using a 1920x1200 for years now) Your monitor is the most important parts of your computer. It is what you will be using 100% of the time. A good monitor will last you longer then any video card, cpu, storage, ect, ect. I am just going to be brutally honest and let you people know that if you game at 1080P most of us don't take you serious.
Ok, look... I love my 3516x1920. I love the 5760x1080 to my left. I love the 5x 1080p my laptop can (and does) put out.
However, believe it or not, even here on OCN not everyone can afford high-res setups. Some are in college, and couldn't fit more than a 23" screen on their desk if they tried. Some are working with very limited budgets, others follow the true reason for overclocking: getting more out of what you can afford.
I would much rather see someone able to buy an FX-6300 and a 7870 and deal with their 900p monitor than buy a FX4350 and 7770 and a 1080p screen. Or worse, pay for a low-quality screen that will not last them.
Gaming on 1080p certainly doesn't discredit their knowledge and experience. Them having a 1080p screen is not a reason to not take them seriously.
What -is- a reason to not take someone seriously is when they, with under 300 posts and 15 rep, start speaking on behalf of a very helpful and understanding community without having any idea what said community really thinks. Choosing to do all that as a response to a very active and helpful member of the community that has the experience to make the claims they did just makes it doubly worse.
And then there is the "pot calling the kettle black" scenario where you really should not be using the "this is OCN" card for fear of retaliation from pretty much any major player on OCN. It gets ugly quickly.