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post #11 of 34
only reason i dont get 30" is that its $2000!
post #12 of 34
I had an old 19" cheapo that lasted about 1 year.

When it started to die, my beautiful wifey gave me the ok to go out and get "something nice"!!

I had remembered several favorable comments made regarding Samsung monitors so on a whim, I purchased this one.

When I brought it home and set it up, I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. I had to do a lot of tweaking to my old 19" to get the colors the way I wanted them. When I turned on the Sammy, everything was absolutely perfect.

Games and flight sim are absolutely awesome, I am really happy to say the least. 1920x1200 is really where it's at.

One 8800gtx will definately do the job. In fact it was after two or three weeks that I added the second 8800 which is fun for benching, but really not necessary for most of my gaming.

I would find it difficult to step down in size to a 19 or 22" monitor after using the 24". In fact, I can see myself passing this along to my daughter, and getting a 30 in the near future...

My $0.02.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cognoscenti View Post
just bought the 24" for $900 saved $100
I think you'll be happy cogy..
    
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post #14 of 34
Is money an option? Yeah, 2" is nice, but at what cost? You can almost get 2 22" for the price of a 24". If you are going to drop that kind of money, get a 32" hdtv 1080p. 22" owns the price/performance market right now.
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post #15 of 34
i have a 24" and i love it, dual 22" is also nice and you can get both for about the same price. i went 24 because i was spoiled with my old crt and cant handle 1680x1050, and i am also not much of a dual screen guy. either one is good though
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I got a Dell Ultra Sharp 24" just this year and I love the thing. It is super bright and the screen size to me looks much bigger then my friends 22". You have to remember that its an extra two inches across which translates to a much nicer screen size in my opinion... And at 600-700 its one of the nicest 24" LCD's out there. Especially since I bought it from money I won from a Super Bowl pool.
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post #17 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by cognoscenti View Post
only reason i dont get 30" is that its $2000!
Wait... you replace hardware faster than most of us here, but a mere $2,000 for the thing that really matters (and allows you to actually enjoy the 8800's) is too much
    
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post #18 of 34
^ LOL

I have both 22 and 24 and 24 is better. Brighter, for one thing, higher resolutions to be taken advantage of and there's a discernible and worthwhile difference in sizes.

Just be wary of which panel you get if ya get one!
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post #19 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by cognoscenti View Post
I need to justify having 8800GTX SLI, the 24" will do that.

I loved the 22" it was very nice monitor and I am now on a 17" until my new one arrives.
uh...man...where the hell are the rest of the girls like you? *****. Justifying SLI 8800GTXs with a 24" monitor...*****. I wish.

Ya, a 24" is way nicer. But the 22" should have slightly larger text (by default) because it's just a stretched 20". (I have 20" and love it.)
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post #20 of 34
If you play games check the res on the games you play. I play wow and CSS and they both supported 1680x1050 perfectly for my 22".
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