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post #1 of 10
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Would 28" just be too big for a pc monitor?

One with a 1920x1200 resolution.

I'm thinking the sweet spot might be 24" but I don't know 28" for a monitor is pretty awesome.
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post #2 of 10
28"

holy 24" is bigg enough i think the right size is 22" wide
post #3 of 10
Depends on what you're doing... Gaming I think 22-26'' is optimal, and normal workspace two 1920x1200 24'' would be perfect.
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post #4 of 10
there is no such thing as "too big" my friend got the Dell 3008 30", its amazing
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post #5 of 10
With gaming it would depend on how far away the monitor is. My screen is 3 feet away, and I'd say I could go up to 24" and be comfortable. With 28" I'd have to look away from the "action" to see my health at the bottom of the screen, so no thank you.


But for a workspace I use at least 4800x1200, which is done by 3 monitors running at 1600x1200 side by side.
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post #6 of 10
24"

And 1920x1200 is going to own a 9600GT. I wouldn't suggest over 1680x1050 for your computer.
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post #7 of 10
how far do you sit from the monitor, any less than a meter and 24" is fine tbh
    
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
But for a workspace I use at least 4800x1200, which is done by 3 monitors running at 1600x1200 side by side.


I was using two 1680x1050 monitors, and it was massive...

I envy you.
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post #9 of 10
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I dunno, a couple of years back people would probobly say 24" is too big.

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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
24"

And 1920x1200 is going to own a 9600GT. I wouldn't suggest over 1680x1050 for your computer.
Yeah I thought about that, but I've been meaning to upgrade to a quad and another 9600gt for sli. I usually upgrade my pc from time to time but I mean to keep a monitor for a while.

I mean if worse comes to worse you can always run games at lower res with black bars around it no? It shouldn't have any issues just running vista at 1920x1200?
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post #10 of 10
No such thing as too big, as long as you have enough desk space and you get far enough away. For the average desk I would say 24 is probably just right.
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