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Im getting 2 4870s as my next upgrade. Do you think I would need a bigger monitor to take advantage of it, or is 22" (1680 x 1050) big enough?
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Like with any multi-GPU set up, you'll need a larger resolution to really benefit. Yes, at your resolution you'll see an improvement, but who really cares whether you get 70 or 90FPS?
    
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Im getting 2 4870s as my next upgrade. Do you think I would need a bigger monitor to take advantage of it, or is 22" (1680 x 1050) big enough?
CF and SLI shine at 1680x1050+ but more at 1900x1200 and higher
    
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Hmm
I guess I will hold off on the second card untill I get a bigger monitor. Any other suggestions?
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Hmm
I guess I will hold off on the second card untill I get a bigger monitor. Any other suggestions?
i though you were getting a GTX280
    
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245BW seems to win the budget 24" 1920x1200 res

you will see a huge performance increase when using AA/AF and good all around improvements even at that res, but 2 4850's will satisfy that res
    
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Back before I sold my 2xHD3870x2s, I was rockin 90%+ scaling at 2560x1600.
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Samsung LNT4071F 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV

1080p, Fast 8ms response time; 3 HDMI inputs, 25000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and it should be around $1200 or lower by the time you can afford it after upgrading you graphics cards:
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Samsung LNT4071F 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV

1080p, Fast 8ms response time; 3 HDMI inputs, 25000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and it should be around $1200 or lower by the time you can afford it after upgrading you graphics cards:
Amazon.com: Samsung LNT4071F 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV: Electronics
I got my 30" for that price and it has twice as many pixels and like 3 times the DPI.
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I got my 30" for that price and it has twice as many pixels and like 3 times the DPI.
I'm going for the expensive one personally:
Samsung LNT4081F 40-inch 1080p LED LCD HDTV with LED Motion Plus

Your Dell can't touch the color reproduction on this one. It's ALMOST as good as a good CRT. Plus, you can game in the native resolution on this one and get ten more inches of screen real estate at the same time.
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