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http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/consumer/computer-peripherals/monitors/consumer/LS27EFHKUF/XK/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&tab=specification&su bsubtype=70lcd-series

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Display Screen Size 27" wide
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Brightness 300 cd/㎡
Contrast Ratio DC 70,000:1 (1000:1)
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Special Features MagicBright3, Off timer, Image Size Color Effect, Customized key, MagicWizard & MagicTune with AssetManagement, Windows Vista Premium, Safe Mode (DownScaling in UXGA)
Stand Function Tilt (0~20)
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I bought a monitor a year and a half ago (Samsung Syncmaster T220, max res 1680x1050, 60Hz), but some people here suggested I replace it and get one that's full HD.

I plan on getting a new video card in the next few months (GTX 595 or 6990). Do you think I should keep my current monitor or get a new one? And if I get a new one, is the one in the link above any good? Is the res (1920x1080) good enough or should I get a higher resolution?

Should I wait a few months and wait for new monitor techonology (ie. LED, higher refresh rates etc...) or should I buy now?

Honestly, I don't necessarily need a new monitor.


Thanks.
Edited by i7monkey - 1/9/11 at 6:11am
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A new card is unnecessary if you don't want to get a new higher resolution monitor

Unless you want DX11 in that case a HD6870/GTX460 should be enough.
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A new card is unnecessary if you don't want to get a new higher resolution monitor
What res monitor would you suggest? Is the one in the link any good?

And forgive me for sounding inexperienced, but a lot of games can run slowish on my current rig at the highest res (1680x1050). I would assume buying a new video card would alleviate that problem without necessarily having to buy a new monitor.
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What res monitor would you suggest? Is the one in the link any good?

And forgive me for sounding inexperienced, but a lot of games can run slowish on my current rig at the highest res (1680x1050). I would assume buying a new video card would alleviate that problem without necessarily having to buy a new monitor.
The one you linked seems good, however there might be better options out there. I'm not that knowledgeable on monitors.

I used to have a slightly overclocked GTX280 a few months ago, I was able to play nearly all games on best image quality possible with a few exceptions like Metro2033.
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Originally Posted by alawadhi3000 View Post
The one you linked seems good, however there might be better options out there. I'm not that knowledgeable on monitors.

I used to have a slightly overclocked GTX280 a few months ago, I was able to play nearly all games on best image quality possible with a few exceptions like Metro2033.
There are so many different monitors to choose from, it's so confusing.

16:10, 16:9, which one's better??

LED or LCD

60Hz or 120HZ

So confusing
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Originally Posted by i7monkey View Post
There are so many different monitors to choose from, it's so confusing.

16:10, 16:9, which one's better??

LED or LCD

60Hz or 120HZ

So confusing
Aspect ratio is about personal preference, I would go for a 16:9 for better compatability with consoles/ movie players.

LED is better than LCD, specially at power consumption and brightness, however it is more expensive.

Go for 120Hz if you want to have 3D, otherwise go for a regular 60Hz.

Personally, I would go for a 24-27 inch LED 1920X1080 monitor.
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I never knew refresh rate had anything to do with 3D, I just thought the higher the better.

edit: I read somewhere the 120Hz monitors can cause tearing in games if FPS drops below that. Is it true? If it is, then that kinda sucks
Edited by i7monkey - 1/9/11 at 8:35am
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