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#1 Apr 17 2011 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
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ok so i finally finished building my PC today when my 2 hd 6970'same in today. as everyone knows those bad boys will let you max out your settings on anything (except crysis and metro 2033 those games are beasts)

anyway im looking for a new monitor that has 2560x1080 resolution that is good, and not to expensive. ive been looking around somewhat but monitors like that seem hard to find, or it might just be me. i wanted to know if anyone could make a recomendation as to what i should get.

also, my current monitor is at 21" 1680x1050 , and i have a 37" 1920x1080 hdtv that i can plug my computer into. would it be better to use my tv instead of my current monitor to play games on while i search for an epic LCD screen?
#2 Apr 17 2011 at 7:47 PM Rating: Good
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A quick question first, did you mean 2560x1600? To my knowledge, there is no such thing as a 2560x1080 monitor.

Whether or not you use your LCD or TV depends greatly on how you want to play. If you want to play close at a desk, the LCD would be better. At longer distances, your TV will look better.
#3 Apr 18 2011 at 12:48 AM Rating: Decent
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ya i meant the 2560x1600 sorry lol to many different sizes
#4 Apr 18 2011 at 12:59 AM Rating: Good
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Honestly, I don't find any real benefit beyond 1920x1080, unless you are also looking for a very large monitor (above 24"), in which case you are not going to find anything cheap that is that size.

I just (and I mean JUST) purchased a AOC LED monitor that I am exceedingly pleased with. It's an e2343Fk; 23" LED backlit monitor with 1920x1080 max/recommended resolution. I found one locally for $167 which was significantly cheaper than most 23" models, but it has received top marks on Newegg. If I had one complaint, it has a slight grellow tint out of the box, and is very difficult to calibrate. I played with mine for at least an hour and a half before I was satisfied with the colors. Once you get it right though, it looks stunning; especially with the LED backlight. Additionally, I have yet to have any ghosting issues, and at a 5ms refresh, it's pretty much on par with anything else you're going to find on the market - barring a few 2ms models that I personally always found to be overkill, especially if you're just playing MMOs, RTSs, pretty much anything other than extremely high speed FPSs.

Edited, Apr 18th 2011 3:04am by Hulan
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