new Computer moniter?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dozel, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. Dozel Member

    i am far behind with todays tech...

    i am looking to upgrade my 20 inch monitor i've had for 10 years, what do i get that can fulfill my needs?

    price isn't too much of a deal for me, under 1,000 is fine

    should i get one of those smart tv's instead for something in the 40-50 inch range?

    would it have compatibility for what i want?

    i just want to get something i can watch tv on, use my pc on, and use my gaming consoles with

    is there anything in future upgrades i should wait out for? or get on the upgrade now
     
  2. Cedwyn Banned

    I haven't bought a new monitor in years, but have heard some things in the recent months:

    1) 34" curved monitors: these are being produced now for under $1000, so definitely consider getting one of these if you can.

    Two) 120/144/240hz monitors: I don't own one, but have heard they are pretty awesome. One streamer I watch has one and he says it is a good investment.

    C) Backlit: more of an accessory, but you can get LED backlit monitors which help reduce eye strain when gaming/working for long periods.

    IV) TV: don't get a TV as a computer monitor, the resolutions tend to be lower and don't scale well in my experience.

    %) Upgrades: consider a graphics card upgrade if you want to run higher resolutions. If your gfx card is old, it may not support the higher resolutions, or run horribly. Also make sure your gfx has two ports so you can hook up your old monitor as a slave monitor, which is super useful while gaming (ie. game guides, voice comms, maps, porn while raiding).
     
  3. Dozel Member

    maybe i will do it the other way around. so if this has additional HDMI ports, could i use them to play console games on my PC monitor?

    this would be great for some games... buy 3 monitors and profit?

    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX57039
     
  4. Cedwyn Banned

    That looks awesome. I'm not sure about gfx cards, if you can get them with 3+ ports, I think you need to sli/crossfire 2 of the same card? Probably someone else here knows better.

    I didn't know monitors used hdmi. I did a google search and found this article on the different sockets: http://www.cnet.com/news/hdmi-vs-displayport-vs-dvi-vs-vga-which-connection-to-choose/

    So I imagine you could do newer consoles that use hdmi.
     
  5. Philoctetes Crowfall Leadership

    I just got 2 x Dell u2515H monitors and they are awesome. They are however more for my design / work than gaming. No fancy high refresh rates, just gorgeous colors.
     
  6. Dozel Member

  7. Cedwyn Banned

    55" but stuck at 1920x1080 native, that's dumb.

    It depends on how far the monitor is away from you. If you replace your old monitor with this one, it will look awful. You can get 24" monitors with a 1920x1080 resolution - this monitor is double the size but not double the resolution which means the pixels are double the size. If the monitor is further away from you, you might not notice the difference, but if it is on your desk, you'll definitely notice it.

    If you want to get a gaming monitor, either get a 34" (curved, 3D, etc.) or a ~27" with 144hz refresh rate. I couldn't find a 34" with 140+hz refresh, I guess they don't exist yet. 3D is possible with some monitors (which is awesome btw).
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2015
  8. Dozel Member

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  9. endersadvocate Inactive Chapter Member

    i use a 60" 1080P plasma TV. it scales fine imo.
     
  10. Evoex Maple Syrup & Dudes

    Do not use a TV. 120hz+ monitor is the way to go.
     
  11. Dozel Member

    this looks very tempting as well...
    http://www.amazon.ca/BenQ-32-inch-M...enQ+BL3200PT+32"+CAD/Professional+LCD+Monitor

    $599 canadian, usually $1,099.99

    i only wonder if i hook up my PS3 to run if it would have a decent framerate for call of duty black ops 3

    otherwise this monitor is a beauty. buy 2 for the price of 1? i am so sold.

    i don't play many FPS games on my PC so i don't need the highest 240 hz monitor

     
  12. Cedwyn Banned

    That's pretty awesome, wonder why it is 45% off though???
     
  13. Dozel Member

    black friday is adopted in canada now it seems. or maybe part of cyber monday? shrug
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015
  14. Iseng Warlord

    So I'm looking for a new monitor as well. What would be a good choice for around 300 usd? It's only going to be used for gaming and I'd prefer it be 24-27 " don't like them too big or too small
     
  15. Ren Elder

    *cue Cedwyn*
     
  16. Cedwyn Banned

    I like them big, over 12" if I can get it. I bought one that is 24"!!

    @Iseng: You can get 24"+ 120hz+ monitors for around $300. I suggest you pick up one of those, you won't be disappointed. Plus you can do 3D gaming with a 120hz.
     
  17. Iseng Warlord

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  18. Evoex Maple Syrup & Dudes

    Had that before I sold my PC. It's fantastic!
     
  19. Cedwyn Banned

    Why would you sell your PC? Holy fuck dude, what is wrong with you?!?

    That monitor looks nice. I like the way you can raise it and rotate it too.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2015
  20. perilX Administrator

    120hz+ monitor(s) is required for gaming these days. At least if you want to try to take it "serious" lol.

    I went the 3 screens for gaming route before, the novelty wears off really quickly. I did 4k 50" tv for a monitor. The refresh rate sucks and hurts to play on. IPS screens? Look nice but not suited properly. Now on to a BenQ pro gaming monitor. Best thing I've ever played on. It makes a world of difference. Still have 3 screens, only use one for gaming though.

    Gaming monitors have shit color accuracy but that's not what they are for. You want fast response and high refresh rates for gaming.
     
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