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How important is a monitor for good grafix yo?

#1DetectivPenguinPosted 9/18/2013 8:47:41 PM
I just bought all the parts for my first gaming pc but am going to be using an old flatscreen LCD monitor that we got like 7+ years ago. Does this totally neutralize my nice (ish) graphics card and stuff. Or will it still look real purrrty for me?
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#2LootmanPosted 9/18/2013 8:48:35 PM
It'll look k
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#3Loserman15Posted 9/18/2013 8:48:52 PM
It'll probably look OK, but honestly, a decent monitor can be had for less than 200 dollars. You should really invest in it, it improves the experience a great deal.
#42Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/18/2013 8:48:55 PM
What's the resolution?
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#5ajko000Posted 9/18/2013 8:49:55 PM
Graphical quality or, crispness is based on resolution. The textures themselves will also look better if they are supported for the resolution you're at, even if they aren't they will improve slightly in quality depending on the texture itself.

If you're talking about color quality a seven year old monitor may not be up to par, does it have HDMI at least?
#6DetectivPenguin(Topic Creator)Posted 9/18/2013 8:55:13 PM(edited)
ajko000 posted...
Graphical quality or, crispness is based on resolution. The textures themselves will also look better if they are supported for the resolution you're at, even if they aren't they will improve slightly in quality depending on the texture itself.

If you're talking about color quality a seven year old monitor may not be up to par, does it have HDMI at least?


I highly highly doubt it. This was not an expensive monitor and it was wayyyy before HDMI was even really a thing when we got this thing. It was the included monitor in a pre built home office computer.
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#7ajko000Posted 9/18/2013 8:56:01 PM
DetectivPenguin posted...
ajko000 posted...
Graphical quality or, crispness is based on resolution. The textures themselves will also look better if they are supported for the resolution you're at, even if they aren't they will improve slightly in quality depending on the texture itself.

If you're talking about color quality a seven year old monitor may not be up to par, does it have HDMI at least?


I highly highly doubt it. This was not an expensive monitor and it was wayyyy before HDMI was even really a thing when we got this thing. It was the included monitor in a pre built home office computer.


I'd suggest a new monitor, at least 1080p with HDMI support.
#82Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/18/2013 8:56:17 PM
Use it at first but make a new monitor your first priority when you have the money.
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#9TheFeshPincePosted 9/18/2013 8:58:20 PM
It's essential.
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#10DetectivPenguin(Topic Creator)Posted 9/18/2013 9:01:47 PM(edited)
Just ran downstairs and took a look at it. And it says man. in 2005 on the back of it so I was pretty close. It is a flat screen but my god, the thing weighs a ton, feels like the insides are made of cinder blocks its so heavy. Monitors today don't way 1/3rd what this thing weighed. Going to see if I can find it online anywhere lol.
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