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How important is a monitor for good grafix yo?

#112Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/18/2013 9:02:35 PM
DetectivPenguin posted...
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 ways 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.


Before it broke I had an old flat panel tv in my living room. The glass must have been 3 inches thick and the whole thing weighed ~100-150 lbs.
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#12DetectivPenguin(Topic Creator)Posted 9/18/2013 9:15:06 PM
The only identifying mark on the monitor were REV A01 and apparently that name is continually recycled for there stock standard issue prebuild computer monitor. Heres a pic of the version I have though.

s.ecrater.com/stores/125272/51c1cd091a94e_125272n.jpg
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#13SteamsterPosted 9/18/2013 9:15:30 PM
A resolution would help.

It's probably something horrid like 720p. You'll want at least 1080p in this day and age, and preferably higher if you can manage to afford it and your PC can handle it. But do yourself a favor and get to 1080p. It will easily be worth it.
#142Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/18/2013 9:18:16 PM
DetectivPenguin posted...
The only identifying mark on the monitor were REV A01 and apparently that name is continually recycled for there stock standard issue prebuild computer monitor. Heres a pic of the version I have though.

s.ecrater.com/stores/125272/51c1cd091a94e_125272n.jpg


Ok that's worse than I was expecting. If you have the money get something around 150-200 dollars that's 23-24 inches and 1080p
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#15Loserman15Posted 9/18/2013 9:19:56 PM
That's not even a widescreen monitor.
#16DarkZV2BetaPosted 9/18/2013 9:20:01 PM
Looks 1280x1024.

Most likely, the colours won't be as good as they could be, but display doesn't really affect what's being rendered. Just how many points of detail you have, and the general tone of the colours.
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#17maybecallsPosted 9/19/2013 3:18:55 AM
I replaced my failing six year old 19 inch 1280 x 1024 5:4 monitor a couple of months ago. I bought a 23.6 inch 1080p one to replace it, and it has proved to be a decent upgrade. I probably wouldn't have replaced the old monitor if it hadn't started to go 'funny', though, because I only have a single GTX 460 installed, and I thought I was better off sticking to the lower resolution. It's worked out alright, though.
#18SlaynPosted 9/19/2013 3:27:04 AM
A 1440p monitor was the best choice I ever made.
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#19NicodimusPosted 9/19/2013 3:29:45 AM
Slayn posted...
A 1440p monitor was the best choice I ever made.


+1
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#20MasterDonGeroPosted 9/19/2013 3:35:28 AM
ajko000 posted...
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.


What's with you and HDMI? Are DVI and DisplayPort not good enough?
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