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Help picking a new monitor

#1GietzyPosted 12/28/2013 8:43:56 AM
Hi. I currently use 3 mediocre 1920x1080 monitors using NVidia surround. I want to go to a one monitor set up as I am sick of bezels in gaming. What are my options for single monitor gaming at over 1920 x 1080. What are the standard resolutions over 1920x1080.
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#2ShubPosted 12/28/2013 8:47:20 AM(edited)
1920x1200 (16:10)
2560x1440 (16:9)
2560x1600 (16:10)
And then there are the "4K" resolutions but obviously you'll need something really powerful to play games smoothly at those resolutions. You'll need something powerful even to play at 2560x1440. Monitors with a resolution of 2560x1440 don't come in sizes smaller than 27", and 2560x1600 is 30" only.
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#3Gietzy(Topic Creator)Posted 12/28/2013 8:50:52 AM
Thanks. I currently play at 5760x1080 and haven't run into issues as long as I turn off AA and play the newest games at high as opposed to ultra. Setup below;

i5 2500k
2xGTX580
16GB DDR3
SSD
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My Setup: http://tinyurl.com/d395sf6
PSN/XBL/Steam: Willavom
#4ShubPosted 12/28/2013 8:58:25 AM
Are those the 1.5 GB or 3 GB variants of the GTX 580?
I guess it's not really an issue if you're fine at 5760x1080, but if you have 1.5 GB cards, some games may start needing more VRAM than that and giving you problems.
Anyway, you should be fine at 2560x1440 with that setup.
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#5Gietzy(Topic Creator)Posted 12/28/2013 9:10:21 AM
They're just the 1.5GB versions. That's why I can't really use AA, even in relatively old games. I will be upgrading in 12-18 months though so it isn't to big a deal.
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My Setup: http://tinyurl.com/d395sf6
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#6ShubPosted 12/28/2013 9:11:23 AM
Ok well, with higher resolutions like 2560x1440, AA becomes less of a necessity so that might work out for you anyway.
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#7Gietzy(Topic Creator)Posted 12/28/2013 10:02:59 AM
So what is the cheapest decent 2560x1440/1600 monitor. It will be mainly for gaming and I am not fussed about having a higher fps than 60.
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My Setup: http://tinyurl.com/d395sf6
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#8ShubPosted 12/28/2013 11:36:20 AM
Your cheapest options will have to be imported from South Korea via eBay.
The brands you're looking for are Crossover, Shimian, Yamakasi and a couple of others.
Microcenter and Monoprice also have 2560x1440 monitors if you'd rather buy from the USA. They're the same monitors as those Korean units, but at least you have some kind of customer support and options to return it if you buy from Micro Center or Monoprice.
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#9Gietzy(Topic Creator)Posted 12/28/2013 1:05:47 PM
What about this monitor?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YAMAKASI-301-SPARTA-30-PC-Monitor-LCD-S-IPS-QHD-2560x1600-16-10-DVI-Dual-Link-/221343346450?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_Monitors&hash=item3389176f12
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#10SleepComaPosted 12/28/2013 1:12:32 PM
I'm in the same boat as you. Except I'm running on one GPU
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