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How Big Of A Monitor for Gaming?

#1Metsfan5162Posted 6/12/2014 9:27:11 AM
Hey guys, I've built a gaming PC a year ago, but kept my existing monitor. (My friends helped me, I'm really not too savvy when it comes to computer parts)

It got the job done and looked nice, but I'm thinking of getting one a tad bigger

It's old to the point where I can't really find the model online to show you guys. It's an LG monitor, says "FLATRON W2053TX" and the screen itself is about 10 inches high and 18 inches wide

I couldn't find it on Google so please excuse my monitor ignorance.

I was just wondering what a recommended monitor size/brand would be for gaming? For a reasonable price? (I'd say around $200)
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#2GoIrish80Posted 6/12/2014 9:30:01 AM
Well if you're looking to spend around $200, a ~24" 1080p is pretty much where you're going to stop. You might be able to find a 27" for around there, but it will probably be in the $240 or so range.

Dell, Asus, Acer, there are plenty of brands worth considering. In that price range there aren't going to be huge massive differences between them.
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#3Metsfan5162(Topic Creator)Posted 6/12/2014 9:33:03 AM
The price range was just a rough estimate. One of my friends said decent monitors run for $150, I may be willing to go a bit higher

Again, I know it's a dumb question but when measuring size, like you said 24", is that length, width or diagonal? The one I have is about 20"
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#4dudupupuPosted 6/12/2014 9:35:47 AM
Metsfan5162 posted...
The price range was just a rough estimate. One of my friends said decent monitors run for $150, I may be willing to go a bit higher

Again, I know it's a dumb question but when measuring size, like you said 24", is that length, width or diagonal? The one I have is about 20"


It's measured diagonal.
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#5Metsfan5162(Topic Creator)Posted 6/12/2014 9:38:37 AM
dudupupu posted...
Metsfan5162 posted...
The price range was just a rough estimate. One of my friends said decent monitors run for $150, I may be willing to go a bit higher

Again, I know it's a dumb question but when measuring size, like you said 24", is that length, width or diagonal? The one I have is about 20"


It's measured diagonal.


Great, thank you. So I have a 20" monitor.

What sizes do you guys have/What's usually recommended for gaming?
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#6shmirlywhirlPosted 6/12/2014 9:41:19 AM
I have a 23" which I feel is just right. My buddy has a 27" but when you're sitting that close to it I feel like it gets unwieldy. Like I can't see everything that's happening on screen without looking around.
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#7Logical_OnePosted 6/12/2014 9:42:59 AM
shmirlywhirl posted...
I have a 23" which I feel is just right. My buddy has a 27" but when you're sitting that close to it I feel like it gets unwieldy. Like I can't see everything that's happening on screen without looking around.


QFT.

I use a 27-inch for programming tasks and surfing the internet and a 24-inch for gaming (personal preference).
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#8Metsfan5162(Topic Creator)Posted 6/12/2014 9:43:00 AM
shmirlywhirl posted...
I have a 23" which I feel is just right. My buddy has a 27" but when you're sitting that close to it I feel like it gets unwieldy. Like I can't see everything that's happening on screen without looking around.


Yeah that's the one thing I was concerned about.

Maybe I'm alright with what I have now. I don't know how much of a difference 3-4" will be and if it's worth the money. *Insert size joke here*
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#9dudupupuPosted 6/12/2014 9:46:03 AM
Metsfan5162 posted...
shmirlywhirl posted...
I have a 23" which I feel is just right. My buddy has a 27" but when you're sitting that close to it I feel like it gets unwieldy. Like I can't see everything that's happening on screen without looking around.


Yeah that's the one thing I was concerned about.

Maybe I'm alright with what I have now. I don't know how much of a difference 3-4" will be and if it's worth the money. *Insert size joke here*


Being a TV fanatic (oh student loans, how you pain me!) and somewhat of a monitor fanatic, I find that I actually prefer smaller displays.

The larger displays tend to have uniformity issues in addition to less pixel density.
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#10NWalterstorfPosted 6/12/2014 9:54:45 AM
I have a 21" for my desktop, and I really like it. Lots of screen real estate, though I sometimes crave a bit more (it's addicting). When I hook up to a TV I have a 42", but I mainly use that for sports games, and everything else is played on my desktop.
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