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User Info: EpicKingdom_

5 years ago#1
I am currently using a native res of 1440x900. My only like of it is that it allows me to get away w/ higher settings but I plan to upgrade this 17" monitor soon (a week or two) but what should I be looking at (how much does it matter etc) should I go w/ 1920x1080, 1280x720, (etc) when I play games like Mass Effect, Deus Ex, Crysis, Metro & so on, the higher I go the more demanding. Yes, I could just switch the res for whatever monitor I get but we all know native res is the only acceptable res so whatever I do get, I'd like it's native res to be the best. Sorry if I sound confusing. Any suggestions or input would be appreciated.

So far I have been looking at this.
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User Info: MageofBlood391

5 years ago#2
1920x1080 is the standard at present. Anything less than it is really too little. Common resolutions also include 1920x1200, 2560x1440, and 2560x1600.
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User Info: Snuckie7

5 years ago#3
Most people use 1920x1080. It's a good balance between performance and image quality. The monitor looks fine, but I don't know a lot about them so feel free to correct me.
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User Info: EvilGiygas

5 years ago#4
I don't care much for Asus monitors for PC use. For fighting games, however, they're perfect because of their portability, HDMI input and speakers.

EDIT: I meant to include the extremely low response time of 2MS. That's it's main factor. That and they're cheap also!
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User Info: DiehardFFv2

5 years ago#5
From what I see on newegg, if you want to go any bigger than 20" or so you're looking at a 1080p monitor. That particular monitor is very nice in my opinion, as it's the one I'm currently using :D
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User Info: x_stevey_x

5 years ago#6
depends on screen size. to be honest my 17inch screen looks fine at 1440x900

my gfs 15 inch laptop is 1366 x 768 and looks fine

my 22" 1080 looks best imo but anything above 720 is good enough depending on how picky you are with your graphics, screen size, and what hardware you have to power your resolution of choice

User Info: Cheezmeister

5 years ago#7
1080p is the standard these days. You pay a premium for anything else. Really a shame, as I think 16x9 is way too thin of an aspect ratio for anything but watching films.

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User Info: DreDayy

5 years ago#8
2560 x 1440 is the minimum i play at.
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User Info: cup_a_soup

5 years ago#9
I'm quite content with my 1680x1050 <_<
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User Info: spardasieg

5 years ago#10
cup_a_soup posted...
I'm quite content with my 1680x1050 <_<

I am more comfortable on it then on a 1080p screen actually, you are not alone.

Wish 1080p wasn't the norm, much to wide for my tastes.
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