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Is 1280x1024 any good for gaming?

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User Info: ZeraphLordS

5 years ago#11
it displays similar detail to the other common resolutions (1680x1050, 1920x1080), but you'll effectively have your edges cut off in terms of the amount of the world you can see

not the end of the world though
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User Info: uglyman33

5 years ago#12
I just upgraded from that Resolution.
Played it for years before, 'twas great. Only upgraded due to the monitor dieing.
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User Info: AssassinDX

5 years ago#13
I currently use it, does me fine.

User Info: Highpitchsolo

5 years ago#14
its really up to you, OP. I hate 3:4 monitors though, so i would definitely get atleast a 1600x900 monitor. you can get one for like $75 these days.

User Info: petran78

5 years ago#15
better than 1280x720 or 1600x900
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User Info: TravisCombs

5 years ago#16
I use dual 1280x1024 monitors but only game on one. I don't have a problem.
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User Info: camixlo

5 years ago#17
5:4 master race.

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User Info: maybecalls

5 years ago#18
I've used a 1280 x 1024 native res. 4:3 monitor for the last five and a half years. I'll keep using it till it conks out. It'll probably seem a bit weird using a widescreen monitor (but I'm sure I'll get used to it quickly enough).

User Info: Vulchar

5 years ago#19
Once you go widescreen, you never go back.

User Info: JonWood007

5 years ago#20
It isn't bad, just not ideal. If you already have it, just use it.

I used 1280x1024 until my parents surprised me with a 1600x900 for Christmas (my old monitor was dying anyway, I used that thing for like 8 years).
Desktop: Phenom II X4 965 | 4 GB DDR3 | HD 5850 | 1 TB HD | W7 | 650W Antec | 1600x900
Laptop: A6 3400m | 4 GB DDR3 | HD 6520g | 500 GB HD | W7 | 1366x768
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