Looking for second monitor

bumcheeyu

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Hi, I am currently using Dell S2415H monitor. I planning to get a second monitor. Can somebody guide me on this

1. Should i buy the same model again?
2. Can i get a 27 inch monitor for my 2nd monitor (S2715H preferably )
3. What other option do i have?

Budget around $300.

Please kindly recommend me. Thank you

Computer specs
i5-4690k
asus z97 pro
EVGA gtx1060 SC
 

king3pj

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You can use a 27 inch monitor. The extra size doesn't make any difference in performance since the resolution is still 1920x1080.

One thing to keep in mind is that it looks like your current 24" monitor and the 27" monitor you want both have 1 HDMI and 1 VGA input. The EVGA 1060 SC and most other Nvidia 1000 series GPUs have 1 HDMI output, 3 DisplayPorts, and 1 DVI-D port.

You will need a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter to get your second monitor hooked up to your GPU. I use this exact adapter at my office to do the same thing you are trying to do and it works well for me.
https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Plated-DisplayPort-Adapter/dp/B005H3I38Q/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1482210258&sr=1-3&keywords=displayport+to+hdmi+adapter
 

king3pj

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You can use a 27 inch monitor. The extra size doesn't make any difference in performance since the resolution is still 1920x1080.

One thing to keep in mind is that it looks like your current 24" monitor and the 27" monitor you want both have 1 HDMI and 1 VGA input. The EVGA 1060 SC and most other Nvidia 1000 series GPUs have 1 HDMI output, 3 DisplayPorts, and 1 DVI-D port.

You will need a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter to get your second monitor hooked up to your GPU. I use this exact adapter at my office to do the same thing you are trying to do and it works well for me.
https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Plated-DisplayPort-Adapter/dp/B005H3I38Q/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1482210258&sr=1-3&keywords=displayport+to+hdmi+adapter
 

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