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otepvashj

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I don't play FPS games much if at all, so i'm curious if response matters as much as it would in an FPS game. I do not know the response time on my current laptop screen but I saw no blur or anything, it actually looked very good (all 15'' of it). I'm building a new computer and I am looking at 24''+, and to be exact, I really like the size of the 30'' Dell. With a response time of 12ms, would it even matter? WoW isn't like FPS in the least bit, so i'm looking for feedback on this decision.

I bought a 8800GT for my graphics card if it matters for anything. If I have to buy a 2nd 8800GT to fully utilize the 30'', then I will do that. If there is anything else that needs to be addressed for my question, let me know and I will respond ASAP.
 

stephenstern

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if you bought that card then u must want good graphics and fps otherwise it was overkil? seams like you have the money tho, so might as well get good responce time.
 

otepvashj

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Well, I bought it because, yes, sometimes I play other games. If I want a large monitor (which I did from the beginning) I would need a good GPU to match.
 

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Response time can be very misleading, panels that advertise 2ms response times are more or less lying (bending the truth to the extreme). The 30 inch Dell should be fine providing you have the graphics power to feed it.

The thing about non-fps games is that generally (and I hate to generalize this) they are not as well optimized when it comes to graphics. On my 8800 gtx I probably get about the same frame rate in Crysis as I do in RPGs. My point in this is you might find the 2560x1600 native res of that monitor really slow down the games.

For Wow it might not matter, try it with your 8800gt and see how you like it. Personally I wouldn't buy any new graphics cards until Nvidia releases their 9800 series (prices drop on old models)
 

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I was getting a steady 50-60fps playing WoW with an X1600 on my laptop. I just hope I don't get screwed with Vista 64-bit.
 

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i think anything under 15ms response time is good enough to play FPS... im not sure tho but ive used a crappy 1998 monitor on WoW and tht must be like 50ms so get the 30" and send tht second 88GT 2 me :p
 

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