Need a monitor for my newly built gaming rig

alexoldshane

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Hey guys.

Y'all helped me pick out what i'm using for my new gaming system I'm building, and now just coming back so can figure out what monitor I'm going to use.

Currently stuck between

ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

and

Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 27.5" 3ms Widescreen LCD HDMI Monitor 500 cd/m2 800:1 Built in Speakers

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Current system build is as such:

Video Card: (Using 2 of them)
EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

RAM:
OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3X1333LV6GK

Mother Board:
ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Harddrive:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Processor:
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920

Power Supply:
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply


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Both are really nice in my opinion. Only flaw with the 24" is that it runs on a 1920x1080 resolution. Only thing with the 27.5" is slightly worried about is contrast ratio and power supply usage.

Anyone mind suggestion which one to go with, or a better one to choose? Anything between 22-28" is fine. Super low response time 2-3, 5ms at max, and has recommended res of 1920x1200.

Thanks guys
Also wondering how well my system will handle with my vid cards being SLI'd...
 

Jack64

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001275

I got the 2493HM from Samsung and use it for gaming 5MS response and have NO problems with any game I throw at it. This one above is a little less expensive but a good one I have read about in reviews.

Heres a link to the one I got: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001263

Your rig should be great with them in sli, about the same as mine (GTX 295) and it handles all I have thrown at it with absolutly no stutters or hiccoughs. Just runs smooth with high frame rates and all the eye candy turned on....Crysis is my next game...I hear it will bring my system to it's knees....I gotta see this. LOL also a great game I hear!!
 

Jack64

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That HansG is a nice looking monitor also...and I noticed it comes with the adaptor for DVI to HDMI so it has ya covered there. My Samsung came with one also, didn't use it but it's nice they have it. Which ever one you choose should be fine and look nice with your system.
 

alexoldshane

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Not sure what DVI/HDMI mean to be honest... Wiki'd them both and just kinda sat here for a min. lol. anyone possibly able to link me to something that explains in simpler terms as to what each actually does?

thought about it last night, and figured will likely go with the HansG. bigger, has the res I need, built in speakers, good timing... yeah. any other opinions though will definitely look into
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009125

Best monitor ive ever seen before. I bought one about a year ago for 450 and i tell you now id buy it again even if it was still that price. The screen is absolutely crystal clear 0 dead or stuck pixels. easy to use management interface. comes with dvi vga and hdmi hdcp support and even better stats than the rest of the monitors listed on this page for less. TRUST ME GET THIS MONITOR ITS AMAZING.


In regardes to your question about dvi/hdmi dvi stands for digital video interface and its A high resolution digital video connection but there in lies the difference. Its soley for video. HDMI (high definition multimedia interface) is basically the same deal but it also carries an audio signal and was designed for high definition electronics as opposed to a computer connection to a monitor.
 

alexoldshane

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nice. only thing could really use for it though is onboard speakers. >.<

lol. no, i dont mind buying speakers, just nice addon. will compare and see which like more i suppose. thanks a lot. definitely between that Acer and the HansG though..