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Ok, I just got some $$ and was thinking bout getting one. I know I want a 19", 12ms or less, 700:1 contrast, and 300+ brightness.

 

The native resolution is where I'm stumped. First my rig specs... Athlon 2500+, 2x512 corsair VS, eVGA 6800GT, all on a DFI Ultra Infinity. So I'm looking at either a 1600x1200 native or a 1280x1020. I know I can do decent frames at 1600x1200 on the games I have with the AA and AF off. However I don't want newer games to kill me. If I have to crank down the resolution below 1600x1200 I dont want the monitor to go crazy on my and look like crap. After all I'll prolly be dropping about $400 on this thing.

 

Now if I go for the 1280x1020 native. I will get get great frames, however when/if I build a pure Game rig (athlon 64 X2, SLI, 7800GTX) I don't want to be limmited to a lower res on a rig that can push good frames at 1900x1600.

 

Right now I'm leaning toward a monitor that has a native 1600x1200. Since I think I'd prefer to use the monitor for a long time.

 

Thanks for any input. :D

 

 

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With my 19" only the Windows desktop looks like total crap in non native resolutions. Games still look fine for me in whatever resolution. I had to play CS: S / HL2 in 1024x768 with this 19" till I got a 6800! So I guess, by my experience, go for a 1600x1200.

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All 19" are 1280 x 1024 --I thought. :blink:

Anyway when you go bigger they go to 1600 x 1200 res but then if you want

your games to look as good as they can you have to run it at that. Hears another

thing to look for -- does the games you play support 1600 x 1200? -- a lot of mine don't.

And like you said you need a high end video card for decent frame rates.. :P

 

heres a good read ;)

http://graphics.tomshardware.com/display/20050606/index.html

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Thanks for the input everyone. Yeah I messed up on the 19" with a 1600x1200 res. Only larger panels have the high res.

 

Thanks for the link davidst, I'm not done yet but its seems a very thorough read so far.

 

 

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