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So I need a new monitor to go with my new PC.

 

Are they all pretty samey now? The only thing I want from it is to be 1080p and at least 24".

 

"Borderless" would be cool too, but if I'm paying more just for that then there's no point.

 

Also, what video inputs do you guys use? HDMI, DVI, DP? Never heard of DP before but I've heard that it's good.

 

And what is "G-Sync"? My 770 has G sync technology, is that something worth investing in or shall I stick to 1080p (I'll be sitting about 3ft away from the screen, and intend to plug in the Xbox One into it aswell).

 

Thanks! What do you guys have?

 

EDIT: I could actually go to 27 inch (barely in the space I have), but sitting from the same distance would you recommend it? Would it look worse in the same resolution on the bigger screen? I assume so but a 27 would be nice, but unnecessary, never mind a 27 inch doesn't seem like a good idea anymore... but my brother uses a 46 inch TV for his Xbox/PC and it does look bloody good, and anything higher than 1080p I think my PC would start to struggle with anyway. On that note, I managed to breach 60FPS of Far Cry 3 by turning off a few video settings, only having Aliasing x8 and V sync setting half of what is was and changing it, without the GPU going too hot (55-60 celcius), which didn't look any worse graphically but did look much smoother. 

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From what I hear, G-Sync is a really cool technology (Basically, your graphics card talks to your monitor and vice-versa for a really smooth display), but I don't know if it's worth the extra cash. Your 770 will be able to handle > 1080p just fine. If you're looking for just one monitor, I would invest in 1440p (2560x1440) monitor. IPS boards are really nice too (for the color). In terms of cable, DVI and HDMI are pretty much the same, DVI just doesn't have sound, which shouldn't be an issue if you have your own speakers. Displayport (I'm assuming that's what DP means) is fine if your GPU supports it.

What's your price range?

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Price range is as cheap as possible haha, and I don't have enough room for a widescreen monitor (at the moment), so a thin bezel 1080p monitor will have to do (for the time being....)

 

I've found some okay ones for £120-150, might just go with those because the crap I'm currently using hurts my eyes!

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I love my acer monitor. Chris has a couple too. But I think, if I had the choice, there are some REAL nice HP monitors that could have next to no border but for some reason there's a fairly big black space... makes no sense but meh... "HP 23xi Full HD 23" IPS LED"

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Me and Simon use - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005QVZ79C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B005QVZ79C&linkCode=as2&tag=gamingheavens-21&linkId=IH4TJA5TITRHFDOX

The link above is an associates link for Gaming Heavens, if you choose to buy that monitor, consider clicking that link - it won't cost you anymore but it will mean GH can claim some money back from Amazon for your purchase.

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I measured out my desk today and unfortunately won't be able to get two unless I figure out a monitor stand and have them one above the other. The TV I'm using at the moment shows the Xbox One image just fine, I'm not sure why I can't get the PC to show just as smooth.

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I bought a 24inch Dell IPS LED monitor.

 

This is because;

 

I got paid

I got paid

I got paid more than I thought

I love Dell

IPS LED

I love Dell

I got paid

 

Thank you all for your assistance.

 

And Matt, I have no idea how to find out the refresh rate on this monitor. It will change input and come up with 1080p/60Hz then 1080p/30Hz and I know it's not a 1080p screen, and I bet it can't manage 60Hz!

 

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The Slim beauty arrived today, and the border is tincy tiny. Looks beautiful and I can even make the monitor go on it's side for some reason, but the picture is super-duper ultra sharp awesome nice. The 23.8" is perfect, and because it's virtually borderless it takes up less space and looks veerryyy pretty.

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