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Old April 2, 2009, 11:05 PM
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Default Acer 22" widescreen--$200

I've decided to put my HTPC project on hold in favor of using the $200 budget to finally get a nice flatpanel monitor for my computer. I spotted a nice Acer 22" Widescreen (5ms response time) for a nice price tag of $200 at a local store, which makes things very easy.

The max res is 1680 by 1050.

How much of a strain will this do on my HD 4850, or is this, like, the perfect resolution LaGrange point for my card? (mine's the 512MB VRAM version)
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Old April 3, 2009, 12:17 AM
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With a single 9800GTX+, which is roughly the same performance of the 4850, on a 20" 16:10 I was getting pretty decent frame rates on most games (other then crysis >.<) If you have a future shop close by though they have a very nice LG 22" 2ms response time LCD on for around the $200 mark. Anyways I think your 4850 would be great matched with that monitor or one like it.

EDIT: heres the one im thinking of Future Shop: Computers: Monitors: LG 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor (W2254TQ)

As far as I know though the Acer monitors are fine, Ive been playing around with the idea of getting one of their 23"s.
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hi, not sure what you think of samsung ,but you can get nice 22" 2ms in the $200.00 range here, there also a Acer 23" for $219.99 or dell 2209w for $209 the last 2 are both 1920x1080 ,you might want to try for PM elswhere as well .
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Those are good deals Jay is that canadian pricing? ive never heard of the site before. I kinda like that Dell 22" but that res would really be pushing that 4850 something hard. I think hes going to want to stick to a 16:10.
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cad prices yes, there another branch/sister to ncix, specializing macs,i use them alot for printers/lcds/speakers,free shipping if over $300 which is great for heavy orders,or ncix will PM the price i do it alot and never been denied a PM yet. :)

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Hmm good to know, im sort of in the market for a new LCD too... Thanks for the links.
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Hmm good to know, im sort of in the market for a new LCD too... Thanks for the links.
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If you were closer to the west coast i'd sell you mine for half that price. pm me if your interested and I can see what'd cost.

The monitor is perfect for the card, maxes every game at full res. Fairly close to maxing crysis too. With the CCC (cubans custom crysis configs). I can run it at very high with bearable fps.
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Yeah the HD4850 is perfect for 1680x1050. Runs everything on maximum settings, of course excluding Crysis

Though my card is OC'd at 690/1190.
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^^ As said the 4850 is perfect for 1680x1050. Woot! enjoy :)
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