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Old April 22, 2011, 09:46 AM
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Go with 27 inches. I had a Dell 27 inch monitor and I gamed on it with an 8800 GTX with no problem. Smooth as butter. Any of the 5 series Nvidia cards should be more than enough. As you can see on my sig.,I have a 30 inch Dell and I also ran a 24 incher. In my OPINION,the 27inch is the best size for general use, and especially for gaming. Not only that, Dell has the best monitor warranty I am aware of.
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Old April 22, 2011, 04:00 PM
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I agree, get the U2711. Absolutely fantastic monitor. Amazing size, resolution and colour reproduction. Can have 3 letter-size pages open side-by-side at 100% zoom.

As for gaming, my HD5870 was able to handle most things fine. I tossed another in for crossfire though which helps in some games. Worst case scenario, you need to turn down the settings slightly, but it's not a huge deal in most cases (in my opinion at least).

A HD6950/6970 or GTX570/580 should be more than fine.
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grifter a different route you might want to think about is you can buy a 32 or larger lcd tv for a third the price of that monitor. the only problem is you are limited to how high a resolution you can go.
I got my 32 lg lcd around christmas of 2007 and i havent looked back since. matter of fact any computer i sit at now with a 19" screen pisses me off
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grifter a different route you might want to think about is you can buy a 32 or larger lcd tv for a third the price of that monitor. the only problem is you are limited to how high a resolution you can go.
I got my 32 lg lcd around christmas of 2007 and i havent looked back since. matter of fact any computer i sit at now with a 19" screen pisses me off
There is simply no choice between a 32" 1080p TV and a 27" 2560x1440 monitor.
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There is simply no choice between a 32" 1080p TV and a 27" 2560x1440 monitor.
Well it's entirely personal and based upon your own eye-sight and how picky you are with things.

One could argue that either one is better in certain scenarios. For example, 32" 1080p would be fine for watching videos and gaming, but it would be terrible for text/web. 27" 1440p would be good for everything but adds additional strain on your GPU when gaming.
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