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Topic # 160608 13-Jan-2015 11:56
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going to be used for gaming and multimedia. preferably over 24 inches.
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  Reply # 1213096 13-Jan-2015 12:19
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I think you might struggle to find something new and "good" over 24 inches for under $300. Second hand you might have more luck - I just got a second hand Shimian Achieva (27 inch 1440p) for well under $300. Very happy with it.

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  Reply # 1213097 13-Jan-2015 12:20
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This may sound silly but the Playstation moitors come up refurbished all the time for around $150.

I have one and it is a truly excellent 1080 monitor.

My other monitor is a 27 inch Samsung TV I got from trademe for $200 a few years ago, soon to be replaced by my 32 inch Sony when it is retired from lounge room duties.

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  Reply # 1213100 13-Jan-2015 12:23
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Assuming that you want a resolution of 1920x1080:

You're spoiled for choice at 23"-24" (eg Asus), but once you get to 27" prices soar well above $300.
If you want higher resolution you need serious money.




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  Reply # 1213101 13-Jan-2015 12:25
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dickytim: This may sound silly but the Playstation moitors come up refurbished all the time for around $150.

I have one and it is a truly excellent 1080 monitor.

My other monitor is a 27 inch Samsung TV I got from trademe for $200 a few years ago, soon to be replaced by my 32 inch Sony when it is retired from lounge room duties.


sweet, where did you get the playstation monitor??




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  Reply # 1213102 13-Jan-2015 12:26
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sidefx: I think you might struggle to find something new and "good" over 24 inches for under $300. Second hand you might have more luck - I just got a second hand Shimian Achieva (27 inch 1440p) for well under $300. Very happy with it.


I don't mind second hand. :)

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  Reply # 1213112 13-Jan-2015 12:44
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http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=2535106

Samsung S24D590PL

Edit: doh, didn't see over 24 inch.

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  Reply # 1213113 13-Jan-2015 12:44
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graysonline.co.nz have monitors up fairly regularly that can be had for ~100 or so.

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  Reply # 1213123 13-Jan-2015 12:59
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Sideface: Assuming that you want a resolution of 1920x1080:

You're spoiled for choice at 23"-24" (eg Asus), but once you get to 27" prices soar well above $300.
If you want higher resolution you need serious money.


1080p on monitors over 24inch is 'orrible, IMHO of course :p  Depends how far you sit from it I guess, but it's not a TV and most people sit fairly close to their monitor, so even for 24 inch I prefer 1920x1200 and at 27 inch I really don't think I could live with under 1440p. 

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  Reply # 1213127 13-Jan-2015 13:06
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sidefx:
Sideface: Assuming that you want a resolution of 1920x1080:

You're spoiled for choice at 23"-24" (eg Asus), but once you get to 27" prices soar well above $300.
If you want higher resolution you need serious money.


1080p on monitors over 24inch is 'orrible, IMHO of course :p  Depends how far you sit from it I guess, but it's not a TV and most people sit fairly close to their monitor, so even for 24 inch I prefer 1920x1200 and at 27 inch I really don't think I could live with under 1440p. 


Agree +++

I use a 2560 x 1440 27" BenQ monitor, but it cost way more than $300, even heavily discounted in a New Year sale.




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  Reply # 1213131 13-Jan-2015 13:15
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Dstarzero:
dickytim: This may sound silly but the Playstation moitors come up refurbished all the time for around $150.

I have one and it is a truly excellent 1080 monitor.

My other monitor is a 27 inch Samsung TV I got from trademe for $200 a few years ago, soon to be replaced by my 32 inch Sony when it is retired from lounge room duties.


sweet, where did you get the playstation monitor??



They are on 1 day ond warehouse deals regularly.



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  Reply # 1213230 13-Jan-2015 15:00
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Sideface:
sidefx:
Sideface: Assuming that you want a resolution of 1920x1080:

You're spoiled for choice at 23"-24" (eg Asus), but once you get to 27" prices soar well above $300.
If you want higher resolution you need serious money.


1080p on monitors over 24inch is 'orrible, IMHO of course :p  Depends how far you sit from it I guess, but it's not a TV and most people sit fairly close to their monitor, so even for 24 inch I prefer 1920x1200 and at 27 inch I really don't think I could live with under 1440p. 


Agree +++

I use a 2560 x 1440 27" BenQ monitor, but it cost way more than $300, even heavily discounted in a New Year sale.


fair enough. I recently upgraded to the GTX 780 Ti. What's the cheapest monitor that I can get that would do the new graphics card justice?

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  Reply # 1213303 13-Jan-2015 17:31
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Dstarzero: ... I recently upgraded to the GTX 780 Ti. What's the cheapest monitor that I can get that would do the new graphics card justice?


Nice card smile

 

This is a "how long is a piece of string?" question.

Do you want:

27" ?
more than "high definition" (but not 4K) ?
new cost less than $1,000 ? (there is no upper limit)




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  Reply # 1214740 14-Jan-2015 13:06
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dickytim: https://www.1-day.co.nz/products/AEOACN402

PS Monitor on 1 day again.


just saw that, does the 3d still work and did it come with the glasses?

what's the max framerate?

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  Reply # 1214742 14-Jan-2015 13:08
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Dstarzero:
dickytim: https://www.1-day.co.nz/products/AEOACN402

PS Monitor on 1 day again.


just saw that, does the 3d still work and did it come with the glasses?

what's the max framerate?


3D works, no glasses and not sure.

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