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icow
31-01-2011, 06:50 PM
Should I get the g510 a gaming mouse and a wifi card or a screen and wifi card? (I currently have a 17" LCD non-wide-screen screen that is restricted by a low res).

Any thoughts?

Speedy Gonzales
31-01-2011, 06:53 PM
The screen if you want a higher resolution. Altho it'll probably cost more than the mouse

Snorkbox
31-01-2011, 06:56 PM
Are you sure the screen res is restricted by the screen itself or by the video card it's connected to?

SolMiester
31-01-2011, 07:05 PM
Screen!

inphinity
31-01-2011, 07:15 PM
Screen.

icow
31-01-2011, 10:15 PM
Screen it is.

icow
31-01-2011, 10:18 PM
AOC Razor (http://www.elive.co.nz/aoc-razor-e943fw-led-monitor-ac1667.php) or Asus (http://www.elive.co.nz/asus-ms202n-20inch-wide-lcd-sy2894.php)?

icow
31-01-2011, 10:21 PM
change the asus one to: http://www.elive.co.nz/asus-ve208t-led-monitor-sy2870.php

@ snorkbox: yes

Snorkbox
31-01-2011, 10:52 PM
change the asus one to: http://www.elive.co.nz/asus-ve208t-led-monitor-sy2870.php

@ snorkbox: yes

So what make and model screen do you have currently?

I ask as in another thread you may be wanting to change the vid card!

icow
01-02-2011, 09:35 AM
I am changing vid card: http://forums.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=115704
I decided I need a new screen so I could see the hi-res gfx the card could put out.
Screen (current)is a: Viewsonic VA702

inphinity
01-02-2011, 10:35 AM
Personally I would look for something that can handle 1920x1080.
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=12553
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MONLGL2250&name=LG-E2250V-PN-21.5-Premiun-LED-50000:1---1920x1080-
http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=506/ID=15305/SID=511007091/productdetails.html
http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=506/ID=15167/SID=193602007/productdetails.html

SolMiester
01-02-2011, 10:40 AM
I wouldnt do HD on a screen smaller than 24", the text pitch is just too small......

icow
01-02-2011, 10:47 AM
The LG one is tempting as it has HDMI.
@ Sol: 24" is stretching the budget.

SolMiester
01-02-2011, 11:07 AM
The LG one is tempting as it has HDMI.
@ Sol: 24" is stretching the budget.

Then I would get 1680x1050 on a 20-22 inch lcd with the GTX460, the memory bandwidth isnt good enough for 19x10 on the 460 for gaming, or rather doesnt leave much leeway!

inphinity
01-02-2011, 12:48 PM
Then I would get 1680x1050 on a 20-22 inch lcd with the GTX460, the memory bandwidth isnt good enough for 19x10 on the 460 for gaming, or rather doesnt leave much leeway!

I'd respectfully disagree, the 460 can handle pretty much every game currently out there, on pretty much max settings, at 1920x1080 at good FPS. It's a personal preference, of course, but 1600x900 feels so low res and cramped, I could never recommend anyone buy a new monitor these days that only supports that res. 1680x1050 is OK, but personally I can't use anything less than 1920x1080 for gaming anymore lol.

SolMiester
01-02-2011, 01:08 PM
I'd respectfully disagree, the 460 can handle pretty much every game currently out there, on pretty much max settings, at 1920x1080 at good FPS. It's a personal preference, of course, but 1600x900 feels so low res and cramped, I could never recommend anyone buy a new monitor these days that only supports that res. 1680x1050 is OK, but personally I can't use anything less than 1920x1080 for gaming anymore lol.

Gaming is different mate, Im talking text pitch size...21.5 viewable for 19 x 10 is horrible.
And while the 460 is quite a powerful card, its memory bandwidth hurts it at HD, see for yourself...34FPS isnt a comfortable speed for shooters or racing..amd there is no leeway for future games....
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4137/amds-gtx-560-ti-counteroffensive-radeon-hd-6950-1gb-xfxs-radeon-hd-6870-black-edition/5

inphinity
01-02-2011, 01:36 PM
Gaming is different mate, Im talking text pitch size...21.5 viewable for 19 x 10 is horrible.
And while the 460 is quite a powerful card, its memory bandwidth hurts it at HD, see for yourself...34FPS isnt a comfortable speed for shooters or racing..amd there is no leeway for future games....
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4137/amds-gtx-560-ti-counteroffensive-radeon-hd-6950-1gb-xfxs-radeon-hd-6870-black-edition/5

I guess resolution is one of those real personal preference things, to a degree - I have no problem reading text at 1920x1080 on a 21.5" LCD (BenQ E2200HD) - in fact I find it is clearer than at 1680x1050 on the Dell P2210F that I'm using at the moment.

And to be fair I've never used my 460 at the reference clocks (only OC'd), but 35fps is about the minimum I get in any current FPS/racer/RPG. I get averages about 65fps in Mass Effect 2, BF:BC2 about 50fps, Crysis/Warhead about 40fps, NFS Hot Pursuit about 60fps and Rift about 40fps. While I don't have full eyecandy on for all of them, they're also certainly far from turned down ;)

Certainly there are better cards than the 460, and if I were to go any higher than 1920x1080 I'd look at something like a 6970 or 580, but it's still a fantastic card up to and including 1920x1080 on a budget.

icow
04-02-2011, 05:55 PM
Got this in the end. http://www.elive.co.nz/asus-vh222t-lcd-monitor-sy1751.php $245 all up (shipping and credit card payment).