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XenThazor

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Hi, I am now looking for some new monitor. I 100% want LED and 27". But now I have questions about what monitor to pick.
As first I'd like to ask how many ms should the monitor have. I've heared that 5ms is very acceptable and its almost unrecognizeable.
Secondly, I have nvidia GTX 560 graphic card so I think it would be best to go with VDI monitor, or is it really worth it buying HDMI graphic card and monitor? (for the money).
And as last, my old monitor is Philips 246ELH 24" LED. It has VGA or HDMI but I have to run it on VGA since my graphic card isn't HDMI. So I want to ask if I should leave the monitor and run multi-monitors (but I really don't know what use can I make of it) and leave the old one on VGA and the new one on VDI or if I should buy new graphic card and have both HDMI. Or I should sell it 'cos I won't make any good use of the multi-monitor.

Thanks for your comments. Every help is welcomed.


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:welcome:    Xen Thazor

 

When purchasing a new screen you should not only consider response times but also the IPS feature which gives better picture quality at various angles, 5ms is fine and unless you pay an awful lot of cash you will not get an IPS standard screen faster than 5ms, a screen that has all this and more here

 

The GTX 560 will be fine for now running two displays but long term look to also upgrade that for a GPU that has 2GB of VRam as it will give you better video quality and especially when gaming etc


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:welcome:  XenThazor

What will be the main use for the monitor, gaming or photographic editing?

What is your Budget?

In which country will you purchase the monitor?

This is the GTX reference card, > http://www.geforce.c.../specifications

If that is correct, please give the brand of your card.


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to Phillpower2: It shows me "Access Denied" when I open that link

to iammykyl:
1. gaming
2. I haven't decided yet but I think max 400 dollars (+- 8 000 CZK)
3. Czech Republic (CZK is our currency)
4. I don't know what do you mean by brand.


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Hi XenThazor, while we wait for other replies, when he asked for the brand, he meant the name of the maker, such as Nvidia or other name if the link he gave wasn't the correct one for your card.

 

Possibly because of your country maybe having blocks on European or American websites, that will be the reason for you seeing the access denied message, it is a link to an American based dealers and showing a model of monitor made by Acer.

 

Otherwise I agree with the advice so far and it may be of future benefit to look into buying a more up to date and better graphics card when you can afford to.

 

Nev.


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Gday.

Consider this monitor first, > http://www.alza.cz/2...led-d199003.htm

You will be able to use the HDMI socket from your GPU for gaming and still have your old monitor connected, displaying your browser, office program, etc. 

Other monitors from the same site to look at. > http://www.alza.cz/l...&pg=2&pn=1&po=1


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Now I realized what you meant by the brand. So when I get home I will post it.
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http://www.alza.cz/g...htm#alternativy This is the graphic card I have. So the brand is Gigabyte. BTW if it would be good to buy new graphic card, could you pls post some suggestions please? Thanks a lot.


Edited by XenThazor, 22 August 2014 - 02:19 PM.

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Thanks fr the update XenThazor.

Your present N560OC-1GI card needs a 500 watt PSU with 2 x 6 pin PCI-e connectors.

To upgrade to a better card and get significantly better performance, a GTX 760 or GTX  770 would be good, depending on your budget.  Some of  these cards need, 1 x 6 pin and 1 x 8 pin PCI-e connectors, so before selecting some cards, please let us know the brand and model of your PSU. 

You may need to open the case and look as that information does not show on the computer software. 


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Gday.

Consider this monitor first, > http://www.alza.cz/2...led-d199003.htm

You will be able to use the HDMI socket from your GPU for gaming and still have your old monitor connected, displaying your browser, office program, etc. 

Other monitors from the same site to look at. > http://www.alza.cz/l...&pg=2&pn=1&po=1

 

A nice display iammykyl but unfortunately not IPS standard.


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So here is the PSU that I own right now. http://www.alza.cz/f...50w-d126406.htm Fortron AX550-60APN.
And about the new graphic card, I was kinda counting on buying new one before I started this post. So when I was looking for the graphic card, those which I liked were 750 or 760. So since you wrote that it would be good to buy 760 or 770 I will go then with 760. And the brands I am now choosing between are Asus and MSI.
Asus http://graficke-kart...760-dc2oc-2gd5/
MSI http://graficke-kart...i-n760-2gd5-oc/
And since I would buy one of these that cost 6 000 (Czech money), the monitor I will buy would be best max for 7 000, I can go higher, but I don't want to, so I don't spend too much money.

And now I have also remembered that I will be buying notebook next year (+- this date, after summer holidays), and I will be using it at home just like "PC (box)". I will have screen pluged to it, keyboard, mouse, ... .
And I will use it as notebook on roads. And my PC that I have now will probably go to my mum, and she uses her PC just for internet and movies sometimes. So now I am thining if it's worth buying new graphic card for one year. I surely want to buy that monitor 'cos I will still be using it.
BTW the notebook will be, if it will be buyable in Czech (because now it's not) Razer blade, and if it won't be buyable I will go with some equivalent from MSI.


Edited by XenThazor, 23 August 2014 - 07:52 AM.

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Although ur PSU has 1 x 6 pin and 1 x 6+2 = 8 pin PCI-E cables, there would be no guarantee it would power a GTX 760 video card. 

http://www.partis.cz...ex.php?gid=1476

 

Video card.   I would choose the MSI, has the same specs as the Asus, but requires slightly less watts/amps.   If you are going to pass the computer on to your Mum, I would not upgrade the machine at all.   Make do until you get your Razer Blade. 

 

Phillpower2, did I miss something about the monitor? 


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Thanks for your reply.
So I am going to buy just monitor. So far I have found these http://www.czc.cz/ac..._96259940=d27.0, http://www.czc.cz/lg...96259940=d27.0. But is it possible to connect HDMI with mini-HDMI through some reduction? Won't it hurt the quality?
And if you know any better monitor could you please post it? (Budget is max +- 500 dollars, 10 000 in czech. But I don't think it's necessary to go with the maximum)


Edited by XenThazor, 26 August 2014 - 01:40 PM.

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