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Well, I'm building a new computer
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RE: Well, I'm building a new computer
When opting for a screen dimension larger than 19" diagonal, it's very important to get one with resolution higher than 1920X1080 or you will be disappointed in the lack of clarity. The factor to consider is the pixels per square inch. For example, a 31" LG monitor with 4096X2160 resolution will have a PPI² rating of 22,313. By the same standard, a 27" Asus with 1920X1080 resolution will have a PPI² rating of 6,657.

From my own experience, I have to have 11,000 PPI². or better to make viewing comfortable. That means I won't buy a monitor over 21" unless it has greater then 1920X1080 resolution. YMMV

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RE: Well, I'm building a new computer
(12-20-2014, 03:02 PM)surferdude2 Wrote: When opting for a screen dimension larger than 19" diagonal, it's very important to get one with resolution higher than 1920X1080 or you will be disappointed in the lack of clarity. The factor to consider is the pixels per square inch. For example, a 31" LG monitor with 4096X2160 resolution will have a PPI sq. rating of 22,313. By the same standard, a 27" Asus with 1920X1080 resolution will have a PPI sq. rating of 6,657.

From my own experience, I have to have 11,000 PPIsq. or better to make viewing comfortable. That means I won't buy a monitor over 21" unless it has greater then 1920X1080 resolution. YMMV

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Good info. My new graphics card will be able to spray a lot of pixels; so, I may need to upgrade my monitor. Thanks for giving me the excuse!

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RE: Well, I'm building a new computer
Yeah, small wonder that folks who elect to display their computer output on their big screen TV are disappointed since it would be a 2751 PPI² of viewing disappointment. Wink

I'm ashamed to say that I learned that the hard way when I bought a 27" monitor with 1920X1080 resolution ( 6657 PPI²). It was a big downgrade from my 19" 1600X1200 resolution ( 11080 PPI²) that was clear as a bell. Lesson learned, size does too matter, especially if you don't have enough resolution for support it.

You're building a real screamer there so you should get a good monitor as well.

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RE: Well, I'm building a new computer
I'm not sure I would want a bigger monitor due to how far I have to move my eyes. But then I can shrink the windows to be the size I want and have two windows open at same time. Which would be handy in a lot of cases for the work I do.

I read a report a while back where it said employees with two monitors were more productive. They were actually out to prove it was not going to be more productive but proved the opposite. I think I would go with two monitors before I would go with a huge arse screen. My current one is 19 or 20.
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RE: Well, I'm building a new computer
I finished it. It scores high on MS's performance indices.
I'll put a couple of build photos in later. I wanted to use the BeQuiet Thin CPU cooler.
Their mounting system would have crushed two electrolytic capacitors on the ASUS Mobo.

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