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RTX card and monitor recommendations

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by MasterSplinter, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. MasterSplinter

    MasterSplinter Member

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    Hi there,

    please could someone suggest an RTX card and monitor combination that would be good for playing Minecraft with its new ray tracing and some of the render mods.

    cheers
     
  2. Azzan

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    Any NVidia RTX2000 series cards should be fine, so I'd go for cheapest if it's just for minecraft. i.e. 6GB RTX2060, you can get used one for ~$400.

    But if you want new then:
    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/45189/msi-geforce-rtx-2060-gaming-z-6gb (def worth spending extra $20 for Gaming Z imo)
    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/46498/samsung-c27r5-fhd-curved-27in-monitor

    Also you probably wanna check out game called "Control" if you are getting RTX card, it's one of the best looking and most demanding game out on PC atm, but you can still play at 1080p(max details with RTX on max) with RTX2060.


     
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  3. Nethiuz

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    27 inch is waaay too small, but each to their own i guess.
    Have a lovely day!
     
  6. dzajroo

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    contrary 27" is the biggest panel I would go for 1440p..def not anything larger :)
     
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    For OP's reference, a 32" 1440p has the same pixel density of a 24" 1080p screen.

    the reason people prefer the 27" panels is that it looks a little crisper in the image.
    i personally like the 32" as i use it for work and makes reading documents easier.
     
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  9. Nethiuz

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    I rock 40" 4k.
    Far higher PPi than both. Looks amazing. I still can't imagine something under 40" though. So small. But i thought for 1440 32 would be ok.
     
  10. munchkin1

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    40" 4k is about the same PPI as 27" 1440p or 34" ultrawide 3440x1440.

    IMO this is the 'sweet spot' of PPI for desk use. Any less is noticeably bad. Any more provides rapidly diminishing returns for rapidly increasing GPU cost (at least in games)
    That said. My parents use a 27" 1080p, and prefer it over 1440p because things are bigger, and they're too old to notice/care about the lesser resolution. If you're a boomer who uses $2 shop glasses to read then this may apply to you as well.

    As for suggestions. I guess it depends a lot on budget. Correct me if wrong, it looks like that Samsung doesn't even have freesync let alone Gsync, and is a VA panel...not really fair to claim better value than AOC. The AOC has freesync, even if it does only work down to 48hz. Easily worth the $100 extra for gaming IMO.
    There are definitely several more levels of superior options too if budget allows.
     
  11. Nethiuz

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    You can just scale everything in windows.
    I found going from the old 24" 1080p to a 40" 4k things were too small so i crank out 125% scaling in windows. Damn who would have thought 40" would be so smallllllllllll things, but 4k is just so damn high res.
     

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