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My 23" 1920x1080 monitor crash landed after many years of service. I'm thinking of replacing it with a 27"  2K 2560x1440 monitor. I have an i7-6700K CPU and an Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 GPU. Good investment or would I be better sticking with standard HD.

 

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Consider a Full HD TV. I switched from a Dell 24" monitor to a Sony 32" 1920x1080 TV and it's great. The extra screen space more than compensates for the res.

If you want to check what your favourite cockpit panel will look like take a screenshot and save as a JPG. Put it on a USB stick and ask to see it on various TVs in a local store.

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3 hours ago, Ray Proudfoot said:

Consider a Full HD TV.

I looked at this but found that I could see all of the pixels and it needed a very high antialisaing setting to come close to getting rid of jagged edges. I run FSX and also looked at a 27" 2560x1440 monitor but the in-flight (Alt) menu text was just too small to read comfortably (may be an age thing!) as it doesn't scale with the screen resolution. I finally opted for a 32" 2560x1440 monitor which avoided these problems and I couldn't be happier with the results.

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1 hour ago, vortex681 said:

 I finally opted for a 32" 2560x1440 monitor which avoided these problems and I couldn't be happier with the results.

 

Oh yeah, that would be very nice indeed! Well done!

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Thanks for all the input. I did a good bit of research and after looking at monitors decided to go with a                                 27" (2k - 2560x1440 - WQHD) Asus PB278Q. I didn't have room for a 32" but this fits perfectly. I used the Win 10 feature to up scale to 125% and everything looks and reads just like my old 23" unit. The increase in size and resolution is a definite upgrade. P3D looks great and my GTX 970 is able to handle the extra pixels with no problem.

4K will probably become rather standard in the future but 2K is a nice managable upgrade for now.

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16 hours ago, williambuxton said:

4K will probably become rather standard in the future but 2K is a nice managable upgrade for now.

Outside of the flight sim community, very few people currently seem to be using 4K. If you look at the most recent Steam statistics (http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey) and click on "Primary Display Resolution" in the list, less than 1% of gamers on Steam use 4K. 1920x1080 is still, by far, the most popular resolution.

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