Mac Pro Early 2009 Monitor ?

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  1. Washac macrumors 68020

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    I run an Mac Pro Early 2009, it suits my purpose and now feel ineed of maybe a new monitor, the Apple one I use is getting passed its use by date, dirt in the panel, screen burn and some missing pixels.

    The machine is used for general computing and games playing and running a Nividia GeForce GTX680.

    Any suggestions on a new monitor for this machine.
     
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  3. howiest macrumors regular

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    I have the same Mac Pro and vid card. I recently bought a Dell P2715Q and am very pleased with it. Best thing I could've done for my 58 year old eyes.
    (the GTX680 provides 4K at 60Hz via it's display port)
     
  4. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    This looks like a good buy, I have maybe a silly question not having used a non Apple display before but can I still connect my mouse via the monitor ?
     
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    Yes, you can. That model has 4 USB 3.0 ports on it and is a great option for 4k at a reasonable price.
     
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    The Dell has a USB 3 hub built in, so yes. You will need to run a separate USB cable to the monitor, though.
     
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    Acer and Asus make some very highly recommended gaming monitors if that's your inclination.
     
  8. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks.
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    Any recommendations on those ?
     
  9. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the recommendation just ordered one :)
     
  10. Washac, Sep 13, 2017
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    Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The Dell P2715Q arrived today, all I can say straight out of the box is WOW, it was good to go and my old eyes said thank you.
     
  11. howiest macrumors regular

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    It really is a nice display. Gaming really came alive for me on the P2715Q.
    Play around with the resolutions to find the one that feels right for you. I ended up with 2560x1440. I think most people use a little higher resolution, like 3200x1800, but my eyes just ain't what they used to be. :eek:
     
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    What's wrong with 60Hz? That match pretty well for normal human eye's refresh rate (between 59-60FPS).
     
  14. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Your 58 year old eyes are not that bad if you are using that resolution, I have mine on best for display at the moment, but then my eyes are older that yours :)
     
  15. fendersrule, Sep 14, 2017
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    The human eye can see far beyond 60hz.

    One of many links:

    https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20749876977

    This one is interesting:

    http://www.100fps.com/how_many_frames_can_humans_see.htm

    Just move a mouse around on a 120Hz monitor and then on a 60Hz monitor. The 60Hz will seem "flashy" and the 120Hz will seem like butter. Just image what that would do for games.

    With how fast screen tech is moving today, I would not recommend a 60Hz screen. That's becoming old school, just like 1080p is old school for PC resolution.
     

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