Need a good External Gaming Monitor - rMBP

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  1. Keeferton macrumors member

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    Title says it all. Im looking to get a decent external monitor used for gaming. Preferable LED, 20-22", with an HDMI input. I would like to use the rMBP in clamshell mode (closed) while using the external monitor if possible and would like to be at at least 30fps at native screen resolution. Trying not to spend over $150.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. beerglass007 macrumors 6502

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    I was thinking of the same thing and liked the look of these

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/24-d...rt-vga-1920x1200-300cd-m2-10001-8ms-4xusb-hub

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/24-dell-u2412m-ips-led-monitor-full-hd-dvi-displayport-vga-1920x1200-300cd-m2-10001-8ms-4xusb-hub
     
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  4. Freyqq, Jan 7, 2013
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  6. Keeferton thread starter macrumors member

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    how does the rMBP handle running external monitors with gaming? Does it run super hot? Can it handle 30fps at the native resolution of 1920 x 1080?
     
  7. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    You don't want a non-IPS monitor. Try Asus's IPS gaming monitors. They're reasonably priced and have decent display quality.
     
  8. beerglass007 macrumors 6502

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    no idea?


    Anyone?
     
  9. ninja2000 macrumors 6502

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    I run a rmbp at 1080p through my 27" 1080p screen.
    I have it clocked at 1100/2500 in bootcamp and mostly play
    BF3 - 1080p medium @ 40+ fps
    DOW2 - 1080p high 60ish fps
    COD BO - 1080p extra 60ish fps
    DOTA2 - 1080p all high (never monitored fps as it isn't a demanding game)
    SC2 - 1080p high 60+ fps

    The laptop gets warm and I wouldn't run it in clam shell as it would be even hotter. I also turn off turbo boost on the intel cpu.
     

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