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Hi!
Looking for recommendations for a new LCD monitor up to about 21". I want it to be able to play widescreen and HD too. Been since forever since I bought a new monitor...

Intended uses will be GIMP, Boxee, Gaming, Netflix, Amazon VOD, iTunes maybe, etc..

Should I get a newer video card too with this or will my HD 4670 HIS be fine or would my DDR2 RAM be a bottleneck?
Newest game I got is Extreme Trucking (1 or 2) haven't tried it yet; and Tomb Raider Underworld (sweet game!)

I was thinking a ATi 5xxx series or 6xxx series.
Are the newer 6000 series better than the 5000? I haven't read how they're better. Am I going?

Cheers and thanks!
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post #2 of 5
21.5" 1080p $130 Shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009299

Radeon 6850 would be a huge upgrade from a 4670.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127576

Look here to see the Video card ranks
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...time-last.html
Edited by PowerTrip - 5/14/11 at 7:10pm
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post #3 of 5
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Sweet! TY PT!
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+1 Rep, PT.
I'll be checking out soon, yo.
Thanks again.
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Ordered. Comes with Shogun 2 game coupon too. Awesome, dude! Game on!
Cheers!

I may be ahead of the curve a while longer.
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