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Been running a Samsung 226bw for awhile now, and am in the process of building a whole new rig based on the 2500k and SLI gtx 460's. Would my monitor still be OK?
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Sure, it'll work fine. However, if you can afford it, a nice new monitor with a nice higher res would do nicely.
    
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Agreed, your monitor is fine ... but like said if you have some extra funds, I would look at some of the newer models. Maybe even a IPS monitor, like Dell has.
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This thread is extremely relevant to my interests. I have the same monitor, and am almost done building my new i5-2500k based system, same as you - only exception being a GTX 580. I hate the feeling of that horsepower going wasted at 1680x1050 resolutions.

From what I've seen, you can pick up a decent 1920x1080 monitor for $150-$200 (TN panels). But, I'm not sure if it is going to be a really noticable upgrade for the money. There's also the possibility of a 120hz monitor to increase the smoothness of your experience, but again, more $$$$.

The question is: Does going from a 22" 1680x1050 @60hz monitor to a 24" 1920x1080 @60hz monitor enhance your gaming to justify the ~$200 expense?
Edited by DeltaUpsilon - 6/3/11 at 1:27pm
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I was using a 226BW (I friggin love that monitor) with my last rig. I switched over to two ASUS VH236H monitors though with my newest rig and don't regret it a bit. It's worth jumping to a higher resolution.

You could keep the 226BW, but with the hardware you're going to be running you probably should upgrade to a higher resolution to get the most out of it.
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Originally Posted by DeltaUpsilon View Post
This thread is extremely relevant to my interests. I have the same monitor, and am almost done building my new i5-2500k based system, same as you - only exception being a GTX 580. I hate the feeling of that horsepower going wasted at 1680x1050 resolutions.

From what I've seen, you can pick up a decent 1920x1080 monitor for $150-$200 (TN panels). But, I'm not sure if it is going to be a really noticable upgrade for the money. There's also the possibility of a 120hz monitor to increase the smoothness of your experience, but again, more $$$$.

The question is: Does going from a 22" 1680x1050 @60hz monitor to a 24" 1920x1080 @60hz monitor enhance your gaming to justify the ~$200 expense?
Yes, it is a pretty huge difference, especially if you can afford the space and the price to keep both monitors.
    
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