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Today is my birthday and I have some money to burn so i was thinking of getting a new monitor.

I currently have a Samsung SyncMaster MW 22" LCD TV running on DVI cable 1680 x 1050 resolution.

I am looking at upgrading to a Iiyama ProLite E2473HDS 24" Widescreen LED Monitor....is this a good choice? Here is a link:

Iiyama ProLite E2473HDS 24" Widescreen LED

Will I notice much of a difference 1680 x 1050 vs 1080p? Is it worth spending£159 or shall i upgrade something else in my rig?
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1080p is full HD, so there might be a slight difference, but if you have a little more money to shell out, and If you have the Graphics card to handle it, you could get a 3D monitor with ATI 3D Vision.

And Happy Birthday!!
Edited by PCMaster24 - 10/30/11 at 7:26am
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Happy Birthday!
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I would say that it's only worth it if you are going to go dual monitor with the two, allowing much better desktop flow.

Then again, I don't see anything else in your sig that needs upgrading. I'd just save the money and wait for something.
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I had that exact Samsung monitor. When I built my new rig I got my Asus monitor. You will notice a difference with 1080p. I would say go for it. The rest of your rig looks good. I say, it's your birthday, if you have an extra 160 to spend, go for it!

Happy Birthday!!
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I had that exact Samsung monitor. When I built my new rig I got my Asus monitor. You will notice a difference with 1080p. I would say go for it. The rest of your rig looks good. I say, it's your birthday, if you have an extra 160 to spend, go for it!

Happy Birthday!!
The difference would mostly be panel quality and not resolution, if in games. On the desktop, the extra space is nice though. But still, I wouldn't recommend it unless he's keeping both monitors.
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Hello,

Thank-you for your birthday wishes. I would only be running 1 monitor as I have no deesire to use more than one. I just wondered if a 1080p monitor was going to be better for gaming. I won't bother if it's a waste of money. Struggling to find many decent upgrades for my PC now....new case maybe or a second graphics card!
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