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hey everyone, hows it going?

I'm getting close to finishing my build and one of the few parts missing is a monitor.

the reason I'm picking a sub 1080p monitor is that I don't want the decrease in frames that you get while playing at 1920x1080 resolution as I heard that the decrease in frames could be enough to make me lower quite a few graphical settings in a few of the games I'd like to play. If I am wrong please correct me and if the drop in frames isn't as bad as I heard, what 22' monitor would fit my gaming needs?

thank you so much for the help,
Knunez
Edited by knunez - 11/6/11 at 2:04pm
    
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Do you have a budget in mind? Also, are there certain features that you must have like HDMI?

EDIT:

Here is a nice 16:10 display
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236050

And my brother has this monitor and it is great. No problems whatsoever.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009212
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oops, sorry about that, I forgot about the budget

my budget is around $100-120.

nice monitor!! I'll keep this one in mind.

by the way, what should I be looking for in a gaming monitor? and is the drop in frames from going to 1920x1080p from 1600x900 alot?

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Mate you have a 560 ti its more than capable of playing games at 1920 x 1080
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sgtbash, any good 1080p monitors you recommend that are in my budget?

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Mate you have a 560 ti its more than capable of playing games at 1920 x 1080
Sgt bash is right. In fact, you can run any game on high settings at that resolution with a great frame rate. Probably at least 60 frames a second. So unless you HAVE to have over 100 frames a second you are really not helping yourself having a sub 1080 monitor.
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Mate you have a 560 ti its more than capable of playing games at 1920 x 1080
This. Also, I've used 4 different monitors and the ASUS VE228H 21.5 has the best picture of the 4 I've used.

Unfortunately it's out of stock now. I've seen it on Open Box for just $88.

I think this is it's replacement Aside from a "wobbly" base, I'm betting that monitor looks great.

(I think it's worth spending the $50 extra over those meh $100 1080p monitors)
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If you have a GTX 560 ti, it should tear through most games pretty well. I wouldn't worry about screen resolution too much.

But with a budget at $100-$120, you won't be able to get a 1920x1080 resolution monitor.

EDIT: I take that back! I think I found a monitor that was built specifically for you

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824262011

21.5" with 1080p and a 3-year warranty at $119.99 free shipping. I'm kinda tempted by this one myself...
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I have used a gtx 560 ti and 1080p, its fine dude. Definately get a 1080p display.

I would recommend a asus ve228h or ve248h or similar... they are cheap and good.

Besides, 1080p on high settings will look FAR better then 1600x900 on ultra...
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Sgt bash is right. In fact, you can run any game on high settings at that resolution with a great frame rate. Probably at least 60 frames a second. So unless you HAVE to have over 100 frames a second you are really not helping yourself having a sub 1080 monitor.
Okay, so it seems like 1080p is the way to go.
    
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