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Can't decide what to do, need some advice

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So I just built my new rig a few days ago and have everything except for a monitor. At the moment I am using my old rigs monitor for the new computer and currently stole my dads for the old computer, but I'll have to give it back in a day or two. Now I'm using a LG flatron W2453V for my main rig and had a few ideas:

First - just buy a 20"monitor for my old computer and keep using the LG

Second - Buy a 27" monitor and replace the LG and use the LG on the old rig

Third - Buy a TV and use the as my monitor

Edit ::

Is LED vs LCD a noticeable difference in the monitor? Should I be looking for a LED or does it not matter. There are two monitors I've looked at but they are just LCD but compared to their LED counterparts they are nearly 100$ less expensive. Also what do you think of these two

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/samsung-samsung-27-widescreen-lcd-monitor-with-2-ms-response-time-p2770h-p2770h/10157533.aspx?path=89b95209cd00799d99056e911ec4dbdden02

and

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/samsung-samsung-syncmaster-24-widescreen-led-monitor-with-2-ms-response-time-bx2450-charcoal-grey-ls24b5hvfh-za/10173274.aspx?path=4f8529236050f21fbec3ab35f65ca214en02

So any input or just some general info about displays would be greatly appreciated smile.gif
Edited by alchemik - 1/20/12 at 11:39am
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http://www.lcdvsled.com/
tl;dr: get the 24" LED one.
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Look up some guides, reviews for the monitors you're interested in
Look for TN LCD panels.
Since you're not a monitor-connoisseur (correct me if I'm wrong) a $150-200 monitor will do.


I would NOT use a TV as a monitor. The bigger screen size, paired with a low resolution of 1920x1080p(explain further down) makes the image pixelated ; that is, you can distinguish the individual pixels.

The common 'OMG TEN EIGHTY P' you see in stores such as Futureshop, is a common misconception. People think that 1080p is the highest retail resolution. You can get beautiful monitors going up to 2560x1600 and 2560x1440.

Also, please post your rig specs because a higher resolution also requires more processing power from your GPU.

All that being said, I would just buy a $200 monitor that has good reviews and pleases your size-criteria.

27" might be a bit big depending on how close your monitor is to your face. I would keep it at least 3ft away at that size.

The 27" Samsung you posted seems like a good buy.

To help other members assist you, would you mind posting a budget as well as requirements such as built-in speakers?

You may want to look around for 8-bit IPS reviews. You would be VERY impressed.
Edited by dmanstasiu - 1/20/12 at 11:58am
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Ok I read the first review and looks like if I can go LED. The monitor will 3 feet away from me so distance shouldn't be a problem. My current rig has a 560 ti GPU with a 2700K so it can handle 1080 well but when the new nvidia cards come out i might upgrade. My budget would be around $3xx area, if it's from futureshop or best buy I might get a discount. Now I'd really like the 27" for size, not that there's anything wrong with the 24", but watching a movie or playing games I think would be a little better, but if LED > LCD and it's cheaper i dunno what to do
Edited by alchemik - 1/20/12 at 7:43pm
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LED > LED is certainly not true biggrin.gif

It'll reduce power consumption, which is useful if your monitor is on a lot.

Just get the 27" if you're happy with the resolution + size + warranty
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I think I will go with the 27", and yeah your right LED > LED lol
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So I ended up getting the 27" for $280 plus tax but for some reason when I use my DVI to HDMI cord the monitor won't do 1080p, it makes it kinda to big so that everything doesn't fit in the screen so all the edges get cut off, when I change it to 1050 it works fine. I installed the drivers for it and nothing changed. Any idea to what could be wrong?
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