Originally Posted by chewdude
I know its a bit more but in the long run its better picture, better warranty, better looking, lol IMO and having HDMI capability is future proofing your rig and an added bonus.
Oh and I just looked.
Are you an Eagles or Steelers fan?
Being from PA and all
I would have to side with the Steelers.
Originally Posted by MacLeod
If youre a gamer, a bigger monitor is the definite best upgrade right now. Its a whole other world when you go from a small 17" monitor up to a large 24"+ screen. I know it doesnt seem like a big difference but trust me it is. I went from a 17" CRT to a 22" Acer with below average picture and still was in awe of the difference. When I got my beloved HP 25", I was in heaven. If I had the cash, Id drop $1000 on a 2560x1600 30" screen in a heartbeat. So yeah, get a bigger and better monitor but youll have to save up a big more. $200 is usually the point where you can get the better 24" and above.\
Stay away from the 23" screens as theyre shorter than a 22" 16:10. If youre gonna do that, get a 1680x1050 22". Itll be taller than a 23" and almost as wide plus the lower resolution will be an easier load on your GPU which will translate to better framerates.