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Upgrading from 1600 x 900 to a new monitor help me pick.

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So After I sold off my eyefinity my last 1920x1080 broke shortly after. mad.gif

Since then I have been stuck on this 1600x900 and now come up with some funds to upgrade my monitor. Nothing fancy, as I don't wish to spend anymore on just a monitor.
I did come across a cheap IPS panel on new egg. I have no idea what IPS does, only that some gamer's tend to prefer it. The game that is my focus on making it look good is Crysis 3, I also will be adding another 660ti later before it comes out.
So what is the best I can get for my budget?

My max budget is $135 I know not much to work with but just the best for that range possible. Like I said Im not expecting anything fancy.

Games I currently play are Black ops 2, Starcraft 2, Metro 2033, BF3, and fallout new vegas.

So what would the monitor pros recommend at this low budget level?

Here is the IPS I found.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005341

Here is a regular monitor I also had in mind.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824118006
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IPS = more accurate colors and better viewing angle. however slower response time (ie 14ms GTG) on the LG you linked.

zalman monitor much faster response time but less accurate colors and worse viewing angle.

my vote goes to the LG tongue.gif
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That's where im confused. Will I actually notice the difference in games? At least for it to justify losing response time. Also, kinda worried I will stop doing so good in FPS games like CS:GO and black ops 2.

My main goal is improved graphics with upgrades over time, just wondering if this lower end IPS is worth it, or grab the zalman and save up for a 1440P IPS or something.
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post #4 of 5
if your primary concern is gaming. then go for the faster response monitor.

if you have an ips and tn panel side by side, you'll definitely notice the color difference. assuming the monitor you are using right now and the 1920*1080 monitor that broke on you was a tn panel, and the colors looked good then forget about the IPS. if you aren't doing professional work where color accuracy is absolutely required, there is really no reason.
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So i went with the zalman 24" I was just to worried bout the response time since I play alot of twitch FPS games.

I will save up and grab a 1440p down the road when I do a massive overhaul on my rig in a year or two.
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