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I have some crappy $100 20" 720p acer monitor i picked up at best buy on the cheap, would it be worth it to upgrade to say a 24" Dell Ultrasharp? I have a amd 7850 but will be picking up a 9000 series card upon release. Would it really look that much better? If not an ultrasharp what would you recomend? what brands are good? I being a noob assume any BenQ, Dell, AOC are good brands but you guys know a lot more than me.

Thnx ahead of time for helping a monitor noob smile.gif
post #2 of 9
First off, as you well know, it wouldn't be just size and brands. I'm guessing the 24" Dell is 1920x... 1200. And IPS as well, hmm.

Anyway, I think ANYTHINg would be worth the upgrade if you're coming from 720p. And you've mention you'll get a new card to drive those extra pixels. I think it'll be a really better experience overall, gaming or not. I think a 720p laptop is hard to bear, let alone a desktop.

As far as recommendation goes, people usually recommend the Asus series as apparently it's an awesome screen. Or you could head over to the Korean panels club to see how you can get one of those lesser brands with superior quality panels at an awesome price. The trend, huh.

As you can tell by this point, I'm not an expert. thumb.gif
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post #3 of 9
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Well you know about 1000 times more than me so thank you for the help smile.gif
post #4 of 9
> Is a better monitor worth it?

If you're coming from 720p... OMG yes!

If your getting a new highend AMD card, you may even want to consider making the jump to 1440p? You'd have to do some research about whether a single 9xxxx series card could maintain framerates at that resolution. A gtx780 generally can. Definitely at least step up to 1080p... minimum.

I think Dell, Samsung, and Asus are pretty safe bets on monitor brands.
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Here is said club, and I hear a lot of people buy the good looking Asus VN247H / VN247H-P.
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post #6 of 9
Is it worth it ?
A million times yes.

After all, Acer is badddddddd. Don't buy Acer.
post #7 of 9
In my opinion, the monitor is the most worthwhile thing you can invest in on a PC, especially if you're a gamer. Hell, you can't use the damn computer without a monitor, so why use a crummy one?

Go 1440p for outstanding visuals, or go with 120hz/144hz and 1080p for a smooth experience. Either will be leaps and bounds ahead of anything at 720p.
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Ended up getting an lg 27ea63v and im loving it lol
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That's a nice upgrade... the 7950 suddenly has some real work todo smile.gif
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