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Hi all,

Trying to decide on a monitor upgrade for my system. I just got a GTX 580 and am currently playing at 1680x1050, happily maxing everything out on my Samsung Syncmaster (223BW, I'm pretty sure). I think going to a 24" would be a nice little treat.

First off, would a GTX max everything out at 1920x1080 or 1920x1200? Secondly, I know that 1920x1200 usually runs much more expensive than 1080, is it worth it? Or should I just stick to 1920x1080?

I'm hoping to sell my monitor and use that to help buy the new one, but I'd like to keep the price on the monitor below $250 just in case I can't sell it. Well, if you have an awesome performing monitor for under that (say 150-200) then well I won't mind saving money

Suggestions open for going a little bigger as long as it doesn't raise the price too much, though I really would like to have a max of $250. As well as opinions on the 1920x1200 vs 1920x1080 debate. Also, don't need built in speakers, and swivel and tilt are a definite plus.
    
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1: Yes a GTX 580 should be able to max out games at that resolution VERY VERY easily. Aside from metro 2033

2: Yes 1920x1200 is worth it over the 1080p one just for the general windows usage pleasure. It sees more vertically in windows so it's lovely to use.




Monitor suggestion: Dell U2211h. I know that this is only 1080p, but it's IPS. Pretty much any modern LCD is TN until you go to dell or few of the other high end manufacturers. IPS just looks so much better than TN. Having a 1080p IPS is better than a TN 1200p IMO. You should stay here. This is probably one of the best monitors you can get for it's price. I don't know the price over there though, check it out.
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Thats a nice monitor indeed. What you answered is pretty much what I was wondering about about 1200 vs 1080, so I'll keep that in mind.

Though I like the screen, my eyesight is pretty lousy, so I think upping the resolution while decreasing screen size is just going to make things small (my current monitor is 22" or just above, I think). The reason I was looking to go up to a 24" 1920x1200 monitor is because I'll have a better resolution but a larger screen as well, so that I can actually see what I'm doing if that makes sense
    
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Thats a nice monitor indeed. What you answered is pretty much what I was wondering about about 1200 vs 1080, so I'll keep that in mind.

Though I like the screen, my eyesight is pretty lousy, so I think upping the resolution while decreasing screen size is just going to make things small (my current monitor is 22" or just above, I think). The reason I was looking to go up to a 24" 1920x1200 monitor is because I'll have a better resolution but a larger screen as well, so that I can actually see what I'm doing if that makes sense
Okay. I get it. I don't know if you'll find any +24" 1920x1200 monitors to fit your budget though. Keep looking for monitors. Link potential buys here and we can comment.
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Well it doesn't HAVE to be 1920x1200 thats why I was asking if it was worth going above my pricepoint to get a 1200, or if staying with a 1920x1080 was good enough. I mostly use this pc for games and studying (light powerpoint, word and excel basically) as well as occasional online TV and surfing and stuff. How much would the 1200 benefit? And if it really will raise the cost way beyond $250 then no worries, I'll take the 1920x1080 recommendations.
    
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I use this Asus 24', so far dont have much to complain about except that it would be nice to have 2 hdmi slots instead of one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236111
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Well it doesn't HAVE to be 1920x1200 thats why I was asking if it was worth going above my pricepoint to get a 1200, or if staying with a 1920x1080 was good enough. I mostly use this pc for games and studying (light powerpoint, word and excel basically) as well as occasional online TV and surfing and stuff. How much would the 1200 benefit? And if it really will raise the cost way beyond $250 then no worries, I'll take the 1920x1080 recommendations.
For your usage, 1200p won't benefit much.

It's not a huge deal in windows usage.

And in games, it works like this: 1080p sees more but has less image clarity. 1200p sees less but has more image clarity. 1200p view area in games fits into 1080p view area, so 1200p is kind of "zoomed in". This provides practically no huge disadvantage, but makes the game look better, since images take more pixels to form.






I don't know about the prices in there. Check out the dell U2311. It is like an exact copy of the 2211h but it's 1.5" larger. Text in windows should basically be just about the exact same size as a 22" 1680x1050. No worries there if you don't have problems with your current display.



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Though I like the screen, my eyesight is pretty lousy, so I think upping the resolution while decreasing screen size is just going to make things small (my current monitor is 22" or just above, I think). The reason I was looking to go up to a 24" 1920x1200 monitor is because I'll have a better resolution but a larger screen as well, so that I can actually see what I'm doing if that makes sense
If text is an issue you can just make the text dpi larger.

And I don't think that res will be an issue on a 22"... typing this at the moment on my 16" laptop, with a 1080p screen. Sure, my eyesight's okay, but still, it seems a fine size, so if you get a 22 or 23" screen I'm sure it will be plenty big enough!

If you're worried about the 22" version, there is always the Dell U2311h (the 23" version of the same) with 1080p resolution
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I have the ASUS VW246 and I'm completely satisfied with it.
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I have the ASUS VW246 and I'm completely satisfied with it.
I'd rather take a dell U2211h
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