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Well as you can see my specs in my sig, i would like a new monitor to complement those. i currently use a 12 inch 8 year old dell monitor, i had a 19 inch hanspree but that broke about a year ago because my aunt's son threw stuff at it. With the upgrade of my rig i would like to upgrade my monitor as well, so please suggest what you suggest i use.

Also was wondering about 3d how much do one of those monitors cost and can my system handle it/ is it worth it? what all can i actually run with the 3d? (i would buy the nvidia 3d pack thingy right?)

Please suggest thank you very much.
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You won't be able to run 3d with a 200-250 budget. My 23in h223h is a good buy for only $160 from Best Buy. It looks absolutely beautiful and the colors are amazing.
    
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SAMSUNG BX2431?

Otherwise if you really want 3D you will have to spend more
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You could fit a Dell U2211H or U2311H (when it's on sale) into that budget, but event that will be pushing it.

They're IPS panels, not 120Hz/3D capable, but they're easily the highest quality you'll find in that price range.
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would those dell's run super smooth like the 120 hz monitors? i dont mind having a 21 inch, anything would be a huge upgrade over my 12 inch.
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would those dell's run super smooth like the 120 hz monitors?
No. IPS panels are considered the best in terms of image quality, and color reproduction/accuracy. They also have wider viewing angles and don't suffer color shift when you're slightly off center.

Due to the extra internal processing however they are not capable of running at 120Hz (as of now).

120Hz monitors will have the smoothest movement with the least motion blur/ghosting, however they require a GPU that can produce >60fps to really take advantage of the higher refresh rate. TBH I wouldn't be concerned with a 120Hz display until you're closer to SLIing your 570s, unless you don't play particularly demanding games that is.
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