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Sig is my set up (minus the GTX 460 which is going to replace my 9800GTX+ as soon as it gets here).

I have the Acer listed in my signature, but it's pretty bottom of the line, etc. Do they make a monitor (this might be a dumb question) that's like the glossier panels on laptops? Right now mine looks like your standard laptop screen. I hope that makes sense.

I don't want to spend a fortune, but the better I can get the display to look the better (without spending like 500 bucks). Any suggestions?
 

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I would maybe bump to something like this:

http://www.legendmicro.com/store/723...80p.lmsp?RID=1

Stupid question, but when you're gaming, will I just see more of the "battlefield" since it is the same height but another 300+ pixels wider?
Every single monitor sees the same vertically in games. The vertical amount of pixels determines how sharp the image is

The horizontal amount of pixels compared to the vertical amount of pixels determines how wide you see.

The wider the aspect ratio, the more you see.

Most games work this way. EVERY screen sees the same vertically in most games. And 16:9 sees more than 16:10

How much you see isn't related to the resolution like that. A 1600x900 sees just as much as 1920x1080. But 1920x1080 sees more than 1920x1200, but 1920x1200 is a lot sharper...
 

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How about the LG W2340V? 70,000:1 ratio and 1920x1080. so you're saying the 1920x1080 is going to see the same amount but it should be sharper than my 1680x1050 or I'm reading that wrong?
 

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How about the LG W2340V? 70,000:1 ratio and 1920x1080. so you're saying the 1920x1080 is going to see the same amount but it should be sharper than my 1680x1050 or I'm reading that wrong?
1920x1080 sees more AND is sharper than 1680x1050

I can't really recommend displays, only tell you about them
 

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Depending on your budget and appreciation for depth in colors then get the Dell u2211h eIPS LCD. Beautiful monitor. If it's strictly for gaming then get a 120hz refresh 22"
If your budget doesn't work with either then get an asus 21.5-23" they're great performance/value screens
 

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Depending on your budget and appreciation for depth in colors then get the Dell u2211h eIPS LCD.
This but the HP ZR22W (also IPS) is slightly cheaper and has better colour accuracy on default settings:

$259.02 including ship

http://www.costcentral.com/proddetai...08333/froogle/
 

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Ya ya everyone always says the same thing. I could buy 4000000:1 contrast monitor and it could be rated 409528709254703957 stars out of 10 and people would still say the same thing.

The monitor was recommended by a graphics designer and it gets amazing reviews everywhere.
 

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Oh wow, a graphics designer using a TN panel..blasphemy.
Also static contrast > dynamic contrast.

Bose and Logitech speakers get amazing reviews everywhere...does it mean they're good? No.

A few quality 'knows their stuff' expert reviews > a lot of average joe-blog dunno aobut the product much reviews.

Quality > quantity.
 

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/shrug, I'm sure it's better than what I got. No matter what you buy on this forum, someone always says you bought the wrong thing. Not ONE time have I ever, ever, on this forum said I bought something without at least one person telling me I bought the wrong thing.
 

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/shrug, I'm sure it's better than what I got. No matter what you buy on this forum, someone always says you bought the wrong thing. Not ONE time have I ever, ever, on this forum said I bought something without at least one person telling me I bought the wrong thing.
I actually have to agree you could've done better. My monitor has a higher screen resolution, same brand, same size and I got it for $189 almost a year ago.
 
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