Running 2560x1440 on my specs

Hey guys!

I'm looking to upgrade my monitor. I currently run 1080p on a 23.5" and I keep it about 2 feet from my face. I want to increase my viewing area :D I want to upgrade to a 27 or 29" monitor. I'm wondering a few things...

1.) Is a 27 or 29" monitor running at 1080p going to look horrible compared to one running 2560x1440?

2.) Is the response time important? I notice some of these are 2ms - 12ms. That's a pretty substantial difference.

3.) Can I run 2560x1440 without dropping frame rate A LOT? I realize I probably will not notice much difference from 60 - 30 fps.

Please note that I do not play CRAZY games on here - I play mostly Dota2, and sometimes WoW and Diablo 3. However, I do run all of these on ultra settings with no issues besides WoW and Diablo 3 background FPS I only keep at about 20 (It goes up to like a bazillion)

System Specs -
Windows 7 64
Intel i7 930 @ 2.8Ghz (8 CPUs)
Direct X 11
ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series with 4GB total memory (I'm not sure how to check, but I have a feeling that only 1-2GB tops are dedicated considering I bought it 3 years ago and it didn't cost a million dollars)

I do NOT overclock anything, but am willing to if necessary (:

THANK YOU so much in advance for your help and support!
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    1. 1920 x 1080 at anything over 23.6 / 24 will appear pixelated to most people. 96 ppi (pixels per inch) is the point however most people with normal vision 1. can see individual pixels.... go much lower than that and image starts to look like bunch of dots

    2. Advertised response times mean absolutely nothing cause many manufacturers redefine how its measured.

    3. Id recommend a new GFX card if going bugger....

    For gaming, I recommend Asus 120/144Hz TN monitors w/ Lightboost capable GFX cards to eliminate motion blur

    For Photo editing work, I recommend Dell IPS
  2. Thanks for the reply! I think I'll grab one, dumb down the AA settings, up the resolution, and work on saving for a more expensive GPU when I have the funds. Thanks for the info on Lightboost. I didn't know that existed!
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