Im building a gaming PC and I'm planning to get a 4850 or GTX250 GPU. Question is are those GPUs too much for the relatively small monitor that I have? Will I be better off getting a 4830 or similar GPU so instead?
Thanks for the replies. The reason i'm using a 17" monitor is due to really tight budget restraints (we are in a recession after all). I bought it less than a year ago becuse my old monitor died. I haven't even fully paid for it yet. As for the resolutions, I'm planning to play games like Fallout 3, World in conflict, Mass Effect at 1280x1024 at the very least.
If you want 4x or more anti-aliasing go with the gts 250 but at that resolution you could easily get away with the 9600 gt or 4830. Btw i just saw the 9600 gt for $50 at Fry's if money is your concern. The gts 250 will future proof your rig for a year or two if you don't upgrade your monitor, but I doubt you're going to keep that 17" more than a year or so.