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December 21, 2009 11:37:11 PM

Hello, i am building a new system and was wondering if it is necessary to also upgrade my monitor together with my new system or to keep the old one from my older system.

The new system will have a AMD Phenom II X4 945 processor and a Radeon 5770 so it is pretty good for handling some games at a big resolution like 1920x1200 but my current monitor is maxed at 1280x1024, its an Sony SDM-S71 from the year of 2002 and has 25 response time, Brightness 250 cd/m2, contrast ratio 400:1, Pixel Pitch .264 mm.

So my question is, now i have upgraded my computer my card sure can max some games at 1920x1200 but my current monitor can't, is it worth it to upgrade to a new monitor or is the difference between 1280x1024 and 1920x1200 neglect-able, if the difference between those two resolution is such a difference that some people notice it and others don't then i dont care because i think then that the difference would be to small to upgrade. But mayby my monitor itself is not good with the contrast ratio and such, please let me know, i thank you in advance for the answering of my questions.

Kind regards, Fred

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December 21, 2009 11:40:51 PM

Go for a monitor of minimum 1680 x 1050 resolution. Your old one is going to keep that 5770 at idle.
December 21, 2009 11:51:17 PM

rolli59 said:
Go for a monitor of minimum 1680 x 1050 resolution. Your old one is going to keep that 5770 at idle.


Thanks, i understand that the card wont have to sweat much :)  but i don't care if it won't run at its full power. If i leave it at 1280 x 1024, is it much noticeable in video or video games graphics if i follow your advice for a monitor with a minimum of 1680 x 1050 resolution?
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a c 94 C Monitor
December 22, 2009 12:01:12 AM

You get way more real estate which increases the visual experience. On top of that most all screens today have minimum 5 ms response time and in general better picture through digital input, dvi or hdmi.
I changed from a 17" to a 22" about 3 years ago and that was better than any GPU upgrade I have done in the past.
December 22, 2009 9:50:32 PM

rolli59 said:
You get way more real estate which increases the visual experience. On top of that most all screens today have minimum 5 ms response time and in general better picture through digital input, dvi or hdmi.
I changed from a 17" to a 22" about 3 years ago and that was better than any GPU upgrade I have done in the past.


alright thanks again your very helpful.
But at the moment i have my 17inch monitor at a 1280x1024 resolution and i find it just right but the text and fonts can not be any smaller then this or my eyes will get tired :) . so i am wondering if a 1920x1200 resolution at a 22 inch monitor is the same in text size as my old monitor or will it be smaller? And what if i buy a 24 inch monitor with a native resolution of agian 1920x1200 will the text be bigger then the same resolution at the 22 inch?

Thanks

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a c 94 C Monitor
December 22, 2009 9:53:14 PM
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The 24" is going to be about the same as your 17". I found a 22" with 1680 x 1050 was about the same as my old 17"
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December 22, 2009 11:49:27 PM

rolli59 said:
Go for a monitor of minimum 1680 x 1050 resolution. Your old one is going to keep that 5770 at idle.


Man your current monitor wont even make the fan spin up lol. If you keep that monitor then dont even bother going anything higher than the (yes im the nvidia freak) Geforce 9400 GT or less. Even that would be over kill heh! And with the monitor you have... there wont even be a difference of looks...

I love my: ViewSonic VX2433wm. Its native rez is 1920x1080.
December 30, 2009 9:53:12 AM

Hello, i have been going to the store and looked at the monitors and decided to go with the advice i got here so thanks. I will buy a 22 or a 24 inch screen.
a b U Graphics card
January 3, 2010 1:20:15 AM

If you do really do look into the ViewSonic VX2433wm. I love mine and its HUGE compared to my old 17" Dell Monitor...

And its cheap for the size and what you get. (It has an HDMI fully 1080p capible) 2ms response time which would be nesasery if you watch and 'Action' movei either in Hi-Def or normal quality.

Really get it lol!
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January 3, 2010 1:22:27 AM

(And if you have a coscto membership~get it there hehe i LOVE their return policy and the waranty is great, they'll except things out of the dates that they have set... Had a friend buy a TV two years later: took it back because it died and got a bigger and better one...)
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