What resolution? 1050 Or 1080?

Hi, I'm planning on getting a new monitor this holiday season :D I'm stuck between getting either a 1680 x 1050 monitor or a 1080p one. I know 1080p will stress my graphics card more but are the extra pixels worth it? Also I was looking at a monitor with a LED back light, it seems like it should be much better than the average 20" LCD that I have right now this is it http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236083 Look alright? If i were to get a 1680 x 1050 monitor it would be a 22" ACER, so kinda plain. Thanks for reading.
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  1. I would go 1080. I too just recently upgraded to 1080 and love every minute of it. My graphics card can barely handle it, but it's a minor inconvenience for the bigger real estate.
  2. I'd say go 1080p. You can never go wrong with higher resolution and it helps make your setup a little more future proof. Plus you can always lower the resolution if you're not happy with the performance.
  3. If you're going to watch movies it's worth it to get 1080p, I don't really notice that big of a difference in games myself so if you only care about gaming the 1680x1050s are a better value and will be easier on your 5770.
  4. Thanks for the replies, I'm still kinda undecided because I don't want to lose that much performance with 1080, but there aren't any 1680 x 1050 monitors that have a LED back light. @Jpmeaney, how does 1080p make my setup more future proof? @bdcrlsn you GTX 260 can barely handle 1080?
  5. Yeah, not quite sure why, but in games like Call of Duty 4 and Fallout 3, I average 25-30 FPS. I like having AA and AF, but had to disable it to be playable. I was planning on upgrading soon anyway ;)
  6. Hmm well i found a 1600 by 900 display, its only 20" which is the same as the one i have now just less pixels. BUT it has a LED back light which is meant to make it look a lot better than the one i have now. Out of this page http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007617%20600060968&IsNodeId=1&name=Yes Out of these which ones would you pick? Im looking for $150 or less and not 1080p
  7. Also how many games support 1600 by 900? Its a weird resolution.
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