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Why are some people saying that I should change my monitor?

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January 7, 2011 10:34:53 AM

this is my year old monitor

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


the video card I'm planning on getting : GTX 460 1GB


and what does overkill means? is it a good or bad thing? :sweat:  this is my first time trying to build a computer.



what is the best resolution for the gtx 460 1GB? isn't 1600x900 enough? and does the size of the monitor matters?

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January 7, 2011 12:43:56 PM

the GTX460 can easily handle 1600x900; but with the plethora of 24" 1920x1080 monitors for sub $300.....why not?

If you are perfectly happy with it as is, stand pat...save the money
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January 7, 2011 1:03:40 PM

Overkill means that a component is more powerful than needed. ie the 460 can handle 1920x1080 resolution just fine. So it is more power than needed for your current monitor.
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January 7, 2011 3:13:14 PM

zooted said:
Overkill means that a component is more powerful than needed. ie the 460 can handle 1920x1080 resolution just fine. So it is more power than needed for your current monitor.


but..I can still use it on my current monitor right? what's the downside of using my current monitor with the gtx 460?
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January 7, 2011 3:37:01 PM

RestrictedByChoice said:
but..I can still use it on my current monitor right? what's the downside of using my current monitor with the gtx 460?


A GTX 460 has more power than your monitor can utilize. There is no point in getting a graphics card that is more powerful than your monitor, because you're spending more money on graphics cards then you need to.
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January 7, 2011 4:07:18 PM

Taylor422 said:
A GTX 460 has more power than your monitor can utilize. There is no point in getting a graphics card that is more powerful than your monitor, because you're spending more money on graphics cards then you need to.



I'll be able to buy a new monitor about 4 months from now but before that time comes, can I still use my gtx 460 with my current monitor for everyday computing? maybe watching videos,internet,etc..
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January 7, 2011 4:13:53 PM

RestrictedByChoice said:
I'll be able to buy a new monitor about 4 months from now but before that time comes, can I still use my gtx 460 with my current monitor for everyday computing? maybe watching videos,internet,etc..



Yes you can.
But you don't NEED such a powerful graphics card for everyday computing tasks such as watching videos and surfing the web, so it's a bit of a waste of money.

And as for the "best resolution":
The best resolution to use isn't determined by your graphics card. It's determined by your monitor. Just use your monitor's native resolution (usually the max). In your case, this is 1600x900.
But as others have said, this isn't a great resolution by today's standards, and I would recommend upgrading to 1900x1080 as well.
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January 7, 2011 4:22:32 PM

I wanted to use this new build that I made for Gaming.. but back when I buy all the parts, I didn't know about all of this.. so it seems that I must wait for about 3-4 months (probably 3) before I can enjoy gaming with my gtx 460 to the fullest..

too bad..I really wanted to play civ 5 and left for dead 2 now.. back to my xbox 360 I guess.. :cry: 
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