I am looking to upgrade my pc. I usually use my pc to play games, watch movies at college, and a little bit of video and photo editing. I am playing Skyrim right now and it runs alright on lowest setting, but I kind of want to see what it looks like in high detail at 1080p. I have $300 (firm) to spend on a new gpu and monitor. I shop primarily at the Egg and am looking to purchase the monitor today and maybe the gpu as well but can wait on the gpu if necessary up to 2 weeks.
I was thinking of this monitor Hanspree 23" 1080p for $130. How's the brand and is there a bad problem with led backlight bleeding? It seems to get good reviews on the Egg.
I am undecided on the video card. This is where I need the most help. I was thinking of the HD 6870 as it seems to be the best card in my budget, but I am stumped on the brands and if the card will fit in my case. Thanks
Thanks people for all the info I really appreciate the help. I will probably go with an Asus monitor like you guys recommend. They just look like they are better built. I am still having a hard time with the gpu, especially with new cards coming. Do you ppl think that my 3870 could even power Skyrim at 1080p? Just so I can wait for the 7 series.