1920 x 1080 or 1600 x 900 resolution monitor for new build?

hi guys, my friend ask me to suggest to him whether a 1920 x 1080 monitor or a 1600 x 900.
He is currently building a budget gaming pc around an i5 3570k + GTX 560 Ti.
budget for monitor around 90 - 100$
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  1. at htat budget, you will be stuck with 1600x900 unless you will buy one used or a lucky sale goes by.
  2. 2560x1600 all the way!

    Failing that, 1920x1080. 1600x900 looks kinda crummy imo
  3. ^Says the guy with 2 7970's. He's running games with a 560ti. How do you think games would run with that card and that res?
  4. 1600x900 would be suitable for that video card. 1080p would be better but some games may not be able to run on ultra if that is what you are going for.
  5. a monitor is not going to go obsolete.

    my advice would be to save up and then get the monitor you want, since you won't need to replace this for a long time
  6. raytseng said:
    a monitor is not going to go obsolete.

    my advice would be to save up and then get the monitor you want, since you won't need to replace this for a long time


    +1.
    I'v been using the same 1920x1080 monitor for at least 3yrs. Get a good one and you wont have to buy another.
  7. haha, great replies guys...anyways, i will recommend my friend for a 1920 x 1080...although imo, 1600 x 900 is not thatbig of a difference...

    although, me myself, am using a GTX 560 Ti with a 1600 x 900 monitor..haha
    been using my monitor for 2 yrs...
  8. It is a big difference.. 600k more pixels than 1600x900.
  9. 1depp1 said:
    haha, great replies guys...anyways, i will recommend my friend for a 1920 x 1080...although imo, 1600 x 900 is not thatbig of a difference...

    although, me myself, am using a GTX 560 Ti with a 1600 x 900 monitor..haha
    been using my monitor for 2 yrs...



    i got a 7 year old monitor(that works) that's making my 7850 go to waste till i replace it (max resolution is 1024x768 and can technically go 1280x7xx but is a bit glitchy) other than that, because of the forced low resolution, jokingly high fps count in games.
  10. dudewitbow said:
    i got a 7 year old monitor(that works) that's making my 7850 go to waste till i replace it (max resolution is 1024x768 and can technically go 1280x7xx but is a bit glitchy) other than that, because of the forced low resolution, jokingly high fps count in games.


    yep..you most probably have to downgrade to an Ati 4850 to fit wi....

    nah, just kidding..hahaha :pt1cable:
  11. 1depp1 said:
    yep..you most probably have to downgrade to an Ati 4850 to fit wi....

    nah, just kidding..hahaha :pt1cable:


    heck, i could probably use the intel HD 2000 in the i3 chip and still get respectable framerate haha.
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