Old monitor with new build? Build compatibility?

So, I have been looking at the below build:

Intel i5 2500k CPU

Gigabyte Z77-DS3H S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX Mobo

Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600MHz CL9 1.5v 240pin

Corsair 500 Watt CX500 V2 Builder Series 80 Plus Power Supply

Bitfenix Shinobi Case

Sony 24x DVD-RW SATA Black Bare Internal Drive

Asus ATI Radeon 7850 870MHz 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI DirectCU II

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English

Seagate 1TB Barracuda SpinPoint SATA 3Gb/s 7200RPM 16MB 3.5"

And I have got the monitor ready. However the monitor is back from 2009. It is the LG Flatron W2234S (link below.)


This is my first non-laptop build and I was wondering, how compatible would this monitor be with my build and what sort or quality can I expect from it? The resolution as mentioned on amazon is 1680x1050.
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  1. I might be missing it but where is the CPU?
  2. Sorry, its the 2500k. Added to the thread starter.
  3. It looks really good you should be able to max out bf3 at that res with decent fps http://www.anandtech.com/show/5625/amd-radeon-hd-7870-ghz-edition-radeon-hd-7850-review-rounding-out-southern-islands/11 , however i would upgrade to a i5 3570k and im not very good with gigabyte mobo's so i would suggest extreme 4 from asrock.
  4. thanks for the response.
  5. so you mean to tell me that you selected all of these parts, and you do not know if your monitor will hook up to it?

    Go look at the back of your monitor:
    Does it have DVI or HDMI ports on it? (yes)
    Find a picture of your graphics card:
    Does it have DVI or HDMI ports on it? (yes)
    Check your cables:
    Do you have a DVI or HDMI cable that will fit between the computer and monitor?
    (if purchased new the monitor should have come with one, otherwise you may need to get one)

    You should be able to (with a DVI to VGA adapter for $1) fit your computer with just about any display made in the last 15-20 years.
  6. see game benchmarks for what games you want to play, at what settings, and what resolutions you play at to find the answer of if it will work for you (I think it should do just fine for most things). Anything above 30fps is generally considered 'playable', anything near 60fps is as good as it gets for your monitor, anything at 120fps is as good as it gets for a 120Hz monitor, and anything above your monitor's refresh rating is just wasted processing power (good for longevity if you want to keep the card a long time, but typically just wasted heat for what you are doing currently).
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