Need help picking a monitor

Ok, I've done some searching on the internet and through this forum, but just didn't find anything that met my specific request. My current monitor is dying and it is time to replace it. I am thinking about getting a 3d monitor as I am very able to view it without any eye strain, headaches, etc etc (I also like 3d and would love to play my games in it). Anyways, the problem I am having is that I am not sure what type or which one to get.

Basically, what I am looking for is a monitor that is at least 23" widescreen with 3d (of course lol) and below $250 ($220 if it does not have free shipping nor is available through Prime on Amazon). I am not sure if I should go with a Passive 3d monitor and use my current Radeon HD 6570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 or get a monitor designed for Nvidia 3d Vision (and the kit) and switch my Radeon for my GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 192-bit GDDR5.

I honestly don't know which is better nor which monitor to get as well and any and all help is very much appreciated.


P.S. There are a couple of monitors I was looking at, perhaps one of these would be right, but it doesn't have to be.

Once again, all help is appreciated.
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  1. If you are interested in 3D I would say its pretty common that most will tell you to go with Nvidia. Nvidia has a bit more streamlined way of going at it and provides a better product in that arena. Linus from Linus tech tips suggests going for a monitor with lightboost. However something to keep in mind that using 3D with games will more the likely drive down your performance so if you aren't really uses something a bit more robust you may run into issues. Also I'll link a couple examples that use lightboost.

    also I found this video on AMD 3D.
  2. Here is my computer specs:

    System Specification

    Windows: Windows Version 6.2 (Build 9200) (Windows 8 Pro 64bit)
    Memory (RAM): 16366 MB
    CPU Info: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor
    CPU Speed: 3125.6 MHz
    Display Adapters:AMD Radeon HD 6570
    Monitors: 2x; ViewSonic VA1930wm | LG 32" 1080p HDTV |
    Screen Resolution: 1440 X 900 - 32 bit

    I am pretty sure it could handle it without any noticeable issues heh. Anyways, after looking around, I am thinking it would be better for me to go with the passive 3d as it would mean less cost since I would not need to buy the nVidia 3d Vision 2 kit (thereby saving $130+). Considering this, would the above card be able to use the AMD HD3D or would I need to upgrade that as well?
  3. You would need glasses on either card. and a 120 hz screen. 3d is not a cheap thing in terms of computer 3d.
  4. bigshootr8 said:
    You would need glasses on either card. and a 120 hz screen. 3d is not a cheap thing in terms of computer 3d.

    Cheaper then a 3d TV lol. Anyways, I think I am just going to pass. I found some passive 3d systems ( all including glasses with them so no extra cost) however; I have come to the realization that I would probably only use it once or twice and always stick to 2d.

    Thanks for trying to help.
  5. Yea also something to take into consideration is that TV monitors are not built the same way and have slower response times then monitors do. And its no problem I'm just trying to point out how 3D is a extra cost.

    If I were someone who cared more about 2D I would look at a strong IPS panel. They blow away just about everything else. Or if you wanted a good 120hz monitor I can tell you the fluidity is definitely there in 120hz maybe not the same color output as a IPS panel but still strong.
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