ok guys i have a dell lcd 17inch 720p monitor so far a very great one ( never had problems)
but since i buyed a new PC im thinking of upgrading to 1080p
but i had first some questions
1.is there a big difference in 720p and 1080p
2.is there a difference in 22inch vs 24inch 1080p monitors
3.if some games lag in 1920x1080 can i set the resolution to 1280x1024 (TO HAVE MORE FPS) and will it be the same like in my 17inch lcd
4.and what is allabout the 60hz 120hz discussion pls explain witch is better
5. is there any other think that i should consider before buying a 1080p monitor
p.s my pc i7 3770k OC 4.2GHZ
EVGA gtx 680
asus z77 saberbooth
16bg ddr3 ram 1600mhz corsair vengeance
1. I think there is a fairly noticeable difference in quality.
2. The size doesn't matter if you are sitting close to the monitor on a desk. I personally would get a 22 inch and save some money. Only get the 24 inch if its going to sit farther away from you. Go to a local store and take a look at some 22 and 24 inch monitors to get a feel for what you would prefer.
3. With a 680, you will have no problems with games at 1080p, Even if you did have performance issues, you wouldn't want to run the game at any resolution other than native because the quality of the picture will take a very significant hit.
4. 60hz vs 120hz depends on what you are primarily using the monitor for. Unless you are a super hardcore FPS gamer and must have every last tiny advantage then only maybe should you consider the 120hz panel. The reason I say this is the panel tech used for those screens are TN. They have poor viewing angles and even if you are sitting right in front of the screen, you can still see color shift on the panel. Because of this, I would recommend an IPS panel. This limits you to 60hz refresh rates but this is not a big deal because its very hard to notice for most people to tell the difference between 60 vs 120.
5. Not really, just tell us what the budget is and what your primary usage of the monitor is and we can help you pick a monitor. It would also be helpful if you provide retailers that are in your area as well.
The Dell would be my first pick if you can stretch the extra 10euro. I have its bigger brother the U2412 and its very nice. It has solid blacks and very responsive when used for gaming. The ASUS has a cheap stand and is very budget friendly. I can't find any formal reviews for the ASUS but it generally gets good reviews from customers.