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Anonymous
March 12, 2014 8:33:59 PM

I have a pretty decent PC with a AMD Radeon HD 7870 and AMD FX-6300. I feel like my screen is a little small and kind of a low resolution. Right now I have a Acer 20 inch, 1600x900, but I was looking at another Acer monitor that's on sale and is 23 inches and is 1920x1080. Is it worth the upgrade and how much of a difference will I see?

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March 12, 2014 8:44:56 PM

Anonymous said:
I have a pretty decent PC with a AMD Radeon HD 7870 and AMD FX-6300. I feel like my screen is a little small and kind of a low resolution. Right now I have a Acer 20 inch, 1600x900, but I was looking at another Acer monitor that's on sale and is 23 inches and is 1920x1080. Is it worth the upgrade and how much of a difference will I see?


Your picture will generally look noticably sharper. It'll make games look a fair amount sharper. 1600x900 is a decent resolution but 1920x1080 is a noticable step up. why not go for IPS monitor though? :) 
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Anonymous
March 12, 2014 8:45:10 PM

Oh that's good thanks
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March 12, 2014 8:47:23 PM

Anonymous said:
I have a pretty decent PC with a AMD Radeon HD 7870 and AMD FX-6300. I feel like my screen is a little small and kind of a low resolution. Right now I have a Acer 20 inch, 1600x900, but I was looking at another Acer monitor that's on sale and is 23 inches and is 1920x1080. Is it worth the upgrade and how much of a difference will I see?


Anonymous said:
Oh that's good thanks


1920x1080 is entry HD level, the quality will be a lot more sharper.
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March 12, 2014 8:47:30 PM

The screen size will be the difference. The higher resolution won't make a huge difference because a lower res on a smaller screen still has smaller pixels so should seem pretty smooth. Just remember going to a higher res display is going to make your graphics card work harder so you may need to turn down a setting or two depending on the game. Just food for thought.

Its really up to you and whether you think a larger screen is worth it.
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Anonymous
March 12, 2014 8:49:50 PM

brethrenigarashi said:
Anonymous said:
I have a pretty decent PC with a AMD Radeon HD 7870 and AMD FX-6300. I feel like my screen is a little small and kind of a low resolution. Right now I have a Acer 20 inch, 1600x900, but I was looking at another Acer monitor that's on sale and is 23 inches and is 1920x1080. Is it worth the upgrade and how much of a difference will I see?


Your picture will generally look noticably sharper. It'll make games look a fair amount sharper. 1600x900 is a decent resolution but 1920x1080 is a noticable step up. why not go for IPS monitor though? :) 

Thanks! and what's an IPS monitor?
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Anonymous
March 12, 2014 8:51:37 PM

jay2tall said:
The screen size will be the difference. The higher resolution won't make a huge difference because a lower res on a smaller screen still has smaller pixels so should seem pretty smooth. Just remember going to a higher res display is going to make your graphics card work harder so you may need to turn down a setting or two depending on the game. Just food for thought.

Its really up to you and whether you think a larger screen is worth it.
Yeah that's sounds pretty good, how much of a performance hit do you think I will get?

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March 12, 2014 8:55:51 PM

Anonymous said:
brethrenigarashi said:
Anonymous said:
I have a pretty decent PC with a AMD Radeon HD 7870 and AMD FX-6300. I feel like my screen is a little small and kind of a low resolution. Right now I have a Acer 20 inch, 1600x900, but I was looking at another Acer monitor that's on sale and is 23 inches and is 1920x1080. Is it worth the upgrade and how much of a difference will I see?


Your picture will generally look noticably sharper. It'll make games look a fair amount sharper. 1600x900 is a decent resolution but 1920x1080 is a noticable step up. why not go for IPS monitor though? :) 

Thanks! and what's an IPS monitor?


not that huge but there is a difference.
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Anonymous
March 12, 2014 9:13:00 PM

brethrenigarashi said:
Anonymous said:
brethrenigarashi said:
Anonymous said:
I have a pretty decent PC with a AMD Radeon HD 7870 and AMD FX-6300. I feel like my screen is a little small and kind of a low resolution. Right now I have a Acer 20 inch, 1600x900, but I was looking at another Acer monitor that's on sale and is 23 inches and is 1920x1080. Is it worth the upgrade and how much of a difference will I see?


Your picture will generally look noticably sharper. It'll make games look a fair amount sharper. 1600x900 is a decent resolution but 1920x1080 is a noticable step up. why not go for IPS monitor though? :) 

Thanks! and what's an IPS monitor?


not that huge but there is a difference.


Yeah I just looked them up looks like they have better viewing angles and better picture quality. Do you know of one that's under 150$ and is Full HD?
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March 12, 2014 10:32:26 PM

Anonymous said:
brethrenigarashi said:
Anonymous said:
brethrenigarashi said:
Anonymous said:
I have a pretty decent PC with a AMD Radeon HD 7870 and AMD FX-6300. I feel like my screen is a little small and kind of a low resolution. Right now I have a Acer 20 inch, 1600x900, but I was looking at another Acer monitor that's on sale and is 23 inches and is 1920x1080. Is it worth the upgrade and how much of a difference will I see?


Your picture will generally look noticably sharper. It'll make games look a fair amount sharper. 1600x900 is a decent resolution but 1920x1080 is a noticable step up. why not go for IPS monitor though? :) 

Thanks! and what's an IPS monitor?


not that huge but there is a difference.


Yeah I just looked them up looks like they have better viewing angles and better picture quality. Do you know of one that's under 150$ and is Full HD?


IPS monitors are the best type of monitors. Check out LG or Philips monitors, they have 23 LED IPS for about 150$ :) 
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Anonymous
March 12, 2014 11:17:00 PM

brethrenigarashi said:
Anonymous said:
brethrenigarashi said:
Anonymous said:
brethrenigarashi said:
Anonymous said:
I have a pretty decent PC with a AMD Radeon HD 7870 and AMD FX-6300. I feel like my screen is a little small and kind of a low resolution. Right now I have a Acer 20 inch, 1600x900, but I was looking at another Acer monitor that's on sale and is 23 inches and is 1920x1080. Is it worth the upgrade and how much of a difference will I see?


Your picture will generally look noticably sharper. It'll make games look a fair amount sharper. 1600x900 is a decent resolution but 1920x1080 is a noticable step up. why not go for IPS monitor though? :) 

Thanks! and what's an IPS monitor?


not that huge but there is a difference.


Yeah I just looked them up looks like they have better viewing angles and better picture quality. Do you know of one that's under 150$ and is Full HD?


IPS monitors are the best type of monitors. Check out LG or Philips monitors, they have 23 LED IPS for about 150$ :) 
Thanks a lot! I appreciate the help!

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