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    Question New Monitor or New Graphics Card

    I have around £120 to £150 (More close to £130) to spend on a new Monitor or Graphics card.

    I currently have a 19" monitor @ 1280X1024 and a Geforce GTX 550 Ti OC.

    I would really like to get a wide screen 22" or 23" monitor but I'm worried how it will affect my graphic card performance. Current I can play all the games I like with quite high settings (Sleeping Dogs, Skyrim, The Witcher 2, Portal2, L4D2, TS2013 etc..).

    If I was to get a graphic card I think I would be looking at Geforce GTX 650 Ti Boost or if money allows a Geforce GTX 660. I treally don't feeling the need to upgrade my graphic atm as it seem to handle my games well but would this be the case if I changed monitor to 1920X1080?

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    Re: New Monitor or New Graphics Card

    For me I would get a monitor

    If you get a new card, your monitor would limit the new card in the sense that you would only gain FPS and not graphical quality.

    Once you have a new monitor, you can better asses the usefulness of your card.
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    Re: New Monitor or New Graphics Card

    I agree you would be better off getting a monitor
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    Re: New Monitor or New Graphics Card

    Yes monitor. A friend of mine uses a GTX 550 Ti to run games on his 32" 1080p TV. It works great and has good performance. I would stick with the 550 Ti, it's a good card, and focus on monitor first.

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    Re: New Monitor or New Graphics Card

    Thank you all for your replys.

    I'm going to look at monitors.
    Can anyone recommend a good monitor 21" to 24" around £100 to £130?

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    Re: New Monitor or New Graphics Card

    This looks like it could be a bargain: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/215-a...s-d-sub-dvi-hd

    or this: http://www.ebuyer.com/388225-lg-ips2...tor-ips224v-pn

    They're both IPS, LED, and 1920x1080, which would be on my list of priorities.

    I can't find reviews for them, and there's no promise that they're excellent monitors, because frankly, they're a little on the budget side, but they've definitely got the tech. The IPS should make them better quality pictures than any TN panels, and LED should mean thinner, less heat, and lower power. And for this budget I think you'd be crazy to get less than 1920x1080 res - and anything higher would be well beyond your limit.

    If you wanted to spend more, this would be the logical upgrade to my mind: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/215-d...gadp-usb-black

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    Re: New Monitor or New Graphics Card

    I've got that LG monitor and the picture quality is braw. Stand is a bit wobbly but you get what you pay for.

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    Re: New Monitor or New Graphics Card

    Quote Originally Posted by fatguy666 View Post
    I've got that LG monitor and the picture quality is braw. Stand is a bit wobbly but you get what you pay for.
    Nice rhyming there

    Tho is braw good or bad?
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    Re: New Monitor or New Graphics Card

    Quote Originally Posted by Pleiades View Post
    Nice rhyming there

    Tho is braw good or bad?
    I wasn't the only one thinking that then lol.

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    Re: New Monitor or New Graphics Card

    And this is why I keep the urban dictionary available for 24/7 support... http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=braw

    Apparently, it's good news!

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    Re: New Monitor or New Graphics Card

    Lol.

    Braw is good.

    Nae guid is bad.

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    Re: New Monitor or New Graphics Card

    Quote Originally Posted by deejayburnout View Post
    Lol.

    Braw is good.

    Nae guid is bad.

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    Erm... aye?


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    Re: New Monitor or New Graphics Card

    im still gaming on a 1680 x 1050 22" with a GTS 260, on decent fps....monitor is the way to go...

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    Re: New Monitor or New Graphics Card

    Quote Originally Posted by samuraiweasel View Post
    im still gaming on a 1680 x 1050 22" with a GTS 260, on decent fps....monitor is the way to go...
    I run all my games off the same resolution on my HD 7850 and I have yet to play a game that doesn't hit 60fps on high settings.
    Games like

    War Thunder
    Mech warrior online
    Far cry 3
    Borderlands 2
    Mars War logs

    All run fine.

    I can imagine if I got a 1920 x 1080 monitor, my FPS would suffer but I am happy with what I have.
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