I can back this, even though it's the same ratio as 1080p. 1280 x 1024 isn't at all bad either if you want a high-res 4:3, but I've never actually run high-end games on one.
Though I don't own one, I do use machines with 1680 x 1050's and I've grown fond of that too. Whenever I use 1080p, it always come off as a bit too big for me. And I'm not really helping so much as saying that none of your options are horrid.
My reaction to COD Black Ops II... Call of Duty World At Wat?
The only reason I am hesitant to go big is cause like I previously said, at 1440x900 I can get away w/ higher settings w/ current specs for games like BC2 / Metro 2033. Could any of you suggest a monitor w/ supported native res you would suggest? I can only seem to find the 1920x1080's now a days, unless that would be OK w/ my rig.. idk.
AMD Phenom II X2 565 Dual Core 3.4 Black Edition | Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 | ATI Radeon HD5770 1GB | Msi 760GM-P23(FX) AM3+| Antec 300 Mini Tower | 500GB HDD