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22" 1680x1050 or 24" 1920x1080 monitor?

#1zalatayaPosted 12/2/2013 12:20:30 PM
I finally decided to get a desktop after owning only laptops for years. What do you guys think I should get? I've been looking at a 1366x768 screen for a long time so honestly whichever one would work. the 24" is $20 more, not much but I want to be as frugal as possible. I plan on moving soon too, would the 22" be easier to pack and transport than the 24"? Opinions please, thanks.
#2ShubPosted 12/2/2013 12:22:38 PM
I'd get the 1920x1080 monitor for the extra $20, unless you really want a 16:10 monitor and/or your desktop will struggle at 1920x1080. Lower resolutions do help with performance so it's sometimes in one's interest to get an "inferior" monitor.
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#3bluezeroPosted 12/2/2013 12:23:25 PM
What's the rest of your system like? Is this for gaming?
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#4Kokuei05Posted 12/2/2013 12:25:08 PM
From: bluezero | Posted: 12/2/2013 2:23:25 PM | #003
What's the rest of your system like? Is this for gaming?


This. If you have an older PC like me; stick with the smaller resolution.
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#5zalataya(Topic Creator)Posted 12/2/2013 12:35:46 PM
It's for gaming, and other things lol.
AMD FX-8320 3.5ghz eight-core
AMD Radeon R9 270X 2GB GDDR5
GIGABYTE 970A-DS3P AMD 970 ATX
16gb ram
#6ShubPosted 12/2/2013 12:37:22 PM
I'd get the 1920x1080 monitor then. And unless you need the 16 GB of RAM, I might suggest that you only get 8 GB and spend the money on a better video card. The R9 270X is fine but you would get more gaming performance out of a better video card than out of 16 GB of RAM.
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#7zalataya(Topic Creator)Posted 12/2/2013 12:45:22 PM
Well the thing is I ordered the PC from cyberpowerpc, I know I could've gotten the FX-8350 or the R9 280x but it's way above my budget, what I got is what I can get lol. The 16gb I didn't choose, it was just a Black Friday deal that doubles from the standard 8gb ram to 16gb and 1tb to 2tb HDD. I also decided on the 1680x1050 right away and already placed my order but I'm having second thoughts. Is it justified and should I call and have them change the 22" monitor to the 24" monitor? Or am I just fine with the 22"? As I've said I plan on moving some time in the near future so I went with the 22" right away because I thought I'd be smaller and easier to transport. I've had no experiences with monitors at all as I've just been a noob with a 1366x768 laptop so that's why I thought that.
#8Kokuei05Posted 12/2/2013 12:48:17 PM
You're better off going with the 24".
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#9ShubPosted 12/2/2013 12:51:29 PM
Unless you will really, really be strapped for room where you're moving, there wouldn't be a big difference between a 22" and a 24" monitor. Sure, the 22" is smaller but either way it fits under your arm and you can lift it with one hand if you don't have any disabilities.
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#10BogePosted 12/2/2013 1:01:51 PM
They have 22" 1080p monitors.
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