I woke up this morning to find out that my flatscreen LG monitor apparently bit the dust. It absolutely will not power on. It's 9 years old at this point. Luckily I found a generic backup in the closet to make do until I can find a replacement. I'm looking at some monitors online, and have a few questions.
Does anybody have any recommendations based on where/where not to buy from? I've been looking at Best Buy, as that is where I got my last monitor from. The only stipulation is that I would not purchase any sort of protection or Geek Squad warranty; I frankly don't see a need for that.
The monitor I'm looking at is a 23" AOC HD flatscreen, with an aspect ratio of 16.9 and a maximum resolution of 1920x1080. The system I would be using this with is as follows:
Custom Windows 7 machine
AMD FX-8320 8-core CPU
AMD Radeon R9 270x GPU
250 GB SSD
1 TB HDD
The system is mostly used for gaming, particularly simulators which are graphics-intensive. Image clarity is fairly important to me. Having said that, I've never used an HD monitor, or even a widescreen one, so this is new territory to me. My old monitor ran at 1280x1024 resolution, and that is the maximum setting I'm seeing in the control panel. If I purchase this new monitor, will my system "recognize" it and allow it to run at the new setting of 1920x1080, or is that not possible with my system?
Any assistance is appreciated.
Edited by Barginski, 29 November 2015 - 10:49 AM.