Should i buy an SSD or a new monitor?

I recently decided to add an SSD to my build so that it would increase the performance. But im worried that my montior is not up to snuff so to speak. Would it be better if i got a new monitor using the money from the ssd(if thats even possible for the money). Will it improve the presentation/performance if i swap out the ssd for a better monitor. OR should i just buy the ssd and wait til i can afford a better monitor later on.

Monitor(current) :

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($169.99 @ Microcenter)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard:         Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX  LGA1155 Motherboard  ($124.24 @ NCIX US) Memory:                  G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory  ($49.99 @ Newegg) Storage:                   Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  ($109.00 @ Adorama) Video Card:             Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card  ($366.97 @ Newegg)                                    Power Supply:         XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply  ($109.99 @ NCIX US) Total: $1005.17

Its hard to call and will come down to personal preferance really. imho that monitor is nasty especialy when you got such a nice gfx card its just going to waste on such a low resolution monitor. You can get a decent 1080p 24" for fairly cheap these days i would get one of them.

Do you have any recommendations?

This seems like a good one and it's only 200 dollars.

The monitor is now "Discounted" So I guess you got an answer :P

Don't you dare buy a TN panel. Going from that crappy 19" to a TN panel will be just as bad.

Get an e-IPS display. I bought this one and it's mega.

It's normally $189.99, but I got mine for $159.99 2 week ago. It's got the same panel as the more expensive U2312.


Asus also has a cheap IPS monitor, and it's even cheaper.

How can you tell if its a TN panel? Which monitor are you talking about the asus that was suggested to me ?

Whoa, those bezels on the dell...

Yes. I always check on the manufacturer's website for the details.


And yeah, those bezles on the dell are siiiiick.