Well I can't tell you about chip performance for VM but for gaming you can save some money and still get a great deal on the 3570k from microcenter or go AMD and get the 8350. They also do great bundle deals with mobos
definitely. If he has plans to change processor and mobo that should take priority over getting to 1440. A mobo swap will be a complete reinstall of OS. May as well get that out of the way now. Coyote was telling me that the 700 series of gpus should be on the way in the late summer or early fall anyway. By the time he changes processor, mobo, and gets a new monitor he should have a good idea what gpu to get for that new monitor.
quote: quote: Does running at 1080 on a 1440 look like crap? Like watching standard signal tv on a HDTV?
It actually does, you can tell something is wrong. Some games loud up at random 1080 after updates on my 1440. So for a little u are like, wtf does it look different.. Then you check settings... 1080 of 2010 is displayed.
can you hook up to a HDTV you have lying around until you can afford to get a new gpu and the 1440? Either that or buy a 1080 monitor and put off the 1440 upgrades until after you've done the CPU and mobo.