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flyAU
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Video Card deals



So I am upgrading both my monitor and VC (motherboard and CPU to come). I was wondering if anyone knows of the best place to get a good deal on VC's.

I am looking at getting a 27" 1440 monitor. I know it takes a beefier card to push 1440 resolution. What is the minimum that I should/could get to be able to run games at 1440 smoothly? I am looking at staying at the low end of the VC's so any advice is appreciated.







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bluebarracuda
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If you're going with 1440p, 7970 would be best (besides the titan, of course)





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puffulufogous
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if you care about AA, high res textures, high frames, etc on 1440 you need a higher end gpu with 3 or more gb of vram. I am doing research on this right now as well, but I havent done much research on mid level gpus running medium settings at 1440. My guess is that if you are going to sink money into a 1440 monitor you wouldn't want to skimp on a gpu. Might be best to either wait until you have the money for both the monitor and a good gpu or buy the monitor now and run it at 1080 until you can make the investment in the VC.





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flyAU
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Crap that is about 100 bucks more than i would like to spend. Would doing anything lower be not doing a 1440 justice?





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flyAU
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Looking at getting THIS monitor. No frills but uses the same screen as the Korean imports A-.

Right now my PC monitor has kicked the bucket so I have no monitor at all. I also only have a 5750 as my VC.

Does running at 1080 on a 1440 look like crap? Like watching standard signal tv on a HDTV?






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puffulufogous
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quote:

Does running at 1080 on a 1440 look like crap? Like watching standard signal tv on a HDTV?


lol no worse than 1080 on a 1080 monitor. Even running at 1080 it will likely will still look better than an LCD 1080 monitor as it is an ips panel






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bluebarracuda
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7950 3gb would be my next go to then and throw some high OCs on it





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Mr Gardoki
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Look at spending $300 atleast. you can get a 7950 like Blue said or better. You can run 1440p on a 7870 or 660ti but you will have to turn all your other settings down and not expect high frame rates.





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flyAU
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Look at spending $300 atleast. you can get a 7950 like Blue said or better. You can run 1440p on a 7870 or 660ti but you will have to turn all your other settings down and not expect high frame rates.



This upgrade just got more expensive than I thought. And this is pre-mobo/proc upgrade






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Mr Gardoki
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Like I said you can go cheaper if you don't want maxed settings and lower frame rates but if you want 1440p then you probably want the other too.

eta: what mobo/cpu are you running with now?



This post was edited on 3/14 at 1:46 pm


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flyAU
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eta: what mobo/cpu are you running with now?



Gigabyte AM3 (cant think of exact model this exact moment.

Phenom II black x4 OC'd to 3.4



This post was edited on 3/14 at 1:49 pm


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Mr Gardoki
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what are your upgrade plans with it?





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Mr Gardoki
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eta: double post


This post was edited on 3/14 at 1:51 pm


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flyAU
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I don't keep up as much as I should with chips coming out but I know there is a intel release coming up to take the place of Ivy Bridge. Ivy Bridge chips have started to drop in price so not sure if I should jump on the deals or go with the latest tech. Input would be good.






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Mr Gardoki
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That's a common question. Many such as LSUCoyote believe this won't be a big jump so there is no reason to wait for it. I say if you can find a good deal now just take it, there is always a latest and greatest thing you can be waiting on. Are you near a microcenter?





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flyAU
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microcenter


2 miles from one.

I have been eyeing LINK






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Mr Gardoki
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Do you do anything other than gaming?





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flyAU
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Nothing where extra horsepower would be needed. I do run VM's but nothing too burdensome.





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Mr Gardoki
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VM?





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flyAU
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VMware. Virtual machines.





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