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Looking for a gaming monitor to suit my build

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April 7, 2013 10:21:46 AM

I need to stay under $300, and I don't think that my build is compatible with 3D, but I'll leave that up to you guys, because it doesn't matter to me if I play in 3d or not since I haven't tried it. I wanted a 23"+ screen, and I'd mostly be playing games like tomb raider, battlefield 3, Skyrim, Assassins creed 3, crysis 3, and bioshock infinite. Anyways, here is my build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($188.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($105.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($58.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Mionix Naos 3200 Wired Optical Mouse ($47.84 @ Amazon)
Total: $867.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 13:19 EDT-0400)

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April 7, 2013 10:59:25 AM

First of all, you need a z77 motherboard, z75 was for sandy bridge and there's no reason not to get z77 if you're buying a whole new system.

Here's a 1920x1200 monitor, I personally wouldn't pick it with your gpu. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's a nice, larger 1920x1080 monitor. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 7, 2013 11:06:34 AM

Norlag said:
First of all, you need a z77 motherboard, z75 was for sandy bridge and there's no reason not to get z77 if you're buying a whole new system.

Here's a 1920x1200 monitor, I personally wouldn't pick it with your gpu. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's a nice, larger 1920x1080 monitor. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Well i have actually already purchased the z75, is it that big of a deal that I should return it and get the z77? And just curious, but why wouldn't you recommend the first monitor because of my gpu? If it not powerful enough?
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April 7, 2013 11:28:38 AM

Sorry about that, I was wrong. The z75 will be fine, not quite as good as a z77, but still good. I was thinking of the z68 chipset.

You would get better frames at 1920x1080 than at 1920x1200. It's really only a width change, though.
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April 7, 2013 11:30:25 AM

Norlag said:
Sorry about that, I was wrong. The z75 will be fine, not quite as good as a z77, but still good. I was thinking of the z68 chipset.

You would get better frames at 1920x1080 than at 1920x1200. It's really only a width change, though.


Oh alright, good. Thanks for the help!
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