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Should I invest in a 1440p display for 3 year old system?

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July 7, 2013 11:12:04 AM

I've been looking at the 1440p monitors and many claim it might be the new standard in gaming. Is it worth upgrading my display to a 1440p monitor and upgrade my GPU on this 3 year old system? My budget is $2000.

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
GRAPHICS CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
MOTHERBOARD: EVGA X58 SLI LGA1366
RAM: OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
DISPLAY: SyncMaster 2233SB,SyncMaster Magic CX2233SB(Digital) 1920 x 1080
HDD: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor 10000 RPM 300GB
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 7 64 bit PSU: Corsair 750TX

These are the ones I've been looking at

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Tempered-Glass-27-Yamakasi-...

This one is 120hz
http://overlordcomputer.com/collections/27-displays/pro...

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July 7, 2013 11:19:15 AM

The rest of your hardware is still relevant. Doing the 1440p monitor and a new graphics card would definitely work, but be warned that the jump from 1080 to 1440 is no small hurdle. If you want similar framerates on the new monitor, I would look at the $350-$450 range for a new card. 7970GE, GTX 770, etc. You could also do dual 650ti Boost or dual 760's with that mobo and PSU.

As far as "the new standard", there is really no such thing with PC gaming. The only standard that really exists is the 1920x1080 resolution, and that's mainly because it's the most common resolution. Game at the resolution you like best.
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July 7, 2013 11:22:59 AM

If you just want to upgrade get a good cpu cooler so you can overclock the cpu, and pick up 2 4Gb GTX 770's
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eajr
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eajr/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eajr/benchmarks/

CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($449.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($449.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($554.10 @ Amazon)
Total: $1534.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 14:19 EDT-0400)
For $2000 you could also build a new rig but the i7 920 while dated is still a capable cpu.
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July 7, 2013 11:23:45 AM

Neospiral said:
The rest of your hardware is still relevant. Doing the 1440p monitor and a new graphics card would definitely work, but be warned that the jump from 1080 to 1440 is no small hurdle. If you want similar framerates on the new monitor, I would look at the $350-$450 range for a new card. 7970GE, GTX 770, etc. You could also do dual 650ti Boost or dual 760's with that mobo and PSU.

As far as "the new standard", there is really no such thing with PC gaming. The only standard that really exists is the 1920x1080 resolution, and that's mainly because it's the most common resolution. Game at the resolution you like best.


Would a GTX 760 with 4GB do?

As for the specific display I've been looking at some "overclocked" models that increase the refresh rate beyond 60hz. I've seen some models from Overlord Computer that look nice and are overclocked or the sell that PCB add on to do it yourself.
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July 7, 2013 11:24:51 AM

bignastyid said:
If you just want to upgrade get a good cpu cooler so you can overclock the cpu, and pick up 2 4Gb GTX 770's
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eajr
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eajr/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eajr/benchmarks/

CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($449.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($449.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($554.10 @ Amazon)
Total: $1534.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 14:19 EDT-0400)
For $2000 you could also build a new rig but the i7 920 while dated is still a capable cpu.


Thanks for you feedback!

This is my case by the way

http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/case/mid-tow...
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