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Does my build work for 1440p?

My $2000 build is as follows. I was almost finished, and was gonna go with
Monitor: $429 BenQ XL2411T (3D 144Hz) 24"
but then I changed my mind lol.

So instead of that monitor I now want a "2560 by 1440" one.

1. What I want to know is is my build below good enough?
(Do I have to get a 4GB GTX770 GPU? Which one is good out of Gigabyte OC, Gainward Phantom and Palit Jetstream?)
2. Is this a good monitor or should I look elsewhere? Monitor: $800 Dell U2713H 27"

SSD: $214 Samsung 2.5" 250GB 840 EVO Series
HDD: $140 Seagate Barracuda 3TB
CPU: $269 Intel Core i5 4670K Processor
GPU: $499 EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked ACX 2GB Video Card
RAM: $99 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x 4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Low-Profile Black
Mobo: $189 ASRock Z87-EXTREME4
PSU: $229 Corsair 850W HX850
Cooling: $159 H110 Water Cooler
Case: $180 Cooler Master Storm Trooper

Keyboard: $185 Corsair Vengeance K95
Mouse: $65 Corsair Vengeance M65
Speakers: $280 LOGITECH Z906 5.1ch Surround Speakers
Surge Protector: $30 APC P5B-AZ
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    atinder said:
    My $2000 build is as follows. I was almost finished, and was gonna go with
    Monitor: $429 BenQ XL2411T (3D 144Hz) 24"
    but then I changed my mind lol.

    So instead of that monitor I now want a "2560 by 1440" one.

    1. What I want to know is is my build below good enough?
    (Do I have to get a 4GB GTX770 GPU? Which one is good out of Gigabyte OC, Gainward Phantom and Palit Jetstream?)
    2. Is this a good monitor or should I look elsewhere? Monitor: $800 Dell U2713H 27"

    SSD: $214 Samsung 2.5" 250GB 840 EVO Series
    HDD: $140 Seagate Barracuda 3TB
    CPU: $269 Intel Core i5 4670K Processor
    GPU: $499 EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked ACX 2GB Video Card
    RAM: $99 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x 4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Low-Profile Black
    Mobo: $189 ASRock Z87-EXTREME4
    PSU: $229 Corsair 850W HX850
    Cooling: $159 H110 Water Cooler
    Case: $180 Cooler Master Storm Trooper

    Keyboard: $185 Corsair Vengeance K95
    Mouse: $65 Corsair Vengeance M65
    Speakers: $280 LOGITECH Z906 5.1ch Surround Speakers
    Surge Protector: $30 APC P5B-AZ


    As I said in the other post. The 4GB card will be more beneficial if you choose a monitor with a resolution > 1080. The higher the resolution the more textures that are loaded onto the screen, which requires more vram. If you really want to go all out then go for a 780 and be done with it.
  2. Brian Green said:
    atinder said:
    My $2000 build is as follows. I was almost finished, and was gonna go with
    Monitor: $429 BenQ XL2411T (3D 144Hz) 24"
    but then I changed my mind lol.

    So instead of that monitor I now want a "2560 by 1440" one.

    1. What I want to know is is my build below good enough?
    (Do I have to get a 4GB GTX770 GPU? Which one is good out of Gigabyte OC, Gainward Phantom and Palit Jetstream?)
    2. Is this a good monitor or should I look elsewhere? Monitor: $800 Dell U2713H 27"

    SSD: $214 Samsung 2.5" 250GB 840 EVO Series
    HDD: $140 Seagate Barracuda 3TB
    CPU: $269 Intel Core i5 4670K Processor
    GPU: $499 EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked ACX 2GB Video Card
    RAM: $99 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x 4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Low-Profile Black
    Mobo: $189 ASRock Z87-EXTREME4
    PSU: $229 Corsair 850W HX850
    Cooling: $159 H110 Water Cooler
    Case: $180 Cooler Master Storm Trooper

    Keyboard: $185 Corsair Vengeance K95
    Mouse: $65 Corsair Vengeance M65
    Speakers: $280 LOGITECH Z906 5.1ch Surround Speakers
    Surge Protector: $30 APC P5B-AZ


    As I said in the other post. The 4GB card will be more beneficial if you choose a monitor with a resolution > 1080. The higher the resolution the more textures that are loaded onto the screen, which requires more vram. If you really want to go all out then go for a 780 and be done with it.


    Thanks, yeah, i just wanted more opinions, especially with the monitor.
    It's so bloody hard to pick, since there's barely any reviews, and they cost $600-800.
    With the GPU, should I get 780 instead of 770 4gb?
    Or maybe drop the high resolution?
  3. atinder said:
    Brian Green said:
    atinder said:
    My $2000 build is as follows. I was almost finished, and was gonna go with
    Monitor: $429 BenQ XL2411T (3D 144Hz) 24"
    but then I changed my mind lol.

    So instead of that monitor I now want a "2560 by 1440" one.

    1. What I want to know is is my build below good enough?
    (Do I have to get a 4GB GTX770 GPU? Which one is good out of Gigabyte OC, Gainward Phantom and Palit Jetstream?)
    2. Is this a good monitor or should I look elsewhere? Monitor: $800 Dell U2713H 27"

    SSD: $214 Samsung 2.5" 250GB 840 EVO Series
    HDD: $140 Seagate Barracuda 3TB
    CPU: $269 Intel Core i5 4670K Processor
    GPU: $499 EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked ACX 2GB Video Card
    RAM: $99 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x 4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Low-Profile Black
    Mobo: $189 ASRock Z87-EXTREME4
    PSU: $229 Corsair 850W HX850
    Cooling: $159 H110 Water Cooler
    Case: $180 Cooler Master Storm Trooper

    Keyboard: $185 Corsair Vengeance K95
    Mouse: $65 Corsair Vengeance M65
    Speakers: $280 LOGITECH Z906 5.1ch Surround Speakers
    Surge Protector: $30 APC P5B-AZ


    As I said in the other post. The 4GB card will be more beneficial if you choose a monitor with a resolution > 1080. The higher the resolution the more textures that are loaded onto the screen, which requires more vram. If you really want to go all out then go for a 780 and be done with it.


    Thanks, yeah, i just wanted more opinions, especially with the monitor.
    It's so bloody hard to pick, since there's barely any reviews, and they cost $600-800.
    With the GPU, should I get 780 instead of 770 4gb?
    Or maybe drop the high resolution?


    What are your thoughts on something like this?
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xtnD
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xtnD/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xtnD/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($205.00 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($126.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($107.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($250.52 @ Amazon)
    Total: $2109.45
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-28 23:12 EDT-0400)

    I'm not sure what the prices would be for you though. These are US.
  4. Brian Green said:
    atinder said:
    Brian Green said:
    atinder said:
    My $2000 build is as follows. I was almost finished, and was gonna go with
    Monitor: $429 BenQ XL2411T (3D 144Hz) 24"
    but then I changed my mind lol.

    So instead of that monitor I now want a "2560 by 1440" one.

    1. What I want to know is is my build below good enough?
    (Do I have to get a 4GB GTX770 GPU? Which one is good out of Gigabyte OC, Gainward Phantom and Palit Jetstream?)
    2. Is this a good monitor or should I look elsewhere? Monitor: $800 Dell U2713H 27"

    SSD: $214 Samsung 2.5" 250GB 840 EVO Series
    HDD: $140 Seagate Barracuda 3TB
    CPU: $269 Intel Core i5 4670K Processor
    GPU: $499 EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked ACX 2GB Video Card
    RAM: $99 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x 4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Low-Profile Black
    Mobo: $189 ASRock Z87-EXTREME4
    PSU: $229 Corsair 850W HX850
    Cooling: $159 H110 Water Cooler
    Case: $180 Cooler Master Storm Trooper

    Keyboard: $185 Corsair Vengeance K95
    Mouse: $65 Corsair Vengeance M65
    Speakers: $280 LOGITECH Z906 5.1ch Surround Speakers
    Surge Protector: $30 APC P5B-AZ


    As I said in the other post. The 4GB card will be more beneficial if you choose a monitor with a resolution > 1080. The higher the resolution the more textures that are loaded onto the screen, which requires more vram. If you really want to go all out then go for a 780 and be done with it.


    Thanks, yeah, i just wanted more opinions, especially with the monitor.
    It's so bloody hard to pick, since there's barely any reviews, and they cost $600-800.
    With the GPU, should I get 780 instead of 770 4gb?
    Or maybe drop the high resolution?


    What are your thoughts on something like this?
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xtnD
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xtnD/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xtnD/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($205.00 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($126.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($107.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($250.52 @ Amazon)
    Total: $2109.45
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-28 23:12 EDT-0400)

    I'm not sure what the prices would be for you though. These are US.


    Will that make that Nvidia 780 any better?
    It looks really good, and cheaper. But I live in Australia and I don't want the hassle of getting a problematic card and having to ship things.
    I think i'm pretty happy with my build, because some of those parts I can't get in Australia either.

    I think all I need left is to decide 1440p or 1080p, then I can decide a graphics card. And hopefully the rest of my compenents will like either outcome.

    The screen you put up is ok, but not available here in Aus.

    I've decided i'm going with 1440p and 4gb GPU
    I'm searching ebay for a monitor right now.
    Are the korean ones reliable?
    I've decided on http://www.mwave.com.au/product/sku-aa32343-asus_pb278q_pls_27_2560_x_1440_5ms_hdmi_led_professional_monitor

    So am I all set now?
    I just need to switch the 2gb graphics card for a 4gb one?
  5. I picked a 4gb GTX670 for my 1440p build (which I have not built yet).

    newegg linkage
  6. QuanTums said:
    I picked a 4gb GTX670 for my 1440p build (which I have not built yet).

    newegg linkage


    Hows the GTX670 on 1440p?
    With a HD7990 in AC4 i get 50 fps with max settings..
    So much for having 4k resolution in the near future..
  7. atinder said:
    Hows the GTX670 on 1440p?
    With a HD7990 in AC4 i get 50 fps with max settings..
    So much for having 4k resolution in the near future..


    I love it! I agree, 4K would be way too much video for today's machines to pump out.
    So happy that I finally broke down and built the new rig, it is a pleasure to work on.
    Thanks for asking and take care!
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