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Quick question about GTX 780

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November 4, 2013 4:47:41 PM

Hi there! I just have a quick question or rather a few quick questions. Firstly here are my specs:

CPU: i5-3570k
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB
Mobo: Asrock z77 Extreme 4
Graphics Card (currently): MSI GTX 660ti PE
Power supply: Corsair AX860
Storage: 1 WD Blue HDD and 1 Samsung 840 SSD

So my questions are: will my power supply be enough for one 780? I'm pretty confident it is but not 100% sure so I wanted to make sure. Will my CPU bottleneck it (or viceversa)?
Also just a bit of a side note: would you recommend me getting a 120hz monitor? I currently have an ASUS VH238H.

Thanks in advance for taking a look at my questions and (hopefully :p ) answering!

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November 4, 2013 4:50:33 PM

Yes, your power supply is more than enough, and the cpu won't bottleneck your system at all. Still a very powerful cpu.

I'll leave the monitor question to someone more knowledgeable than myself.
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November 4, 2013 4:54:18 PM

Your PSU is definitely fine. You'll even be able to add another card if you would like in the future. As for the monitor goes, 120hz is better for gaming, but is pricey. I game on a 60hz monitor, and I'm fine. I'm upgrading to a 29in 60hz monitor soon, and I'm sure that'll be fine as well. If you have the extra money, go with the 120hz or upgrade your build in another area.
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November 6, 2013 4:18:39 PM

Thanks for the answers guys! I'll be getting the card in aout 2 weeks time :) 
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November 6, 2013 4:28:26 PM

yes more than enought power dude :) . enjoy ur gtx 780 thats a monster i just ordered a 760 and its gonna rock :) 

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November 6, 2013 4:36:29 PM

If you have the money game on a 120hz monitor but I honestly think the refresh rate will not really make any difference in gaming, so I suggest you stick with the 60hz monitor.
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November 6, 2013 5:23:56 PM

sora said:
If you have the money game on a 120hz monitor but I honestly think the refresh rate will not really make any difference in gaming, so I suggest you stick with the 60hz monitor.


Not true. From what I understand, 60hz limits you to 60FPS. 120hz, is 120fps. Although, most people cannot see a different after 60fps, so you should be fine. Anything below 5ms it should be good.
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November 6, 2013 5:54:28 PM

60hz doesnt limit your fps but will give u screen tearing when u go above 60fps. 120hz would allow more than 60fps and not create screen tearing and so on.

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November 7, 2013 7:27:54 AM

Thanks for the monitor related answers guys! But I think I'll hold on for now after seeing how pricey they are :( 
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November 7, 2013 8:10:01 AM

alright cheers. thanks monsta for that dint know about gsync interesting
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