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Upgrade GPU for 144hz monitor?

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November 19, 2013 3:56:29 PM

Specs as of now:

CPU - i5 3570k
CPU Cooler- Corsair H60
Mobo- AsRock z77 extreme 4
PSU- Corsair 600w
Ram- 8gb corsair vengeance
GPU - Gigabyte 7870 OC edition
SSD- Crucial m4 64gb
HDD- WD 1TB
HDD- WD 320 GB
HDD- WD Western Digital (5400rpm, laptop drive)
Optical- Asus drive


I want to buy the ASUS VG248QE, for better resolution and the refresh rate. My gpu right now is not capable of doing well in like bf4 above 60fps. So im thinking about wither buying another one for 200, and do crossfire. But the thing is, do i have enough psu power and a good motherboard for crossfire? Or im thinking about completely upgrading to a 280x or a 770.
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November 19, 2013 4:03:57 PM

nobody is going to get 144fps without changing settings. but a higher refresh rate monitor is nice for a sense fluidity in many ways.
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November 19, 2013 4:06:19 PM

swifty_morgan said:
nobody is going to get 144fps without changing settings. but a higher refresh rate monitor is nice for a sense fluidity in many ways.


i never said i needed 144fps, i said i wanted a higher frame rate than 60.
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a b C Monitor
November 19, 2013 4:07:59 PM

You only go with 120hz+ if you have the GPU power to match$$$! Crossfire 280x and SLI 770 will get you there but you will need a better power supply I recommend a 750w with a strong single rail like Corsair HX.

You could always go with a Radeon 290 and a low response time 1920x1080p monitor and save yourself cash, a 290 smokes a GTX 780!
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November 19, 2013 4:12:12 PM

The PSU and board should be fine, and the crossfire issues for single monitor are pretty much fixed. 200 sounds awful high for a 7870 though. Id check Ebay for a used one.
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