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Can my rig handle a 2560x1440 27" monitor

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November 23, 2013 6:23:55 AM

Hey all,

So with the help of Tomshardware I made this pc last year:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($197.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($113.50 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Pro 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: SteelSeries 6Gv2 Wired Standard Keyboard ($85.17 @ Mwave)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Black Edition Wired Optical Mouse ($46.93 @ B&H)
Total: $1091.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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I want to get a 2560x1440 IPS monitor. I will also use my current monitor Asus VS247H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... as a secondary misc. monitor.

Do I need to upgrade anything to handle current gen games? I am not sure whether or not RAM would be affected. Also, I could get a 2nd 7970 as there are a ton of sales on them.

Would I better of with just getting 23"/24" 1920x1200 IPS monitor?

Thanks,

BeeGeePee
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November 23, 2013 6:48:01 AM

You will probably be good with some current games at 1440p, but you would be very good with a second card. I don't know what your budget is, but if you could I'd get a second 7970 and the 1440p monitor.
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November 23, 2013 3:08:14 PM

Honestly pick up a 290 instead more bandwith more vram and overall faster clock for clock, starting @ $400 I believe the best price/performance gpu right now!
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November 24, 2013 6:22:37 AM

P1nnacle said:
You will probably be good with some current games at 1440p, but you would be very good with a second card. I don't know what your budget is, but if you could I'd get a second 7970 and the 1440p monitor.


redeemer said:
Honestly pick up a 290 instead more bandwith more vram and overall faster clock for clock, starting @ $400 I believe the best price/performance gpu right now!


Ummmm, well I already own a 7970 so I am not sure I would get a new GPU since I bought my 7970 within the last year. Also, I don't know what a "290" is.

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November 24, 2013 7:21:56 AM

hd 7970 for 1440p is ok, just turn down some settings and it runs smooth.
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