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Upgrade suggestions for monitor and gaming

Currently I'm gaming on a 20" 1080p 60hz monitor but I'm looking for something bigger and better to bring back the wow factor of pc gaming ie either 1440p or 120/144 hz.

My current build is:
i7-3770k at 4.5ghz
Nvidia GTX 670
Asrock z75 mobo
750W psu
250gb ssd
1TB hdd
8GB 1333 ram

So my question is, would you recommend going for a faster monitor or one with more resolution? Or both? And can my current rig run games at reasonable framerates in either case.

Ideally I would like a 1440p monitor with gsync and upgrade the gpu whenever the gtx 800 series is released but that all depends on the funds available.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Egleu-1307842 said:
    Currently I'm gaming on a 20" 1080p 60hz monitor but I'm looking for something bigger and better to bring back the wow factor of pc gaming ie either 1440p or 120/144 hz.

    My current build is:
    i7-3770k at 4.5ghz
    Nvidia GTX 670
    Asrock z75 mobo
    750W psu
    250gb ssd
    1TB hdd
    8GB 1333 ram

    So my question is, would you recommend going for a faster monitor or one with more resolution? Or both? And can my current rig run games at reasonable framerates in either case.

    Ideally I would like a 1440p monitor with gsync and upgrade the gpu whenever the gtx 800 series is released but that all depends on the funds available.

    Thanks in advance.


    Have you given 3D gaming any thought? I bought a used 3D monitor to use with AMD in Jan and have LOVED it every time I sit down to play. nVidia has a lot more options and current support. The 670 should be able to drive 3d gaming. If so, look for lightboost enabled monitors when you do shop.
  2. I have not actually. I have tried some 3D console gaming and enjoyed it though. That would require a 120hz monitor wouldn't it?
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    Egleu-1307842 said:
    I have not actually. I have tried some 3D console gaming and enjoyed it though. That would require a 120hz monitor wouldn't it?


    120 or 144. If you go that route, make sure its a nvidia 3d vision 2 monitor. All that means is it has lightboost where the older ones don't. It will work with 3d vision 1 glasses, but the real performance gains in the 2nd gen was largely monitor tech. When the first gen came out, there were no LED back light monitors and bulbs couldn't strobe fast enough to stay in sync with the glasses so the image was always a little dark. Lightboost uses LEDs that can strobe in sync with the shutter glasses and the image appears brighter.
  4. I decided on the 1440p monitor from QNIX. I have it running at 90hz and so far I'm nothing but impressed. I've been playing Titanfall at 75-90fps and it's a definite step up. I did need to lower the graphic settings a bit but that's to be expected.
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