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Monitor+GPU for $270?

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a b C Monitor
July 18, 2012 8:41:48 PM

Title says all, I'm looking for the best combo within that price range.

Asus P8Z68V LX (Only supports PCIE 2.0)
Cooler Master eXtreme PowerPlus 600 Watt

I will be playing games like Skyrims, Orcs Must Die, Fallout, Metro, etc

Here are a few Monitors that had good specs:

It must be at least 1080P, and at least 22 inches. LED backlit monitors are preferred.

As for the GPU...
I want as powerful as possible. Must be somewhat better than my 6770 i returned.

A OC'ed MSI 7770 for $110. Looks solid.
An Asus 560 DCU. I don't know if this is better than a stock 560 or not, but it looks good as well. $140
An MSI 440. Looks descent. Not sure if that's a good value or not.
A Gigabyte 6850. An older card, but a powerful one. Better than an OC'ed 7770? I don't know yet.
The Best GPU I can get. It already stretched my budget, but i might be able to squeeze it if I get a cheaper monitor. Still an amazing card at $160.

A 550ti is too low-end.

Also, how much of a difference would this upgrade make? I'm gaming on a 19 inch monitor at 1280X1024 (It's a Dell 1907FP) and an Intel HD 3000? Would the picture look loads better? Or should i wait until I have ~$400 to truly notice the difference?

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a b C Monitor
July 18, 2012 10:34:51 PM

Thanks for the advice, but:
Is that 6850 better than the 7770?
Will a monitor with an LED backlight be better overall? There's still a bit of room in the budget.

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July 19, 2012 12:42:53 AM

a little black duck said:

I dont know if "+1" is a good thing or not... lol
a b C Monitor
July 19, 2012 12:50:26 AM

JefferyD90 said:
I dont know if "+1" is a good thing or not... lol

lol, +1 usually means the poster agrees with what you've said. Usually a good thing. :D