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New 24" 1920x1200 or Used 30" 2560x1600 with GTX 570 or GTX 670?

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July 24, 2012 5:57:41 AM

What monitor is more worthwhile? I do gaming (BF3, Dues Ex 3, Fallout 3). Price isn't an issue here, more value is.

Options:
New Dell U2412M 24" 1920x1200 (1 yr warranty)
Used Dell 3007wfp 30" 2560x1600? (no warranty, from Craigslist)

I currently have a GTX 570. Should I upgrade to a GTX 670 or two GTX 570's in SLI or similar?

Current: Specs:
CPU: i7-3770K
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Memory: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance
SSD: 128GB Kingston V-Series
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 1.2GB
PSU: Corsair HX750
Cooling: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus on the CPU, Stock on the GPU.

Thanks!
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July 24, 2012 6:10:51 AM

If you decide to get the used monitor, make sure to test it before you buy it. The seller should allow you to test it before you buy it if the seller is legit.

If you do get the used monitor, then the GTX 670 with at least 2GB will be needed for that resolution.


If you buy the new monitor, then you can get the second GTX 570 and it should be good for a while at that resolution.

Since you say money is not an issue, then you can sell the GTX 570 and buy 2 GTX 670 for an SLI setup. A single GTX 670 at 1080p would play all games on ultra. I would get the GTX 670 as it is more energy efficient and would be less stress on your PSU.
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