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Need system specs to support new monitor.

Last response: in Systems
November 24, 2012 9:58:15 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within next two weeks (ASAP)

Budget Range: $2,500 range.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies (possibly Blue-Ray) and series, surfing.

Parts to Upgrade: Whole System

Do you need to buy OS: Possibly

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Gold Coast, QLD, AUS

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU

Overclocking: Yes

SLI: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 2560x1440 (ASUS PB278Q 27")

Additional Comments:

The majority of the games that I play are either MMOs (currently GW2), open world action like Arkham City and Assassin's Creed, or niche FPS like Left 4 Dead and Borderlands 2.

I want to be able to watch some shows on a second 1680x1050 monitor (or surf the web), while I play GW2 on my main.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: 6 year old machine (Core2Duo) and want my system to best utilize my new monitor at top specs.

I'm fine to either build it myself or get a prebuild. I'm also willing to go over budget if I need to.

So far I've decided on:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K
GPU: GTX 670 Asus DirectCU II TOP x2 SLI

Just need suggestions on the rest...
November 25, 2012 6:03:20 AM

Decided to go SLI with the GTX 670s.
December 6, 2012 7:54:34 AM

Added some info to update my requirements.