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Old 12-16-2013, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you think would be the best card somebody *should* get if they're only playing games at a max of 1366x768 resolution, around $300? (The reason I say "max" is because I don't see him upgrading his monitor anytime soon).

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Old 12-16-2013, 03:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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150 dollar card, 150 dollar monitor IMO. What's the point of having a card that can handle higher graphics at higher resolutions if he wants to keep the low CPU limiting res?
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150 dollar card, 150 dollar monitor IMO. What's the point of having a card that can handle higher graphics at higher resolutions if he wants to keep the low CPU limiting res?
My thought was that he wants to only $300 now... He might want to spend more on a 1080p monitor somewhere down the line (it might be a year though). But I understand where you're coming from though, because that was my first thought. I'm thinking he wants the performance now and to see the full-benefits later.
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That's absolutely retarded.

What is the rest of his rig?
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That's absolutely retarded.

What is the rest of his rig?
I forwarded your message to him (with all its bluntness).
Apparently, he agrees. lol

So what do you suggest for $300 (card/monitor combo)?

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Well hmm. The rest of his rig is real good already.

Idk, since 280x are out of stock I guess if he can knock it get a 770 and do a monitor later. I mean it is 720p still but.....
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Idk, since 280x are out of stock
Yeah, what's up with that? Shortage or something? They've been sold out since the beginning of November.
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Yeah, what's up with that? Shortage or something? They've been sold out since the beginning of November.
Yup.

Only other thing I would say is 650ti Boost and a 150 dollar 1080p monitor.
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Alright, appreciate it.
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