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Old 06-13-2014, 09:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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rofl i forgot i didnt link my new pick and it seems it just went on sale XFX Black Edition Double Dissipation R9-290A-EDBD Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Newegg.com
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yea because at that price it would not make sense to purchase it over the GIgabyte I linked earlier.

Also, you can try downsampling if you want to run higher resolutions on your monitor. So really it's up to you whether or not you want to get a newer monitor or not.
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i dunno it just seems like a waste not to go 1080p what size monitor do you use? do you game at 1080 and if you do would you give it up?
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If resolution is what you're worried about then just try downsampling when you get your rig.

I currently use an NEC 24" workstation monitor and on certain games that don't offer resolution scale I downsample to 2560x1600 from 1920x1200.

So basically if you're running that 770 4GB you can create the custom resolution and see if you can downsample 1920x1200 or even 2560x1600 on your current monitor. Note, that this only looks good in games and not the desktop.

If I was at a split decision between more GPU horsepower or a higher resolution monitor given the fact that I was already using a 20" 1680x1050, I would go with more GPU power personally. But that's only because I've been in your situation before.
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:19 AM   #15 (permalink)
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not just resolution it is a 24inch monitor lol

ok from my first post i changed to
GPU- XFX Black Edition Double Dissipation R9-290A-EDBD Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Newegg.com
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psu SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply - Newegg.com
and removed the water cooler to use stock and after market paste think that all looks good?
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:53 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Yup long as those stay those prices that's cool.

Yea 24" is nice I won't lie. There is a big difference between my 23"ers and my 24". Like I said, that's totally up to you but I wouldn't sacrifice GPU power right now.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:00 PM   #17 (permalink)
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well had to downgrade my budget to about 1100 so i went with a gtx 770 2gb for 300bucks had to cut my fans and controller aswell. but the case comes with a controller and had to cut the 24inch monitor. =( tho the r9 280x are just about the same price but with 3gb and on par with the 770 in games so i know it was a dumb pick but i wanted to give nvidia a try lol

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With the current drivers the 770 should be better. It's a flip flop game and has been since 7970/680.
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i just hope everything works lol nothing worse then trying to fine a needle in a blue screen stack =P
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