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post #11 of 13
blah blah blah bottleneck
yeah right

I'm still using a dual core from the 939 era. You're fine with anything AM2 or higher.
I would say that 1920x1080 is not worth it over your current monitor. I would only upgrade to 1920x1200. Even then, it sounds like its not worth it to you.
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post #12 of 13
One thing to consider when upgrading is that your PSU is barely comfortable with a gtx 560 ti, and a 6950 or crossfire 5770 might be too much for it.

I too find a 22" 1680x1050 a sweet spot for "bang for buck": a decent sized screen whose eye candy/fps screams using less than top end cards. BTW, no regrets with my MSI 560 TFII.
post #13 of 13
i LOVE my 1920x1200 went from 1680x1050 but i like my U2410 way more but yes as for upgrades do what the masses say just a get a new GPU then later when new stuff rolls out hit up cheep but still good cpu and mobo combo
    
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