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post #31 of 37
The monitors with 2560×1440 resolution have the highest pixel density of all monitors, so you won't have to turn AA up very high, if at all. That'll save you quite a bit of GPU power.

You could still play BF3 on ultra, by the way. Though it might go down to 30FPS or something like that. Not too bad.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...e,3063-12.html
 
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The monitors with 2560×1440 resolution have the highest pixel density of all monitors, so you won't have to turn AA up very high, if at all. That'll save you quite a bit of GPU power.

You could still play BF3 on ultra, by the way. Though it might go down to 30FPS or something like that. Not too bad.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...e,3063-12.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...e,3063-11.html

oh good, I should get around 26fps * 1.85 (cross scaling) = 48.1 fps average I think. Ahh crossfire, the glories of crossfire. So glad I have two cards now. If I don't have to crank up DAT MSAA I should be fine.

Interesting note, if you want to learn about SSAA, MSAA, its various adaptions through amd, intel and nvidia, and what AMD is now using as alternatives to regular AA, I suggest looking up the This week in tech PC podcast, I believe it is the intel goes the full matrox episode from august. Favorite PC podcast to listen to, even over max pc.

ahh even more delicious news http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...e,3063-10.html

FXAA has negligible performance affects. Fantastic. Like you said, thanks to 1440p insane resolution, not only shold I get more detail, but need less AA. If I could get my cards to 1050mhz, I know I'd be kicking some booty, probably 60fps plus with crossfire.
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YAY, massive resolutions for the win. Some might have a hard time understanding why anyone would pay this much for a screen. But really if they go to any best buy and try an apple iMac 27", that should be answered right away. Massive resolution = OMG OMG OMG OMG (my first reaction when I saw 1440p).
     
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Well I don't have watercooling, and my case is bone stock, my sound system is non existant and my cases has terrible wiring right now.

Theres a lot of things missing from this build sadly :/.

But I really am leaning towards that SIPS, always wanted one too .

I just hope my 6970cfx can survive :/ I mean vram I'm covered, but just fps wise it is kinda scary, that many pixels and all. I'll have to stop playing TW2 with uber, probably can't fully max Crysis, maybe have to dial down the settings in Stalker CoP, BF3 may be unplayable on ultra.
Meh, that cfx setup is pretty stout, I'm sure you won't have any trouble. Now in Crysis you may have trouble because even on my 1080p setup I use 1.9GB vram in some situations..

But I don't think BF3 will be "unplayable" because I can run BF3 on Ultra with my single 580 clocked at 925/1850/2350 and if I wanted to increase my e-peen another would be overkill.
 
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I would get the monitor,I think you will enjoy more such a high resolution and big monitor than a watercooling system or the sound stuffs.
Watercooling is great,I don't own one but I'm saving for it,but I just don't think you'll enjoy more a watercooling just because it will allow you to overclock higher than a big monitor to play games and then take advantage of the power in your 6970's cfx.

That is,unless you care more about overclocking higher than having a big monitor for games.

I think is a hard choice between 1 and 3,it is for me cause I'm on the same I wanna get a bigger screen and watercooling and I can't get all together! I'll just have to wait.

Good luck man!.
 
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I would get the monitor,I think you will enjoy more such a high resolution and big monitor than a watercooling system or the sound stuffs.
Watercooling is great,I don't own one but I'm saving for it,but I just don't think you'll enjoy more a watercooling just because it will allow you to overclock higher than a big monitor to play games and then take advantage of the power in your 6970's cfx.

That is,unless you care more about overclocking higher than having a big monitor for games.

I think is a hard choice between 1 and 3,it is for me cause I'm on the same I wanna get a bigger screen and watercooling and I can't get all together! I'll just have to wait.

Good luck man!.
Yeah I'm starting to look less and less at the watercooling solution, and more at the monitor, though I love me a good looking case, I realize how little I care about the inside, though I like the cables tidy, but How much more I like the sleek outside, because that is again mainly what I see. No cables restrict any sort of airflow in my computer, I've spent countless hours on that, but its not sleeved and it ain't pretty, lol, but I'm happy with my temps, don't really care much otherwise.
     
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