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Now that I've impressed you beyond belief with that impressive pun, perhaps you'd be willing to offer me some assistance. I'm putting together a build and I've budgeted enough money to build it exactly the way I want with one exception. I can't get both the display I want and the graphics card I want to run it THIS month (this month being October. I know, I know. Just go with it). Had I the ability to sustain myself without food, or a sugar momma to pay for my rent, I'd go ahead and pull the trigger on both the gtx 670 and an IPS/120hz display (still haven't decided which route I'm going on the display.) As it stands though, I don't have either of those two luxuries, so I have a choice to make.

I can either purchase the display I want and grab a relatively cheap gpu (550ti or 7770 etc.)to hold me over for a month, or grab the gpu I want and grab a cheaper display (23" TN) for a month. Please, lend me your expertise and your rationale. I eagerly await your opinions. Thank you.
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Wait for November's Black Friday.

Come on, I know you can do it! There must be extreme deals on Black Friday.

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23" what? 1080p?
IMO anything over 21-22" is hard on the eyes...strains peripheral vision
so..GPU 1st biggrin.gif2cents.gif
 
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that can get you going for starters and when money comes up you can go dual monitors
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No point in getting a 120Hz display if you don't have the power in the system to push it, so with that said, get the card first. At least with a good video card you can get the most possible out of a temporary display, and then when you get your main display use both. The main for whatever you want to do, and the first display as a side display for whatever. A very common setup is one larger nice display for gaming and a smaller display to the side for web browsing while gaming.
    
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Card first. Use any old monitor you have laying around until you can afford the one you want. Don't lie, you know you have one.
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that can get you going for starters and when money comes up you can go dual monitors

I got that one in July for $160 and I love it, it just needs to be calibrated first

EDIT: I forgot to mention, card first, no use in wasting money on a GPU to hold you off, just use a backup monitor
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Quote:
Originally Posted by funfortehfun View Post

Wait for November's Black Friday.
Come on, I know you can do it! There must be extreme deals on Black Friday.

Maaaan, I'm already waiting till November to replace this piece of crap iphone 3gs that I've been holding on to. I need something now.
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23" what? 1080p?
IMO anything over 21-22" is hard on the eyes...strains peripheral vision
so..GPU 1st biggrin.gif2cents.gif

It would be 1080p. I had a samsung 1080p monitor that I sold a year ago when I moved. Aside brom the minor bleeding around the edges, I loved it.
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that can get you going for starters and when money comes up you can go dual monitors

You deserve much sexual attention from the gender of your choosing for this thumb.gif.
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Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie View Post

No point in getting a 120Hz display if you don't have the power in the system to push it, so with that said, get the card first. At least with a good video card you can get the most possible out of a temporary display, and then when you get your main display use both. The main for whatever you want to do, and the first display as a side display for whatever. A very common setup is one larger nice display for gaming and a smaller display to the side for web browsing while gaming.

Sound advice. I really can't find any holes in this logic.

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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

Card first. Use any old monitor you have laying around until you can afford the one you want. Don't lie, you know you have one.

Shows what you know! You couldn't be more wro... I have 2 17" Hp monitors... Get out of my apartment. And take your cameras with you.
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I got that one in July for $160 and I love it, it just needs to be calibrated first
EDIT: I forgot to mention, card first, no use in wasting money on a GPU to hold you off, just use a backup monitor

Yea, I'm thinking that's exactly what I'm going to do. Thanks for the advice everyone.
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