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As you can tell by my sig specs, my rig is more than a few years old. I used to build a new gaming system every year or so but I find getting married and buying a house puts a damper on that. So long story short, my current desktop is going to have to suffice for probably another year.

But that doesn't mean no upgrades.

I really want a new monitor since the one I have now is basically a 24" HDTV. I've been following along the Yamakasi Catleap mania and really want one. But a 4 year old video card maybe running a little light to handle a 25x14 res.

So the question is in my shoes would you upgrade other areas of the PC or get the monitor? More specifically I was thinking of upgrading to a SSD with Win7 or Win8 (my Vista OS, besides being crap, is in desperate need of a re-install anyway). Then I could still have $100 or so put towards a new graphics card in the near future. Or would you take the plunge, re-install a fresh Vista, stay with my 4 year old hardware and buy a Catleap monitor?
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I would wait till you are ready to officially upgrade as new hardware may be out by then and definitely that hardware would then be able to power that monitor which by then will be cheaper too.
 
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The Catleaps are great. But your right the 4890 is going to have trouble at that resolution with newer games. If I were you and your planning to go to 2560x1440 at a later time anyways, I would get the Catleap first and just play at lowered settings, and other newer games possibly even decreased resolution. Until you save up more money later on for a component upgrade.

You need to look as the GPU you choose with you other components as your CPU might be causing a bottleneck and you might be better off upgrading the platform later on. Good thing is if you get the Catleap now it can carry over to your component upgrade.

Windows 8 is looking to be pretty restrictive by Microsoft and I would try to find a good price on 7. Definitely get rid of Vista thumb.gif
Edited by Swolern - 10/2/12 at 5:20pm
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The Catleaps are great. But your right the 4890 is going to have trouble at that resolution with newer games. If I were you and your planning to go to 2560x1440 at a later time anyways, I would get the Catleap first and just play at lowered settings, and other newer games possibly even decreased resolution. Until you save up more money later on for a component upgrade.
You need to look as the GPU you choose with you other components as your CPU might be causing a bottleneck and you might be better off upgrading the platform later on. Good thing is if you get the Catleap now it can carry over to your component upgrade.
Windows 8 is looking to be pretty restrictive by Microsoft and I would try to find a good price on 7. Definitely get rid of Vista thumb.gif

That was mainly what I was thinking in getting a monitor is that it would carry over to a new system. But that's what I was also thinking when getting a SSD. I am leaning towards the Catleap and running it at 19x10 for the time being.
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Ehhhhh - running a monitor at non-native resolutions? I dunno...

An SSD + Video card will definately provide you a big boost right away...240GB+ SSDs are at an all time low at the moment (probably go lower still) - and id put Windows 7 on it, 8 is too new and theres a lot of hesitation from game companies right now (hint: Gabe and Valve)

I would not spend that $100 on a video card just yet and save it when you have a CPU fast enough to feed it, we're in the middle of a product cycle (both the Radeon 7xxx and Geforce 6xx series have been out for at least 6 months now) - if you think itll be about 6 or so months before you can afford a cpu/mobo/ram/gpu..then id wait

In the meantime - you can think about getting an SSD which should help everything.

Personally id save up and just upgrade everything at once...cpu/gpu/ssd/monitor - once you have that all together...it will be stupid.

Who knows...maybe by then 120hz 1440p monitors will be the norm and in stock
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Thanks all. Everyone rep'd.
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No problem man.

Looks like I underestimated your 4890, it may have some life in it after all. This guy states hes getting @ 60fps avg on BF3 @ 2560x1440. HERE Ultra settings AA-off eek.gif He does have a better CPU though (i2500k) so you results may vary. Now that is running DX10.1 so it wont look as good as ultra DX11 settings, but that would be damn good for that card. I would say most games you would be able to run at native 2560x1440 res with just decreased settings.

SSD is a great choice also, and you would feel a difference in boot time and some in loading. But that upgrade wouldnt give you the WOW factor that a 2560x1440 monitor would bring.
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What about buying a used 4890 and crossfire? Thats what I use on my secondary pc and it does fairly good. I see 4890's going for $60-75 all the time.
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No problem man.
Looks like I underestimated your 4890, it may have some life in it after all. This guy states hes getting @ 60fps avg on BF3 @ 2560x1440. HERE Ultra settings AA-off eek.gif He does have a better CPU though (i2500k) so you results may vary. Now that is running DX10.1 so it wont look as good as ultra DX11 settings, but that would be damn good for that card. I would say most games you would be able to run at native 2560x1440 res with just decreased settings.
SSD is a great choice also, and you would feel a difference in boot time and some in loading. But that upgrade wouldnt give you the WOW factor that a 2560x1440 monitor would bring.

The guy in the link is running crossfired 4890's. I have a 4890 / 2500K rig and it ran BF3 on medium / high settings, AVG 35 FPS @ 1680 x 1050. I added a second for crossfire and was getting over 60 FPS average but still not on max settings. My cards weren't overclocked though and even though I had a decently cooled case and a 1 x PCI-E slot gap between cards, the top one cooked after about 2 months. With hindsight, I should have rigged up a fan at the back end of the cards to force some air inbetween them mad.gif
Two 4890's still chew up most games but if you do go that route, definitely keep an eye on temps wink.gif
 
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You should upgrade your rig before your jump to that kind of res for gaming anyway.
That 4890 can still do pretty well at 1080p - but certainly won't run everything well, let alone at 1440p.

A new set of guts, SSD and W7 would be the better choice for an upgrade IMO smile.gif
Edited by candy_van - 10/4/12 at 2:45pm
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