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Poll Results: 6) Is 120hz better than a nice 1600p screen? Please help me decide. This is a poll. If you do participate in the poll, please leave a detailed comment explaining why you chose what you did.

 
  • 50% (1)
    A Nice, big, bright, colorful 1600P screen.
  • 0% (0)
    That One BenQ 120hz Screen everyone raves about.
  • 50% (1)
    Triple Monitors.
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post #1 of 13
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I'm just gonna get to the chase. I'm soon to build my first rig ($3000 budget whooo) and a have a couple questions. I figured it would be better to make one thread than create a bunch of small ones.


1) Can I use Afterburner on an XFX card? Or will I have to flash the bios to get the full effects?

2) Is it worth it to pay twice as much for the accelero extreme hybrid? Or will just a accelero extreme 7970 be fine for gaming and light OCing.

3) Anywhere I can buy a black crossfire bridge?

4) Will a AX 850 be enough to Power two 7970's Overclocked, a overclocked 3930K, and etc?

5) What is the best 1600p screen out there? Please not I like screens that have strong back lighting and nice colors.

6) Is 120hz better than a nice 1600p screen? Or should I go triple monitor? Please help me decide. This is a poll. If you do participate in the poll, please leave a detailed comment explaining why you chose what you did.


Thanks.
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I'm just gonna get to the chase. I'm soon to build my first rig ($3000 budget whooo) and a have a couple questions. I figured it would be better to make one thread than create a bunch of small ones.
1) Can I use Afterburner on an XFX card? Or will I have to flash the bios to get the full effects?
2) Is it worth it to pay twice as much for the accelero extreme hybrid? Or will just a accelero extreme 7970 be fine for gaming and light OCing.
3) Anywhere I can buy a black crossfire bridge?
4) Will a AX 850 be enough to Power two 7970's Overclocked, a overclocked 3930K, and etc?
5) What is the best 1600p screen out there? Please not I like screens that have strong back lighting and nice colors.
6) Is 120hz better than a nice 1600p screen? Or should I go triple monitor? Please help me decide. This is a poll. If you do participate in the poll, please leave a detailed comment explaining why you chose what you did.
Thanks.
1) as long as it is an Nvidia card, you should be able to use afterburner.
2) if you want to go with the accelero extreme 7970, buy it, but do not buy the hybrid. you could get an antec 620 and a bracket made by Dwood here on ocn and a fan.
3) Right here thumb.gif
4) yes
5) i do not know, sorry frown.gif
6) i think that 1600p is a little high for this day and age. i would get a 120hz 1440p screen rather than a 1600p. i dont see too many available 1600p screens, and it would probably take out a huge chunk of your budget.
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IMO with a $3k budget you should go with xfire 7950/70s and Tri-1440p screens. They are getting pretty cheap now tongue.gif
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What are some good 1440p screens then?

And thanks for the help.
Edited by Jcoast - 10/25/12 at 10:10am
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Sorry for the double Post, but can anyone recommend me a good sound card for 100$??

Thanks in advance.
post #6 of 13
4) yes the PSU is sufficient for a heavily overclocked HD 7970 CF and 3930k CPU.

6) a 120 hz 1440p screen might be the best.
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What are some good 1440p screens then?
And thanks for the help.
Depends on where you live, You can get Shimians on ebay for ~$280. Also, I think Microcenter sells a Korean IPS monitor as well.
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Sorry for the double Post, but can anyone recommend me a good sound card for 100$??
Thanks in advance.

Depends on what you are looking for, you are going to want a good set of speakers/headphones too. For most non-audiophiles, a simple $50-$75 sound card is more than enough.
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What is the best 120hz 1440p screen than?

And I already have some audio technica's. My sound card is just a bit outdated now.
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What is the best 120hz 1440p screen than?
And I already have some audio technica's. My sound card is just a bit outdated now.

I am not sure about 120Hz, but I think the Crossovers can be overclocked, I think at stock they are like 90Hz, Most people get them 100Hz+. The Shimians might be able to be overclocked as well. I am not too knowledgeable about overclocking monitors though xD
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post #10 of 13
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"The crossovers?" Please Explain. Is that a brand?. I don't know much about monitors.


Oh, and thanks.


btw, how good is that new asus 1440p monitor? and +rep
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