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Is a 7950 too much for a 22"/24" monitor?

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I might be buying a system for black friday since I want to get back into gaming. I am planning to buy a 7950 graphics card but was wondering if it is overkill for a 22"/24" monitor. I dont know the exact size of the monitor since I will be purchasing a new one. I would like to be able to play the latest games at max settings without experiencing any lag. Also, I might buy one of the 8 series cards when the come out and sell the 7950. Any thoughts on this?
post #2 of 19
Size doesn't matter, resolution matters.

Most current 22-24" screens are 1050 or 1080 but with those resolutions a 7950 is fine. If your went with a 1650x1050 you could save some cash and go with a 7870/7850 and save some money but I would still recommend a 7950 for a longer shelf life on your GPU.
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I am planning to buy a monitor with a higher resolution so I think that would be best. Also, im going to be overclocking the card biggrin.gif
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Hopefully it isnt on that E7200...
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Hopefully it isnt on that E7200...
This. If it is, it would be better to get a cheaper gpu and upgrade the cpu and motherboard.
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lol no, i said I was buying a system. I am planning to get an i7, 16gb of ram, a 120gb ssd, 750gb hdd and the 7950. Also, how much watts should my psu have for this build?
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lol no, i said I was buying a system. I am planning to get an i7, 16gb of ram, a 120gb ssd, 750gb hdd and the 7950. Also, how much watts should my psu have for this build?

Don't need much if that's about all you have and will be OCing a bit 550-600 is plenty. You'll get away from 450W (probably) and above with a solid psu.
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post #8 of 19
A 7950 will fit your needs perfectly. As far as a good PSU, I would go with a high quality brand (Corsair, SeaSonic, etc etc) 600-650w. Corsair TX650 V2 is $65.00 after rebate, down from $120.
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*edit wrong thread* tongue.gif

But like the others have said a quality 650w psu or higher would be perfect and make sure you have enough in case you add more stuff, I would say maybe a 700-750w to have a bit extra for a CF later on.
Edited by Junkboy - 11/5/12 at 8:46pm
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post #10 of 19
Yes, esp at 1080p@60hz you'll max out every game easily and most with high AA. Outside of Crysis, BF3, and Witcher 2 at Ultra settings a 7950 will crush anything you throw at it right now
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