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Originally Posted by JRG View Post

With my current 22" 1050p monitor, my CPU's at ~90% playing Skyrim. With my incoming 27" 1440p, would a GPU upgrade change the CPU usage at all?

After you get a new GPU you should see 100% usage on your CPU, your current 260 may not be utilizing all 100% of your CPU at the moment.
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

if your willing to spend as much as $400 for a GTX680 / HD7970
you could go with both cpu and gpu upgrade.
a Q9550 and HD7870 would cost around the same, probably less,
and will be a beneficial upgrade for your resolution

I don't agree with this, I see where you are coming from, upgrade within the price range, but it is going to be more beneficial to upgrade his GPU now and upgrade his CPU later. Although he could get the most out of a 7870 with a Q9550 it is a waste of money to buy such a high end 775 CPU, I would go with a Q6600 and OC the crap out of it with a 7950 and overclock it too, thats where the best bang for the buck is going to be if OP doesn't want to upgrade his CPU/board just yet.
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