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1600 x 1200 monitor for X-mas, will 7900 GT cut it?

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ok so im gettin a samsung 1600 x 1200 widescreen monitor for x-mas. this one to be exact. Im then gonna upgrade my cpu or atleast swap out the motherboard and get the cpu clock up to 2.6 Ghz or higher. Then i will proceed to volt mod my 7900 GT until i can reach 7900 GTX-like speeds. My question is: will this be enough? I know it might in games like Counter Strike source, but for upcoming games that i want to run really smooth im guessing it simply wont stand up to the G80 family with all that memory. My 1 other question is: what will the widescreen look like if i need to run it at a solid 1280x960? is this even possible on a WS?

Thanks 2 helpers, i highly appreciate it.
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Samsung 204B FTW. An amazing monitor. The only one I could potentially recommend above it is the Samsung 204BW (the widescreen version) It isn't 1600 x 1200, but is the comparative widescreen version.

204B: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001226
204BW: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001087

Samsung are the only monitors I can vouch for, but I've heard good things about Viewsonic and Sceptre as well.
    
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Agreed. 204B ftw.
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Cool, well i already got the one i linked. Its here i just cant open it till x-mas
But do you guys think 1600 x 1200 is too much for my video card to handle?
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it'll work fine. I've got my 1680 x 1050 widescreen running on my 7900GT and it plays most games at high. Just vmod your GT and you'll forget about it...lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HeartOfAHydra View Post
Cool, well i already got the one i linked. Its here i just cant open it till x-mas
But do you guys think 1600 x 1200 is too much for my video card to handle?
Nah. Not for current games anyway....but my vote goes for the comparative WS!
    
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I played CS: Source at 1600 x 1200 with an x800GT... so yes, your card will work just fine I think
    
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it'll work fine. I've got my 1680 x 1050 widescreen running on my 7900GT and it plays most games at high. Just vmod your GT and you'll forget about it...lol
ok good info sideburns. rep+, anyway.. what will happen when i get Hellgate:London and need to run the game at 1280x960 in order to squeeze out some healthy frames per second? what will happen to the picture will it shrink or stretch or... what?
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I play alot of games at 1600x1200 with my video card lol, just not at high detail levels. Usually looks better that way then a lower res with higher details.
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You might be able to run games at that resolution if you cut down the other textures and features. I can run COD2 at 1680x1050 DX7 2x AA without sweating, but if I bump up to DX9 (no AA or others) I run into issues.

That is a great monitor, though. Congrats. I know I like my 205BW.
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