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Seeking recommendation for a cost effective single graphics card for 2650x1440 monitor gaming

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I am new to PC gaming. I would like to play the newest games like Metro Last Light and Skyrim, or any games that have the most realistic graphics, in full frame rate, on a single 2650x1440 monitor, with or without a potential for supporting a second 2650x1440 monitor, currently I own two 27" P1440 monitors but I am not sure if playing on dual monitors will be more fun or better than in a single monitor.

I have a system with Intel i5 3750k 3.4GHz CPU, 32GB PC1600 RAM, and a Samsung 128GB SSD, running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 OS. I just want to try out a couple of games for fun and would not play often (once or twice a month), so don't want to spend too much money for a high end graphics card.

I would appreciate if anyone can recommend a most cost effective graphics card that can drive a 2650x1440 monitor for playing newest PC games.

Thanks so much!
post #2 of 58
how much are you willing to spend? AMD cards are going to be better at this high of a resolution, but it all depends on how much you want to spend
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Well this is what the GTX 680 can do both single and SLI
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




This might help you
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Whatever the most you can afford is. If you have to buy right now, I recommend a 7970 GHz or a GTX 680 4GB unless you can afford a Titan. The 7970 is faster, but I don't know if it has anything comparable to NVIDIA Inspector which kills the deal for me. Or if you can wait, there are new cards due sometime this year. From what I understand, the "GTX 780" will be a "Titan LE" so that should be pretty damn beastly.

One thing I don't understand is, why base your game choice off graphics? Graphics alone don't make a game enjoyable.
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Originally Posted by thepoopscooper View Post

how much are you willing to spend? AMD cards are going to be better at this high of a resolution, but it all depends on how much you want to spend

As little as possible since it is a for a trial use to see if I would like to play PC games. I have seen a current newegg sale of a AMD 7700 for $85 after rebate, would that card able to drive this monitor?
post #6 of 58
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Well this is what the GTX 680 can do both single and SLI
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




This might help you

Thanks! GTX 680 is a bit pricey for me since I only want to try out the pc gaming without spending much cash.
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Originally Posted by user33 View Post

As little as possible since it is a for a trial use to see if I would like to play PC games. I have seen a current newegg sale of a AMD 7700 for $85 after rebate, would that card able to drive this monitor?

Not any high end games at max settings

Something like the HD 7850 and 7870 much be much better for 1440P
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post #8 of 58
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One thing I don't understand is, why base your game choice off graphics? Graphics alone don't make a game enjoyable.

Thanks for your help. Regarding graphics, it's really a personal preference, to me the graphics are the most important aspect of pc games.
post #9 of 58
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Not any high end games at max settings

Something like the HD 7850 and 7870 much be much better for 1440P

Thanks again! I will look into 7850/7870, they cost only slightly more than a 7700.
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Would a GeForce GTX 660 capable of running high end games at 2650x1440 at max frame rate?
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