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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by TehOnlyMITTENS View Post

(Same guy. Realized I was on account from a long time ago I forgot existed)

Its pretty much between these two options :
I7 4770K + GTX 670s SLI

OR

I7 3770K + GTX 670 + New Display Setup + Being butthurt because I have last gen tech

OR

Some other compromise



There's noting wrong with the screen I have now....I just feel like I'm missing out.

You are missing out. Here is a great price on a brand new 27" 2560x1440 LED backlit IPS panel monitor:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=114&cp_id=11401&cs_id=1130704&p_id=10509&seq=1&format=2
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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by thetippy View Post

Better screen later on because as soon as you get the nice screen you will want the power to push all those pixels the best you can. At least that's how I was after getting a 1440p monitor and immediately wanted more graphics power.

How is your 7970 pushing 1440p ?
I plan on getting one (monitor) on my next b-day.
post #13 of 15
I would assume a 7970 would do great. I have crossfired 7870's and am pushing 2 right now.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Beens17 View Post

How is your 7970 pushing 1440p ?
I plan on getting one (monitor) on my next b-day.

7970 does just fine at 1440p for everything I throw at it.
     
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post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by Beens17 View Post

How is your 7970 pushing 1440p ?
I plan on getting one (monitor) on my next b-day.

When you upgrade your monitor let us know how you like it!
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