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Definitely go for the 2560 X 1440P monitor not only can you turn off AA and get decent FPS with your existing GPU but you can always (at a push) dial down the settings in game to play at 1080P on your new monitor if you need more FPS! Then start saving for your Maxwell GPU (or AMD 9XXX I guess)!
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Get the monitor first.

Your best choice is the Qnix QX2710 or X-Star DP2710 ($280 at the low end, and $330 from a seller with the least risk). You can't beat 120Hz @ 1440p.

Then upgrade your GPU when the new GPUs come out later this year/early next year.
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Originally Posted by penetratus3 View Post

And now, buying 27" 1440p would be pointless as I'd have to play 1080p anyways. Buying new gpu would also be pointless as the difference wouldn't be that big on the 1080p screen anyways. Do you have any suggestions?
How important is motion blur to you?

1080p 120Hz advantage is better motion clarity (e.g. LightBoost strobe backlights)
1440p 120Hz doesn't have strobe backlights available.

Basically the situation where:
1. Moving photo -- www.testufo.com/#test=photo (view in Google Chrome)
2. Stationary photo -- www.testufo.com/#test=photo&pps=0
On all 1440p monitors, there is always lots of motion blur in the moving photo even at 120Hz.

Only on CRT's and LightBoost monitors, moving image versus stationary image (during framerate=Hz) look exactly the same sharpness (the "CRT effect"). This "CRT effect" is currently only possible on 1080p LightBoost LCD's at the moment. If you like the CRT effect during fast turns/strafing/panning, then it's worth consiseration.

The QNIX QX2710 is still a great monitor for its dollar, and is highly recommended when you need the resolution. If you view moving versus stationary on a QNIX QX2710, the moving photo has lots more motion blur even at 120Hz. It is not zero motion blur on the QNIX. But the QNIX definitely has the advantage of having 1440p.


Edited by mdrejhon - 8/4/13 at 12:51am
post #14 of 14
1440p for sure. Get a $300 korean monitor sell GTX570 for $110 and get a new card!
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