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Alright it's been around 8 years since I've upgraded my monitor and I think it's about time I upgrade. Currently I am using LG W2452V and play at 1200p. My budget is 600 dollars and that should get me a decent panel hopefully. Should I go ahead and upgrade to a 1440p 27 inch monitor or should I downgrade to a 1080p 144hz 24 inch monitor, would you think my GTX 670 suffice at 1440p? What are you guys thoughts?
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Depends on what games you play and your desired settings. Also, is your 670 a 2GB or 4GB? Both can play games at 1440p, but some of the newer titles will max out that 2GB of VRAM pretty quickly...
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I have the 2gb version. I play the latest titles like Witcher 3, GTAV and MSGV. I would like my 670 to last me until Pascal.
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Your GTX 670 will get destroyed at 1440p in modern games, at least on higher settings. I'd still go with 1440p and play on low-medium settings if you can handle this for a year. You have to stretch the budget a bit to get a G-SYNC monitor which is highly recommended for NVIDIA, or you can get a FreeSync one and get AMD instead of Pascal. Let me tell you that variable refresh rate is more important than NVIDIA vs AMD.

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My budget is 600 dollars and that should get me a decent panel hopefully.

You'd be surprised. You can get a monitor with a decent panel at this price, but it won't be great for gaming (60 Hz, relatively high response times and maybe input lag too). Or you can get a variable refresh rate, high refresh rate monitor with very low response times but terrible image quality and non-stop QC issues. Your choice. rolleyes.gif
 
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post #5 of 7
There are plenty of decent gaming monitors in the $600 range or lower. What about the BenQ Xl2420G? G-Sync 24" and one of the best 1080P gaming monitors out. With G-Sync and 1080P you should still get respectable frame rates in games. Also 24" @ 1080P will still give you a good picture.

I just ordered a Philips 27" G-Sync monitor that wasn't much more than your budget.

Acer has 27" G-Sync monitors for under $500 (again 1080P so definitely viable with your card). Mind you Acer is not the best QC....
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post #6 of 7
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Thanks everyone for the comments. I recently tried a U2414H DELL monitor and I think it's incredibly small compared to my current monitor. I've been sitting too long infront of 1200p and I have somewhat become accustomed to it. I've concluded to upgrade my GPU first since my 670 is not going to cut it at higher resolutions like you guys said. I don't want to be sitting at 1440p with horrible average frames on low to medium settings. I was thinking either the Sapphire R9 390 Nitro or PowerColor 390 PCS+ over a 970 since the 390 is stronger at higher resolutions. What do you guys think?
Edited by Blackcurrent - 10/24/15 at 4:43am
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I think getting 390 is a great idea! Although you might want to look into getting a second hand 290/X if you are willing to deal with buying used. The 4 extra gigs of vram really wont do anything so if you can save money with the 200 series Hawaii cards, why not?

What brand / cooler you want to look for depends on what you plan to do with the card. Are you just going to run the card stock? Will you overclock? Overvolt? Will you try to overclock the vram? Do you plan on exceeding power limits? Also how big is your case? How is the airflow? You don't need to answer all these questions but you should at least ask your self.
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