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I just wanted to know if everything I have selected will be up to snuff for 1440p. I've never been past 1080p and I under the jump of 1.6M pixels needing to be displayed is a bit taxing. The reason I need to upgrade the mobo is because my current one is starting to bluescreen some and just do random crap and I also want to get to 4.0GHz. Also Amazon is a must because of customer service. I might pay more but I don't know of too many places that will send a advance replacement on a defect part without you having to pay a holder's fee or something.

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Also the RX480 is also in play. Waiting for some real benchs but I like everything I have seen so far.
Edited by CDub07 - 6/12/16 at 11:53pm
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post #2 of 32
The PSU that you have is by far the weakest part of your system and is not suited to such a high end system
Why you should not buy an EVGA 400-600 and 500B-600B

Its way too cheap and its going to hold the rest of the system back and make it unstable if you are going to be overclocking

On topic of the monitor 1440P is a bit too small on a 25 inch as the pixel density is going to be very high
In other words 1440P is wasted as the monitor is too small to take advantage of the resolution, everything is also going to be so small that you cant see anything

You should be looking at a 27 inch 1440P monitor instead
If you dont have money for one wait untill you do and get a better PSU in the mean time
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post #3 of 32
I have to disagree a bit with 1440p being to small for 25 inches.
Windows, and everything else, will be perfectly usable without any scaling unless you vision is somehow bad. Once you get the taste of high pixel density, you'll want more. I think these compact 1440p monitors are really great as they offer excellent sharpness to the image without the need to drive 4k.
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I am used to a 27 inch 1440P monitor and i have tried a 25 inch and i did not like it very much
It does not look any better with higher pixel density, in fact due to the smaller size making things a little harder to see i say its worse

Maybe its just my personal opinion but i think 1440P looks better on a 27 inch then on a 25 inch
Then again i have used 27 inch 1440P displays for 4 years now
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post #5 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

I am used to a 27 inch 1440P monitor and i have tried a 25 inch and i did not like it very much
It does not look any better with higher pixel density, in fact due to the smaller size making things a little harder to see i say its worse

Maybe its just my personal opinion bu i think 1440P looks better on a 27 inch then on a 25 inch
Then again i have used 27 inch 1440P displays for 4 years now

Unless you were doing a side by side comparison you'll never know the difference.
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That is my problem I have nothing to compare it too as Best only wants to display the $99 1080p dime a dozen or the $700 SUHD Samsung model. We use to have a Compusa /Tigerdirect 1hr 30mins away but they plugged the plug on that.

As for everything looking too smaller I have learned that a custom DPI % is a must on Windows 7 if you using 1080p or greater. Im currently at 115% so I imagine 135 possibly 140% will be in order.
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As long as you dont have a problem with having to make everything bigger a 25 inch is fine.

But the point about your PSU still stands its not all that good and its the weakest and worst part in your system.
If you are going to overclock or you want a better/bigger video card you really should get something better.
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I've seen your review of this PSU and I won't say you don't know your stuff but you did pick and choice this particular review to suit your agenda. You posted the info from johnnyguru and the final score from HardOCP.

This was johnnyguru last section
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EVGA's older and less efficient precursor to the 500B is no great gift to the world of power supplies. There are no new groundbreaking technologies in the housing. You don't get a bag full of stickers, zip ties, posters, or any other tomfoolery that you don't need. What you do get is quite possibly the most solid forty dollar unit on the market today. Would I buy it myself? If I was on that tight a budget, yes. I would. Again... you could do a heck of a lot worse, and not just at this price point.
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I did not say it was terrible just that it was not all that great either

For a basic system or someone without a lot of funds its okey
but if you can spend more then $300 on a monitor you should be able to spend $50 on a better PSU

I did not say you needed to replace it right now did this second either
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Ok I just wanted to clear that up. We seem to forget not every coming to these forums will be running a OC'ed 125W AMD or 140W Intel and they will think they need a $100 PSU for a Intel Celeron or Sempron build when the $40 Saturday night special will do the job. Alright with that cleared your were right. I was just trying to not break the $1000 mark with just a AMD upgrade but I may have to.

I was looking into something along these lines:

SeaSonic G Series 550-Watt ATX12V/EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply SSR-550RM

I hear Seasonic is Top of the line but I don't know a whole lot about rating efficiencies. Any good material to start reading? I know I read before a lower watt Gold can do more than a higher watt 80+ but I really don't know the reasoning behind it.
Edited by CDub07 - 6/13/16 at 5:44am
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White Lightning
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Processor  ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero (WI-FI AC) ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 6GB ROG STRIX  Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4 3200 White LED  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX300 525GB M.2 SSD  Toshiba X300 4TB Desktop 3.5  LG WH16NS40 Super Multi Blue 16x Blu-ray Disc  Corsair Hydro Series H110i Extreme Performance... 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Corsair Corsair Air Series AF140 LED Quiet Edi... Windows 10 Pro AOC 2757 27" 1080p IPS Monitor  Seasonic SS-760XP2 Platinum 
Case
Cooler Master Mastercase Pro 5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320E @ 4.1GHz Asrock 970M Pro3 mATX XFX Radeon RX 460 4 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Gr... PNY Anarchy 16GB Kit (2x8GB) DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 250GB SAMSUNG DVD Writer SH-224FB Scythe Samurai ZZ Rev.B CPU Cooler Windows 7 Pro SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 27" I2757FH IPS LED HD Monitor Zalman ZM-K200M USB Keyboard EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Certified Power Supply Thermaltake Urban S1 Mini Tower Computer Case  
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Zalman ZM-400M USB Mouse Jeecoo Mouse Pad 320x270x3mm Non-slip Rubber Ba... Z313 Multimedia Speaker System  AzureWave Broadcom BCM94352HMB/BCM94352 802.11/... 
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Marvell 6282 Processor( 1.60GHz 256KB) Marvell 88F6282 SoC 256MB DDR3 1600 MHz Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB  
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