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Alright, guys! I'm running 3-Way / Tri-SLI for gaming on triple 1200p monitors! Overkill? Nope. Much-needed? Yus.
    
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Alright, guys! I'm running 3-Way / Tri-SLI for gaming on triple 1200p monitors! Overkill? Nope. Much-needed? Yus.
That would have nothing to do with this thread. 1080P isn't what you're running, so how is it relevant?
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There is a category of elite gamers that use many screens to pwn you.
    
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which monitor i should look for support 1920x1080??? not too expesnive one, between 200-250 bucks thank you
Get an Acer G235H, $160-$180, awesome monitor.
Then buy 2 more, and a Radeon 6970, and game away!
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Aren't you guys missing the point of these forums? is a 580 needed for 1080p? no. not at all. but is a processor that runs at over 4GHz ever necessary? not that i have seen so far. these are the over clock forums, so i would say go for it if you want to. at one point i had tri SLI ENGTX 470s on a Pentium D 840 that i had clocked at over 4.7GHz, and i loved ever minute of it .

so what it ultimately comes down to is this...

is a beefy video card needed for 1080p?
not in the slightest

is there anything wrong with getting one anyways?
definitely not
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same reason why people still buy Ugg boots, Lamborghini's, and bottle service.
Because they can.

Value isnt the name of the game to everyone.
    
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its a waste for now because you arent going to notice any difference between ~50fps and above but for future games it means you won't have to upgrade as soon as everybody else. and when you look at all of the display ports on those dual gpu cards, you know theyre not made for one screen
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It depends on what type of media you like to run. If it's high-end games with killer graphics, such as Crysis and Metro 2033, then you will need the higher-end cards to run your full resolution with advanced graphical settings.

If it's run-of-the-mill, or older games that only support up to, say, DX9 or lower, like Crysis 2....now wait a minute...


I see what I did there.
    
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Aren't you guys missing the point of these forums? is a 580 needed for 1080p? no. not at all. but is a processor that runs at over 4GHz ever necessary? not that i have seen so far. these are the over clock forums, so i would say go for it if you want to. at one point i had tri SLI ENGTX 470s on a Pentium D 840 that i had clocked at over 4.7GHz, and i loved ever minute of it .

so what it ultimately comes down to is this...

is a beefy video card needed for 1080p?
not in the slightest

is there anything wrong with getting one anyways?
definitely not
Says the man with the pentium D 840 and GTX470.

I got a increase in all of my games from 2.8ghz to 3.5ghz. None from 3.5ghz to 4ghz .
post #50 of 78
Looking thru the GTX580 reviews, I see alot of games that cant maintain 60fps minimum @ 1080p Max AA Max AF. You can argue some of those games are poorly optimized, yet even in those situations more GPU seems to help. Sure you can tweak a few settings and make most games play great AND look great, but some people dont like to compromise.
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