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PC Noob question regarding gaming resolution

#1OzymandssssPosted 8/20/2013 7:34:36 AM
Just got my first gaming PC. My question is, how do I know what resolution to play my games at? I have a GE Force GTX 770 GPU, core i5-4670k @4.6Ghz with 16GB memory. I seem to be able to run starcraft 2 on ultra settings but dont know how high i can turn up the resolution. Is it just trial and error? Does it vary per game or is there a certain set resolution my specs should be palying all games at. Thanks for any help
#2SmakkyofacePosted 8/20/2013 7:37:49 AM
if your monitor is an LCD flatscreen, it should have a max native resolution located on your nvidia control panel. just set all your games to that resolution.

righ click desktop, nvidia control panel.
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#3Ozymandssss(Topic Creator)Posted 8/20/2013 7:40:12 AM
That was incredibly easy and helpful. Thank you.
#4gastamanPosted 8/20/2013 7:41:41 AM
It's personal preference. If you can can run the game with all settings max, use your monitor's native resolution. If you have problems running games with all settings max, you can either turn settings down or lower resolution. Most people turn settings down until it runs fine at native resolution, but lower resolution if they have to lower settings so much that the game looks like ass.

With your build, your good to run at native resolution with most (or all, depending on game and resolution) settings at max.
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#5maybecallsPosted 8/20/2013 8:52:26 AM
Yeah, keep your monitor set to it's native resolution, and adjust the in-game settings until the frame rate matches your monitor's refresh rate.
#6SlaynPosted 8/20/2013 9:22:29 AM
Resolution > every other setting.

If you have to run your settings lower to run at the highest settings, do it. Having said that, not sure why you wouldn't be able to run anything at 1080p.
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