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Bit of a hard choice. New monitor, or New GPU first.

#1hk7111Posted 8/8/2014 3:34:03 PM(edited)
Been looking at that Asus monitor coming out a bit later in the US, the 1440P 144Hz Gsync one.

If i get the Monitor i cant fully make use of it until i upgrade my GPU.
But if i upgrade my GPU i cant fully make use of it until i get the monitor.

Currently have a standard 1080P 60hz monitor and GPU should be in sig. Was looking to grab a r9 290 and a second one Later on for Crossfire.

Edit: Or i guess there the Compromise of Getting the GPU and either a 1440P 60hz monitor or a 144hz 1080p
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#2PathlessBulletPosted 8/8/2014 3:34:51 PM
Gsync is apparently the no.1 upgrade you can make to your gaming experience as long as your GPU is average.
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#3foodeater4Posted 8/8/2014 3:36:19 PM
well, not sure what cards you have in mind, but with the nivida 8 series coming in October it may be better to go for the screen and wait on the card.
#4GoIrish80Posted 8/8/2014 3:36:47 PM
I'd vote monitor.
#5hk7111(Topic Creator)Posted 8/8/2014 3:38:39 PM
foodeater4 posted...
well, not sure what cards you have in mind, but with the nivida 8 series coming in October it may be better to go for the screen and wait on the card.


That another thing i was thinking about, Though i might grab an EVGA 780 and use their stepup thing to get an 880.
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Desktop: i7-4790k, 16gb Ddr3, R9 280x, Some random HDD's, 840 Evo 250Gb
Laptop: Razerblade 14: i7-4702HQ, 8GB Ddr3, Gtx 765M, 256GB Msata SSD
#6hk7111(Topic Creator)Posted 8/8/2014 4:12:37 PM
Any idea if a 290 then Adding a second for crossfire would be better for the most part than grabing a 780/880?
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Desktop: i7-4790k, 16gb Ddr3, R9 280x, Some random HDD's, 840 Evo 250Gb
Laptop: Razerblade 14: i7-4702HQ, 8GB Ddr3, Gtx 765M, 256GB Msata SSD
#7BuyersRemorse55Posted 8/8/2014 4:17:32 PM
Im sure you can find benchmarks of 290's vs 780's. For 880's who knows but its rumored they be a decent upgrade from current cards
#8hk7111(Topic Creator)Posted 8/8/2014 4:28:33 PM
Looking at some of the benchmarks Crossfire 290's can have a hard time to break 120Fps at 1440P. Might say screw it and stick with 1080P, grab a second 280x and a 1080P 120/144Hz monitor.
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Desktop: i7-4790k, 16gb Ddr3, R9 280x, Some random HDD's, 840 Evo 250Gb
Laptop: Razerblade 14: i7-4702HQ, 8GB Ddr3, Gtx 765M, 256GB Msata SSD
#9johnny_payPosted 8/8/2014 5:02:42 PM
get a monitor first, that way you can appreciate the video card more when you upgrade it.
#10JockoPosted 8/8/2014 5:12:44 PM
You won't gain anything tech wise by waiting on the monitor because nothing better than what you listed will be coming out any time soon. However you'll gain options by getting the monitor now and wait for a GPU later. I hope that made sense and if not then I'm saying get the monitor.
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