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What to upgrade first: Monitor or Graphics Card

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys,

 

I'm looking at upgrading my graphics (either adding another 580 or going to a 770) but I'm also looking at upgrading my monitor. Right now I've got a 2 23" monitors (one IPS one not, both 1920x1080). I'm looking at upgrading to a pair of 27" monitors, but if I do I won't be able to do the graphics card upgrade for a while. So what do you guys recommend graphics upgrade or Monitor upgrade first?


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I'm looking at upgrading my graphics (either adding another 580 or going to a 770) but I'm also looking at upgrading my monitor. Right now I've got a 2 23" monitors (one IPS one not, both 1920x1080). I'm looking at upgrading to a pair of 27" monitors, but if I do I won't be able to do the graphics card upgrade for a while. So what do you guys recommend graphics upgrade or Monitor upgrade first?

 

Heya,

 

I would recommend the new graphics card (go for the 770, rather than another 580). If you do game, you will enjoy your experience a lot more with a better graphics card, than a new monitor  :D

 

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GPU first.

1440p or 1080p for the 27" monitors?


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Upgradin from a 580 to a 770 isn't worth it imo. 770 is basicly a 680 and a 680 is only about 30-35% faster than a 580, I highly doubt you'll notice the difference.

Will you get 1440p monitors? becasue if not, you might not want to upgrade your monitors, because 1080p doesn't look very good at 27". At max I'd upgrade one monitor.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for the quick responses. I was looking at a 27" 1920x1080 monitor because sadly my budget is about $400 not $700+. In the end I might go with something with a better pixel density like the new asus MX series or the Dell P series. I am leaning toward the Asus because of the bezelless design.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236310

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260059

 

 


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Don't get a 1080p display, get rather a 1440p!


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