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What Video Card Should I Get?

The 1060 6GB or RX 580 8GB are enought for UW 1080p and can max most games except poorly optimised ones

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello Everyone,


My old MB burned couple month ago so I upgraded it to Prime Z370-A Motherboard, I5-8600K CPU, 16G DDR 4 RAM, kept my old 1200W power supply and GTX 750 TI video card.


Now I want to get a video card for my new LG 29um59-p monitor to experience 2K gaming. Games I play now are PUBG, POE, WOLCEN, AOE Definitive Edition. Besides gaming, I also process word and excel documents, pdf editing, and Arduino programming.


Currently, I connected 2 monitors ( LG 29um59-p & an old Samsung 1080 P monitor) and 1 4K TV to my desktop. I probably will do the same with the new video card.


My goal is to experience 2K gaming, and I wish the card could last few years for future games (I know the card will not support the best effects).


Could someone help me to choose? Thanks for all the replies !!!

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You're looking at GTX 1070 or above performance level for your requirements (PUBG has poor optimization, WOLCEN uses Cryengine, the same thing that gave Crysis its reputation), but at this point with new cards coming late this year, only the used 980ti makes sense because 10 series cards are still relatively expensive (not as crazy as it was, but still).


I'd rather call that resolution 1080p ultrawide. 2K itself refers to 1920 x 1080 while 2.5k refers to 2560 x 1440, neither match your actual specs.

CPU: i7-2600K 4.5GHz 1.34V

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 

RAM: Kingston 8GB 1600MHz (or 2133MHz) + 4GB 1600MHz x2 

GPU: Asus GTX 1070 8GB Dual 2088MHz 1.042V or 1835MHz 0.925V HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7.2k RPM 500GB, Toshiba 1TB 7.2k RPM 

SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB  PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold 

Monitor: LG 22MP55 22" 1080p 60Hz IPS 

Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex M260 with Kailh Blue switches


Dumped parts:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz, i5-4460 3.2GHz <--- For i7 master race

Motherboard: MSI G41M-P33 Combo, Asus H81M-PLUS

RAM: Xander 4GB DDR3 1333MHz, Kingston 4GB 1600MHz x2

Graphics card: Gigabyte GTX 275 896MB, Gigabyte RX 470 4GB G1 Gaming

PSU: Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 500W rs-500-pcar-a3  <--- how did these old parts survive with this crap

Storage: WD AV 7200RPM 320GB

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If you plan to get 1440p monitor you should get as it was said above atleast 1070 but the price difference between 1070 and the ti version is minimal so I would proly recommend the 1070ti (when oced you can get performance of 1080). But everything depends on your budget. 1060 is suitable for 1080p60hz so would not go that way.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for all the replies, and I made my mind based on all your information.


Thanks a lot again!

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