Gaming build for 2560x1600

Dugalle1987

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Approximate Purchase Date: Two Weeks

Budget Range: Preferably under $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Mobo, RAM, GPU, PSU

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Parts Preferences: Intel MOBO and CPU, Nvidia GPU

Overclocking: Yes, but not much

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 2560x1600

Additional Comments: I want to run all games on highest settings for about 2-3 years on my 2560x1600 monitor

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Lag on some games with max resolution
 

CaptainTom

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NO! It is common knowledge that the 7970 GHz is far stronger than the 670, and the gap only widens at high resolutions,

Also the 4GB version is a complete waste. After 2GB, the 670/680 bottleneck because of there bus size (256 instead of AMD's 384).
 

daeder

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Yes. At that high of a resolution, even 3gb's and 4gb's didn't make a difference.

A lot of people can argue that Captain Tom :D

With over $100+ to upgrade to the 680, and only about 5% increase in performance, many say it's not worth it.
 

CaptainTom

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No 3GB didn't make a difference with the GTX cards. 3GB does make a difference on AMD. I have already used 2.2 GB before, and most games use 1.2-1.6 GB now! In one year 2GB will start to run out.