Question going to buy a new display

Blos88

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hello everyone

im going to buy a new display, my old display 27 from 2013 1080p is old now.

i dont know what to buy right, now

my budget is: $200

dont know anything about a fre sync or g sync

considering that i own:

r5 2600
gtx 1660

mostly for gaming and basic office stuff
what u guys recommend?

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my old display 27 from 2013 1080p is old now
i dont know what to buy right now

considering that i own:
r5 2600
gtx 1660
do you plan on upgrading your CPU & graphics card anytime soon or in the next couple years?

the GTX 1660 is decent but can't handle 2160p or ultrawide 1440p very well with decent settings in games.

the CPU is also rather low performance so won't be able to provide many frames per second even if you do get a better graphics card anytime soon.

you could do okay(~60fps) for now with a 16:9 1440p and probably a mix of low>medium settings in most games but as they get even more demanding this combo will show it's age quickly.

i would usually recommend either a ~34" 3440x1440p ultrawide
or 32" 2560x1440p standard.
compare some of those type models at a computer shop, Best Buy, or something similar and see which really appeals to you.

if after purchasing you have trouble with decent performance in games you can then start looking into upgrading the rest of the system.
dont know anything about a fre sync or g sync
if you plan on sticking with Nvidia cards;
either get a G-Sync
or a Freesync that claims it is G-Sync Compatible.
 

Blos88

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hello

yes im thinking on upgrading my cpu and my gpu, maybe not this year, but i will, i only play in 1080p not interested in 1440p
so maybe i have to upgrade my gpu and cpu first?
 
i only play in 1080p not interested in 1440p
so maybe i have to upgrade my gpu and cpu first?
with a better CPU you could get much better performance than i imagine you're getting now.

but using the GTX 1660 you'll still be limited to lower quality settings, no RT effects, no DLSS(which can help with much better performance in games that support it).

@ 1080p I'd recommend a 2560x1080 display, 120Hz or higher.

but I can tell you there is a big difference between 1080 & 1440.
i've been on 1440 for ~6 years now and would never go back.
the clarity and overall image in games is tons better.
some may praise 2160p(4K) but I've got a 55" 4K and a 34" 1440p in the same room and i'd much rather game on the ultrawide 1440.
 
would a r7 3700 be ok for now?
depends on what you mean by "okay".
still a low performing CPU.

if you're really looking for a big enough increase to be fairly noticable you're probably going to be upgrading the entire system.

you should list what exact games you are interested in,
what frame rates you'd like to see,
what in-game settings you'd like to use,
and for how long into newer released games you'd hope to see this type of performance.
 

Blos88

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i see
i saw very cheap r7 3700 on ali

AAA games
144 fps with a new monitor

high settings

and 1080p and 1440p

cant afford a 5th generation ryzen now or intel
 
144 fps
high settings
and 1080p and 1440p
AAA games @ 144fps with high settings @ 1440p for any decent time into the future
is going to require a complete system overhaul
with much higher tiered processor, similar to i5-12600
and ~RX 6800 / RTX 3080 range card.

@ 1080p
a decent mid range processor, similar to i5-12400 performance with ~RX 6600 XT / RTX 3060.
 

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