What would a good GPU upgrade be for my system?

voiidwulf

Distinguished
Jun 11, 2012
903
0
19,010
I recently turned 14, so I can legally work now. I'm thinking about getting a job at McDonalds or something so I have some more spare cash. I'm planning on getting a nice 2560 x 1600 monitor and a new video card. What do you think a good upgrade would be to my GPU? I assume my system wouldn't really bottleneck any current gen card. Would it be better to wait for the Radeon 8000s/GTX700s?

I don't really have a set budget. I'm just kind of planning ahead.

Stuff I'd like to be able to do:

1. Battlefield 3 Ultra at 1600P. (Full AA and whatnot.)
2. Crysis 3 at max settings.
3. Actually, to be honest I might as well just say "I'd like to max all current games at 1600P."

Is this even possibly within my budget? I'm thinking about $400-$500 for the video card.

Thanks,
 

voiidwulf

Distinguished
Jun 11, 2012
903
0
19,010


Hmm. That's interesting. I will likely wait for the new GPUs then. What do other people think?


EDIT: Lol, I just looked up some 1600P monitors and they are way too expensive. I guess I'll stick with 1080P.
 

voiidwulf

Distinguished
Jun 11, 2012
903
0
19,010
Ehh, kind of. I had like $600 and my parents matched it since my old computer was broken and whatnot. My dad wouldn't let me build it though. He doesn't trust me with $1000 in sensitive electronics. I wish I had built it.

Honestly, you are correct. I don't need to upgrade. I just kind of want to since I will have the money to in a few months. I would probably be smarter to wait another year or so when the upgrade is actually worthwhile and 2560x1440/1600 monitors are cheaper.
 
Oh I see nvm I see what you have. Sorry I did not see your signature prior to you making your response.

It may be better to wait for the newer cards. I'm sure they will be able to reach the settings in those games at a cheaper price point then if you were with the current gen cards.

However, what you should is that both chip makers release there flagship card and then the other cards over the span of a 3-4 months.
 

TRENDING THREADS