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Non tech guy needs advice on GPU and Screen investment

#20563

Hey

Some years ago I knew what to buy and what to do BUT I have no feeling with the market anymnore. Here is the deal. I have a i5-4570 @3.2 GHz, 8 GB ram, NVidia GTX 770. I play on a 21 inch screen in 1680 x 1050 resolution…

I play BF4 almost exclusively and now with BF1 on the way I am thinking abouit what to do upgrade wise. I do NOT want to upgrade whole PC, so I was thinking if it made sense along the way to get a better GPU, but what is max value for money in 6 months time ??

Also I just cant decide on screen. It seems to me that if I dont have the highest spec PC, and upgrade all the time it would be the best route to go 1080p ? That would allow me to up the framerates for a while if i get newer GPU. I just feel that if I go for 1440 i would need a much bigger upgrade to keep the system running at high fps for a couple of years to come ??? How do you feel about that ?

I was thinking about 25-27 inch 1080 p, based on a GPU upgrade, and hope to go more that 60 fps in modern games. Any suggestions ?

Hope for a bit of tech help :+)

Best wishes

Jagge

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#20564

Right now is the worst possible time to get a new GPU, new ones are just being announced and released, the market is very unstable both performance and price wise. You should wait at least 6 months until everything tones down and then look up what is what. If we’re being optimistic right and want to do hot headed decision AMD just announced pretty cheap and powerfull GPUs (RX 480s) but there aren’t any benchmarks just based on what they said it will be best performance/value GPU for a while, probably beating nVidia into the ground. On the other hand it means that GTX 970 price will plumet since 480 will take a dump on it, and 970 is a very strong card (I’m using it) which will let you play in 1080p no problems. But there’s always 1070 which is a bit expensive but let’s you go 1440p no problem. As you can see the market right now is really weird and full of questions. Buying GPU right now or next couple months will probably be a huge mistake – but you can look for some desperate person trying to get rid of their 970 for very cheap because they’re woried they will be worthless couple months from now.

tl;dr Wait 6 months, right now there are way too many questions without answers about new GPUs and their influence on prices. Just check if there aren’t any good deals for cheap 970 from desperate people.

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#20565

First things first, what’s your PSU? Brand, model, wattage?
We don’t want you to kill yourself with some IED that cheap PSUs are.

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#20566

Hey ! This is a very personal opinion but I think you’ll be better with a 144Hz monitor. I made the switch a few months ago, and it feels really good : more responsive and smoother. For the GPU, the next generation is coming soon. I think the GTX1070 will be able to run BF4 at 1080p144Hz (since the benchmarks show that it will be more powerful than a Titan X). Although, if you want a higher resolution screen, the GTX 1070 will run BF4 at 1440p 60FPS without any problems (with max settings). You might want to check this http://www.pcgamer.com/geforce-gtx-1070-performance-preview/ for the benchmarks.

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#20567

Oh yeah 144Hz is just next level if you compare it to 60, but the problem is – it’s pretty damn expensive and there aren’t that many games that you will be able to run on ultra in 144Hz even on 1070

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#20569

Hej Jagge 🙂

As Deith says it’s the worst time to buy a new GPU because the new generation cards are being released as we speak. Wait some months with GPU upgrade if you can.

Your PSU shouldn’t be a problem either if it can run your current setup as the new cards are even more energy efficient than both the 7xx series and the 9xx

I have a 1440p 144hz G-sync monitor (don’t buy G-sync. Overpriced and overrated IMO) and while it’s nice and sharp and beautiful it hasn’t really enhanced my gaming experience as I thought it would. I would definitely go for a 24″ 16:9 120hz/144hz 1080p screen. As you say you mostly play bf and the higer refresh rate is such a big advantage. Your input lag will go down a lot and you will be able to see more and aim and control recoil easier.
Even if you play other games and don’t get 120/144fps it will still be smoother with less screen tearing. So it’s worth it in both aspects IMO

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#20588

Your GTX 770 is not terrible for 1080p gaming. You still get + 100 fps on low settings in BF4. I’m on a GTX670 and I will wait until the new cards are released and things settle down.

You could also get lucky and buy a 2nd hand GTX970 or R9 390 very cheap in some months. That is what I plan to do (maybe), unless the new AMD card really is super fast and cheap.

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#20596

We don’t have benchmarks yet. But AMD claims that RX 480 is on 970/980 level. It will costs $199 for reference construction.

As many before me already said. You should wait. Preferably till Christmas. And I would settle for 1080p. Current generation of GPUs aren’t there yet for QHD/4K imo.

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#20614

First things first, what’s your PSU? Brand, model, wattage?<br>
We don’t want you to kill yourself with some IED that cheap PSUs are.

Hey

Honestly I have no clue. I bought the computer already assembled, but at a place where they specialise in it so I hope it is ok. It can drive a gtx770 do dont you think it can drive a new GPU as well ?

Soon i will open the case and check :0)

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#20616

Your GTX 770 is not terrible for 1080p gaming. You still get + 100 fps on low settings in BF4. I’m on a GTX670 and I will wait until the new cards are released and things settle down.

You could also get lucky and buy a 2nd hand GTX970 or R9 390 very cheap in some months. That is what I plan to do (maybe), unless the new AMD card really is super fast and cheap.

Sounds like sound advice, thx Remi

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#20617

Roger that I will have a lookout for that. Best wishes

Jagge

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#20618

Right now is the worst possible time to get a new GPU, new ones are just being announced and released, the market is very unstable both performance and price wise. You should wait at least 6 months until everything tones down and then look up what is what. If we’re being optimistic right and want to do hot headed decision AMD just announced pretty cheap and powerfull GPUs (RX 480s) but there aren’t any benchmarks just based on what they said it will be best performance/value GPU for a while, probably beating nVidia into the ground. On the other hand it means that GTX 970 price will plumet since 480 will take a dump on it, and 970 is a very strong card (I’m using it) which will let you play in 1080p no problems. But there’s always 1070 which is a bit expensive but let’s you go 1440p no problem. As you can see the market right now is really weird and full of questions. Buying GPU right now or next couple months will probably be a huge mistake – but you can look for some desperate person trying to get rid of their 970 for very cheap because they’re woried they will be worthless couple months from now.

tl;dr Wait 6 months, right now there are way too many questions without answers about new GPUs and their influence on prices. Just check if there aren’t any good deals for cheap 970 from desperate people.

Sounds very good, That is also good timing regarding the release of BF1, so when they have the quirks out of that game I will upgrade. From this thread I think I will stay on 1080P and maybe go for a 25-27 inch good 1080p monitor.

Thanks a lot for the help

Jagge

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#20619

Just want to say thx to all your guys, great with competent help :0)

Best wishes

Jakob

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