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Overkill or No?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Chummmleee, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Chummmleee

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    More then one screen? Resolution? Game?

    What PSU do you have?

    I thought Chummlee played consoles?
     
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    Dual 1920x1080 23'6 in monitors and i have the i7 3770k 4.2ghz & usually playing all the new games, crysis 3, farcry 3, ETC... and hes playing pc now baby!!
     
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    Welcome to TPU.

    Well one will work with any game on high, especially if you overclock it. But two will eat any game on ultra. You should consider getting three monitors if you do having a second card. When you get a chance fill out your system specs in the UserCP section.
     
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    One monitor : overkill
    Two monitor: No
     
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    Well they are 4gb Gpu's
     
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    Then your good with one unless you get three monitors
     
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    Alrighty sounds good, hey would you guys happen to know of any l shaped desk that are good for gaming haha?
     
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    that's not overkill for one monitor on two it will struggle on some games.
     
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    So you're saying two is a good idea?
     
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    for two or three monitors yes for one not so much;
    what i dont understand is how do you play on two monitors, on three i can see myself doing that but on two its weird.
     
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    Well i play on one and just use the other one for like utility stuff like web, youtube, streams etc...
    im not like running games on two just the one
     
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    then you dont need another just maybe if you cant get certain # of fps in a game or just buy another monitor and play on three... and that's justifies you another card.
     
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    Then all you need is the normal 2GB 670.
    You already have a 4GB version which is more than enough.
     
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    If you like high fps on todays shooters, then 2 isn't overkill. If you settle for 40 fps max at ultra settings, then sure, 1 would be enough.
    But if you can spare the money for 2 cards, then I would certainly go for it.
    And who knows? Maybe you find a game you would like to play on 2 monitors? Just because you have them? And then maybe you like it, and want the second card after all.
    But then that's always an option, to get a second card at a later stage.

    But 2x 670 is no overkill. just smooth gaming at high fps.
     
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    if you have the money to spend, spend it on 2 680s, you may not need the power now but if you don't plan on upgrading later for a few years mind aswell spend it on flagships even if it is only 5% better than a 670
     
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    Well I already have one 670 so I'm thinking ill just get the 2gb version and SLI them or should I spend the extra 50$ to get the same 4gb ?
     
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    if you have the money to spend, spend it, an extra 2gb is always good down the road
     
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    Defiantly also might sell my 2 asus monitors and grab 2 27 inch monitors like benq or something like that
     
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    I'm doing the same thing, grabbing another HD7970 and another Asus 24" :D
     

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