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    BF Gamer, noob PC builder, GPU recommendation please

    Hey everyone, you will have to excuse me, I have only really ever played BF, having started out on BFBC2 (basically a PC nub). About 9 years ago I brought a gen 1 i7 HP PC, made a few upgrades over the years (SSD, 16gb Ram and gtx 970) and managed to play BF1 on low settings with the rig.

    Anyway, I recently upgraded to what you see below. (but used my gtx 970 with a view to upgrading it when the new 11 series are released) I shopped around but still ended up spending a fair bit. So, I'm playing BF1 all good now but also want to expand into other games and will be buying BFV later in the year.

    Recommendations on GPU's? Buy now or wait for the 11 series to be released?

    Go easy on this nub. I just brought what I thought would last a decent amount of time and will be able to take upgrades going forward.

    Cheers

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    Sorry, forgot to add that I'm also looking at a 144hz monitor., Probas as cheap as possible 24" - 27".

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    What's the native res going to be on your new monitor?

    1070 or yolo a 1080ti

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    I say wait and buy 1180 in 2 months

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    WhangaDan wrote:
    What's the native res going to be on your new monitor?

    1070 or yolo a 1080ti
    Probably just 1080p, unless someone else has a better idea for me. Not looking at spending thousands, but open to opinions.

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    1080p? lol just get a 1060 then

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    SirGrim wrote:
    1080p? lol just get a 1060 then
    He said 144hz

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    SirGrim wrote:
    1080p? lol just get a 1060 then
    "Go easy on this nub". What would you recommend?

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    ludez wrote:
    He said 144hz
    Yep, I am truly a noob when it comes to this, but I assumed a relatively cheap 24 - 27" monitor at 144hz might need some grunt...

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    ludez wrote:
    He said 144hz
    Ah I didn't read the 2nd post - didn't see anything in the first post saying 144hz

    yeah then you don't want a 1060, probably a 1080 for good measure and good idea on the 8700k, that will stop the cpu bottleneck from happening so you can get 144hz

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    TBH it's entirely up to what you want to spend, so all we can offer you is our personal opinions.

    I'd tell you to aim higher than 1080p - if that's all you wanted, you should have done it with your $1700 budget and not spent so much on CPU etc. You're balls deep so aim 1440p or higher - 1080p is so last decade. Just my 2c.

    Opinions aside, a GTX 1070 / Ti is probably plenty in terms of gaming performance to ensure 144Hz at 1080p for the games it sounds like you play - YouTube will have endless reviewers playing the games you play to give you an exact idea of what framerates you can expect so check that shit out.

    For 1440p you would need a GTX 1080 minimum, Ti recommended - you won't get 144Hz in more intense titles (The Witcher 3 etc) but it sounds like you're more of an FPS man - FPS games like Overwatch/Destiny/Doom meanwhile are fine on a 1080.

    My opinion comes from a couple of upgrades:

    cheap 1080p IPS 60Hz -> flagship 144HZ 1080P TN -> 3440x1440 IPS 100Hz

    While I can't rave enough about high refresh rates, the upgrade to the 1440p density IPS was by far the more noticeable upgrade - best monitor I've had hands down - non-UW + 1080p is dead to me.

    TL;DR - 1440P 144Hz + 1080, pref Ti
    Last edited by iRoN; 14th June 2018 at 8:13 pm.

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    If you are going 1440p 144hz then I would recommend 1080ti at the least, that's what I'm using and even then not every game is going to do 144hz, take PUBG for instance which can hit 144hz but more often sits around 120hz unless you turn down some graphics settings - 144hz @ 1080p is going to be a bit easier to achieve and also cheaper

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    Yeah we're operating under the assumption he's playing the titles he's already specified when he asked his question.

    There is no such thing as guaranteeing 1440p 144hz across the board

    Some engines are optimised great these days. Others are not lol

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    The guy says he plays battlefield and for the new one coming soon you probably want to get something punchy
    I’m under no illusion that even my 1080ti is going to 144hz 1440p maxed graphics in this title the graphics are too good

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    wormio wrote:
    Probably just 1080p, unless someone else has a better idea for me. Not looking at spending thousands, but open to opinions.
    keep in mind 1080p on a 27" looks like ass - if you wanna go 27" and above you should go 1440p or you will be disappointed

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    sorceror wrote:
    keep in mind 1080p on a 27" looks like ass - if you wanna go 27" and above you should go 1440p or you will be disappointed
    Yea mate, 24" 1080 or 27" 1440

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    Depends what you're used to I avoid higher than 1080P due to lack of funds are blowing it all on broken cars. So I run 1080P ultrawide, have zero regrets. Obviously spending twice as much on the screen and GPU will net you 1440P ultrawide, which will look better. Not denying that. But when I was looking, GPU was $1500 to power the 2.5k screen. I paid $750 for GPU and $1000 for screen, it will do GPU's in my price range won't max out the 1080P ultrawide on ultra settings. I tend to play games on high settings to keep the FPS above 100 (BF1). Medium (which still looks great) sits around the 115-140 mark no worries. I imagine Battlefield V will have similar requirements to 1.

    I wouldn't buy anything yet, i'm sure the 970 will hold you over for a few months. New cards will be out before V, so no hurry.

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    Side note, playing Bf1 (and Bf4 and BF3) on a fixed graphics setting (low/medium/high etc) is not ideal, some of the settings are hugely punishing for frames and others at ultra are beneficial for gameplay reasons.

    http://forum.symthic.com/battlefield...ey-affect-fps/

    You really want to stick mesh and terrain quality (or whatever they call them in that particular title) on ultra and then tweak other settings down/up to keep your frames stable.

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    Interesting info, i'm lazy when it comes to BF as it looks so much nicer at pretty much any setting compared to PUBG. So I just set and forget, with a higher screen res and not so strong GPU, I can see the value in adjusting all of those individually. I do so in PUBG a lot more to try and get the unoptimised POS running nice lol.