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Monitor and a second graphic's card..

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by FIZLAND, Jul 11, 2018.



    Joined: Jan 6, 2013

    Posts: 22

    Hey guys,

    Been a while since I bought my PC and looking to upgrade as new games are now touching the top end of my specs capability.. I considered getting a second "HIS Radeon HD 7950 IceQ 3GB GDDR5 PCIe Graphics Card" when this happened and use the crossfire cable.. I also noticed the monitor I got gives a max fps of 60.. You guys were so helpful last time.. Looking for either a good monitor £~200 / graphics card £~100 solution.. Thanks in advance :d


    Joined: Jan 6, 2013

    Posts: 22

    current specs:

    HIS HD 7950 IceQ BOOST 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (H795QC3G2M)
    Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W)
    Asus P8Z77-V LX2 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
    Corsair 2013 Edition Gamer Series GS 600W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply (CP-9020063-UK)
    Zalman Z9 Plus Tower Case with Fan Controller - Black
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache - OEM (ST500DM002)
    Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX)
    OcUK 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
  3. NovaKill4


    Joined: Jan 22, 2012

    Posts: 184

    What games are you playing or planning on playing?

    Although this is a bit over budget you would be able to play most if not all games at 1080p High/Ultra with no issues:

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £401.68 (includes shipping: £11.70) ​

    Have you overclocked your CPU? if not then this would help out a bit too as long as you have a reasonable cooler on it.
    Also when you have the money, you may want to look at getting an ssd to use as your windows and applications drive, it would make applications load so much faster (it wouldn't have any effect on games though).