Buying1080ti or New Monitor?Posted:

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Okay so I dont get to make this choice often because the Air Force doesnt pay me shit, so I wanna make the right one.

Currently doing a few things to my rig, adding the good ole Red Green Blues to my computer, bought a new case and got one more thing on my mind before I have to save up again, they are both "around" the same price but I cannot make a decision on it.

Currently looking at a Asus Strix 1080TI or a Asus ROG PG278VQ monitor.

My current rig:
i7 7700k
EVGA 1080 ACX 3.0
32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX
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250GB 850 Evo SSD
annnndddd the monitor isssssssss: Asus VG278HQ

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need my pc brothers to help me out on this one
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As someone who is unintelligent in this field, I know that graphics card prices are through the roof right now(at least they were) so I feel like with that information, a monitor might be smarter?
13 or Adam will correct me if I'm completely wrong.
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Maze wroteAs someone who is unintelligent in this field, I know that graphics card prices are through the roof right now(at least they were) so I feel like with that information, a monitor might be smarter?
13 or Adam will correct me if I'm completely wrong.
I have my ways of getting stuff cheaper than the prices everyone pays, I just cant decide on where to put my money at, I want a really nice display but I also want to crunch alot of frames. Also both of these items are $700+
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Go for the monitor. Wait for the 1100 series before upgrading your GPU.
Also why is your GPU in the bottom slot?
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Potion wroteGo for the monitor. Wait for the 1100 series before upgrading your GPU.
Also why is your GPU in the bottom slot?
Clearance issues
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I would go with a monitor, wait for the new graphics card this year.
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id go monitor as itl make your games look better anyways, and hopefully we might get news on the new gpu's soon.
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Depends on what monitor you want to upgrade to.

That 1080 will pump out 1440p probably high refresh rate too. [I'm not to keen on my FPS's in games anymore]

I currently have a 1080 and it does 4k just fine.

So with that in mind, I would say monitor first, then GPU upgrade later on.
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I play at 1440p 21:9 (3440x1440) @ 100Hz and my 1080 just about cuts it in higher end AAA titles. So it really depends on what you want more.

I'd grab a monitor personally, then look at a GPU once the new gen are out, I wouldn't go from a 1080 to a Ti myself so.
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I'd go for the monitor. I personally had a 1080 FTW and went to a 1080 Ti SC2 and honestly wasn't a big improvement for a lot of games. Cost to improvement isn't worth it imo. Also new GPUs are on the horizon.
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