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Old November 24, 2012, 10:58 AM
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My System Specs


Originally Posted by n3rrd View Post
I recently decided it was time to upgrade from my current system (Q6600, 4GB of RAM, HD5750). My video requirements aren't as high as they once were and I was hoping to move to an Ivy Bridge system with HD4000 graphics.

My monitor is an issue. As far as I understand, none of the on-board DVI ports will support a resolution greater than 1920x1080. I have a Dell 3007WFP with a resolution of 2560x1600 and only DVI as an input option.

If on-board DisplayPort supports my resolution, my options seem to be:

- get a dedicated video card with Dual-link DVI
- get a motherboard with on-board DP + an active DP adapter
- sell my monitor and get something with a DP input (would probably end up with a 24" instead).

Any opinions?
What exactally are you doing with your system? If it is gaming you will need something high end to run that res, if its something else then you can scale back getting a high end GPU to something more practical.

IMHO - I would just get something with dedicated DVI like a 650TI if it is non-gaming and be done with it. Discrete GPU are still greater than onboard.


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