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Build Advice Ok for 144hz?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by xxxsonic1971, 18 Jan 2020.

  1. xxxsonic1971

    xxxsonic1971 W.O.T xxxsonic1971

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    Hi,
    I can get my friends old pc bundle, it's a i7 4790k, Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 motherboard and 16gb of ram. Will this run a 2560x1440 monitor at 144hz with the right graphics card, or should i look for something newer?

    Cheers.
     
  2. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    It'll run - I've been running QHD monitors since X58. You'll have to overclock the cpu to mitigate GPU bottlenecking though, assuming you're going to be gaming and going for a fairly meaty card.
     
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    Depends on what it costs I suppose.
     
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    I have put a price check up, but the thing thats putting me off is that its nearly 5 years old, The magic smoke could just appear and its £££ down the drain.
     
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    Yup there's that too. Finding a decent board would be expensive and you can't carry the RAM forward.

    Plus logically speaking it's no better than a 4c 8t Ryzen which are peanuts now (as are the boards).

    I'd go for something new. DDR4 is still quite reasonable too.
     
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