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    I need help choosing what to upgrade next.

    As the title says - I'm looking to buy a second monitor soon, and I need help choosing whether I should buy a 1980x1080 one, or a 1366x768 one, considering I currently have a 1366x768.
    However, if a new CPU, or graphics card, or whatever would be more beneficial, please tell me and I will buy that before.
    My current build is this.
    I will have £200 to spend.
    Note: I will be buying this in July when I get the money, and I use my rig for gaming.

    Thank you, fellow PC builders.

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    You've got the gtx650, so do I, if I were you I'd get a better one. Your RAM is nice but you could get a SSD or another one terrabyte HDD. SSD for quicker starting up and a HDD just for more storage.
    Also you've got an AMD CPU, personally I don't really like AMD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GalaxyBeatzz View Post
    You've got the gtx650, so do I, if I were you I'd get a better one. Your RAM is nice but you could get a SSD or another one terrabyte HDD. SSD for quicker starting up and a HDD just for more storage.
    Also you've got an AMD CPU, personally I don't really like AMD.
    Hmm yeah I was thinking of buying an SSD, but I'm not too unhappy with my start up times, and I don't think it's a thing I'd like right now. GTX 650 isn't too bad, but I'm not sure if it'd be able to run two monitors, even at 2732x768. I was also thinking of upgrading the CPU, but I think it's fine, and I don't mind AMD. I guess the graphics card is the way to go with upgrading, I was thinking GTX 750Ti, as that is <£200, or maybe R9 280x or 270x?

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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-Nvidia-9.../dp/B00SKTY6PS
    For 20 More Pounds You Can Get A Great GPU, Think Of It. Also GTX 960 Would Be Better Than The 750 Ti Imo...
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    You'd be fine to get a second monitor but not a 1920x1080. If you're willing to crossfire two gtx 650's then go ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ლ(ಠ_ಠლ) View Post
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-Nvidia-9.../dp/B00SKTY6PS
    For 20 More Pounds You Can Get A Great GPU, Think Of It. Also GTX 960 Would Be Better Than The 750 Ti Imo...
    I was thinking of maybe an R9 280x? It's pretty much the same price, and I honestly cba to overclock the 960. It's always a hassle to overclock.

    Quote Originally Posted by Color View Post
    You'd be fine to get a second monitor but not a 1920x1080. If you're willing to crossfire two gtx 650's then go ahead.
    I don't think my motherboard supports crossfire/sli unfortunately. If it did, that would be a serious contender.

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    R9 280X is a nice card for sure. My roommate has one and is running dual monitors at 1920x1080 with no problems. I have an R9 290 and there is a noticeable difference between them when running pretty intensive games so if you play heavy games get a 290, otherwise the 280X is great!

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