Over the holidays I bought myself a new monitor(Acer B286HK), and while it can support very high resolutions, I am finding that my PC just isn't up to the task.
I would now like to start upgrading my gaming PC to support this nice new monitor. However, I don't want to make the mistake of getting a new graphics card that my other hardware components can't support. Especially if it really heats up my PC and I end up melting the thing.
So, below is my current make-up. I was looking at upgrading to the Nvidia GTX 970. Do I need to upgrade other components of my PC to support this graphics card?
CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)
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MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1866MHz Quad Channel Memory (Corsair XMS DDR3 1866 MHz Memory
HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
MOTHERBOARD: (4-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support) GIGABYTE X79-UP4 Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Ultra Durable 5, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 4 Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1 & 1 PCI
POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX
COOLANT: CoolIT LCS ECO II-120MM FB Water Cooler