Hey guys,

I am finally going to replace my aging Sapphire Dual X 7970 OC card.

I am staying AMD as I want to go FreeSync.

I want to go Freesync2 but currently those monitors are too expensive and too few so I am thinking about going with a stepping stone approach. Something like a RX 580 and a newer 2560x1080 or 2560x1440 Freesync display until Navi and the newer Freesync2 HDR displays flood the market and drop in price.

Thoughts?

Recommendations on cards? I dont want to spend a lot of money but want to make sure I have 8GB of VRAM.

I have considered staying with Sapphire but they tend to be on the expensive side still. I hear good things about XFX and Gigabyte these days.

Thoughts on the monitor?

This is what I was looking at: https://www.amazon.com/LG-29UM68-P-2...x1080+freesync

https://www.amazon.com/Crossover-27V...x1440+freesync

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-...x1440+freesync