Gaming PC upgrade - 1440p or 4k?



  • So I'm about ready to upgrade my setup. I have a gtx680 and an 1080p monitor, which still does the job with all modern games, but I'm ready to up the resolution. I'm torn as to whether to get a 980 and a 1440p monitor, or make the next jump up to 4k and a 980ti. I'm also looking at getting a gsync monitor to avoid screen tearing. What's everyone's opinion - worth the extra money to go to 4k, or take it one step at a time?



  • I went with a 970GTX and a 4k 30hz 40" TV

    It's... alright. I only game in 1080P as I find the 30hz to be really jarring, especially when sitting close. It's really beautiful when you stand still and look at stuff.

    With the 980ti and a monitor with 60hz you should have a better experience. For a flawless one guarenteed go 1440P



  • I'd lean towards the 1440p.



  • Smooth 1440p is better than issues on 4K.



  • Yeah I don't know if I'd invest in a 4K gaming monitor, very few games are up to that level yet.



  • For what it's worth Nic, were I you I'd go for a 970gtx and a realllllllllllllllllllly obnoxiously good TV of the 50-60" variety.

    Possibly a 4k one just for a desktop, but game in 1080P.



  • @MattSpeller said:

    For what it's worth Nic, were I you I'd go for a 970gtx and a realllllllllllllllllllly obnoxiously good TV of the 50-60" variety.

    Well I'm back to gaming at a desk, so there are some limits on how big I can go on the monitor 🙂



  • @Nic said:

    @MattSpeller said:

    For what it's worth Nic, were I you I'd go for a 970gtx and a realllllllllllllllllllly obnoxiously good TV of the 50-60" variety.

    Well I'm back to gaming at a desk, so there are some limits on how big I can go on the monitor 🙂

    That's quitter talk 😉



  • @Nic said:

    @MattSpeller said:

    For what it's worth Nic, were I you I'd go for a 970gtx and a realllllllllllllllllllly obnoxiously good TV of the 50-60" variety.

    Well I'm back to gaming at a desk, so there are some limits on how big I can go on the monitor 🙂

    Get one of these and game on a 50" tv like I do. 😛



  • Back in 2003 we put in a 14' screen for our gaming.



  • @Nic said:

    @MattSpeller said:

    For what it's worth Nic, were I you I'd go for a 970gtx and a realllllllllllllllllllly obnoxiously good TV of the 50-60" variety.

    Well I'm back to gaming at a desk, so there are some limits on how big I can go on the monitor 🙂

    Just annex the next cubicle..


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