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1440p upgrade help!

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

I've built my first computer and I am enjoying gaming at 1080p gaming, but in the bitcoin crisis, I could only get a good deal on a 1060 3gb EVGA SC card. It's decent, but I'd love to finish the build for the future in the next coming months while GPU's are modestly priced. 

 

My goal is simple. New GPU, and new monitor. But I need something strong enough to get 144hz on a 1440p display on most titles. I know I won't get 144hz on the latest and greatest titles, but I'd prefer high textures and a better experience on some slower paced games. The most demanding games I'd probably play are Far Cry 5, Witcher, and Anthem that's coming out. (which is undetermined how optimized is. But it's mentioned as a reference point.) I will need 144hz on titles such as Overwatch, League, Etc. But I know that isn't very hard to do. Witcher would be nice though at 144hz. 

 

For the GPU, I prefer EVGA and ASUS cards and some MSI cards. 2080ti and Titan cards are obviously out of my budget. I do plan on having the 1080 monitor I have as a second productivity screen. I'd prefer Nvidia products, but I can be asuaded if AMD solves the problem for cheaper and matches preformance. 

 

The monitor must have:

-144hz

-1440p resolution

 

Some nice bonusus are as followed, and ranked respectively:

-Vesa compatible

-IPS panel

-Gsync

-curved

-165hz

-Ultrawide

 

I don't want to burn a hole in my pocket, but I am a thrifty dude. I would love some suggestions and anything in a positive manner 😊

 

Thanks! 

 

My build:

My first build! I love this system and I still have work to do but its on and I've officially joined the PCMR! Thanks everyone for your help with advice!

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2x8gb 3200 DDR4 G Skill Trident RGB
ASUS ROG Z370-E
NZXT X62 AIO cooler
EVGA 1060 3GB
Samsung 960 EVO 500gb M.2

WD Black 2TB HDD
Cooler Master H500P
Corsair RM750x
Logitech g502 Proteus Spectrum
K70 Mk.2 MX Cherry Blue with white PBT Keycaps
Creative Speaker+Subwoofer combo 

BenQ 1080p 144hz TN panel. 

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Well, it would be cheaper to get a Vega 56 or 64 and a freesync monitor. I don't have any prices in my mind right now but you could take a look at those. 

 


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So I just (literally 2 weeks ago) got a Dell S2417DG.

It's amazing.

 

165Hz, G-sync, 1440p, 24".

 

I couldn't find anything else that competes with it.

27" seems way more common, but also more expensive, so this Dell one was perfect for me. 

Also a 24" fits way better on my desk... and dat pixel density.

 

Highly recommended.

 

I paid £400 for mine, where it was £600+ for the 27" ones.

 

 

In terms of graphics cards, I use a 1070ti for mine, but I only play Overwatch and CS:GO.

Probably want a 1080ti, or 2070 to play any triple A titles on it at 150fps+.

 

With g-sync, lower frame rates are way less of an issue, so just gotta decide how much you're willing to spend on a graphics card, and how low of a frame rate you can deal with.

 

Hope this helps :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 hours ago, rhyseyness said:

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It does! I know I'll probably be looking at 1080ti's or 2080 if I want Ray Tracing. But that monitor definately sounds like a good lead. I'll check it out 😊

 

13 hours ago, FloRolf said:

Well, it would be cheaper to get a Vega 56 or 64 and a freesync monitor. I don't have any prices in my mind right now but you could take a look at those. 

How do the Vega 56 and 64 power a 1440p panel though? Is it at the high refresh I'm looking for? I know gsync is a pricey tax. So if a free sync option and a red team card can fix the problem, I'm down. 

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8 minutes ago, N7Robb said:

How do the Vega 56 and 64 power a 1440p panel though? Is it at the high refresh I'm looking for? I know gsync is a pricey tax. So if a free sync option and a red team card can fix the problem, I'm down. 

imo, g-sync or free-sync isnt really a necessity. Besides that, a 1080, 2070, 1080 Ti, or Vega 64 is what youre looking at for most games to have a good 1440p 144hz experience, you can get away with an overclocked 1070 Ti though. The V64 does better at higher resolutions (relatively compared to the 720/1080p counterpart vs a 1080, a decent competitor) due to the faster vram (HBM 2 compared to GDDR5/GDDR5X) Or on games with super high textures, for example R6: Siege on the ultra texture setting uses 6GB of vram @ 1080p.

 

- What I'd probably do is get a decently cheap 1070 Ti / 1080 / V64 off eBay, and buy a panel like this:

https://www.amazon.com/27-Inch-Monitor-Samsung-FreeSync-GamePlus/dp/B07H8MQ2Y1


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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 hours ago, Ashiella said:

imo, g-sync or free-sync isnt really a necessity. Besides that, a 1080, 2070, 1080 Ti, or Vega 64 is what youre looking at for most games to have a good 1440p 144hz experience, you can get away with an overclocked 1070 Ti though. The V64 does better at higher resolutions (relatively compared to the 720/1080p counterpart vs a 1080, a decent competitor) due to the faster vram (HBM 2 compared to GDDR5/GDDR5X) Or on games with super high textures, for example R6: Siege on the ultra texture setting uses 6GB of vram @ 1080p.

 

- What I'd probably do is get a decently cheap 1070 Ti / 1080 / V64 off eBay, and buy a panel like this:

https://www.amazon.com/27-Inch-Monitor-Samsung-FreeSync-GamePlus/dp/B07H8MQ2Y1

That monitor looks great and i love the minimal besels and the white trim. It is a VA panel and I've heard it can be a hit or a miss with some people so it might help if I in person look at a VA panel at a local store and see how i think about it.

My TN panel works fine, and I've gotten used to the viewing angles. The point of looking at a 2080 is just future proofing the build for a few years so I don't have to focus on the box inside and just play games and enjoy the experience. Of which do you think is the best bet? a V64? 1080? or is there merit in getting a 2080 or 1080ti?

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1 hour ago, N7Robb said:

That monitor looks great and i love the minimal besels and the white trim. It is a VA panel and I've heard it can be a hit or a miss with some people so it might help if I in person look at a VA panel at a local store and see how i think about it.

My TN panel works fine, and I've gotten used to the viewing angles. The point of looking at a 2080 is just future proofing the build for a few years so I don't have to focus on the box inside and just play games and enjoy the experience. Of which do you think is the best bet? a V64? 1080? or is there merit in getting a 2080 or 1080ti?

Getting a more powerful graphics cards will help in playing the undoubtedly more demanding games in the future, even the 1080 / V64 cant play every every game at 1440p 144hz without turning settings down. Although 100fps is more realistic.

A hint as to how a VA panel looks is kinda in-between TN and IPS as far as color accuracy, viewing angles, and response times go, although it has a much better contrast ratio than either of them, allowing for deeper blacks at a similar brightness level. I've not personally used VA, but imo, IPS isnt worth it over a decent modern TN panel if you calibrate it well.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

As long as overwatch, and other competive style games play at 144. I don't mind 100+ even 80 on some slower paced titles. 

 

Anthem at 144 would be nice, but it's hard to figure that out until the game is out. 

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