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32 inch vs 27 inch (4k vs 1440p) (60hz vs 144+hz)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I currently have a 32 inch 4K Predator with GSYNC (only 60hz) powered by a 1080ti card that I bought back in 2018.  Destiny 2 looks fantastic on it, I just wish it was 144hz. 


Now that my son is older he is on my gaming computer a lot so I built a new rig/workstation for myself powered by a 2080 Super.  I work at home full time (IT work) and I'm using a browser/email/Office most of the day but game at night.  I'm currently using three old Dell 24" monitors (1080p/60hz) and I'm looking to upgrade my main monitor to 27 inches.  I'm stuck between a 1440p@144hz or waiting until a 4K@144hz becomes more affordable.


My only concern is that at 27 inches 4k may be overkill (I sit about 30 inches/75cm) from the monitor.  On my current 32 inch I scale Windows 10 at 150% and it's tolerable but I have to sit a little further back at times. 


I'm not going to lie I need reading glasses (1.5X) just to read most monitors (getting older sucks). I prefer an IPS panel since I'm going to be staring at this a good chunk of the day.


I've decided I don't have the space for 32 inches, so do I wait for 4K 27 inches at 144hz (or more) becomes affordable or is 27 inches overkill at 4k? 



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besides what the hole in your wallet would say, I would say wait until 4k@144hz. You might also try a 2k display, I run a 2009 27" iMac in TDM as a monitor solution and it runs 2k and it's just the right balance of size, crisp display, and looks. Of course, that's not related to the question you asked but I know 2k 144Hz aren't hard to come by these days and may fit your needs. I definitely think if you're used to a 32 inch display that 27" is the standard "big monitor" people get so I don't say it's overkill, but until the price is right I don't know how long you'll be waiting

I got a computer

And now I list my specs


Dell Precision T3600

The Main PC

Intel Xeon E5-1650 (6c 12t @ 3.2GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1600MHz

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB

Windows 10 + macOS High Sierra

still waiting on Mojave NVIDIA drivers wen eta


Dell Optiplex 780

The Server

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (2c 2t @ 3GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1333MHz

GeForce 8400 GS Revision 3

WD Blue or something, 330GB

Ubuntu Server 19.10



HyperX Alloy Core

Roccat Kone AIMO

Steelseries $10 mousepad I bought at Walmart idk what it is

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