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144hz monitor worth it/ necessary?

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Hello,

soon I'm going to have the following setup: Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.00 GHZ ; ASUS ROG STRIX OC GTX 1070 @ 1860 Boost Clock ; 16 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport RAM ; ASROCK H97M PRO4 Motherboard ; Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD

 

1. Please rate my setup. What do you think about it? Do you like it?

 

2. I'm currently playing on a DELL U2515H 24" 2K monitor @ 60hz, but since I would reach way more fps in ultra on a 2k monitor with a 1070 than before, I'm thinking about eventually switching to a 144hz 2k monitor. Is it worth it or even necessary? Would you recommend it? Consider that it would cost me >600$ which is not easy to afford since I do not have much money.

 

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1. By 2K are you referring to 1440p?

 

2. What will you be using it for?


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You should get a Z170 series motherboard if you want to overclock your CPU.

 

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well what games do you play? with that GPU you should be able to hit 1080p/1440p at more than 60FPS so having the 144hz monitor will be noticeable. is it necessary? no but it is worth the money i will have to say


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1 minute ago, Sreno1 said:

You should get a Z170 series motherboard if you want to overclock your CPU.

dont you mean Z97 as he is looking at the 4790k which is haswell refresh not skylake


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1. If you haven't bought it yet, I would invest in Skylake (or if you're willing to wait, Kaby Lake). Even then, you've paired an unlocked CPU with a motherboard that cannot overclock it (you want a Z-series chipset).

 

2. Just to get this out of the way, 2K =/= 1440p. A higher refresh rate makes a big difference if you can drive that sort of high framerate. It'll be easier to do in some games (CS:GO for instance) but it'd be hard to achieve if you're playing demanding AAA titles at 1440p 144Hz max settings.

 

Is it necessary? No, but it makes a huge and noticeable difference. Whether or not it's worth it is completely up to you.


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4 minutes ago, Sreno1 said:

You should get a Z170 series motherboard if you want to overclock your CPU.

on an i7 4790k?

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