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Should I go 4K?

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I'm looking up upgrade my monitors, but don't know if it is worth getting 4K ones. I'd rather not get high quality 1080p monitorsnow, then a few years later, having to upgrade again, but this time to 4K.

 

That would also mean I have to upgrade my GPU as well, so it can actually handle 4K. But would that mean to run x2 4K monitors, I need x2 Titans, or x2 980's?

 

So, if you can actually understand what I said, could you suggest either decent 4K or 1080p monitors, that won't drain my bank account? And, if you suggest 4K, could you also suggest how many, and what GPU's I'd need to run it.

 

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I dont think there is any option of upgrading to 2x 4K monitors and upgrading to GPUs to run it and not drain your bank account. To run those your looking at 980 ti's or Fury/FuryXs.

 

I also wouldnt get high end 1080p monitors, personally I think we will be moving away from it soon so 4K is a better investment.

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Just deal with some cheap monitors until 4K gets a lot cheaper, no point getting a really good 1080p one because we are slowly moving to 4K.

 

 

Coming from someone with 1680x1050 monitors you should take my hints with a literal grain of salt :)

 

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Running two monitors in surround? Or have one for gaming and the other one for browsing the internet etc. (I wouldn't at all recommend running a game on both screens at the same time, as 80-90% of games don't support this resolution (7680x4320).

 

 

If you want to run a game on both screens at the same time, you should be investing in at least two 980tis.

 

For gaming on one screen, go for one 980TI (Not max settings - turning down/off AA should get to 60 FPS).

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personally i do not recommend 4k for gaming and general use just yet for Pc usage, the hardware necessary to run can be quite expensive with one in decent graphics, let alone a second one. I would go with a high end 1440p monitor imo but if it really is a need than sure spend it on a 4k monitor but beware you will have to buy a 980 ti or Titan X to run it anywhere decently

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personally i do not recommend 4k for gaming and general use just yet for Pc usage, the hardware necessary to run can be quite expensive with one in decent graphics, let alone a second one. I would go with a high end 1440p monitor imo but if it really is a need than sure spend it on a 4k monitor but beware you will have to buy a 980 ti or Titan X to run it anywhere decently

Well I'm also shopping for a new monitor, and I can find more monitors for what I want in 4k then in 1440p, but they do cost $100 more, and most people don't reccomend 24 inch 1440p or 4k monitors... But I have better then 20/20 vision, so I don't think i'd have a problem.(will probably still see the pixles...)

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