32" Curved or 43" 4K for a GTX1080?

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I'm unsure if I should go with a 40" 4K or 32" curved monitor. For curved, I'm looking at an LG 34UC88; for 4k, I'm considering 43" Acer ET430K or 42.51" Dell P4317Q. However, I'm open to other suggestions too.

Uses: some work, multitasking, streaming and gaming. Most of my gaming is single player, so I don't think fps matters much.

Current specs
* GTX 1080 Mini ITX
* i7-3770 but will likely upgrade soon (probably to i7-8700)

Any guidance is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
 

jossrik

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I game casually and usually solo, no PVP, no First Person Shooters, and jumping from a 60hz monitor to a 144hz monitor was huge. Before that I was gaming on a 4k monitor. That being said, I'd go with the LG out of the 2. The extra wide curved helps with immersion, and it's a resolution that will be more friendly with your GPU over the next couple years. Even with a beautiful 4k monitor, if the graphics card can't handle it you'll have to dial everything way down.
 
For a 1080, you are going to struggle at 4k. You will need a 1080ti to get the elusive 60fps. I would go with a solid 1440p/144hz monitor. Will pair nicely with your 1080. Give you high fps with a nice resolution. Right now, it is the sweet spot in gaming in my opinion.
 

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