Question Buying new PC. Help deciding 144hz 1080p or 1440p? (Build in post)

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I am quite behind in the 1080p vs 1440p vs 4k gaming world. Wondering if i should splurge for a 1440p or even 4k monitor? Is there a huge difference? Right now I mostly thought 144hz was the important one, but i'm seeing a lot of discussion over 1080p vs 1440p. Basically need a somewhat TLDR of the tradeoffs i suppose. Forgot to add, this is a full on video game computer, possibly streaming as well.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $238.00 @ Vuugo
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $149.50 @ Vuugo
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory |-
Video Card | Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB MINI Video Card | $519.50 @ Vuugo
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case | $103.63 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $131.75 @ Vuugo
Monitor | AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor | $195.62 @ Amazon Canada
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1338.00
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-24 15:28 EST-0500 |
 
I am quite behind in the 1080p vs 1440p vs 4k gaming world. Wondering if i should splurge for a 1440p or even 4k monitor? Is there a huge difference? Right now I mostly thought 144hz was the important one, but i'm seeing a lot of discussion over 1080p vs 1440p. Basically need a somewhat TLDR of the tradeoffs i suppose. Forgot to add, this is a full on video game computer, possibly streaming as well.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $238.00 @ Vuugo
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $149.50 @ Vuugo
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory |-
Video Card | Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB MINI Video Card | $519.50 @ Vuugo
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case | $103.63 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $131.75 @ Vuugo
Monitor | AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor | $195.62 @ Amazon Canada
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1338.00
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-24 15:28 EST-0500 |
Depends what you're playing. I have the 2600 and a 2060S so if I have the games in question I can run a bench for you.

Personally I play at 1440p 75Hz. For a 24-27" monitor 1440p will be fine the step up to 4K isn't worth it and that GPU will scream.
 
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GarrettL

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I recently switched from 1080p to 1440p. Everything looks crisper and sharper, thus the name 2k.

I'll never go back to 1080p for gaming. And I'd also suggest a good 27" IPS monitor to enjoy it on.

Your 2060S will run the 1440p monitor, but FPS are going to be game and settings dependent.
 
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I recently switched from 1080p to 1440p. Everything looks crisper and sharper, thus the name 2k.

I'll never go back to 1080p for gaming. And I'd also suggest a good 27" IPS monitor to enjoy it on.

Your 2060S will run the 1440p monitor, but FPS are going to be game and settings dependent.
Any monitor that's 27" IPS you would recommend that's not worth as much as the computer itself? lol
 

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