Question Can anyone advise a graphics card / monitor combo for 144Hz 1440p gaming

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looking to get a GPU and monitor for 144hz 1440p minimum
any suggestions?

current set up:
Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X- Gaming
CPU: Intel 17 4790K 4Ghz
RAM 16Gb 1600Mhz DDR3

Thanks in advance!
 
What’s the budget and what psu do you have? Are you planning a cpu/RAM/motherboard upgrade in the near future?

I’m really enjoying the 3080 while running 1440p 144Hz but I expect your older platform will limit your FPS in some games
 
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I was looking for about £650 for both monitor and gpu
3080 would be great but a bit pricey
Not planning to update cpu or mobo but PSU is big..cant recall what size but would change to suit if required.. cheers
 
Before upgrading the gpu it is important to know what exact psu you have and the age. Wattage alone is fairly meaningless if quality is poor.

What types of games do you play? I use a 1440p 144Hz monitor and I have just upgraded from a 2080S to a 3080. The 2080S I found underwhelming in some games. For example with the 2080S in COD MW I had to run medium settings with RT off to achieve 120+ FPS. With the 3080 I can run high/very high with RT on and get 120-130 FPS average. 1440p 144Hz is a big step up in gpu workload over 1080p 144Hz. Depending on the games you want to play you may be best looking at 1080p 144Hz. If you want to play the latest AAA games at high settings and FPS you will spend your whole budget on the gpu.
 
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Ah ok... thanks for helping me with this. Looks like I have to up the budget. What monitor do you use?
So the PSU is not as powerful as I thought...its
Corsair CP-9020015-UK Builder Series CX750 ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit, 750 W
 
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I play warzone, battlefield etc. Also would moving up to 1440 144hz be a waste of time with current cpu/mobo?
 

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