GPU and Monitor like the chicken and the egg

rob.salewytsch

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I'm just in the process of putting together a new computer. For all intents and purposes, the final build will likely be this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (Purchased For $234.99)
Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC ATX AM4 Motherboard ($141.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (Purchased For $226.99)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $179.99)
Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400S TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $99.99)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $79.99)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($50.00)
Case Fan: Rosewill - Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($9.99)
Case Fan: Rosewill - Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan (Purchased For $9.99)
Monitor: LG - 24M45VQ 23.6" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $1033.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-22 16:25 EST-0500

But I am having a hard time deciding what to do for a gpu and monitor. I currently have a 1080p @ 60hz 24" and a gtx 960, but am looking at my options for upgrade. But what I don't know is, what is preferrable, 1080p @ 144hz or 1440p @ 60-144 or 4k @ 60? It seems if I go for AMD I pay out the nose for the Rx Vega but get a good price on monitors (freesync), while Nvidia is cheaper GPU-wise but monitors (with gsync) are ridiculous. Do I even need adaptive sync?

Is it worth buying a TV? How bad is the input lag really?

1. What Is Your Country Of Origin? Canada

2. What do you plan to do with this monitor? (ex. Games, Movie Watching, Photo Editing, etc.) Games primarily, some web viewing, no movie watching.

3. What resolution and screen size do you want? IDK, that's part of the problem

4. What refresh rate do you want? (ex. 60 hz , 70 hz.) Depends on the resolution

5. How much are you looking to spend? $300-$400 I guess. Basically $900-$1000 between the GPU and monitor

6. Brands Preferred (ex. Samsung, Acer, Asus, AOC, HP, Viewsonic, etc. ) N/A

7. Brands Not Preferred (state reason why) N/A

8. Are You Buying More Than One Monitor? No

9. How Many Displays Can Your GPU Support Maximum? And what GPU and driver version are you using if applicable? N/A

10. What Port Do You Want To Connect To (ex. DVI-D, HDMI, etc). Open to any.

11. Is This Monitor A Primary Display Or A Secondary Display? Probably a primary, but as I have a 1080p @ 60, it could be a secondary for gaming only.

12. Is This A Secondary Display For A Laptop? No.

Hope this helps you help me! Thanks in advance.
 

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sid.sinha12300

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why don't u go with a gtx 1080 insert of 1070 it
it will better performance and it will cost u around $550 link- https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127943&cm_re=msi_gtx_1080-_-14-127-943-_-Product

and 1070it is costing around $469 link- https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137258&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&ignorebbr=1&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo
 

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Yes it is better than 1080p as you will get more realistic fell but as ur monitor doesn't support 4k than you should go For 1060 or 1070 as 1070 can support both 1080p at144hz in most games and 4k at 30 to 50hz maybe or you can check benchmark of 1070 and 1070ti
 

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It really comes down to the games you play, for more competitive FPS such as CSGO, Battlefield, etc then the 1080P/144hz would be the way to go but for less competitive games, single player then the 1440P/60 would be better for visuals.
 

rob.salewytsch

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I think that's my problem is that I play a wide spectrum of games. I play some RTS, and isometric rpg, some fps like h1z1 and pubg, and some less competitive stuff too.

I'd say most of my fps playing (liek overwatch, bf1, destiny, etc) happen on my xbox 1. But I also have witcher and fallout on xbox too so like I said, I'm really all over the place.

Turns out I missed out on a great Black Friday sale at bestbuy.ca. A 1440p @ 144hz for $400. Sold out sadly.
 

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