GTX 1080 TI - 1440p 144hz or save money

Warleader165

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Hello! I recently purchased a 1080 ti and 1440p 144hz monitor but wanted to know what i should do in this situation.

At the moment i'm running 27" 1440p 1ms @ 144hz but i'm not seeing much of a difference in graphics for games from the switch to 1440p from 1080p

I could return the monitor and SAVE $150 and put it towards a CPU upgrade from 6700k to 8700k (But i'm not too sure if 1080p would look bad.)

I just need some advice from people who have played on 1440p, is there really a big difference in games you guys are noticing? Will 27 inch 1080p look bad? I sit about 3 / 4 feet back from my monitor.

Should i keep my 1440p or switch back with a same sized 1080p to save money?

Thank you!

Monitor:
MSI OPTIX MAG27CQ 1440P

Specs:
ASUS Z170-A
I7 6700K
GTX 1080 TI
16GB DDR4
120GB SSD
500 WATT PSU
 

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If you do return the monitor and opt for a CPU upgrade, you're going to need a new motherboard. What rams are you working with? Better yet what are your current specs?
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Your GPU can push the resolutions you're looking for however what sort of games do you play on?
 

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I edited the post with the info, i mainly play games such as siege, csgo, gta 5, life is strange, etc...

If i'm not seeing a huge difference in 1440p while gaming would it be worth it to save money and frames by downgrading to a 27" 1080p?

I'm willing to purchase a new motherboard along with the CPU, the downgrade will just add more money to do so.
 
Better check your settings... I can switch back n forth between 1080p/ultra and 1440p/high and 1440p is clearly superior.

1080p at 27” can be a bit grainy - but, as far back as you are might be ok.

You cpu is still very competent, especially ovrclocked.
 

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If i switch back in fourth there's a very SLIGHT difference with an FPS loss around 25 / 30. I'm worried about it being grainy if i return to 1080p.



My budget is anywhere from $200 - $400

 

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