Question Is 1440p worth it?

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I'm planning on building a pc at around £800-£900 GDP within the next year. Atm I've planned to buy the ryzen 5 3600 as my cpu and the geforce 2060 ventus for my gpu (the gpu is around £350 which I'm happy to pay.) I know the 2060 will show it's TRUE colours on a 1440p monitor but I've only recently realised my monitor I got a while back is only 1080p so I will need fo get an upgrade if I want these better features. The cheapest 1440p, 144hz, 1 ms response monitor I could find was the hp 27xq (27") which would be perfect for the job (I think). It is priced around £300 which by itself is reasonable. My question is, is it worth paying that much for a gpu and then buying a new monitor to support it or should I buy a cheaper (less powerful) gpu and keep my 1080p monitor, saving me lots of money? (Just to note I'm also planning on upgrading my keyboard and mouse in the future from cheap amazon ones I got around 5 years ago as a make do for my crappy laptop which will add even more money to the total) thanks to everyone who replies!
 
Personally I feel 1440p 144Hz is a bit too much for a 2060, the 2060 would be a great choice for 1440p 60-75Hz or 1080p 144Hz. I’m running 1440p 144Hz with a 2080 Super and to get above 120fps in some newer AAA games I have to run a mixture of medium/high settings so it’s definitely not overpowered. I think 1440p 144Hz is excellent but don’t under estimate the gpu requirements for modern AAA games. If I had to compromise I’d go 1080p 144Hz over 1440p 60-75Hz, that high Hz would be hard to give up.
 
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Hi, I guess it depends somewhat - first question is what spec is your 1080p screen? If it's a high refresh rate 1080p (e.g. 120 or 144hz) then you can most certainly use the power of a 2060. It's only really overkill for 1080p 60hz gaming....
 
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Hi, I guess it depends somewhat - first question is what spec is your 1080p screen? If it's a high refresh rate 1080p (e.g. 120 or 144hz) then you can most certainly use the power of a 2060. It's only really overkill for 1080p 60hz gaming....
Ok yeah, just checked (I bought this monitor for my xbox ages ago and didnt really know what hz or resolution even was because I was young) my 1080p monitor is only 60hz. I'm thinking because theres probably no point in buying a 1080p 144 hz as it's only around £50 extra to get the 1440p one. I feel betrayed by my younger self at getting a 60 hz even if it was for an xbox 😂😂. Thank you loads for the reply
 
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Personally I feel 1440p 144Hz is a bit too much for a 2060, the 2060 would be a great choice for 1440p 60-75Hz or 1080p 144Hz. I’m running 1440p 144Hz with a 2080 Super and to get above 120fps in some newer AAA games I have to run a mixture of medium/high settings so it’s definitely not overpowered. I think 1440p 144Hz is excellent but don’t under estimate the gpu requirements for modern AAA games. If I had to compromise I’d go 1080p 144Hz over 1440p 60-75Hz, that high Hz would be hard to give up.
As I just realised my old monitor is only 1080p 60hz I think I have no option but to upgrade to either 1080 144hz or 1440p 60hz+. I bought the monitor a very long time ago when I didnt know what hz or resolution was. Thank you for the help
 
Ok yeah, just checked (I bought this monitor for my xbox ages ago and didnt really know what hz or resolution even was because I was young) my 1080p monitor is only 60hz. I'm thinking because theres probably no point in buying a 1080p 144 hz as it's only around £50 extra to get the 1440p one. I feel betrayed by my younger self at getting a 60 hz even if it was for an xbox 😂😂. Thank you loads for the reply
Yeah if the monitor is quite old then you would benefit from a newer monitor - higher refresh rate is really nice for fluidity, and modern monitors have much better contrast and colours than earlier screens. In fairness there was a long period where 1080p 60hz was about all you could get unless you spent an obscene amount of money, it's only fairly recently where better screen technology has become more widely available at a good price. If you are considering which specific screen to look at, I recommend having a browse through the videos on the Hardware Unboxed youtube channel - one of the guys on there has done a pretty extensive series looking at different screens as there are a lot of diff options and some are much better than others at a given price point....

This video gives a run down of some good current options so is a good starting point:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBgY__4q0U8
 

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Keep in mind even if you get a 1440 screen, you don't need to try to run it at 144 hz, you can run it at 75 or 120 and it will be fine. For a 27" screen a 1440 is a good resolution, if you are OK with a 24 you can stick with a 1080.
 
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