Question Newest PC build. Should i upgrade to a 4k monitor?

Nov 30, 2020
Hey all :>

I recently finalized the order for the final piece of my new PC

Motherboard - ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-A Gaming LGA 1200 ATX /
CPU - Intel i9 10850ka /
RAM - 32 gigs Corsair Vengeance 3200MHz bought for old pc but may use for this /
GPU - MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ventus 3x OC 24gb /
PSU - EVGA SuperNOVA 1000W p2 80 Plus Platinum modular /

Upgrading from my old PC i built about 6 to 7 years ago, in an attempt to try to catch up a little bit :p.

I do plan on high end gaming as well as using the power of the GPU for work for hopefully the next few years atleast. Ive never been one for the idea of future proofing especially in this field as there is new and better stuff coming out every other week. But i went high end last time and it lasted me up until now so it had worked out wonderfully.

The monitor im using right now is the Acer Predator X34 3440 x 1440. While its been a fantastic screen and i have no complaints whatsoever, i was wondering whether or not it would be best or even just recommended to swap it out with a 4k screen?



3440x1440 is still very nice for gaming, and you might be able to max it out in a lot of titles.

4K 120Hz is a costly piece of kit, and you would lose your ultrawide aspect ratio. 4K ultrawides are a thing, but I haven't seen any 3090 numbers for them.

Also really depends on what you play.
Personally I think 1440p or similar is the sweet spot. I’m running a 3080 and 1440p 144Hz and it’s a great combination but it’s not over powered. If I want 120+ FPS average in some AAA games I still have to compromise a few settings. The 3090 is only 10-15% faster.