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Question Picking the best monitor (144hz @1440p or 240hz @ 1080p)

k1nationIG

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So I have spent a couple of days perfecting my PC build. Obviously it isn't perfect, but I made a few cuts in pricing and improvements. With my 2070s, should I get 240hz @1080 or can you not tell the difference between 144 and 240 Hz?? Is 1440p a noticeable upgrade from 1080p? Also which is better, VA or IPS for price to performance? If anyone can answer those 3 questions, I would really appreciate it. Here is my build:

PCPartPicker part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FB7JPn

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.14 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($68.95 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($37.15 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC 3X Video Card ($539.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.99 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ B&H)
Custom: Windows 10 ($30.00)
Custom: Keyboard ($100.00)
Total: $1485.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-18 11:50 EDT-0400
 

k1nationIG

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So I have spent a couple of days perfecting my PC build. Obviously it isn't perfect, but I made a few cuts in pricing and improvements. With my 2070s, should I get 240hz @1080 or can you not tell the difference between 144 and 240 Hz?? Is 1440p a noticeable upgrade from 1080p? Also which is better, VA or IPS for price to performance? If anyone can answer those 3 questions, I would really appreciate it. Here is my build:

PCPartPicker part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FB7JPn

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.14 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($68.95 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($37.15 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC 3X Video Card ($539.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.99 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ B&H)
Custom: Windows 10 ($30.00)
Custom: Keyboard ($100.00)
Total: $1485.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
 

Insane Potatoz

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So I have spent a couple of days perfecting my PC build. Obviously it isn't perfect, but I made a few cuts in pricing and improvements. With my 2070s, should I get 240hz @1080 or can you not tell the difference between 144 and 240 Hz?? Is 1440p a noticeable upgrade from 1080p? Also which is better, VA or IPS for price to performance? If anyone can answer those 3 questions, I would really appreciate it. Here is my build:

PCPartPicker part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FB7JPn

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.14 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($68.95 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($37.15 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC 3X Video Card ($539.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.99 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ B&H)
Custom: Windows 10 ($30.00)
Custom: Keyboard ($100.00)
Total: $1485.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
This is totally a matter of preference. 1440p is obviously a bit clearer than 1080p. Your GPU could probably handle both monitors fine, and reach both their potential.
So would you rather have a slightly sharper image, or more frames per second? Totally up to you.
 

k1nationIG

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This is totally a matter of preference. 1440p is obviously a bit clearer than 1080p. Your GPU could probably handle both monitors fine, and reach both their potential.
So would you rather have a slightly sharper image, or more frames per second? Totally up to you.
Can you tell the difference between 144 and 240?
 

Phaaze88

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1080p 240hz:
+easier to run(resolution)
-harder to sustain - 240fps minimum
+e-sports titles are easy-peasy to sustain
-graphics eye candy needs to be turned down in most situations to sustain
=some games are either impossible with the current available hardware, or hella expensive for what's needed

1440p 144hz:
-harder to run(resolution)
+easier to sustain - 144hz minimum
+e-sports titles should still be easy to sustain: they can run on potato hardware, after all
=graphics eye candy may still need to be turned down in some situations to sustain
+easily manageable across a number of hardware combinations

I can tell the difference between 60 and 120, but not 120 to 240. 120 is smooth enough for me.

Ultimately up to you, but this is how I see it:
Even greater image smoothness, at the cost of graphics detail, or greater graphics detail, at the cost of great-but-not-quite-ultra-level smoothness.
 

k1nationIG

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Updated parts list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.14 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.75 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card ($499.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.99 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Best Buy)
Monitor: MSI Optix MAG272QR 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor ($349.00 @ B&H)
Custom: Windows 10 ($30.00)
Custom: Keyboard ($100.00)
Total: $1826.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-30 12:22 EDT-0400
 

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