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Question Planning to get a 1440p 144Hz Monitor . Is CPU/GPU adequate? | Is it worth it? Should i stick with 1080p

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Current Specs
MB: Z170A PC MATE
CPU: i5 6600k
GPU: GTX 960 2GB
RAM: 16GB HyperX Fury 2666MHz
Monitor: Dell SE2416H (IPS panel 23.8Inch, 60Hz, 1080p, 6ms)

I dont play Highly Demanding games.
I usually play stuff like Warframe, Overwatch, Apex Legends. I can run those at 50-60FPS just fine on High settings (except for Apex, its at Low/Medium)

I know my 960 will dropkick itself once it sees a 1440p Monitor on the desk.
However, would a GTX 1660Super be fine for it? (Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC 6GB GV-N166SGAMING OC-6GD)
I am planning on getting a new GPU, maybe even an RTX one, when the RTX 30xx release, and the 20xx ones drop in price a bit.


Now then... Would my CPU be fine for this?
Im not planning on getting a new one anytime soon, so, would it be an issue, or should i stick with a 1080p Monitor

1440p Monitors i am looking at(++ are the ones im strongly considering)
Asus TUF Gaming VG27BQ |TN 27" 165Hz 1440p 0.4ms (415Euro)++
Acer XB241YU |TN 23.8" 144Hz 1440p 1ms (410Euro)
Acer Predator Z321QUBMIPHZX |VA 31.5" 144Hz 1440p 4ms

1080p Monitors i am looking at
Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM |IPS 27" 280Hz 1080p 1ms (354Euro)++
Asus TUF Gaming VG249Q |IPS 23.8" 144Hz 1080p 1ms (248Euro)
Any recommendations? Suggestions?
 
Ok you cpu would be a problem if playing high demanding games and may still be a problem in the games you mention. Resolution is the problem but it’s the high Hz and wanting to get high FPS. For example there is usually very little difference in cpu workload running 1080p 120fps or 144Hz 120fps. The cpu determines the best FPS you can achieve, the gpu determines at what resolution and game settings you can achieve that FPS at.
 
@Daniel Phantomhive your cpu should be fine and your new gpu will probably help increase the fps by a good amount.
Although this is a good quad core/thread cpu for modern AAA gaming quad thread is bare minimum entry level with some games struggling to stay over 60fps. As the intention is to 144Hz the ideal FPS would be 120+ which is well beyond this cpu in most/all modern AAA games.
 
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Although this is a good quad core/thread cpu for modern AAA gaming quad thread is bare minimum entry level with some games struggling to stay over 60fps. As the intention is to 144Hz the ideal FPS would be 120+ which is well beyond this cpu in most/all modern AAA games.
Regarding my current build, i have thought about it and after seeing that, my CPU is not suited for what i want, and if i were to upgrade it, id need a new MB, and at that point, an entirely new build so i have decided to just get a new GPU Like a 2070Super ( id use that for a new build when i have the coin, but until then id use it in the current PC) stick with 1080p. And just save up for an entirely new build.
And give my current PC, to my sister and mother, for them to use.

These are my current thoughts for the new build.
MB: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WiFi
CPU: i5-10600k (possibly the i7-10700K)
RAM: Kingston HyperX Predator RGB 32GB 3200MHz CL16
GPU: RTX 2070Super (Possibly the 2080Super)

PC: It will be like a year, until id be getting new MB; CPU 'n RAM.
 

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