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Poll Results: Which display should I invest in?

 
  • 50% (3)
    1440p
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    1080p 120hz 2ms
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post #11 of 17
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Great feedback thanks guys. Now I'm concerned if my CM690 NVIDIA EDITION case will be able to fit a 700 series card.

And of course the million dollar question: Should I go with 1440p or just 1080p 120hz for gaming?
post #12 of 17
There shouldn't be any problems fitting the card.

If you are gaming only, 120hz is nice, and there is a noticeable smoothness increase for me. Some of my friends were not able to notice it though. If you are wanting a more well rounded product, the 1440p IPS displays have far better color (and resolution obviously). Don't cheap and get a Catleap though; go with an Asus or Dell panel. Buy it once and feel confident in your A+ panel and warranty. Don't get mad at me, Korean display people biggrin.gif
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post #13 of 17
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That sounds like a nice upgrade and I would stick with that. The good old first gen i7s are still power houses and current gen is only like 15% faster at most?

Not saying that the i7 920 is a bad chip, far from it (I had a 930) but you must be mistaken about those numbers, maybe if you were comparing 2nd and 4th gen (2600k vs 4770k) but even then it's between 15 ~25%.


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To the OP, I'd say it depends on how much disposable income you have available and how much the upgrade tick is biting you tongue.gif
An oc'd i7 920 is still a very powerful CPU, but there is no denying that newer gens have better performance. If you had a 2600K, I would say don't bother.
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post #14 of 17
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There shouldn't be any problems fitting the card.

If you are gaming only, 120hz is nice, and there is a noticeable smoothness increase for me. Some of my friends were not able to notice it though. If you are wanting a more well rounded product, the 1440p IPS displays have far better color (and resolution obviously). Don't cheap and get a Catleap though; go with an Asus or Dell panel. Buy it once and feel confident in your A+ panel and warranty. Don't get mad at me, Korean display people biggrin.gif

Yes I think I'm kinda moving away from the fixation on 1440p. I mean I would want to own one someday but I think I'll just go with 1080p 120hz and call it a day. Perhaps the next NVIDIA Maxwell 800 series GPUs will do way better than the 700 series running 1440p at which case we'll see. And I would definitely get a branded one tongue.gif Though the Overlord ones look pretty nice.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by DMHernandez View Post

Not saying that the i7 920 is a bad chip, far from it (I had a 930) but you must be mistaken about those numbers, maybe if you were comparing 2nd and 4th gen (2600k vs 4770k) but even then it's between 15 ~25%.


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To the OP, I'd say it depends on how much disposable income you have available and how much the upgrade tick is biting you tongue.gif
An oc'd i7 920 is still a very powerful CPU, but there is no denying that newer gens have better performance. If you had a 2600K, I would say don't bother.

Yes I'm hoping my 920 lasts for at least another year or so OCed until I can really upgrade to either Haswell-E or Skylake. That's my hope but who knows ;P
post #16 of 17
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Yes I'm hoping my 920 lasts for at least another year or so OCed until I can really upgrade to either Haswell-E or Skylake. That's my hope but who knows ;P

You should be fine till then smile.gif
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post #17 of 17
Here's my two cents.

I've bee thinking about giong 1440p for a while, even opened a topic about it.
After taking a closer look into it's specs and seeing a 1080p vs 1440p side to side. I concluded that 1440p is actualy a set back. Why?

Simply put, the "strength" of the 1440p is nothing but Pixel density, which is 77% more pixels in a 27inch screen compared to a 1080p at the same screen size. But once you get a screen size of 21,5inch on 1080p, you get almost the equal PPI with only 6% more PPI in the 1440p Panels.

So the strength is busted, leaving just the greater workspace which is nice, but it costs you about 6 times more unless u take a korrean monitor at risk, for 3 times more money then a 1080p @ 21.5

The illusion is, People always think they need bigger. But once you play a game, you get drawn in it anyway. at 27inch, 21,5inch or even 15,4inch. It's not like you're gonna notice the fact that your screen is bigger, it's how detailed the information is that will actually draw your attention.

So to sum it up:

1440p pros

- More workspace
-6% More PPI then 1080p

1080p pros

-roughy 77% more FPS compared to 1440p (theoretical, this may not be the case, but we all know 1440p is a power hog)
-anywhere between 3 to 7 times cheaper.
-slightly less power consumption.
-allows 120hz from standard, instead of buying a risky korean monitor that may or may not do 120hz.

You could get a 1080p @ 120hz and a new gfx card and benefit right away. else you're gonna need at least a 780GTX to get 60fps constant on a 1440p. which sets you back way more.
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