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OP, my opinion is you should strongly consider the Dell 27" 144Hz TN 1440p monitor, alternatively a 27" 60hz IPS 1440p monitor. I don't think it makes any sense for anyone to "upgrade" from a 24" 1080p TN to a 27" 1080p TN. Colossal waste of money, IMO.

Having experienced 120hz+ over the past years I would not want to go back to 60hz.

If you're looking to keep costs down, that eliminates the new IPS 144hz 1440p panels from Acer and Asus.

Which brings me back to the Dell, although it is still pricey at $600 (looks like about $200 more than the Dell U2515H). It is pretty future proof and the bonus is you can always add another 970 for SLI down the road when you want more power.

Basically you should get anything but a 27" 144hz 1080p TN, is what I suggest.

*Edit- you could also look at the old Asus Swift- PG278Q 144hz 1440p TN.

I honestly forgot all about those lol. The Dell S2716DG and ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q. Both are definitely options especially since you're already used to 144 Hz TN, which makes them a very logical upgrade. Even the picture quality on them supposedly rivals the 144 Hz IPS monitors; contrast and color accuracy are both not too far off, although the gamma shift shift will still make them look worse than IPS side by side.
 
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Another thought is that you can just wait if you aren't locked into getting the 970 tomorrow. Or Nvidia for that matter. New GPU's will get released hopefully soon. Which will bring costs down on current cards out there. Not sure I'd jump into 1440p today + buy a single 970 knowing that AMD and Nvidia are coming to the plate swinging very soon.

I think the new GPU's will aim toward optimizing 4K gaming. Which I predict will be a huge win for 1440p 144hz gamers who will reap the benefit of all that extra power.

I came very close myself to dropping Nvidia over the past month in favor of AMD and FreeSync. In the end it didn't make sense for me to do it. You will save $200 right off the bat on a new monitor vs. Nvidia G-$ync compatible monitors. If you are 100% buying a new monitor and GPU regardless, give AMD a look. You'll save a fist full of dollars.

That is of course assuming you wanted to get a G-sync compatible monitor. You said you're a gamer so I assume you are considering it. Non-G-sync monitors will of course be cheaper.
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I use a 970 OCed just past stock 980 performance @ 1440p 100hz, it holds its own quite well, it wont give you 144hz 1440p unless you really tank a lot of settings in newer games, but it find it manages 100fps just fine with some unnecessary graphics options off and still have a pretty game. If your budget allows for it definitely try to grab 1440p 144hz, you'll eventually upgrade your GPU, much sooner than you'd ever upgrade a monitor. I went with the cheap option of buying a korean monitor to OC simply because i'm not content with the QC relative to cost with some of these 1440p 144hz name brands. 1440 100hz @ $300 was a good compromise.

Also as jlp0209 mentioned going with AMD isn't a bad option, Freesync monitors are at least $100 cheaper than their G-sync counterparts, there are also far more freesync displays to choose from, and that $100-200 that you save depending on what monitor you go with can be used to get a higher tier graphics card which will net you either more fps towards the goal of 144fps 1440p, or allow you to boost some settings and remain at whatever your fps comfort level is.
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The Asus PG278Q has been replaced with the PG279Q which is much better as its IPS instead of TN and its 165 Hz instead of 144 Hz.
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The Asus PG278Q has been replaced with the PG279Q which is much better as its IPS instead of TN and its 165 Hz instead of 144 Hz.

The PG279Q hasn't replaced it, it's a more expensive alternative. It did take up the old $800 price bracket of the PG278Q, which is now under $700. Both the PG278Q and S2716DG can often be found for around $600 on sales.
 
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The PG279Q hasn't replaced it, it's a more expensive alternative. It did take up the old $800 price bracket of the PG278Q, which is now under $700. Both the PG278Q and S2716DG can often be found for around $600 on sales.

The Dell is $599.99 new in most places now, the Asus for some reason is still $650-700. They're both fairly similar, but the Dell is newer, cheaper, and Dell is just more premium than Asus can ever be biggrin.gif
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I use a 970 OCed just past stock 980 performance @ 1440p 100hz, it holds its own quite well, it wont give you 144hz 1440p unless you really tank a lot of settings in newer games, but it find it manages 100fps just fine with some unnecessary graphics options off and still have a pretty game. If your budget allows for it definitely try to grab 1440p 144hz, you'll eventually upgrade your GPU, much sooner than you'd ever upgrade a monitor. I went with the cheap option of buying a korean monitor to OC simply because i'm not content with the QC relative to cost with some of these 1440p 144hz name brands. 1440 100hz @ $300 was a good compromise.

Also as jlp0209 mentioned going with AMD isn't a bad option, Freesync monitors are at least $100 cheaper than their G-sync counterparts, there are also far more freesync displays to choose from, and that $100-200 that you save depending on what monitor you go with can be used to get a higher tier graphics card which will net you either more fps towards the goal of 144fps 1440p, or allow you to boost some settings and remain at whatever your fps comfort level is.
I bolded the part of your post I'm referring to. I agree 970 is fine for 1440p. I meant that if I were in the market today to buy a new GPU AND monitor, I'd really hold off on buying until I know what's coming out. The 980 Ti and especially 980 will drop in price when the new cards release. Unless OP has a sweet deal on a used 970, I'd wait.
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A GTX 970 is not fine for 1440P if you are playing the newest games with max details and want 60 FPS or more.
I did a bunch of testing (can be found under my sig) and i found that a single GTX 970 is just on the limit for some games in 1440P.

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A GTX 970 is not fine for 1440P if you are playing the newest games with max details and want 60 FPS or more.
I did a bunch of testing (can be found under my sig) and i found that a single GTX 970 is just on the limit for some games in 1440P.


Damn, I haven't played Crysis in years. So modern systems laugh at it, it seems. I must experience this after what seemed like years of running it at 1024 x 768 and 15-20 FPS (it was really about a year and a half but still).
 
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Damn, I haven't played Crysis in years. So modern systems laugh at it, it seems. I must experience this after what seemed like years of running it at 1024 x 768 and 15-20 FPS (it was really about a year and a half but still).
Even a single GTX 970 cant do 60 FPS in Crysis 9 years after it came out.
Its one of the worst coded games ever maybe short of the new Batman game.

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Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
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LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
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Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
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Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
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Onkyo TX NR646  Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 x2 Dali Opticon 1 
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Dali E12 F Subwoofer CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 x2 Dali Opticon 1 
AudioOtherOther
Dali E12 F Subwoofer CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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