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Am I due for a monitor upgrade?

#1KunkWRXPosted 1/1/2014 10:27:48 AM
Hello all.

So I just built a new PC last month (below are the specs)

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card
Case: Rosewill THOR V2-W ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

I was now thinking of upgrading to a 1440p monitor. I have heard good things, but I have yet to actually see it in person. With that being said this is my current monitor:

23" Dell SP2309. 2048 x 1152
http://www.dell.com/us/p/dell-sp2309wfp/pd

If I was to upgrade to a 1440p monitor would I see a big difference? I'll only be using single monitor and from what I have read the 780 I purchased should be able to run games just fine at 1440p as long as my AA isn't jacked up. Anyways what are some of your guy's opinions? Also do you have any 1440p monitors you would suggest?

I have seen this one for $300:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Perfect-Pixel-New-YAMAKASI-DS270-IPS-SE-LED-27-2560X1440-Monitor-Free-Express-/141014647239?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item20d520c1c7
#2Enigma149Posted 1/1/2014 11:03:47 AM
I'd hold off.

Yes, you'll easily be able to see the difference: the pixel density will be about the same, but with a screen size increase from 23" to 27", you should sit further from the screen. The extra space will let you see more, and you'll be able to run games just fine.

But wait. Dell just released a 24" 4K monitor for $1400, and a 28" one is coming for under $1000 (it won't be quite as high-end, but'll still blow the monitors you're looking at out of the water). CES is just around the corner, and we already know other companies (LG, etc.) are announcing 4K monitors at CES.

Even if this all sounds too expensive now (it's certainly more than a 1440p monitor), give it a year or two. It'll be worth the wait.

And even if you don't want 4K, as these monitors enter the market, they're going to drive down the price of 1440p monitors.
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#3KunkWRX(Topic Creator)Posted 1/1/2014 1:52:39 PM
Enigma149 posted...
I'd hold off.

Yes, you'll easily be able to see the difference: the pixel density will be about the same, but with a screen size increase from 23" to 27", you should sit further from the screen. The extra space will let you see more, and you'll be able to run games just fine.

But wait. Dell just released a 24" 4K monitor for $1400, and a 28" one is coming for under $1000 (it won't be quite as high-end, but'll still blow the monitors you're looking at out of the water). CES is just around the corner, and we already know other companies (LG, etc.) are announcing 4K monitors at CES.

Even if this all sounds too expensive now (it's certainly more than a 1440p monitor), give it a year or two. It'll be worth the wait.

And even if you don't want 4K, as these monitors enter the market, they're going to drive down the price of 1440p monitors.


Gotcha. Thanks for the tip. Now I can see the US market based 1440p prices droping, but do you think the Korean 1440p monitors will drop in price as well? I'm really not wanting to spend over $300 on a monitor and the QNIX QX2710 is only $320 right now.