Hey guys, after building my 2000$ PC (Check my previous post) I've been using my dual GTX 970's with an LG 29" Ultrawide monitor with FreeSync (mistake according to most, but the freesync or adaptive sync in the monitor actually works with the 970s. Maybe someone can clarify that for me), and I've been holding on to some extra cash which I plan on spending on upgrades, and fixing mistakes from this build (First computer build alone.)
First and foremost I need to change the monitor, which many people in my first post pointed out was a mistake since my video cards clearly cant take advantage of the technology in the monitor.
G-Sync is the main priority here along with having 100Hz or more in the monitor, with that said here is a list of monitors I found to be "top of the line."
ROG Swift PG278Q 27"
WQHD 1440p Monitor
Excellent Build quality
1ms response time
(I realize there is a PG279Q monitor, which is an new IPS version of the ROG swift but it isn't readily available anywhere near me.)
ACER XB270HU 27"
WQHD 1440p Monitor
IPS Bleed (Common issue in reviews)
Build quality not there for $750
Those are the two options I've looked at, if anyone can recommend a +100Hz, 1440p Monitor I missed or should consider please comment it down below I'll look into it and try to come upon a decision. Or if someone thinks one of these monitors are my best option that works also, After using my 29" ultra wide monitor I'm sort of attached (or just used to?) the ultra wide screen. If anyone can find an ultra wide monitor that can fit the specs that would be awesome. I know there is also a few Korean monitors that seem to
Now my video cards... Bumping up to a 1440p monitor with 100Hz or more might be a problem with my two GTX 970's. I'm inclined to believe that they can max out the Hz (FPS) on 1440p if I lose Anti-Aliasing and lower my graphic settings to High. If they can't reach 100Hz or higher, then I'm going to sell one 970 on craigslist for about $250 (approx. cost in my area for used 970) and buy a 980Ti (which is what i should have bought to begin with.) Before anyone misunderstands me, I know a single 980Ti wont suffice to get the FPS that I'm looking for, but I plan on getting a second 980Ti to run in SLI early next year.
Regardless, Basically I need help deciding on a monitor. I'll buy the monitor probably in the next day or two. If the 970s don't hold up I plan on buying the 980ti in the next week. Also, I'm going to give away the a 970, when i upgrade. Ill create a new topic as soon as I get the 980Ti, or have the money in hand. Everyone in this community is really helpful.
As a side note, I know most people here are part of team red (Go AMD! get a Fury X), Sadly I'm fixed on Nvidia. Sorry if that disappoints anyone. Also does anyone know how I can get a Hall of Fame 980Ti from Galax? There's a waiting list on their main website and from I can see there's no third party sellers of their video cards. Does anyone have info on this? Also, what 980ti should I get? The lightning looks promising (I associate extra cost with better performance), but it would be nice if someone knowledgeable can guide me on which to pick out.
I appreciate all advice and i want to say thank you ahead of time, everyone here is very useful.