thanks for the input -- any recommendations on a monitor then, something that will take advantage of the gtx980ti's power and 4k resolution capabilities__(thats not crazy expensive) haha
Well it depends on what you mean by "crazy expensive".
For under $300, there's this 1440p display: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-G257HU-smidpx-25-Inch-Widescreen/dp/B00QS0AKVK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434829938&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+1440p
For $350 there's this UHD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009832
Those are probably the best deals at the moment for high resolution displays. That said, I've seen a bunch of open box and refurbished deals if you're okay with used or open products.