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What monitor should I buy to use with a GTX 1070

So I recently acquired a GTX 1070 to run an HTC Vive, and am now looking to upgrade my lowly 20 inch generic Dell monitor.

I'd rather not spend more than $500

I'm tempted by this 24"/1ms/G-sync/144hz monitor
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824160226

But can't help but wonder if I should go for a 27 inch monitor. The trouble is the 27 inch monitor with the same other specs as above seem to be quite expensive, typically at $900+. However I keep hearing great things about 1440p.

If I sacrifice g-sync, I can go for a 27 inch. But I'm not sure if that's correct.

Without the g-sync, this 27 inch model is interesting:
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824160253CVF&cm_re=27_inch_1ms_1440p-_-24-160-253CVF-_-Product

Also I play a mix of first-person-shooter games and slow-paced games.

Really torn, not sure what to buy. Any advice would be great!
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    At 1080p G-Sync isn't worth considering with a 1070.
    I wouldn't go 27" at 1080p as pixels start to become more visible.
    Get this: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/FZJkcf/acer-xf240h-240-144hz-monitor-umfx0aa001
    Reply to Chugalug_
  2. maybe a samsung U28E590D 4k 60hz i found it for 397$
    Reply to Justin_238
  3. 4k with a 1070? No way
    Reply to sizzling
  4. he can still play 1440p and could upgrade later if he wanted to and wouldn't need to buy a new monitor
    Reply to Justin_238
  5. At the very most, 1440p 60Hz.
    @Justin, unfortunately non-native resolutions look dreadful on monitors generally.
    Unless going for a 1080 Ti, the 4k monitor isn't worth it, not to mention they're only going to get cheaper over time. :)
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  6. I would get a 144hz monitor with G-Sync. 27" at 1080p is ok. I had one myself and cain't complain about pixels. Get 24", if you can't buy 27". I play myself at 1440p/165hz with a GTX 1070 at 27" and its quite good. Sometimes I wish I had lower resolution. The text on desktop is very small and some games are demanding, so need to settings down. Using lowet resolution makes it very blurry.
    Reply to turbopixel
  7. Choice is yours really between a 1080p 144htz (& I would go with gsync at 100htz +) or a 1440p 60-75 htz without (because at that refresh it's unnecessary)

    You've not mentioned your CPU ?? That has has much of an effect at high refresh rate gaming, you need a fairly high clocked Intel or ryzen to even consider 100htz+ anyway.

    Personally I think 1440p upto 75htz is the sweetspot for a 1070.
    Reply to madmatt30
  8. Look at the Asus pb277q rather than the 278q listed above

    https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/7TrcCJ/asus-pb277q-270-75hz-monitor-pb277q

    Its 75htz & that does make a difference.
    Its a very good gaming screen .

    Bear this in mind though , if you can warrant a 32 inch screen & have the desk space & the room to sit far enough away to actually use it the 32inch HP omen is near the same price.

    https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/VdM323/hp-omen-320-75hz-monitor-w9s97aaaba
    Reply to madmatt30
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