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  1.    09 Oct 2015 #1
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    4K PC Gaming Worth it?


    I'm thinking about picking up a 60" 4K HDTV strictly for PC gaming. Does anyone have any experience with 4K gaming on a PC and is it a noticeable difference between 1080p and 4K? I plan to sit about 3-4 feet away while gaming. Also would I have to run 2 GPU's in SLI to achieve the 4K gaming experience?
    Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

    This is the 4K HDTV that I'm considering...

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-60...&skuId=3793044


    My current setup...

    CASE:*NZXT*Phantom*PHAN-001WT*Red Steel / Plastic Enthusiast*ATX*Full Tower Computer Case
    CPU: Intel i5 4690K*3.5GHz
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    GPU: MSI*GTX 970*
    MOBO: MSI Z97 Gaming 5
    MEMORY:*G.SKILL*Ripjaws*X Series*8GB DDR3
    SSD:*Intel 535 240GB SATA III (OS/Programs)
    SSD 2:*Intel 520*120GB SATA III (Games)
    HDD 1:*Western Digital 2TB*7200 RPM (Media)
    HDD 2:*Western Digital 1TB*7200 RPM (Games)
    HDD 3:*Western Digital 500GB*7200 RPM (BackUp)
    OPTICAL DRIVE:*SONY Black*Blu-ray Burner 12X
    PSU:*Antec*High Current Gamer Series 900W
    DISPLAY: Panasonic 50"*Plasma 1080p HDTV
    NETWORK ADAPTER: TP-LINK Dual Band N900
    FANS:*140MM*(x1),*120MM*(x3),*200MM*(x2)
    KEYBOARD:*Logitech*G13 & Logitech Bluetooth*Illuminated*Keyboard K810
    MOUSE: Razer Naga Epic Chroma
    HEADSET: Logitech*G930
    OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)


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  2.    09 Oct 2015 #2
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    Not any experience with 4K, but hear at this point only good for PC Games, not TV, as there is no 4K on Cable or Satellite TV . 3-4' seems kind of close for 60" TV even if not 4K and 1080p, although looks bit further in pics, nice setup though.

    I would google more on it,
    http://www.cnet.com/news/should-you-get-a-4k-tv-for-gaming/


    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/4k
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  3.    09 Oct 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Not any experience with 4K, but hear at this point only good for PC Games, not TV. 3-4' seems kind of close for 60" TV even if not 4K.
    I would google more on it,
    http://www.cnet.com/news/should-you-get-a-4k-tv-for-gaming/


    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/4k
    Thanks for the response. The reason I sit so close it because I play a lot of MMO's and I have trouble reading the smaller text even on my current 50" display.
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  4.    09 Oct 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeK View Post
    Thanks for the response. The reason I sit so close it because I play a lot of MMO's and I have trouble reading the smaller text even on my current 50" display.
    Wish i had money to spend, but when comes to TV i would think more on it, i do play PC games though.YW
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  5.    09 Oct 2015 #5
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    Netflix also has 4K streaming, though I think the selection is a bit limited.

    Just remember, that your GPU has to work a lot harder to push all that data around...
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  6.    09 Oct 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Netflix also has 4K streaming, though I think the selection is a bit limited.

    Just remember, that your GPU has to work a lot harder to push all that data around...
    Hmmm. Maybe I would have to pick up another GTX-970 to run in SLI.
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  7.    09 Oct 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeK View Post
    Hmmm. Maybe I would have to pick up another GTX-970 to run in SLI.
    Thought then you might need to go to intel i7, but maybe not.
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  8.    09 Oct 2015 #8
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    @BeK I don't have an answer on the 4K gaming, I haven't tried it yet. Just wanted to say your set up looks very nice! Also have a question. I have a Panasonic Plasma TV too, was wondering, does yours produce a lot of heat? Mine does
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  9.    09 Oct 2015 #9
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    Thank you for the compliment. Between my TV and PC running it does get pretty warm in my mini man cave. That's why I had to go out and get a fan for the warmer months. Otherwise that room remains quite cool.
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  10.    10 Oct 2015 #10
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    I've never tested 4K gaming nor seen someone test it. Right now i think we all should be patient for more games to get 4K res, because not every game has it. It depends on you, if you want high graphics you should get 4K if you can deal with 1440p or 1080p it's not worth getting.
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