Here's the deal. I'm going to be getting a PC built around a GTX 980 from my brother and need a screen to go with it. His advice is to aim for playing at 1080p with that card, so that's what I am going to do. However I've never actually bought a monitor or a PC with gaming in mind and have always just gone along with whatever screen was bundled with a PC. Until now! I guess my budget would be up to $400. I have a few basic questions about this whole thing:
1. Should I get a 1080 x 1920 monitor if I am only aiming to run games at 1080p? Does playing games at 1080p on a 1440p monitor look weird?
2. Does 1080 x 1920 look bad on any monitor larger than 23"?
3. Do refresh rate and response time matter outside of competitive /quick reflex gaming?
4. TN vs IPS Leading on from above, is the difference between display technology a notable factor? From what I have seen, TN screens seem to be 'faster' for refresh rate but IPS screens apparently have better colour?
5. The last question is about the future. I'm not going to upgrade the graphics card for a little while. However, if I am going to upgrade this thing in a few years, when we get whatever the equivalent of an 1180 or 1280 is, is it worth getting cutting costs and getting a real basic 1080p monitor for now and saving the money to get a fancy 1440p (or maybe even 4k one) in the future? Or would it benefit me to get a 1440p monitor now and just play the games through it at 1080p until I upgrade.
I say it's confusing because of all the variables, and there doesn't seem to be a clear standout from my googling. There are plenty that look fine but just say 'great for working from home'. Is that just marketing trying to push gamers into buying more expensive screens that they need? I apologise if this stuff is all basic but again, this is my first foray into the market!