@stonyman65 Where can you find a good 1440p monitor for $400? Every single one I find in that price range is on 60hz, which I don't want. Everything that I'm seeing above that is 144 HZ and costs upwards of $630, which is wigging me out when 4k monitors aren't much more expensive. Also for clarification, I don't already have the card, but I customized a computer that has one in it. I'm sure I could call the company and have them swap it out and change the price.
I just bought a computer with a GTX 980TI, but after reading some stuff about Pascal (next gen GPUs) next year, I'm reconsidering my decision. I know the 980TI isn't quite ready for 4k, nor are monitors ready yet, with 4K monitors only getting 60 hz. Anyway, my question is, do you think I should have got a 970 (way cheaper) and stuck with 1080p and waited until next year for pascal with the potential for 4k, or bought the TI and got a 1440p monitor now?
If you've seen the retina macbooks, they're 2k (just slightly taller aspect ratio). It's 78% more pixels overall, so I'd say that's worth it, especially considering that the performance requirements aren't insane. 4K doesn't seem like it's there yet and it won't be (in an affordable way) for some time. Also, at 27", I don't think there will be a super noticable difference between 4k and 2k. I'd imagine you'd need a big TV for 4K to be truly worth it, especially for games.
@Mike: Bahhh, so the reinstallation went fine but now I started Windows and I only see the 97 GB partition! Why did that happen? I formatted all the unallocated space--did I mess something up? Also, should I restart the process or will I be able to fix it at this point?