I'm trying to build a gaming pc for under 2000. Should I go for a cheap 4k monitor or take 1440p with better fps and g-sync?
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6QFQTW - Build
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/aoc-monitor-u2879vf - Monitor
Honestly, it depends. If you plan on playing really graphic intensive games I would 100% go for a high-end 1440p instead of a 4k, with a single 980 Ti on a 4k you're most likely not going to get above 45 FPS on most high end games, I myself plan on getting this monitor
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0149QBOF0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=nav_timeline_asin for my 980 Ti
EDIT - and if you plan on using more than 1 monitor, I recommend not getting a 4k. Honestly, a 4k should be totally fine on most games and look great, I just think that a high end 144hz 1440p 1ms respond time monitor would be better than a 4k (this is just personal preference though). If you really want immersion and high quality visuals over quick and responsive gameplay, go for the 4k, if you would prefer slightly less immersive visuals and better/smoother gameplay go for the 1440p
My budget is 400 TOPS for a monitor, so I might not be able to get a high end 1440p. I've currently got a budget 4k monitor lined up. The response time is 2ms and the Hz rate is 60, so thats pretty good. Its a great budget monitor
Here's a 1440p 144Hz monitor for about $450 http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/?tag=viglink20390-20
It's a little bit over your budget but it looks nice
Here's one that I think is only 60Hz but looks like it can be OC to 75Hz
and it's within your budget, it is also an IPS display so that's a bonus
Also for cooling, how many fans do I need?
Also should I switch from a ZOTAC 980ti to a hybrid 980ti so the cooling is better?
As for the fans, I'm not familiar with that case so I couldn't tell you (a good rule of thumb is the top and back are exhaust, and the bottom and front are intake) so just see how many spots you have and put the fans in.
As for the 980 Ti, this is the one I use personally http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZJP9DMC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 and it seems to work well. but honestly they're mostly just personal preference
I have the black gloss of that case (got it for. 104$ haha, basically came with 8 gigs of ram free too)
It has 5 fans equipped by stock, although they move a lot of air, its quite loud, (a noteworthy humm btw, not very highpitch, although a fan upgrade is acceptable) two in front, one more on a harddrive bay, and two on the top and back.
My suggestion is to perhaps just add one more top fan at the most, but thats about it. (The case is quite pricey atm truthfully, dispite its age, I wouldn't personally do any fan upgrades not buy it for this price, but this is a personal choice~)
Two bottom mounts are there too,
but truthfully my msi r9 280x never been above 67 degrees C, at 100% load
If you ask me, 4K is pointless unless you are editing photos or videos. That being said, I would go with the 1440p monitor that has more features included with it.
IF non competitive gamer, they settle for the visuals. I think a 4K monitor will mess up your budget. Don't go cheap just to have a 4K monitor. 2K monitor will be sweet also