TBH I never intended to upgrade to a 2K monitor, but only recently I got an Xbox Series X console and thought of having my PC and the console hooked up to one display. And because the Gigabyte M27Q has a KVM switch it was super convenient for me. And overall the monitor is just insane value considering the features and picture quality it offers.Makes more sense. 12600k is a good CPU, Paired with a 3070Ti/3080Ti/3080 @2K, you can get good frames. If you are not playing competitive, I really do not understand the purpose of 170 frames. Then better get a 240 Hertz monitor @1080p.
I totally agree with you with regards to the competitive aspect while gaming on a 1080P as I have been using a TN 240Hz display all this while. Yes I sacrificed the extra Hz coming down to 170Hz from 240Hz but
the image clarity and colours of an IPS display in 2K was worth the upgrade.
And from a PC gamer perspective I want to share my experience about the Xbox S-X. From the time I have been playing FPS games on the Xbox S-X, the 120fps that you get in performance mode along with mouse and keyboard support in many popular titles, I forget the fact that I am playing a game on a console. It is truly astounding what the Xbox S-X is capable of and my main reason to buy it was to see if I would ever miss my PC as a gaming system.
Even though the optimisation of certain games on Xbox makes gaming more enjoyable, I would probably upgrade my PC later some time this year for the exclusive PC games.
But the next gen consoles that we will be seeing in the near future God willingly, I am 100% confident that whatever little shortcomings are there now, will most likely be ironed out and people like me would any day prefer a gaming console to a gaming PC specially considering the cost factor and plug and play nature.
I am really amazed guys.