Wow thanks a lot for the solid reply! I'm guessing that a higher refresh rate will yield more FPS while gaming? Should I be looking for at least a 60Hz, or preferably, 120Hz? I'll be sitting about 7-9 feet back from the display. I have no idea what the price point for a 4K display is going to run yet as I've been spending most of my time researching a proper speaker configuration lately.
Right now my PC still runs solid but is pretty old. I built it myself about four years ago. Here's the specs:
Antec 1200 case
Foxconn Bloodrage motherboard ( think its an X58.)
6G [email protected]
Intel i7 920 CPU stock @2.7ghz (GO stepping)
ATI Gigabyte 7950 GPU stock
Corsair modular PSU @850W
WD 300GB velociraptor HD running the OS
2 X WD caviar black 1 TB HD
After market heatsink but forget which one.
My friend is going to help teach me overclocking when we get back. I figure my system will be good to practice on. The GPU was installed a year ago and made a huge difference from my old ATI 4890 but can tell is being held back by the CPU still. Games can run max settings - Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite, ect. at decent frame rates. Goal is to OC that to at least 3.6ghz. Shouldn't be hard.
Most of my money is going to the HT right now and I project around next November I'll do a complete new build for a PC [take advantage of the black Friday deals.]
So, for now, I'll probably only game in 1080p. Depending on price, I'll look into getting a 4k HD display now and see what the upscaling looks like with whatever AVR I get, and go SLI or crossfire later.