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    New computer build

    I am looking to build a new computer in the near future and wanted some advice.

    Here is a sample build I pieced together: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/gvZbKB

    I know the PSU is overkill for that build but I included that just in case I decide to buy a better GPU if the prices drop.

    Another thing that I didn't include is monitor. At the moment I am just using a 24 inch 1080p monitor but have been thinking of upgrading to a 27 inch 1440p monitor and I had some questions on that. How much would I need to bump up the GPU to be able to play (WoW, Diablo 3, Overwatch and other RPG's like The Witcher and Divinity Original Sin) at good frame rates. I'm not really all that knowledgeable about frame rates above the 60 I shoot for on my 1080p setup and this newer G-Sync stuff.

    I'm not too fussy about price but I kinda expect to pay around $360-$400 ish for a monitor that I am considering.

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    Looks decent enough, I would try to get slighly faster 2666 Mhz memory, price should be in the same ballpark.

    If you want to play at decent framerates with high settings at 1440p I would advise at least a GTX 1070.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denpepe View Post
    Looks decent enough, I would try to get slighly faster 2666 Mhz memory, price should be in the same ballpark.

    If you want to play at decent framerates with high settings at 1440p I would advise at least a GTX 1070.
    Thanks for the reply. I was thinking 1070 or 1070ti if I went with a more high end card and Monitor.

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    What's your total budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xinkir View Post
    What's your total budget?
    I would say $1700 if I decide to go with a better GPU. Maybe more I can spend pretty much what I want but i dont really play too many graphically demanding games. So I'm not sure if I want to go too crazy with it.
    Last edited by Shedim; 2018-05-17 at 12:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shedim View Post
    I would say $1700 if I decide to go with a better GPU. Maybe more I can spend pretty much what I want but i dont really play too many graphically demanding games. So I'm not sure if I want to go too crazy with it.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver - 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($4.79 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z370 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card ($289.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair - 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($30.00)
    Monitor: Dell - S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor ($458.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1677.69
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-17 08:57 EDT-0400

    I really hate the large jump in price from 1060 to 1070 or 1070 Ti, but the jump from a 1050 Ti to 1060 6GB is so small. Upgrade it if you want.
    Last edited by Xinkir; 2018-05-17 at 01:00 PM.

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    If you want to play at decent framerates with high settings at 1440p I would advise at least a GTX 1070.

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