I've built my first computer and I am enjoying gaming at 1080p gaming, but in the bitcoin crisis, I could only get a good deal on a 1060 3gb EVGA SC card. It's decent, but I'd love to finish the build for the future in the next coming months while GPU's are modestly priced.
My goal is simple. New GPU, and new monitor. But I need something strong enough to get 144hz on a 1440p display on most titles. I know I won't get 144hz on the latest and greatest titles, but I'd prefer high textures and a better experience on some slower paced games. The most demanding games I'd probably play are Far Cry 5, Witcher, and Anthem that's coming out. (which is undetermined how optimized is. But it's mentioned as a reference point.) I will need 144hz on titles such as Overwatch, League, Etc. But I know that isn't very hard to do. Witcher would be nice though at 144hz.
For the GPU, I prefer EVGA and ASUS cards and some MSI cards. 2080ti and Titan cards are obviously out of my budget. I do plan on having the 1080 monitor I have as a second productivity screen. I'd prefer Nvidia products, but I can be asuaded if AMD solves the problem for cheaper and matches preformance.
The monitor must have:
Some nice bonusus are as followed, and ranked respectively:
I don't want to burn a hole in my pocket, but I am a thrifty dude. I would love some suggestions and anything in a positive manner .
My first build! I love this system and I still have work to do but its on and I've officially joined the PCMR! Thanks everyone for your help with advice!
I7-8700k (Running at stock atm)
2x8gb 3200 DDR4 G Skill Trident RGB
ASUS ROG Z370-E
NZXT X62 AIO cooler
EVGA 1060 3GB
Samsung 960 EVO 500gb M.2
WD Black 2TB HDD
Cooler Master H500P
Logitech g502 Proteus Spectrum
K70 Mk.2 MX Cherry Blue with white PBT Keycaps
Creative Speaker+Subwoofer combo
BenQ 1080p 144hz TN panel.