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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Desired outcome: productivity (video editing, virtual machines, etc.) and current gaming on the 49" DELL (60 Hertz, OC potential to ~75, I believe). To be frank, I want to also enter the VR arena, so I guess that might mean bring on a new graphics card? What would you do; replace everything or keep any of it? I want a rig to stay with me a while (3+ years) so if the case I have is a good choice for staying current on motherboard sizes, I think I'll just keep it, though RGB and watercooling is a fun splurge I'll go for.

Budget: What is best done (+/- $250) up to $1,000, $2,000, and $3,000?


I currently have everything on this list



Stay happy and healthy =]



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this post looks like it wasted all it's budget on a monitor, then started building a pc to go with it, but only had leftover funds. 


did you already buy this monitor? why did you pick that monitor?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for your questions, I updated the OP. I have everything on the list. I picked that monitor to use for connecting my DELL XPS 13 2in1 and my workplace assigned laptop, and to playing most game genres.

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while most everything looks fine, for VMs and Video editing i'd get a CPU refresh if you're not getting the results you want.

i'd monitor your RAM usage and see if you need more later, i don't know how you use your machine. 


if you're trying to go with VR, hear me out. 

I have an Oculus Rift CV1. i use it with a GTX1070 +intel 7700k. 

it's okay. it's playable, but i've got a RTX2070Super on the way and i'm trying to find an Oculus Rift S in stock. 


i don't think the GTX 1060 will be preferable for VR. i know it's what the Oculus Rift S suggests for specs, but it's really a minimum. 


TL:DR add more RAM if needed, do a CPU refresh only if you NEED it, get a better GPU for VR.


PS: I appreciate this well formatted post. 

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2 minutes ago, JimDandy said:

Thank you very much for the advice and the compliment which I find is helping my decision. Good luck with the Oculus Rift S!

thanks, good luck in your future VR endeavors! i hope you enjoy it, and i hope you're enjoying that overkill monitor. i wish i had that for CAD work.

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