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So I have $1700 to spend on a gaming PC, monitor and peripherals and I want to game in 1440p. This is the build that I have come up with so far, some advice would be helpful https://pcpartpicker...ed/#view=fjnfrH The reason there is no cpu cooler is because I don't have teh cash at the moment but I'll just buy a hyper 212 evo or something like that later.

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that build is all over the place, you'd be better to drop to a R9 390x, go up to 16gb of ram, and get your windows key from microsoftsoftwareswap as it's less than half the price of that license, 

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Cant you change the Monitor to a 144hz Acer GN246HLBid ? And i would change the Mouse to Logitech/Steelseries/Zowie/FinalMouse

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Cant you change the Monitor to a 144hz Acer GN246HLBid ? And i would change the Mouse to Logitech/Steelseries/Zowie/FinalMouse

That monitor isn't 1440p and I like the mouse

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that build is all over the place, you'd be better to drop to a R9 390x, go up to 16gb of ram, and get your windows key from microsoftsoftwareswap as it's less than half the price of that license, 

Why would I get 16gb of ram

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Why would I get 16gb of ram

because these days 8gb isn't enough, and a lot of games are favouring lots of ram both system and VRAM.

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because these days 8gb isn't enough, and a lot of games are favouring lots of ram both system and VRAM.

Not necessarily... 8 gb is more than enough unless you are building an op system... Plus upgrading to 16 is ez in the future.

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because these days 8gb isn't enough, and a lot of games are favouring lots of ram both system and VRAM.

 

Can you provide links to that data please?

 

So I have $1700 to spend on a gaming PC, monitor and peripherals and I want to game in 1440p. This is the build that I have come up with so far, some advice would be helpful https://pcpartpicker...ed/#view=fjnfrH The reason there is no cpu cooler is because I don't have teh cash at the moment but I'll just buy a hyper 212 evo or something like that later.

 

I would be tempted to drop to a GTX 980 and use the savings to get a better psu and larger ssd.

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