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So I'm building my first computer and I'm trying to figure out what kind of monitor I should get. I'll be using this rig mostly for gaming, internet browser (streaming, etc) and watching movies. I may do some content creation but the likelihood of that happening soon is pretty low, although I might try it for a bit. (Nothing fancy just SFM)

I'm not going to buy all the parts at once instead wait after each paycheck and order a part, saving the sensitive ones (GPU and CPU) close to the end.  Budget is $2,500

So my question is which one should I go for? I would like to have the best 1440p experience in everything I do (Gaming in max settings, blue ray movies, and yadda yadda) 

 

My current parts list:

 

 

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32 minutes ago, DRSPK said:

Intel - Core i7-7740X 4.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor

First of all, replace this for an i7 9700K, then you can think on the monitor.

 

I'd go ultrawide 3440x1440p btw, it's really cool most people I know who tried it out never managed returning to 16:9 myself included, also if you're going to pay 699 on a GTX 1080 you might as well pay the extra 50 and get a RTX 2080 instead:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qMKcCJ/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-2080-8gb-gaming-oc-video-card-gv-n2080gaming-oc-8gc

Personal Desktop":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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2 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

First of all, replace this for an i7 9700K, then you can think on the monitor.

 

what is the next best thing? I don't want to spend over $2,500

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Just now, DRSPK said:

what is the next best thing? I don't want to spend over $2,500

if you have 2,5k money to burn you should really research well before purchasing stuff, the i7 7740X is a joke product, it's awful value and nobody should get it.

 

I'm not going to waste time with peripherals and what not but this is something more in line with what you should be getting:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($339.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler  ($66.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($119.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: Western Digital - Green 240 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($48.94 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($58.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card  ($749.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Pro 5 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  ($79.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Platinum 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1694.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-20 19:28 EST-0500

Personal Desktop":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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2 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

f you have 2,5k money to burn you should really research well before purchasing stuff, the i7 7740X is a joke product, it's awful value and nobody should get it.

 

I'm not going to waste time with peripherals and what not but this is something more in line with what you should be getting:

I have been doing research but it's becoming apparent that I've just been running around in circles. I just find it hard to find reliable sources for the things I need. 

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first off go ultrawide, it's a way better viewing experience for movies and gaming.

 

Ryzen 7 seems to be the go to content creator + gamer build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kD39vn

But if you're team blue here's an Intel build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/f2R6xG

 

UW 1440p = easy for these 2 builds

 

Current Build

CPU: AMD Ryzen9 5900X

CPU Cooler: Deepcool Gamerstorm Captain 240 Pro

Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX X470 Gaming-F

Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3200MHz 4x8GB

Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB STRIX Gaming OC

Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850W 80+ Gold Fully Modular

Case Fans: 2x Noctua NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM  140mm Fan

Monitor: LG 25UM58-P

              LG 29UM69G      

Mouse: Razer Basilisk

             Razer Naga Epic Chroma     

Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2

Keypad: Razer Orbweaver Chroma Stealth

Controller: Razer Wolverine Ultimate
Headphones: Razer Kraken 7.1 v2

Speakers: Logitech Z200 2ch Speakers

OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

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Thank you all for your help.

 

Now that we have the specs down. Is there any preference for the monitor (brand etc). Asus seems to be the go-to brand for monitors but I'm open to anything. I just something that's nice and reliable. (I'm a sucker for pretty graphics and visuals) Since I'm getting these parts at incremental times I can smidge on the 2500 budget a little bit. 

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