In the very early stages of planning a new gaming rig for myself. Currently I have a i5 2500k cpu with a Nvidia 670 card but I don't want to just upgrade this computer, the idea is to offload the games to the new system and use the current one for the day to day stuff. It looks like 21:9 monitors will cause any video card to suffer but I could live with some graphic cut backs for smoother gameplay. I think I'd splash out for the more expensive monitors that cost twice as much as the lower res ones with the idea that it can continue on as video cards catch up.
So far I figure on a system based on
i5 6500k cpu,$250 maybe a i7 6700K for $370
980Ti Vid card $650
DDR4 ram 8GB@3200Mhz $80 or double to 16GB for $160
Z170 based motherboard (ASUS Z170-Deluxe ATX Motherboard perhaps) $300
Case, power supply, fans etc...$?
SSD drive plus big data drive $?
Yikes Acer X34 Predator monitor at $1300 :eek:
Looking at Amazon I did notice something a bit odd, the Acer X34 is a Gsync monitor and they have the same basic monitor in AMD Freesync for only $980 so a savings of $320 on the monitor alone but I'd have to leave the Nvidia camp and head over to the Radeon side of the gaming world. I don't think the R9 Fury X can keep up with the 980Ti day to day but of course more research needed. Also the Gsync's are out of stock (not that I'm in any great hurry).
So somewhere in the range of $2500 as a baseline. Anything I may be missing on while planning to spend my retirement monies? Any favorite components you would go for? Favorite case, power supply or hard drives?