So this is my very first gaming PC. Being a console gamer for a while I started to get very annoyed by the constant frame rate drops, and overall just low frame rates. After doing some digging around and gaming on my friends custom built PC with a 980ti I realized that PC really is the master race. Originally I had planned on spending $1500 MAX on both the PC and the montor + peripherals. However with the release of the GTX 1080 I knew I just had to have it. Anyway, long story short my build ended up costing me a total of around 3k if not a bit more but for simplicity sake lets just leave it at 3k.
I know I my monitor doesnt match what is listed and that is because I returned my ROG swift and exchanged it for the Acer Predator 27 inch 1440p 144hz monitor. The problem is that pcpartpicker doesnt have that monitor listed so i just left the ROG swift because it is the same price as the predator. Also, my graphics card ended up costing me $770 and the CPU cooler was around 35 dollars so that a total of an additional 800 to the grand total. I do also plan on custom wrapping the legs of the monitor white in order to match the black and white theme with led purple accents.
Regarding gaming this thing is an absolute monster. I dont think I can ever play another console again. I run Skyrim and Witcher at ultra settings and get a steady 80 fps which is flipping amazing compared to the garbage sub 60fps on consoles. I also have a 60hz monitor for the family PC we have that we bought from a store that ive been using and just WOW!!! 144hz make a damn difference. I honestly dont think ill be able to play on a lower refresh rate PC this is just an orgasm for the eyes XD.