Built a PC for the first time, friend helped me with most of it.
Please do let me know what you think!
Just thought i would update my experience so far and the updated part list.
Monitor - Asus PB278Q 27.0 - 1440p , 60Hz , IPS 27 inch
After many countless hours of research and banging my head around , decided to get a 1440p 60Hz 27 inch Monitor from ASUS. I was mainly considering this against a 1080p 144Hz monitor. After using the monitor for almost 6 Month , i'm absolutely happy with the choice. The 1440 p totally utilizes the 970 so well , and the resolution and the screen space is something i cant go back from now. I get around 50 to 60 fps on most highly demanding games on almost max settings and 1440p ( Arkham Knight , Witcher 3 , Gta V ) which quite surprised me.
MSI GTX 970
Easily the best price to performance GPU. I get 55 to 60 fps in Arkham Knight at MAX settings except interactive smoke/paper OFF at 1440p ( there is a lock on the fps in the settings so probably goes a bit higher too).
I just use afterburner to overclock the card if required within the factory limits ( im not touching the voltage settings, too scared!! ). Still need to learn to use the test tools to know exactly how far i can stable overlock the cards.
The only info i have now using the OSD from the afterburner is that i get 1470 MHZ without any bugs spots or crashes in any of the games i have played. ( probably still room to experiment to get that a bit higher)
Load temps at 71C to 79C ( games like Project Cars on max settings makes the 970 sweat to 81C ). But obviously i could bring that down with a better cooling system but pretty happy with evo 212 performance so far.
Any thoughts on the temperature? is this normal for this setup? ( i live in a hot place..room ambient temp 28C )
--more updates to come--