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Flinstone 24 months ago

This was the recommended build I decided to go with for a dual-monitor gaming setup. Switching my SSD to the 850 EVO and just need suggestions for a good gaming monitor for under $200, if it can that would be a plus+, but it's not necessary, main concern is the screen I'd spend most of my time staring at. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $248.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler $51.85 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock X370 KILLER SLI/ac ATX AM4 Motherboard $148.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $111.99 @ Newegg
Storage SK hynix SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $80.49 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $389.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply BitFenix Whisper M 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor AOC I2379VHE 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $119.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1464.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-19 02:19 EDT-0400

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SK6Blue 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

so if your looking at a price range for 1080p 60Hz monitors , and budget is a guiding factor have you considered team red for a graphics card? just my 2 cents but since you are buying the monitor now(i'm guessing your not planning to upgrade it anytime soon) the 1070 seems a little excessive(at a near $400 price point) for 1080/60 when the RX 580 recently released in the $230ish range. and seems more than capable of 1440/60. and might open you budget up to a 1440p monitor. ... Just a thought.

but as a more direct answer... Acer XF240H($240) is a 1080/144 with 1 ms response time. ----- Asus PB277Q($318) 1440/75 with 1 ms response time. I just can't get myself to recommend a 1080/60 screen for a GTX 1070 set up when gaming has been mentioned(which is what it looks like it would take to get sub $200)

hope this helped at least a little

Flinstone submitter 1 point 24 months ago

I didn't really consider the RX 580, I just wanted something that could support a dual monitor setup and last a while without me having to upgrade anything and went for the better GPU.

4Shadow 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

For a monitor, I know ASUS makes a nice one for around $100 I've always had a good experience with them and recommend it but the AOC one you have is just as good(I may actually have the same one, I bought mine second hand from a friend). Also for your GPU you might want to pick a card with more fans for better cooling(I'm not 100% certain that more fans translates to more cooling but I'm pretty sure).

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