What parts should I upgrade on my Gaming PC?

Hey, I originally just wanted to purchase a monitor to go to 144hz and 1440 p gaming, but figured it best to make sure my parts could actually run it with 144~ Fps.

These are the main parts of my build, I know i dont need to worry about cooling and my psu because they are brand new installed with help of friends, but wasnt sure about anything else like my CPU/motherboard.

Also if you could include either a budget 144hz 1440p monitor and/or a good quality 1080p 144hz monitor, thatll be appreciated. thanks
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  1. whats your budget for these upgrades?
  2. Well, without the monitor, I'd say my budget would be around $800. Everything in that list I already own. I just wanted to make sure my rig didnt bottleneck my GPU before I spent a lot of money on a new monitor etc

    If you go with this motherboard + CPU I would get as well a good cooling and overclock the system. Basically if you can afford, this will allow you to postpone the next upgrade if you overclock ;)
  4. Thanks man! I will definitely bookmark this. I was still curious though, how do I learn when my components get outdated etc. Id really like to learn more to get self-sufficient.

    Edit: or a good guide to OC my system :)
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($297.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock B150M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($58.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Team Elite Plus 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.50 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Zalman ZM-T4 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($32.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Rosewill 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $806.43
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-26 19:50 EDT-0400

    the R9 380 is a placeholder for the RX 480 coming out on Wed. Leaked specs suggests it'll be a very solid 1440p card

    for your 1440 screen, I'll suggest this:
    25" IPs screen with a 4 ms response time for $260
  6. Thanks ScrewySqrl!
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