Is this a good pc build for 1080p gaming - could i get better?


CPU: i5 7500
Motherboard: MSI B250M PRO-VDH Micro ATX LGA1151
RAM: 2x8gb Crucial ddr4 2133
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
GPU: MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x
Case: NZXT S340
PSU: Cooler master 750w 80+ bronze
Monitor: BenQ GL2460HM 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor
SSD: 850 evo 250GB

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  1. GTX 1080 is wayyyy overkill for 1080p, better spent on more RAM and an SSD at that resolution. For a 60Hz monitor, you would be with a Radeon RX 470
  2. I think GTX 1080 is overkill for 1080p too. Instead of RX 470, go with a RX480 though! Much more suited for 1080p and not overkill at all.

    Also, 750W is excessive and that's not a good quality PSU. I would recommend either EVGA Supernova G2 550W or Seasonic M12ii 520W.
  3. You can save money and not miss out on much on the RX 470. And the RX 470 is perfectly suitable for 1080p if the performance gap is this big ;
    You're also forgetting that this is a 60Hz monitor ; or basically around 60 FPS maximum. A 480 won't have much advantage over a 470 in this scenario.
  4. Best answer
    Modern AAA titles are already demanding a GTX 1060 for 1080p/60Hz gaming. OP asked if he could do better. For another $30-40, he can get smoother framerates with higher graphical settings.

    In fact, I'd recommend a GTX 1060 6GB which could last him another 2-3 years at 1080p/60Hz. Note that the OP is sizing down from a GTX 1080 so he has the budget.
  5. You could get Gtx 1070 or Gtx 1060/Rx 480 , and save money for i5 7600k or i7 6700k if it falls in the range. CPU lasts quite longer than GPU in terms of gaming. People are still using i7 2600k , so i think it should be a solid one. GPU , you can go with Gtx 1060/Rx 580/480 which are great for 1080p. Buying mid range cards won't bother you when you sell them later , and you can then try out mid range cards of every generation as you can easily save up money for them.
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