I’m starting a new project – building my first new PC in a while now. I built one with the help of my friends in 2015, and have been slowly upgrading it, bit by bit over the last year, but now I’m ready to go all out and build a new one completely from scratch the way I want to have it done.
I have all the parts planned out and pretty much set for getting them purchased……..but one thing still lingers………what graphics card to purchase for it? I’ve been watching benchmark reviews and comparisons for 1080p gaming, and a lot of people say the RX 480 or the GTX 1070 work just fine, BUT………and here’s the caveat………would I want to buy a card I might regret not going one step higher down the road? That’s a worry that a lot of people in my situation face, but they eventually choose one or the other.
Do I go the extra step and go bleeding edge with a GTX 1080 – or stay back with a 1070? I guess that all depends on if I make the jump to 1440p gaming or not. It might happen, or it might not – I’m not sure yet, BUT………do I want to get the jump on things in case I do? That’s the ping-pong battle I’ve been going around with for a bit now. The other thing to consider is the price. Right now, a 1070 FTW is about $430. A 1080 FTW is about $590, so that’s about $160 more, for……….how much more performance?
You see the conundrum.
To give you an idea, I will be going Kaby Lake wiht an i7-7700K CPU on a Z270 motherboard with 16GB of DDR4 3200Mhz RAM, a 525GB SSD and 2 TB HDD. That should be plenty of goodies to get going with, so………what about that final piece? What about the GPU?
What do you think I should go with? By all means, leave a comment on here and let me know your thoughts on it! I’d love to hear from you!