Question Monitor upgrade help

bropeasley

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So currently my system runs a i5 6500 with a gtx 1080 and 8g of ddr4 (2133 mhz.. I believe) on a 1080p 60hz ips monitor.. lol im looking to upgrade my monitor and will likely need another 8gs of memory im guessing.. but would my system handle a 1440 144hz monitor? And would it be worth it or what monitors would you recommend? Looking to stay under $400 if I can get one worth buying at that price range
 
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So currently my system runs a i5 6500 with a gtx 1080 and 8g of ddr4 (2133 mhz.. I believe) on a 1080p 60hz ips monitor.. lol im looking to upgrade my monitor and will likely need another 8gs of memory im guessing.. but would my system handle a 1440 144hz monitor? And would it be worth it or what monitors would you recommend? Looking to stay under $400 if I can get one worth buying at that price range
Now that is funny :D your budget seems to be VERY capable of not only upgrading your RAM, but also getting yourself a decent 144hz monitor. Of course the GTX 1080 is a capable GPU by any means, but it also depends on what games are you going to be running in 1440p (if that is your goal), I personally don't think that 2020 AAA titles will be handled easily by the GTX 1080 on 1440p, I would suggest you upgrading your ram to at least 2666 as standart and getting yourself a BenQ XL2411P (it's a 24'' 1ms 1080p TN 144hz panel. Not the best colors but it will get the job done. My personal advice for this monitor is that it is a good panel with high refresh rate and decent colors, combined with a low latency. Though the monitor might look a bit chunky, the bezels are only 1cm/ 0.4 inches thick with the allowance of Height, Pivot and Swivel adjustment. It also has BenQ's black eQualizer that boosts colors for clearer enemy vision in dark places in games. The only major drawback I can think of for this monitor is that it does NOT have G-Sync or Freesync support).
The monitor should cost about 200$, which leaves you a great sum of money left for your RAM upgrade. I suggest you getting a Corsair Vengeance LPX 8x2 kit with 3200MHz because it is relatively cheap (I can get it for 100 Euro, about 110$, but ofc the RAM price in USA is pretty much doubled) but I don't think that it would cost you more than 150$ for the kit. So if you combine 200 + 150, you grand total should be 350, which leaves you spare money.

P.S. Sorry for writing an essay, I got a bit carried away :D
 

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