First things first - I know pretty much nothing about PCs, the synergy between parts along with all other finite detail there is to know about generally building PCs. Suffice to say that I'll be leaning on all of you absolute PC Wizards (Such as Scrimshaw) out there.
With Black Friday less than a month away I've been thinking about going all out on a new PC, and I'll be keen on one that's future proof and capable of 1440p gaming @ 60+ FPS. Currently the most intense game I play is AC Odyssey, but outside of that I don't play any AAA titles. My most played game is Mordhau and I'll probably get back on the Dota 2 bandwagon eventually also (Which my current PC runs fine anyway). I've also taken up streaming as a hobby, so there will be a bit more tax on the CPU there!
I'm by no means looking to drop an absolute bomb to get a maxxed out system, but like many people I'm keen on getting the best value / most efficient pairing of parts for a system that can achieve what I wrote above. Understand that this is a harder propisition to put forward given the very recent announcement of the latest AMD product line, but I figured that I may end up getting last-gen parts that have dropped in price. I've added in a quick poll to gauge everyone's opinions on this subject (Allowing changes in votes as more info/benchmarks etc will be released over time).
If I were to take a crack at a build myself, the below is what I'd run with based on some research (All prices are AUD per PC Part Picker::
DRAFT SYSTEM SPECS:
A couple of points to note here:
Actual budget will be $2,000 excluding monitor, mouse and keyboard (Black Friday pricing will be better than the above for some parts)
The Thermaltake View 31 TG ATX Mid Tower Case was an impulse buy from Amazon AU as it was like $84… That was two years ago and it's still in the box (Courtesy of OzBargan of course: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/449229)
I've nominated some RGB parts solely because I have an RGB case, but I don't actually care about RGB that much (And I know that you pay a premium for RGB). If anything my preference is green lighting
I have a Windows 7 CD which I'll upgrade to 10 via the free upgrade (I have an external USB CD drive for this - But if that's not an option I'll just pay for it)
The majority of parts have been chosen based on PC Part Picker ratings… so not a huge amount of research done there to say the least
No surprise with the monitor with the most recent deal being https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/574900. Worth nothing also that I'm keen on having a 3x monitor set-up, but I'm unsure on what other monitors to choose (24" / 27", 1080p / 1440p - Unsure)
I'm also looking for recommendations on a mouse and mechanical keyboard. I've never had a mechanical keyboard before so I'm unsure of what switches I'd like most - I assume I'd need to go in store and get a feel first, but I'd be after one that isn't incredibly loud, but still has a nice tactile feel. As for a mouse I don't have large hands so I use a palm grip
My current GPU is a Gigabyte GTX 1660 SUPER OC 6GB GDDR6 which I'm happy to keep using if it's best to wait given the new GPU releases, so I'd drop gaming resolution down to 1080p
If I've missed detail that's important let me know!
Looking forward to everyone's recommendations here.