Do hope you guys aren't too bored of upgrade questions and that they're appropriate for this forum.
Basics, current system:
In-Win 904 Case
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger
Kingston Value RAM 8GB (2x4)
Zotac GTX 750
Corsair CX 500W
120GB SSD (OS)
Noctua fans throughout
So, I'm looking to take gaming up to a 1440p main monitor (keeping a secondary 1080p) and doing so with the minimum spent. Would like it to last 2 years before the next upgrade. Having tested myself I genuinely can't tell the difference in FPS beyond about 52-55 so I'm not exactly looking for a supercomputer.
With this I was thinking;
Upgrade to 2x8 GB RAM (leaving room for another 2x8 later)
Get a MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB (and get a 2nd one a month later, after payday)
Get a new PSU to power the 2nd GPU (Silent at low temps [fan off], no longer than 180mm to fit my case)
Get a 27" 1440p capable monitor, preferably freesync compatible (I will buy this, RAM and 1st GPU together)
Strictly speaking I have no budget but I'd like it to be done as cheaply as possible so I can actually go on holiday this year. I've pretty much decided the 2x 380(4GB) setup is the best value/performance for me though I'm open to better informed opinions.
No damn clue about monitors to be honest - quality is key though, I don't want to sacrifice even blacks, colour clarity or good contrast ratio for a lower response time (I don't care enough about competitive gaming to want super-low ms from my monitor). I'm unsure on PSUs at the moment - was thinking Corsair HX though anything 750W+ that is silent under low load, small enough to fit (180mm, short as possible) and of decent quality is fine by me.
RAM will be anything quality that fits under a Noctua NH-C14.
Might also replace the HDDs with new faster models - the two listed above are taken from a previous PC and are now 4 years old (1TB) and 7 years old (250GB).
I do also use the PC for simple CAD + CFD/FEA analysis though it can handle that well enough now anyway so it won't factor into upgrades really.
Thank in advance for any helpful replies!
Edited by hamluis, 27 June 2015 - 09:38 AM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to System Building/Upgrading - Hamluis.