Choosing the videocard(s) has been the most difficult part of this process for me. Because I didn’t have to cover the cost of the motherboard I could afford to spend slightly more on GPU, but I still didn’t brace myself for how much you can actually end up spending. Tasty, tasty graphics power.
Again, I went back to what I’m actually looking to run to try and work from there and see what I needed. Dual screen is a must, I always prefer working and playing that way, but I’m probably not looking for more than that at this point.
I’m looking at playing games like Dark Souls and The Witcher so I was wanting something that can deal with the graphics and game play, but also wouldn’t cost a fortune.
I’m not looking to run VR at this stage, despite all the hype I think it’s a little too early for me to be planning to incorporate that into this build (although the prospect is still exciting).
Another issue was choosing whether or not to go with a card that is AMD Crossfire capable. My Motherboard has the two videocard slots and while I don’t think I would do that just yet, it’s probably one of the easiest ways for me to boost graphic performance if I chose to.
In the end, I settled on the MSI Radeon RX 470 4GB Gaming X. It’s crossfire capable, not too pricey but still able to deliver the performance I’d like for the games I want to play.