The GTX 1080 Ti is the most powerful consumer graphics card you can buy (at least for this month), and you can expect fantastic performance. It’s the only card that can approach 60 frames per second with high graphics settings at 4K resolution in many games. At lower resolutions, the card offers screaming fast performance even with the graphics settings turned up to 11.
To show off all that glorious performance, how about a 29-inch 2560-by-1080 ultrawide monitor? The LG 29UM59A-P is back down to $184 at BuyDigRemove non-product link with the checkout code SAVE65, saving you big-time compared to its $400 list price. This 75Hz monitor doesn’t have Nvidia’s G-Sync variable refresh rate technology (nor AMD’s FreeSync for that matter), but if you wind up upgrading to the GTX 1080 Ti we wouldn’t worry about it at this resolution. You could get by running this screen with a more modestly priced GeForce GTX 1060 or Radeon RX 580, too.
Finally, every upgraded gaming rig needs a gorgeous new game to go with it. Right now, Origin has the standard edition of Battlefield 1 on sale for $5. It was our favorite game of 2016, and still has a healthy multiplayer community, though that may dwindle when Battlefield V releases later this year. Still, for $5 it’s a steal, even if only to play it’s brilliant “War Stories” singleplay campaign.
Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn't like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he's not covering the news he's working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.