Also any recommendations for budget SSD's over this current Sandisk?
Finally what do you guys think about 1440p gaming? Is it worth the extra expense because as a student I could be saving a lot more of this money if I chose 1080p gaming instead. I'm having second thoughts spending this much when I could get a 1080p monitor for half the price and a 390 or RX 480. Is the big price increase to play at 1440p worth it in your opinions? Is £140 worth gaming in 1440p?
Thanks in advance for any replies and recommendations!!
You can still get 480 whenever it's out and get yourself 1440p freesync monitor. In that case, even if the framerate drops under 60FPS, it will all be fine. No stuttering, no nothing... 480 supposed to be cheaper than 970, so you can easily transfer the reast of the funds towards the monitor. If not you can always get yourself 144Hz 1080p and laugh at people playing at 40Hz high res...
Hell you could even get a 490 which, if the 390 was any indication in relation to the 970, should outperform the 1070. Additionally as @psycho_666 said you can get a freesync monitor (which are a minimum of $100 cheaper than their gsync equivalents). Other than that, you could cut costs by going 80+ Bronze instead of Gold which could go towards your graphics card budget.
1440p gaming is worth the extra expense for better visuals and it gives you more screen real estate which is great for productivity. Furthermore, buying a good monitor will last you a long time so since you're already looking at 1440p gaming (which will only become more accessible in the future) I'd suggest going 1440p now since it's not ludicrously expensive.
Sorry I have barely any knowledge about displays. Is there an advantage of using a display port over say a DVI? I think I recall they allow you to use 144Hz monitors at higher res but is there an advantage of using displayport at lower resolutions?