So I haven't read every reply yet but I will. But... Yesterday was the calm before the storm. My PC is 100% dead and I'm posting from my cellphone. I kind of wish I'd moved a little quicker. As some noted, I held onto my last PC for 10 years which is one reason I plan to go relatively top end even if it doesn't appear I need it from what I've posted.
My current resume is 2560x1600 for those who asked. The 3007fpw_hc was one of the first and best monitors at this range. A true gem.
My graphics card is a 1070. Which will last me until the next hopeful bump. I dont typically do same-gen upgrades.
I'm planning to spend around 2k minus monitor and graphics card. 32gb ram, high end motherboard, 960, noctua fans, sorry I didn't link my build.
Thing is, I think I may be forced Ryzen due to my current situation. Which isn't horrible but I do think the CFL fits my profile a bit more and I hate being a gen1 tester. But at this point the sooner I get all the parts the better.