By all means, if you like it go for it… But having a curved monitor doesn’t really make a difference at 16:9, it’s just curved for the sake of being curved. Personally, I wouldn’t pay ANY extra for it unless it was a 21:9 monitor. That’s just my opinion though.
I find this a particularly interesting sentiment, as Nvidia and AMD have been almost identical in terms of performance at any given price point, where right now AMD is a much better deal than Intel in the CPU department.
If all you care about is absolute maximum framerates in games, then yes you want to go Intel… But CPUs don’t have as much impact on gaming as people think… And if you go with something like the Ryzen 5 1600X, you’ll save $90 on the CPU, get almost the same gaming performance, and have a 6c12t CPU rather than a 4c8t one.
ASUS is always a good choice. I’d stick with the STRIX if you don’t plan on overclocking. But if you do plan on overclocking, I’d spend the bit extra to get the Maximus IX Hero, as it’s built with better components (The STRIX is just the ASUS Z270-A with more gamer aesthetics).
On the Intel platform, RAM is RAM is RAM. Go with whichever one you think looks the coolest, and is the best price.
Nvidia and AMD are pretty damn close in price/performance, so it really doesn’t matter which route you go.
The ONLY warning I give about ASUS GPUs (which almost never applies) is that, if you ever plan on water cooling your GPU, removing the heatsink will instantly void the warranty. If you don’t plan on that, ASUS is great.
That case looks great! Only word of caution is that you better be ready to do some STELLAR cable management.
People often think their computer is going to look like this…
When in reality it ends up looking like this, because they don’t spend the time to cable manage…
But put in the work on the cable management and it will look great.