I am going to be building a computer for a college student. He is going into general engineering while he figures out exactly what he wants to do. The budget for this computer is about $1500 USD (just for the tower). This computer will be running Windows 10. He will be using this computer for school work and for gaming.
He is hasn't decided if he wants to do any type of rendering yet, so to be safe, lets assume he will be. The graphics card doesn't have to be a power renderer, just something to get the job done.
- Must be the latest generation of GPU chips. I would like this to last as long as possible for him.
- Can play most modern games on at least medium settings.
- Can help him with at least some of his course work. (I do not know what programs he will use. I also do not know how intensive his work will be.)
- Support for two 1080p monitors
- PCI Express 3.0 x16
- At least 2GB GDDR5
- Price < $800 USD
It would be nice to have it support two 4K monitors in case he wants to upgrade, but it is not a requirement.