I recently picked up a new 1440p monitor over the holidays, and I'm looking to replace my current gaming PC of a couple years (i5-6600, GTX 1070, 16GB RAM) for something that can handle all, if not most, triple-A games at a solid 60fps with ultra or max settings, on the 2560x1440p monitor.
My budget is $1500 - $1800. I'd prefer to not go bare minimum, and I don't mind paying a little more to get parts that aren't the absolute cheapest option. My monitor has G-Sync so I'm going to go with NVIDIA. I live in California USA and use my PC pretty much exclusively for gaming, and I already have a mouse, keyboard, etc.
Also, my monitor is capable of 144hz, but I'll be running at 60hz/60fps with most games because I assume going for 144fps, 1440p, AND max settings would make a huge difference to the final cost. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
I previously bought pre-built, so I'm very excited to build my own this time, as well as save some money. I've never built a PC before, is YouTube considered the best resource to learn how to assemble everything correctly?