The case can fit large cards without an issue. This particular card is on the larger side and there's room to spare.
Point being that if you're looking for a 144Hz monitor, it'll most likely have FreeSync. Since that doesn't detract from the value, it's not a bad thing no matter what GPU you use.
Honestly right now it's pretty much harder to find a 144Hz relatively cheap monitor without FreeSync than with it... (the joy of open-source)
Thanks! Just caught in on sale. Amazon had it for $179 about 10 days ago, and then they had the 7600K for $189 a couple days after I received my 7600. I debated doing the swap, but a bird in the hand and all that.
I don't disagree. I think my upgrade (when I feel like stepping up) would be an OC-able CPU/Mobo combo. I would have liked an i5-8400 for this build, but availability and the limited mobo selection (only Z370 now) pushed me back to 7th gen.
If I get around to upgrading, I already have a pretty darn good GPU to plug into the new machine.
It seems FreeSync is included on cheaper monitors (i.e. it doesn't add much to price) whereas G-Sync is $100-$150 more for an otherwise comparable monitor. I was looking for $180-$220, and this happened to have everything I was looking for at a reasonable price. If it didn't have freesync I probably still get it. If I used an AMD GPU, it would have been a nice bonus but since FreeSync isn't forced on it's not the end of the world.