Well the second part of the trouble is that I'm using the company supplied, wall mounted, tv as a monitor. It's about seven feet away in normal use.
When I take eye exams I can read the smallest lines, but some games have small text that makes my eyes feel uncomfortable to say the least. Not to mention it's a 768 tv, I think there are some quality gains to be had too.
So if I was going to stick with a desktop id want to find a way to get a monitor and keep it closer to me. Way to much trouble and I have enough tech clutter as it is.
At this point I'm committed to just getting a laptop (again)
My budget is actually higher than 2500 if it seems worth it. I wouldn't mind getting more hd space later or paying extra for a must have feature although I think a 1060 and ips panel do it for me. I play most things that come out but don't have hangups about what quality I play on.
Either way I'm going to pull the trigger on Tuesday that way I can get everything switched over on my vacation.