1060 is fine, so long as you splurge for the 6GB model, not the 3GB.
There is a lot more you lose out on than simply a single unsoldered DIMM of memory when you sacrifice that.
It also depend what he calls gaming.
Staying on top of the latest FPS or racing sim, is a lot harder than staying on top of the latest MOBA or Strategy game.
MMO's while demanding, are at least usually highly scalable.
Wherever you go in life, watch out for Scythe, the tackling IT support guy.
"I don't care what race you are, not one f*cking bit, if you want to be seen as a good people, you go in there and you f*ck up the people who (unofficially) represent you in a negative light!"