After years of console gaming, I decided to give PC gaming a go, and this is the setup I decided on.
Having been interested in building a PC for a while, I decided to buy the parts and build it myself as opposed to buying "off the shelf". I have to say that the putting together of the machine was fairly straight forward, the pain seemed to be installing Windows 10 and then updating EVERY driver ever made for any part of the machine. I do have a sense of pride that I managed to do it all myself though, so well worth the "aggro".
I went for "high end" parts as I would like this to last me for a few years, and seeing as it will be predominantly used for VR games, I can't see it being a problem.
The toughest choice for me was whether to plump for the Kraken X62 or a Noctua cooler, as both seemed to be around the same in terms of efficiency, but aesthetics won out in the end. The price of the Aorus 1080ti was a setback too, however I believe it will be worth the outlay (hopefully). Other than that I just looked at reviews of usually three different choices for each part and went with what felt right.
I've not looked at OCing the CPU yet, but may do in time, and I have set the XMP Profile on the G Skill. (This sounds simple, but I have never had to use BIOS before, so everything felt like a gamble!)
I also bought an A-Jazz AK 33 RGB keyboard, but that part doesn't seem to be available on here.
My only gripe is the fact the graphics card needs 2 6+2 pin connectors to power it and the one that comes with the PSU doesn't look the best. Probably will have to invest in some custom cables eventually, and maybe a wi-fi card depending on where I place the PC in the house.
Hope you like the rig.
Great spec board, which it should be for the price. Only issue is the "Amp Up' audio plastic cover which makes getting anything in the PCI-e slots a bit of a task. Otherwise, so far so good