- 55 months ago
Hey guys, I have put together my first "from scratch" build. historically I have always purchased some type of pre-built PC and upgraded it, mostly just RAM, GPU, & PSU upgrades. I have never completed a parts build. Anyway, my goal is to upgrade to a current gaming rig that will last me 3+ yrs at 1080P gaming. I don't anticipate moving to 1440P for a good 4-5 years at least. However, I do want to be able max out 1080P gaming now so I won't have to worry about upgrading for several years. I am currently still running a 32 bit OS and have a GTX 260 with 4 gigs of RAM. I can't even max Skyrim, a 4-yr old game! Needless to say the 32-bit OS is holding me back quite a bit as well now, as more and more games are requiring a 64-bit OS. I ran into this with Cities Skylines & Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition this year already. While I typically play Mid-lower end games (Lots of Paradox titles), I am now starting to run into trouble with those as well.
Anyways, if you guys wouldn't mind giving me feedback on the build I have created I would appreciate. Any other recommendations would be welcome. I'd like to move to Skylake just for the "future proofing", but I am not interested in overclocking anything. I'd like to keep my budget under $1,200 USD. Thanks!