- 54 months ago
While I've built rigs in the past I've been economically challenged for the last 8 years. With my new job I've finally got the means to build a real gaming rig. However doing the research on parts and going through reviews is melting my brain trying to get up to date on everything.
Basically I want a rig that's gonna blast games at high to ultra settings and never have to downgrade my experience in order to get reasonable frames. I want to incorporate the latest and greatest tech and make a system that gonna last but can easily be parted for use in future upgrade builds.
I have some experience building computers but most of that was in the single or dual core days ranging from the 1st pentium to my last being a Phenom Quad 1st gen. So I'm a bit rusty on things. I haven't really done any OC but Im not opposed to it especially since it seems like the better parts are made for the OC enthusiast. There would definitely be a learning curve to consider as I'm a newbie in this area. BIOS that is friendly to newb clockers wouldn't hurt
I've been focused on the new Skylake processors tho I was considering the Haswell- Es but it seems like there's a decided lack of options in mobos and such compared to skylake. Was leaning towards maybe a pair of 980ti but which brand ? Paired with some of the higher def monitors for great picture
Budget: 3-4k USD (for full range of parts and periphs)( Also not 100% firm I can do more but would prefer to be reasonable this is a PC not a car )
Location: United States
Use: Gaming and video rendering ala youtube
Periphs: Would like a solid monitor for main screen possibly duals and solid keyboard/ mouse for gaming. Prefer a headeset /mic combo(currently have Hyper X Cloud II) have been looking at doing a mod mic/headset but honestly dont know enough about headsets to pick some audiophile type stuff that dont suck
OS: Windows 10
Form Factor: ATX maybe EATX whatever is needed for the build
Case: Mid or Full... Ive spent HOURS UPON HOURS looking for a solid case that is of quality build materials but also functional for use with AIO CPU cooler(radiator space) and room for big PSU/ GPUs. Options and opinions greatly appreciated here. I HATE MESSY BUILDS so being able to clean it up properly is a must. Sleek and Sexy instead of gaudy and cheap
Theme: For this kinda cash I want it looking pimp, doesn't have to be plated in gold ffs but color coord and dressed up don't hurt when showing off to my more uber nerd friends( Seriously I need the nerd cred LIKE BAD) Lighting accents and sleeving goes a long way to making things look tight. I like shiny things so any kinda of pimped out LCD displays or whatever that will add eye appeal as well as being useful are definitely to be considered
If you need any more info let me know. I look forward to the discussion and Thank all in advance for their time and help