- 54 months ago
Budget: ideally $500-600 range for the silicon but if absolutely necessary the top of my budget would be $1100
Location: USA (California)
Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): Gaming Programming
Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): (Kind of related as I want to power a 34" or 27" monitor, but not part of the budget/build).
Operating System required: (nope, I take that out of the budget).
Really ideal: Near silent (will easily consider the best case, heatsinks, & fans as separate from the budget described here) in the smallest ITX case.
A bit more context:
At home, I've been working/gaming on a MBP 13" hooked up to a really dated 20" monitor (from 2003) and am looking to upgrade. I'd really like a 34" monitor for programming, designing, and photography. I've also began playing more games (SC2, LoL, and soon Overwatch).
I've been playing the video games on quite low settings and am really looking to power the 34" monitor without issues for Ultra settings for the games described.