- 54 months ago
Thanks for stopping by. I apologize for the length.
I've built a few workstation and mid-range gaming PCs back in the early dual-core days. My last build was in 2007. I'm no noob, but more of an interested novice in regards to tech and computer components. I've fallen behind the curve in keeping up with what's trending and performing well in the PC gaming parts market. I'm an adult now, I've got some money to spend, and I'm in love with The Witcher, Mass Effect, and Fallout series.
I've got a flexible budget. I'm not flush, but also not a cheapskate. USD $1200 is what I feel comfortable with. I'm just terrible at making these kind of decisions when I don't feel well informed and behind the curve sort-of-speak. Future upgradability would be a must.
Cases I know very little about. Don't really care about the style or visual appeal. Cable management and sound dampening very important.
Intel CPU. From what I've researched the i5 3.5ghz 4300k -6600k range is sufficient for what I need.
I'm totally torn between liquid cooling vs fans. Convince me.
One smaller 120gb-250 gb SSD and a 1TB 7200 rpm HD?
SLI or Crossfire? Do I need to consider this now, or just hold out for a future upgrade?
I literally know nothing about video cards or the current GPU market. I've had both mid-range Nvidea and AMD GPUs in the past.
8gb or 16gb RAM? DDR4?
A 24" to 27" 144hz monitor. I already have a refurbished 24" 60hz. $275 max.
Windows 10 home x64
Mechanical keyboard because I'm a dumb nerd.
I own a three year old $50 logitech gaming mouse and $25 headphones.
Thanks for reading.