- 52 months ago
So as the title suggests. Give me a $1,750 build. I have a keyboard, nice Logitech mouse I use for gaming now, a Dell monitor at 24 inches and a 5 piece sound system from Boston acoustics. For now at least I would probably just use these. That doesn't mean that in the future I would not or could not upgrade any or some or all of these. Just for NOW I will start with these peripherals and the cost of possible future upgrades is not included in this.
~ 1 Monitor. 1080 P. It's 60 Hz. LOL. Yeah I wish it was better. But that's what it is. I believe it is 6 ms. ~ All peripherals I already have.
WHAT I PREFER
~ I'm an Intel guy. I don't prefer AMD. But I don't really hold it against anybody who goes that way. It's cheaper. I get it. But I need Intel. ~ My preference is strongly toward the latest SKYLAKE versions. I'm not a past generation processor guy. I want the latest versions. Now it doesn't have to be the most expensive one obviously. But I think i would lean strongly toward SKYLAKE for a new build. I5 and I7 are probably both in play here. ~ I prefer a K version. I may overclock. But I probably won't overclock right away. I just want the option down the road if my system gets old. ~ I need a motherboard and chipset that will allow me to overclock obviously. ~ I prefer an aftermarket AIR COOLING solution. Because I don't at the present time have tons of experience with water cooling. So more points of failure and potential damaged components. It's just not what I need right now. The reliability and potentially cheaper cost of air cooling will be great for me on this build. I like Cryorig and Noctua and Coolmaster a lot from what I have seen on reviews on them.
**** Video card. The all important part. Yes I agree spend a lot of budget here. BUT..... for me sometimes I go through 3 video cards on one build over time as I keep upgrading. So yes if a person never opens their box I agree that they should spend a very large part of the budget on the video card. For me I may have a "bridge" card to carry me for a while and then put a much better one in there in 6 months or a year. But I guess we can make the assumption to go with a good video card for now. Because I don't know when or if I will upgrade at this point. So for the build just build it now and don't assume too much about the future.
** Monitor. I have just one that I told you about NOW. But eventually I may like to upgrade to something bigger, faster and better down the line. So maybe 2 monitors eventually. But right now there is just one. Maybe 2 K or 4 K eventually. But not to start.
So I'd say we are looking at building with what I have NOW. A new monitor or an upgraded video card would be separate costs not assumed at the time of this build. Absorbed in the future. The only reason I throw it out there is I need a CPU, Motherboard and Chipset that can handle these possible future upgrades. That is all.
** Case. I'm a mid tower or full tower guy. I do like a Blue Ray DVD write drive and a window where I will put some LED lights. Maybe NZXT Hue+.