38 months ago
This is my first time building a PC. This build is more or less based on this build : http://pcpartpicker.com/b/CRm8TW I may have just made a decent build worse, idk haha. I thought I would make it cheaper in other areas because of my inclusion of the 1070 (btw, is this a good choice of custom 1070?) Also is the sound card good? I have no experience with cooling, especially water cooling. But I've read that water cooling is not much more difficult than fan cooling and has many advantages, so I kept the water cooling unit, I'm just unsure if that's the unit I should purchase.
I would prefer to keep a smaller build size (micro-atx), as I'd like to be able to transport it somewhat easily and I like the visual, but if it would better to move up to a mid tower then I'm open to the idea.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4JH1NB1871 is the monitor I was looking to add to this build, the reviews seem to indicate the purchase carries a bit of risk, but is worth it. I'm not entirely sure of the Hz of this monitor, I just read that it can be OC'ed to about 120? If this is a bad choice, I'd like a monitor that is still around $200-300.
Including the monitor, I'd like to keep the overall cost $1600 or below if possible (although I'd rather buy quality than save $$), the lowest while still being highly powerful being best of course. Any help is greatly appreciated!! Sorry if the build is a mess (or if I'm a mess lol)
EDIT: took some advice, switched motherboard and also PSU. Is my case a good choice? Also, I realized my SSD had the same speed as a regular SATA drive, does anybody recommend a certain PCI-E SSD or should I just go with a regular SATA 2.5"? Also, does anybody recommend a water cooler over the one included?