38 months ago
Yah I'm an old goat. I've lurked here for a bit and have read A LOT of review web sites.
Generally all of my PC's have been purchased for me by work, I'm an electrical engineer focusing on Automation - and those PC's have been good though not great for gaming. But lately we are getting more and more specialized PC's and far more security conscious with customers IP pn our computers, and our IT department is putting a lot of nanny programs to watch what we are doing - so in that light, I decided to build my own PC and keep my gaming on a separate box.
Personal limit is about $2500 U.S. - I could be talked in to ~$2800 MAX I waffle a lot on - cooling but think I will stick with air, while the 212 is in the list, a Noctua is also appealing. The Corsair 600c is appealing as my PC's have always been on my left - so why not be a little different? The other tow on the list are the Define R5 and the NZXT H440 - the top choice changes daily... I NEED a new monitor, the ViewSonic I use now is 22" TFT purchased in 2002 it maxed out at 58 Hz... sigh I could also replace the 2TB Black with a 1TB SSD - but not sure if I need to, so to keep the cost with in reason, storage went HDD.
Just looking to for creative input from you all here that most certainly know more about the ins and outs of builds than I do, looking for a sanity check, would a different part in any location work better than what I have chosen? And I came in $5.30 under my personal limit. (so far)
This is strictly gaming with web surfing the only other thing I'll do with it. No office, no video editing, no steaming, no VR interest. Gaming and that is it for this build.
I plan on purchasing this in 2 to 4 weeks time - so their is still time to adjust or discuss. I am not desperate to purchase. If people would like to know - the gaming I am interested in - The Division, Battelfield1, I love the Bioshock type games I miss being able to play WarThunder (they made video changes and I can no longer play it)
I suppose with out further a due.