38 months ago
I am finally going to upgrade from my current system to something a lot more modern. I've been researching for a couple of weeks and I think I have close to what I want to order but would like some opinions. I will be using it for gaming (at 1920x1080), photo editing (Lightroom & Photoshop), some video editing (Premiere), and some streaming. I keep thinking about going with a 5280k and X99 to get the benefits from 6-cores and extra RAM for video editing and streaming, but I don't think I will do either of those enough to make it worth the extra cost. Gaming wise I am okay with my current specs. I can't play the newest games at the highest settings but I can play what I like at decent settings so this new system should blow me away. I chose a 750w PSU, but I'm wondering if it's overkill. I want this build to last several years and possibly support upgraded graphics along the way. I also tend to spend a little more on the PSU to avoid any issues with power. Looks are not a main priority but I do think I want a case with a window so looks matter somewhat (why i chose the AURA board over the non-AURA board). My budget is around $1500, but cheaper is always better and it will also allow me to buy other upgrades like a desk. I would also like for the build to be good for VR (after an upgrade to the GPU) in the next few years. Thanks for any input!
Current system: Intel i5-2500k @ 3.3GHz Radeon HD 6950 16GB RAM Samsung 850 EVO 250GB