38 months ago
Building a Gaming machine for <$1500 with a main focus on aesthetics (cause I like my stuff to look nice) and a secondary focus on performance per dollar. Wanting to do a White/Black build with Blue LEDs. How do you think think this'll look all put together with the white case and blacked out hardware? I'm wanting to do overclocking so the Z board and K chip are a no brainer with the more efficient AIO liquid cooler. The Avexir ram is just about the LEDs on the heat spreader cause name brand ram is all the same and doesn't matter for games right? lol and went with 4x4 instead of 2x8 care filling up all four dimms looks dope. Went with the RX480 because #teamred and it's bang for buck is off the charts. Definitely want the 8GB with new games sometimes pushing 5.5g utilized VRam. But the OC cards... worth the extra $40? Some reviews say the OC cards are ~15% faster. Couldn't I just OC the card myself? MotherBoard is a Pro class one because I don't need to spend extra for the word "Gamer" to be printed on the box, its all black, and has crossfire(see next sentence). The PSU is 850w cause I plan on buying a second RX 480 as a christmas present to myself. The SDD is for the OS and games I'm currently playing. HDDs for the library. WiFi adapter cause it would cost almost $500 to get CAT5 run up to RJ45 jacks in the office. Sorry I'm not falling through my own ceiling.
I'm gonna play Skyrim + Graphics Mods, Forza Horizon 3, WoW, CS:GO, Division, Deus EX, you know... good modern games. Want them on at least High to Ultra.
Lastly I'm wanting to be ready for VR. As soon as there's wide Dev support in games, I'll be upgrading my 27" 1080p to a Vive.
Anything that would either lower the cost, increase the performance, or look better here?
Please don't recommend a GTX 10~ card. Outta my budget and just wanting to hold over till Vega cards next year (finger crossed). AMD is better on DX12 and Vulkan anyway.
Considered waiting for ZEN, but I think I'll be sticking with Intel chip for now. CPU's don't make that much of a difference anyway, and I won't be getting a GPU the 6600k wouldn't be able to instruct for quite some time.