38 months ago
this is my plan so far, any suggestions or feedback would be appreciated. Im just new to all of this haha
What are you doing on it? Just gaming (or streaming/recording etc)? What kinda monitor will you be using?
Gaming mostly as well as school stuff. I plan on getting the Acer R240Hy 23.8 monitor. I Don't really plan on upgrading often, I want to last for a couple of years before I upgrade.
Here's the onsite link for it - https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vW38TW/acer-monitor-r240hybidx
For a 1080p/60hz monitor the 1060 is the sweet spot for performance, the gtx 1080 is providing a lot of extra performance that is just going to waste as your monitor is not capable of showing anything more.
An i5 is also fine for pure gaming & will prolly handle most school tasks just as easy, you only really need an i7, even taking "futureproofering" into account, if your using hardcore productivity apps or want to record/stream your gameplay.
Faster ram is available for cheaper.
850 is not good value imo, an extra 50% extra space only costs an extra ~$12 with the mx300.
Even for the i7/1080 a 1000w psu is redonkulous overkill, 550w is better for the build & still provides extra capacity for expansion, good psu efficiency etc etc ... ah **** imma put in the new 650w seasonic titanium, that's so bad *** I can't even believe it :D
Review for 650w due at jonnyguru in a few weeks but they've already done 750w/850w models and they're good, really really good :-D
300w excess over the site estimate will take any upgrade you wanna throw at it :D
I don't like wd blacks for mass storage tbh, the "extra" performance they have over a wd blue/etc is basically not noticeable, esp if you're just putting music/vids/etc on it. I've been using large capacity toshibas for a few years now and have had no problems with em.
I don't like full towers either, too large imo & mid towers provide ample room/expansion for the vast majority of single (or double) gpu builds. But I left it in as that's a personally aesthetics choice I think.
The i5/1060 combo should still have you covered for kick *** performance @ 1080p/60hz for 2-3+ years
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Thank you so much For the input :) looks like I still have a lot to learn haha
NP man :D
Yeah, there's always more to learn :D