38 months ago
First time post here as well as a first time builder. Thank you in advance for any and all assistance. Lets get started! Here is the parts list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/dGHtCy
The main function this machine will be used for is gaming at 1080p on a 144hz monitor. Currently I am on an Overwatch binge but other games I will be playing will include Battlefield 1 and 4 .. Star Wars Battlefront .. Fallout 4 .. American & Euro Truck Simulator and Train Sim 2017. Performance wise I would like to make the most of my 144hz monitor and run games at minimum of say 80 FPS on ultra settings .. I don't believe that is unreasonable but let me know! Currently I play everything minus Train Sim 2017 at max settings; here is a brief break down of what I am pulling in each game: Overwatch: 100 -120 fps Battlefield 4: - 60 - 70 fps Battlefield 1 (beta): 60 - 70 fps Star Wars Battlefront: 50 - 65 fps depending on map Fallout 4 - 30 fps (Its been locked at 30 and I can't get it unlocked but that is another issue entirely .. it has never dropped below 30 fps) Both Truck Simulators: 30 - 144 fps (cab view drops fps significantly and I only get 144 fps in outside view in non populated areas) Train Sim 2017 - 15 - 40 fps on roughly medium settings (this game is an optimization nightmare)
As for my budget I would like to keep it under $1000 USD.. I'm about $200 away from that so there is some space to breath if anyone has suggestions. I bought a pre-build last year that I have been using and did some minor upgrades to it. I currently own the GPU (NVIDIA 1070), PSU (Corsair 650W) and the monitor (ASUS VG248QE) that I will be moving from my current pre-build into the new build. I also have a 1TB HDD I will move over as well. I am currently running an AMD FX-6300 on an AMD 760G chipset MOBO which actually works well with the 1070.
My theme for the build is a black and white color combo. I picked the RAM i did mainly for the white LED lights to match the aesthetics but I am not against low profile ram as I have heard the CPU cooler can make things difficult fitting RAM in. I went with a full tower so if I want to water cool down the road I have more than enough space to do it and I really liked the ease of access via the hinged side panels with the large window. Still undecided on overclocking as I do not know much about it yet but I like to keep my options open. I believe I covered everything .. and maybe a little too much. I am open to critique and suggestions!