38 months ago
So before I share my layout that I have so far, subject to change, that's what it's in the opinion section, let me share with you what I plan on using this PC for. Before I even had the idea of buying a new PC, I used to play a lot of games on my old one. They didn't run great, but I was content at the time. Then I stumbled across YouTube and Twitch, and was immediately hooked. I wanted to try it myself, and so I did, but seeing as the games were already bad, trying to record or stream while playing was nigh unto impossible. So, I've decided it's time for a new rig to fulfill my desires. I plan on recording and streaming games such as Dark Souls 3, Skyrim ESV, PlanetSide 2, CS:GO, Borderlands, Rust, DB Xenoverse 2, Kerbal Space Program. The list is very long, but I figured I'd name a few of the less and more intensive games. Anyways, with all that said, here's what I've come up with so far. http://pcpartpicker.com/list/Tt6W9W
CPU: I went with the i7 6700k because well, it's a freak of nature. 4 hyper-threaded cores, so basically 8 cores at 4.0 GHz? I'll take it. CPU Cooler: This is one that I haven't been able to decide on. I originally had the Noctua NH-C14S, but I read a few reviews that said it was too big, so I want to play it safe. Mobo: I'll be honest, no idea what I'm doing here. Plz halp. Memory: I wanted no more and no less that 16 GB RAM, so that's what I went with. I chose G.Skill Ripjaws because my friends have it, just kind of biased. SSD: It was this or a 1 TB SSD for $100 more, so the choice was kind of clear in my eyes. Plenty of space for and OS and games. HDD: I don't really know about this one either. 3 TB for a pretty small price. Again, more than enough room. GPU: The 1070 is already one of the best (3rd I believe) GPU's on the market, capable of crushing most games at 1080 and 1440p. It may be a bit overkill for what I want, but I personally was trying to keep in mind the possibility of playing more demanding games in the future, so again, I'm playing it safe. Case: I've heard that this is a very good case for keeping good everything inside nice and cool, but I do have to say, I'd like a case with a bit of blue if anybody can recommend something like that. PSU: I've heard that SeaSonic is one of the best PSU makers today, so that's why I chose their brand. I went with a 650W in case I want to expand in the future.
Any recommendations for any parts are totally welcome, just try to keep the price around or under $1400. I'd say $50 above, any amount below works. Thanks to all!