37 months ago
So this Christmas I am going to be putting together my own Computer for a range of things, however mainly gaming. My budget is £1050 at a stretch. I will go through my choices with you and hopefully I can get some feedback. (before I start) This build is designed for 1080p 60Hz Gaming at ultra settings on new games that run dx12 and some older games like Overwatch.
Case: For my case I have chosen the NZXT S340 as a suitable mid tower. I like the design and the cooling system already installed.
Power Supply: I chose the 520W Seasonic M12II Fully Modular power supply as it is cheap and affordable, it comes with a 80 Plus Bronze certification which is standard. The fully modular is also a big plus since I am new to Computer Building and it would really help me with cable management.
CPU: I chose the 6600k, which; to my understanding, is the standard for high end gaming. My plan is overclock a decent amount, e.g 4.2 Ghz. (If this is too high for the 212 Evo please tell me.)
Memory-Ram: I chose the 16 GB (2 x 8) vengeance LPX black since it is an affordable 2133 MHz kit and comes with dual channel. It is also DDR4 and compatible with the motherboard.
Motherboard: I chose the Z170A Tomahawk which is crossfire compatible incase I want to upgrade in the future, comes with 4 Ram slots and looks awesome.
GPU: Now to the expensive thing, I chose the RX 480 MSI GAMING X 8gb since it is £40 cheaper than the GTX 1060 and performs better in the new games that I am getting, e.g battlefield 1, Total War: Warhammer. I am usually a big Nvidia fan however I feel like the RX 480 8gb is priced much better than the GTX 1060 since it is slightly worse in dx11.
CPU Cooler: I chose the 212 Evo since it is cheap and does the job, I don't want a full overclock since I will mainly be gaming and the extra fps doesn't really affect anything. Pretty standard basically.
Storage: I chose the standard Seagate 7200 RPM 1TB Hard drive, since I don't need a fancy SSD and all I need is a decent amount of storage for games etc.
That is it, I am also getting windows 10, and if someone knows of any decent Mechanical Keyboards please tell me. Thanks!