22 months ago
I am self taught and I have built one computer so far, but didn't choose the best parts. My current components are an i7-6700k and an RX 470 with 16GB of DDR4-2133 Memory. I didn't choose the best motherboard and I am looking for a good microATX board for ~$150 that looks good and is only black/gray. I am also planning on getting a Corsair Air 240, and also a GTX 1070 ti FE. Also wondering about good 144Hz 1080p monitors around, if anyone has any suggestions about that. By the way, I am going with a blue/black theme with my build, if anyone is wondering.
Summary: Any good z170-z270 boards that look good without the red accents (around $150 please, maybe slightly more or slightly less)
Any good deals on higher frequency RAM (like 3000-3600MHz?)
Worth it for the 1070 ti for 50$ more?
Any good cheap 144Hz 1080p Monitors (I am looking to buy 2 of them because I like have 2 for multi-tasking, and I want both of the same refresh rate)
Good quality blue LED 120mm case fans that are cheap?
Current Parts list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/gYQdKZ
The questions above are for if there are any better deals or problems I should know about with the parts in this list (I already have the keyboard and mouse, don't worry about those).
I probably won't be buying these all at once, just incremental upgrades as I gain the funds for them. I was thinking of upgrading by mobo, CPU cooler, PSU, SSD, and Case at the same time, but I am not quite sure just yet. I would like to get all of the time consuming parts to assemble in one swoop, but I might end up just getting everything minus the new SSD, and replacing that later on if I really need to.
Also, wondering about the best company for custom cables. I was looking at CableMod, but I don't know much about any other companys.
Anyways, sorry if I was all over the place. Thanks for reading!
Any input or feedback would be appreciated!