- 72 months ago
http://www.head-fi.org/t/593050/the-nameless-guide-to-pc-gaming-audio-with-binaural-headphone-surround-sound << This is pretty much the reason I'm getting that sound card. It's a must have for me. I know someone will wonder why. I also have the headphones to take advantage of it. Really high quality stuff.
I chose the CPU instead of the 8320 due to it's better IPC and usefulness in emulators, which I definitely plan to be using. I chose the case due to it's portability mainly. I was originally going to get a laptop around this price, then thought, hell, might as well get a desktop. A laptop is pointless to me besides the portability, which the case certainly helps with. Most of the time I'll just use a smartphone. I'm hoping everything will fit in there. I chose the PSU because I wanted a quality PSU that had great efficiency but was also modular. Seemed to be the best for the price.
About the fans... Yes, I know the Noctua's are expensive, but do you know how many damn fans there are? I got so sick of looking for fans, reading reviews, being unsure of what I was going to get, then just decided to get ones that I know were going to be kickass. Hey, if you can find quality fans that are lower priced, please do. I don't have it in me anymore. I added the 3 120mm fans because a couple reviews noted the included ones were a bit loud. 2 will go up front and one for the upper rear. The 200mm fan goes on top.
About the only things I'm unsure of on this build are the mobo and the SSD, although I'm pretty sure they're just fine. My goal is to get the best bang for buck lowest price point PC that will hit that which I put in the title. The mobo needs to have USB 3.0 headers, be great for OC'ing, although most hit the same speeds, and support at least another GPU. I thought about the Noctua DH-15 initially, but this CPU cooler should be great. The SSD I want to be close in performance to a Samsung 840 Pro/Evo. Any thoughts on the GPU are certainly wanted. I thought it would meet the criteria and be the best for the money. It's better than the 770.
The only other thing I seem to be missing is possibly thermal paste, but I don't see where that's needed.
Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!