- 72 months ago
This will be my first build. And I've researched till I'm spinning. I want something that does well out of the box. I have never overclocked, but will probably want to try my hand with it either for fun, or as the machine ages to keep up with the current games. Mostly a Gaming PC. Budget is: I don't want to feel guilty. If something is good quality/right price I don't mind spending for it (see the MBoard below), but I want to be frugile as I can (my debate on Video Card). Want to try to be as close to $1000-$1200 range without regretting I didn't spend an extra $100 latter ($1200, if i had spent $1300 I'd be happy now, instead of kicking myself). In other words as cheap as I can so I don't feel guilty yet still get the best.
Set on: CPU: They just added $10 to this CPU which sucks. Was $169. MB: I want the backbone to be solid and Sabertooth, although $50 more than some competition, has enough advantages. SSD: I can live without this, since I don't know what I am missing. I can live without.
Advice on: VidCard: I had ASUS R9 280X. Not sure if I'm going a little overboard. So advice. PSupply: Corsair CX750M <-- think this is good at right price. Just need some confirmation. Case: Haf X, Corsair Carbide 400R, Haf912, CM Storm Enforcer. This is going to be real tough. I really love the HAF X look and the reviews of it, but it is kinda big and expensive. especially when I see a good reviewed case in the 400R that looks good for $90 less. Then I see some decently reviewed cases for Roswil Challenger for under $50. This looks like a place you could really save money, still get something good... but this IS what you will be looking at for years. Tough call.
Thanks for any advice. Regardless of what it is. I'll probably be getting a monitor 21"-24" too. Playing League of Legends, lots of legacy games (I am an 'ol guy), and such. I usually play stuff like FarCry3/Last of Us on console, and will probably be getting a couple of games like from a list something like: WatchDogs/Diablo3/Witcher3/Starcraft3/TormentKickstarter and/or something like the latest Crysis (or whatever) just to see how high I can push the most demanding game with my new system.