- 72 months ago
Decided to bite the bullet and move on from my i7 920 @2.67Ghz rig and build something that can support the imminent arrival of my DK2 Rift.
I don't need any advice that includes 'wait for the CV1', 'you should only buy a DK2 if you're a developer', etc. Cheers!
CPU: 4790k - Couldn't resist going for the latest!
Cooler: Never watercooled before. Decided to go for the easy option. Still too scared to build my own water cooling setup.
Memory: Gone for 16gb just to future proof
Storage: SSD for windows/ steam. HDD for storing everything else.
Video Card: 780ti mainly because that's what Frontier are using at the moment for Elite Dangerous. Needs to have a good chance of hitting 90fps @1440p to support the DK2
Case: *** Changed from a Corsair 750D to a NZXT H440. Even nicer case with good reviews. Means I need an external Optical drive though
Power Supply: 850w to give me some headroom in case I want to SLI in the future. (If they sort out the microstuttering)
Optical Drive: For ripping my BR/ DVDs. External as the case doesn't support internal.
Op Sys: Windows 8.1. Caused me the most pause for thought. Gone for it on the back of future DX12 support/ small fps gains.
Fans: Added some fans to replace the stock ones. Hopefully giving better cooling.
Any comments/ suggestions/ issues will be gratefully received.
Thanks in advance.
Edit 1 [28/06/14] : Changed case to a NZXT H440. Added some Corsair fans to replace the stock case fans. Added external optical drive as case doesn't support internal.