- 71 months ago
Let me start by saying that this site is awesome. There are so many helpful builds. I have taken the plunge and doing my first build. Here are the parts I have picked up so far:
I am open to better alternatives and suggestions. Keep in mind my budget is 1000-1200 max. The parts list is over budget because it is not showing the pricing I am getting for processor: $259.99 and $115.99 for the mobo. Here is link to mobo, http://www.microcenter.com/product/414758/Z87_Deluxe_Socket_LGA_1150_ATX_Intel_Motherboard, please confirm it is same one. (now price is showing 155, i locked in at 115.99)
Also I haven't picked up a cpu cooler as I can't decide which one. Any help in that arena would be appreciated.
I will be using this PC to play SC2 - pretty much only game I play on PC. Sometimes nostalgia kicks in and I play SC1.
I will also be using this with multiple hard drives as a media server to stream content to devices/T.V's using Plex so that will also be eating CPU time.
In addition this computer will suffer regular browsing usage by family.
All in all the machine will hardly ever get turned off.
Thanks for all advice in advance.