- 71 months ago
As title says, decided to build a system for my parents vs them buying one. They get a new computer every 5-7 yrs and usually drop $1,500-$2,000 on whatever Costco has - So I decided to take a different approach and build one for them.
This will be my first build - Trying to put together something that will last = focus on higher end components which with the hopes they will still be relevant 5-10 yrs down the line.
System Used For:
Streaming Internet Video - Hulu/Netflix/Plex/Youtube General browsing Light Photoshop Downloading VLC - mkvs, avis etc
The system is probably extreme OVERKILL for what they will be using it for, but the idea is for it to be able to keep up 7-10yrs down the line.
What you think? Any suggestions on video cards? Water cooling needed if not doing any OC? Want something that wont sounds like a wind-tunnel when running.
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($368.03 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Corsair H75 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($75.76 @ Amazon) Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($8.45 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($143.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($178.60 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($178.60 @ Amazon) Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($151.53 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($102.99 @ B&H) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($394.98 @ SuperBiiz) Case: Corsair 550D ATX Mid Tower Case ($162.36 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Thermaltake 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($106.81 @ Amazon) Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.90 @ OutletPC) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg) Total: $2034.87 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available