- 71 months ago
Hi everyone, So this is my first post (and first build!). The purpose of this build is principally gaming, although I also run some statistical analysis programs and other basic stuff for school.
I'm looking for some feedback on my parts list: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/mcwilliams117/saved/GgCFf7 . So far I have purchased the CPU and Motherboard as well as the CPU cooler. I'm trying to spread out the impact this build will have on my wallet so I'm sort of doing it part by part. The advantage of this strategy seems to be that I can combine a trip to visit friends in Boston with a stop by microcenter to take advantage of their insanely low CPU prices.
I suppose the main feedback I'm seeking is in regard to the GPU and the Power Supply. I've consistently seen it recommended that one buy a quality power supply, but what that actually entails seems to elude me. At a minimum I would like one that is semi-modular for better cable management, but apart from that I'm sort of lost. As for the GPU, I have a GTX 780 picked out in the parts list and was sort of set on that card, either from ASUS or EVGA, but now part of me is considering the R9 290 because it's considerably cheaper and (I've read) capable of overclock performance rivaling a stock 780.
Any assistance with these two components would be great, and further feedback is welcome
P.S. I am not set on 16 gigs of RAM, but I had it in the saved parts list and haven't bothered to change it. All else is right
P.P.S. Any monitor suggestions would be appreciated, especially if it affects a graphics card recommendation