62 months ago
The Story: Hey there all! I'm in the middle of picking out parts for the first PC that I'll be building from scratch. The previous PC I had was purchased in 2006 and was bought from woot.com. A GTX260 and new power supply later and BAM I had a PC that hadn't begun to show its age much until the last year or two. I'm ready to begin building a new PC and I have a budget between $1,500 and $2,000 to build a machine that'll last me. The majority of what I'll be using this machine for is gaming, including streaming of said games and capturing footage via software. I would prefer to build as close to $1,500 as possible but if I need to drop extra money in order to stay up to date with the newer games that's fine.
The Machine: So far this is my build, including a monitor, headset and keyboard which I'll need in order to use the computer; I already have a mouse I've grown accustom to using for the last few years. The parts I picked out by hand was a i5 quad-core processor since I've never had anything above a duo-core before and my 2.8GHZ processor was the first thing to age rather rapidly. Second of course was the video card, originally I wanted a new and shiny GTX-980 but it was out of my price range for the sort of build I want so after some research I fell onto what I have listed below. All other parts were simply picked by filtering from the best reviewed to the least and picking parts that seemed to be reasonibly priced. I'd love to get feedback and if anyone has suggestions to cut down my price without cutting quality too much I'd love to hear it! I'm most likely going to buy parts on Cyber Monday so thankfully I have a little time to sit down and do some planning.