62 months ago
I am relatively new to building custom rigs. I have worked on computer repair and swapping parts on home computers for years, but I have always used what I have fixed and never picked parts and build a machine for myself. I've done a little research but before I buy these parts next month I would love some input from you all.
For now I want to get into casual gaming - Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs, etc running on max settings with on a 1920 by 1080 display without lag.
Later on I want to experience with overclocking and SLI. I will eventually get another GTX980.
When not gaming I will probably have 1-2 virtual machines running in the background for work purposes which is why I went with the full 16GB of ram.
I wanted to avoid water cooling which made the Noctua NH-D14 look really appealing. I checked to make sure it would be compatible with my motherboard, ram, and case.
I already have the SSD and HD lying around or I woulda chose different models.
Any thoughts? Would all of this work? I want to keep the power but what items would you choose differently?