62 months ago
It has been almost eight years since I built a new PC from parts. There have been a lot of changes since then (such as Intel going to a seventeen-dimensional feature chart for the CPU offerings), so I'd like some feedback.
I would like the system to have some longevity and room for future expandability. Reliability is more important that overclocking features. This rig's primary uses will be gaming, video editing, and software development. It will run Windows to play games, and Linux to do everything else. I will be re-using some components from the old machine (keyboard, mouse, monitors, three SATA hard drives). Despite their speed, I still regard SSDs as overpriced. I haven't picked a case yet since I haven't yet seen one whose aesthetics I really like. And with all due respect to AMD/ATI devotees, I have been an NVIDIA fanboy from day one.
Am I doing anything obviously wrong or unnecessarily extravagant with this build?