61 months ago
First, I'd like to apologize for being a fly-by-night poster. I'm literally just here to exploit your collective expertise and then leave, giving back nothing to the community. So...yea.......
I decided I want to buy a computer for the purposes of web surfing and gaming. I haven't played a video game with graphics on "normal" in over ten years, and I'm really looking forward to it now that I have some discretionary income. Problem is, all of the pre-built computers either skimp on graphics or cost $4000+. Hence, I've decided to build. Done a ton of research, so I'm fairly confident in the parts (at least the main parts like cpu and video card...I have no idea what I'm doing with the case or cooling fan). My main concern is compatibility. There seems to be so much minutiae in getting everything to work together, and I just have no clue about that stuff.
Anyway, here is my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/mk7676/saved/
Two points I anticipate to come up: yes, I know I'm overdoing it on cpu and RAM for what I need, but I got a sick deal on the CPU and well...ram is ram, I want it ;). Second, even though I got only one video card, I got a motherboard with SLI compatibility so that if I want to upgrade the card in the future, instead of buying a new top of the line one and throwing out the 970, I'll just buy another 970 instead. Spend $20 now to save $200 tomorrow.
To those who reply, thanks! Maybe I'll find a way to give you some internet points or something.