61 months ago
So, I posted on here several weeks ago with a build and the response was overly positive. With the time that has elapsed since then, I just want to double check to make sure everything is still good to go. Since then, I've done some extra research and have made some alterations.
Purpose of the build: Gaming mostly. I really want to be able to play the AAA titles without any difficulty for a good amount of time. Much like everything else one purchases, upgrades might be needed down the line.
Overclocking: I plan to do some overclocking but not immediately. I'm still fairly new to the process so I'll be taking it easy until I get a handle on what I want to do.
Edit: I might SLI down the line but haven't decided just yet.
However, I did have a few questions about several of the parts:
CPU cooler: I was recommended this particular part in my build by a friend who does some OC'ing and the like. Is this worth the ~$30 (USD) price bump over Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Np7Fpg
Case: Is this an adequate case or this excessive? The main reason I threw this particular case in is tied to the fact that it is coming close to being 50% off and within the 'price range' I expected to pay for a case.
PSU: Is the PSU I listed adequate or should I aim for something higher to future proof myself? I heard Seasonic was a reputable brand and their PSU's are typically more 'expensive' than other brands. Also, is it worth going for a gold certified as opposed to bronze?
RAM: I've heard that 8 GB is more than enough to run most games. Is there a real difference between running Kingston, Gskill or some of the other brands? Or is it just preference?
Mobo: Picking a mobo has been nothing short of excruciating but this board seems to be solid across the board. Is this board worth it or is there a comparable board that I could have overlooked?
SSD: I'm a little off on this as well. Is there a better brand that offers similar amounts for a similar price point?
Edit 2: CPU. I was going to get the i5 4690K but I was given the option to get the I7 4790K for $100 (USD) less. That's why I went that route.
Thanks for taking the time to read/respond!