Budget. How much are you willing to spend?
Where do you live (what country, don't post specific details), and what currency do you use?
Is there a retailer you prefer?
Whatever's cheap yet trusted. Suggestions welcome. Plan to buy this Black Friday through Cyber Monday.
Do you need or already have peripherals? (this can add to costs)
Cheap Speakers, Cheap Keyboard with backlight for use in the dark. I already own a Bluetooth Microsoft Sculpt Mouse.
What will you be using your Glorious computer for? Gaming? Rendering? Mix of both? Or is this a home media PC or Steam Box?
Programming(Computer Science Degree, not sure what I'm going to do with it quite yet), Blizzard games, Youtube consumption, tutoring online.
It will also be used by my mother who is known for having upwards of 14 browser windows, 5 emails, and a word document open at the sametime. This is meant partially as an upgrade for her from her OLD Macbook.... on 2GB ~800MHz RAM. (Which nowadays can't even be used for more than 1 window)
I am tempted by Shadowplay to use it to start a Youtube channel for fun. NOT a big concern AT ALL.
Do you overclock or want to get into overclocking?
Do you plan on going for custom water-cooling now, or in the future?
Operating System. Do you need a new one?
Dreamspark is amazing.
What kind of settings do you like or what FPS do you want to play at?
Anything at or over Medium 30FPS will make me quite happy.
What resolution will you be playing at? //or would like to play at.
What kind of games do you like to play?
Blizzard Games. Shadow of Mordor(Medium settings is fine)
Other than that I really like RTS games in general like Star Craft. I like Heroes of the Storm(MOBA).
"Also- Remember to ask why someone would recommend that specific component over another. If they just say A is better than B for no reason. Don't listen to them, ask for reasons X, Y, & Z in a sincere manner so flame wars do not ensue." Can you guys make it so I don't HAVE to ask? Please and thank you! :D
Chose a GTX950 for myself since it's the lowest end new GPU, similar reason for the Skylake i3.