This is going to be a long post.
* Skylake to Haswell
* Case changed to cooler master haf
* Changed cpu cooler to cooler master hyper 212
Motherboard and CPU
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($369.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X99 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($143.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($64.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Mushkin ECO3 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB Video Card ($269.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XB EVO ATX Desktop Case ($94.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: AOC G2460PF 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-14 22:35 EDT-0400
- Is there a better build for my use case?
- Part of the uncertainty comes from the fact that I am not sure if I will be able to consistently use the computer because of university. So I am concerned that I will not fully take advantage of it
- I tried to make a build with a mini itx system for a cheap portable system, but then I realized that the price of the portable system would come close to the current build.
- For most of my life, I have been using a laptop so I was thinking of upgrading to a computer that can have 20 chrome tabs open and be able to run lots of programs at the same time.
Is the power supply overkill for my build?
- I would prefer a modular one to keep cables at a minimum.
- Does having a higher wattage result in a better overclock
- I have also heard to spend more on a better power supply and a case so that I do not have to buy a new one every time I choose to upgrade
- If the power supply is overkill, are there any better alternatives
- preferably less than $2,000 with a monitor included
- Where do you live, currency
- Is there a retailer you prefer?
- Just one with reliable returns
- Also I am going to be in the area of a microcenter next week
- but the most I can take home is probably the size of a backpack because I am traveling by bus
Do you need or already have peripherals?
- I already have headphones, a mouse, and I might reuse a old acer mechanical keyboard
What will you be using your Glorious computer for? Gaming? Rendering? Mix of both? Or is this a home media PC or Steam Box?
- I plan on using it as a gaming machine and possibly a editing machine
Do you overclock or want to get into overclocking?
- I do want to get into overclocking
Do you plan on going for custom water-cooling now, or in the future?
- I am going to stick with air cooling
- I have a laptop with a ssd with windows 7 installed, so I might reuse it
- I am thinking as an alternative to buy a windows key from kinguin
- There are a couple windows xp professional on a old laptop.
- is it even possible to reuse the product key on xp for win7 or win 10
- Also I do plan on installing linux on another drive
- What kind of settings do you like or what FPS do you want to play at?
- I plan on playing at a average fps higher than 100
- What resolution will you be playing at? //or would like to play at.
- either 1080 or 1440
- although realistically it will be at 1080
- What kind of games do you like to play?
- fps and Nintendo (emulated)
- What specific game will you be playing (if you really only play one)
- in terms of most to least
- Tf2, Overwatch, Rivals of Aether, Dolphin emulator, CS:GO
If you Render or Edit things
- What application do you use to render? (very important)
- I am not sure but I do plan to use either of these to edit
- Do you render movies or just Photoshop pictures
If you don't have peripherals
- What kind of keyboard do you prefer? Mechanical, scissor, membrane, etc.
- I currently use a laptop keyboard and I have a very old Acer 6311-K keyboard that I might reuse so some suggestions for mechanicals would be nice
- What size monitor are you looking for, and what resolution? Screen type (IPS, S-IPS, TN, etc.) ,hertz (60, 120, etc.)
- I am thinking of a IPS 120