I’m thinking about maybe putting together a new desktop computer. My old one is about eight years old now, I think. It has an i5-3570K, 16GB of RAM, a Z77 Pro3 mobo and a 1070 for graphics (added later, of course). It mostly does fine, but I’ve noticed particularly in Shadow of the Tomb Raider that in some parts the CPU is pegged and the framerate drops noticeably, so I think it’s about time to upgrade.
My budget is going to be around 1200 €, but for a good enough reason I can probably stretch that a little. I’m in FInland, but I think most European retailers will have similar enough prices that they will do for a price reference. I don’t need any peripherals.
I do many things on my desktop computer, but the most demanding task is probably gaming, though I do occasionally stream and record videos with OBS. I have no interest in overclocking or water-cooling. I run Linux (Fedora at the moment) only, so Linux compatibility is key.
As for gaming, I play at 1080p, usually with everything turned up as high as it’ll go. I play a bit of everything, SotTR being one example, but I also play CS:GO, Path of Exile, My Summer Car, and Hearts of Iron IV.
I’d rather avoid a war of red vs. blue, but let’s just say my mind is set on this being an AMD computer. I also want it to be as quiet as possible. One more thing I want is to have a relatively large (500 GB or bigger) M.2 NVMe system drive and a larger (2 TB or bigger) internal storage drive. I do not need a graphics card, as I’ll be salvaging the 1070 from my current PC for now.