I will use it for gaming and twitch streaming (mostly mobas and indie games, medium-high setting AAAs). Photoshop / video editing / music production stuff at hobby level. Few engineering programs like Solidworks, Matlab and light coding. Also I really want to run rainmeter full time. Since this will be my first build I didnt want to go all-in. After I learn and experience the basics of building a PC, I really want to go crazy though and spent a few grands on latest tech and custom-loops. So I set a budget around $800 exluding peripherals, but I want to save as much as I can so I can spent the extra money on better screen, musical equipment etc. Also I am from Turkey and will order most parts from Amazon, so int. shipping prices will effect the budget too.
I thought about going skylake but it seems like I won't need to upgrade a 4690k till the next chipset change. 4.3-4.5Ghz OCs seems pretty stable with that CPU. Am I right?
I dont want to spent much on the GPU as I decided to upgrade when pascal drops. The 270 is a place holder there I can go 750ti, 7950, 270/270x, or other sub $150 cards depending on their stock. I will buy from gpushack.com They seem to have a bitcoin deal for free int. shipping. I havent used bitcoin before, can you reccomend where to buy, how to use it, etc.
Reviews seems ok for the ASrock z97 pro4 mobo. I do want to overclock to atleast 4.0ghz. Should I consider a different mobo or is it good enough?
I will be using an usb audio interface but do I still need a good sound card? Also, the usb ports of the mobo is a bit low on numbers, any recomendations for a pci-e usb card is welcomed.
The sandisk SSD Reviews were ok, and I accepted that I wont get huge read/write speeds at that price The only part I hessitate is that I've read a few complains about it being fail after a week. What are your opinions or experiences with this SSD?
How bad is EVGA supernova NEX over supernova G2? There is a large price gap ($50) between the 2 when shipping and taxes added. G2 is top tier where NEX is at 4th tier but does it mean it will fail or its just not a good PSU. I dont mind paying the price difference if there is a huge difference but if its only a minor thing between the 2 I will go with the cheaper option.
Any reason to go full ATX with this build? New to this.
Have you read the sidebar and rules? (Please do) Yes. What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better. Wanted to learn how to build a PC, was given a R9 270X graphics card by someone tearing down their bitcoin rig. Thought I'd build a decent gaming PC around that part. I'm definitely not at the cutting edge of PC gaming, but I'd like to play games like Skyrim with decent performance. If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, FPS, game settings) Best answer I can give: 1080p resolution, consistent 30+ FPS with high/medium graphics settings. Whatever I can get from this graphics card. What is your budget (ballpark is okay)? Including what I would have paid for the graphics card, something like $600, more like $500 without it. In what country are you purchasing your parts? 'Murica Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). Consider formatting your parts list. Don't ask to be spoonfed a build (read the rules!). PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Provide any additional details you wish below. Main questions: 1. Is there any reason I should be going full ATX with the mobo and case? 2. Is the PSU overpowered for what I'm asking it to do? 3. Are there any obvious incongruities in this build? As I said, I'm very new to this, so any feedback is welcome. Thanks Reddit!
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