A new year is coming and I am getting my final tax return from my old job and I am going to use some of that money to build a new computer.
I may even film my build and pop it on youtube but that is another story as I am thinking of just trying to get a gaming channel running on youtube to make ends meat because the job market is so horrible.
Now money is not going to run out for me yet, and i have plans in place for when the time comes but in any case I am going to build another computer this year.
So the first part I am going to get is the graphics card, I am really considering this:
It is first going into my current build then when I can get the rest of my build together it will go into that machine.
Neweggs prices can be bad though so I have a similar card lined up just in case.
Secondly is the processor.
Now Zen is on the horizon and so far I hear the lowest cost is $150-160 which I can deal with.
Because I need a placeholder for my cost calculations here is the nearest intel for that price point:
And the closest intel motherboard that I am willing to afford:
I really have to cheap out here so no overclocking malarky and am unsure if AMD will be offering good overclocking motherboards for low pricing.
These placeholders should do if AMD parts are going to be similarly priced
I already have a PSU that I can transfer over but just in case I can factor this into my budget:
This PSU is more for my current build which is going to lose the PSU to the new build.
Its tier 3 and should do the job for my current build and make it last for the person i am giving it to.
I already have a seasonic G series 650W PSU right now that i got on sale and that is going into my new build.
I am still going to have decent RAM
And most DDR4 RAM runs about the same price, I still want heat spreaders though because I dont want my ram to stutter due to heat.
I actually had a set of ram die that way, very sad.
Finally the case...
I have a tough decision to make here as I kind of want small form factor here so I am thinking of going with this:
My current desktop is huge and takes up a lot of room next to my monitor, its so big I cannot fit it onto the bottom of my desk as its wide and it teeters off the side.
Now yes there are better cases but I kind of want to go the cube PC route next round without breaking the bank.
And I still use optical media and buying a external optical media player is out of the question just so I can have a better case like the corsair air 240.
There is the node 804 which has slim drive support but its way out of my price range at $110
Plus a slim drive is still expensive, no thanks.
There is also this case:
Seems good enough and probably better than the cuboid due to a better quality fan.
I only have a single SSD so no worries about losing the ability to use multiple SSD's.
At most this case will do okay too http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0FU4304876
The dual chamber similar to the corsair air 250 but with optical drive support
So its not like my options are too limited, but i still got to watch myself.
All i know is that I am looking forward to another build, but your input is appreciated :D
Edited by MadmanRB, 01 January 2017 - 12:12 PM.