Hi, I have never built a PC before. What is wanted is a Asus TUF Z270 Mark 1, stronger back-plate for air cooler & GPU, dust guards have a cat and will be close to litter box, warranty & think it is a good general purpose ATX MB. With this MB though there are options galore on BIOS/UEFI and that part scares me, have downloaded the manual and some of it is understood but a great deal of it is not understood. Have any of you built your first PC on a MB that was in the middle of the road to upper end of options and cost? If so how did it go were you glad you chose that route?
As far as putting it all together am confident I can do that, ESD wrist strap, read manuals and read them again. Double and then triple check all connections. Outside the box test POST with CPU HSF attached.
Not sure if it's relevant or not but an i5 or i7 unlocked CPU will be in there and a good quality PSU along with a 1070 or 1080, have not decided on HD or QHD monitor.
I will game on it, light photography & video, skype, browse internet, typed documents, and don't know what else the computer I have now does very little it's fifteen years old.
Edited by squareincircle, 05 July 2017 - 09:47 PM.