I apologise for the essay. Im quite picky!
I’m a tech enthusiast that would love to be able to find the perfect PC build for my budget within my currency. I have researched a number of videos and websites, but I can’t find the perfect rig I’m looking for. Help me out if you can!
I have set a budget of €1000 for the PC and €500 euro for peripherals such as the monitor, keyboard and mouse etc. (I’m willing to reallocate the €1500 budget if needs be). I am looking to spend my money wisely and smartly, but I would like to get the best of what the market has to offer to date, which would have great value for the performance. I would also love if my components had a good warranty or had great reviews, so that it would be operable for many years to come.
My general PC day may consist of running the latest games at 1440p for multiple hours while capturing gameplay to the hard drive. I may also have other applications open at the same time, such as Firefox with multiple tabs opened, Sony Vegas, or Photoshop.
Many of the PC builds that I would have seen online within my budget would be to support overclocking. I don’t ever plan on overclocking. Therefore my CPU doesn’t need to be a ‘K’ model.
I have researched some Xeon CPU’s which are cheaper than i7’s and offer the same performance, the reason being is that the Xeon is cheaper because it is just a locked i7 w/o integrated graphics, I will be buying a dedicated graphics card, So why would I buy an i7 which I would paying for dedicated graphics? Would this be the best option? Also since I do light video editing, I don’t think I will avail of hyper-threading that much, would I be better of spending my money on an i5 as opposed to an i7/Xeon just for hyper-threading?
I would like to have a motherboard which allows for upgradability, but since I don’t plan on ever overclocking. There is no need for me to buy a motherboard which supports OC chips. I find it hard to pick a motherboard here since I want to be able to add/upgrade components, but I don’t ever plan on overclocking.
I don’t know too much about GPU’s, but I would like a card that supports 1440p. I would like my GPUs fans to be quite under load. I would also like my GPU to support SLI for future upgrading.
I would like to have a 240GB or greater SSD that would allow me to have a fast OS boot time, while also loading my favourite games quickly.
I would love a HDD which I can rely on such as a Western Digital or Seagate. I read/write to read quite a lot, so I think I may need a 1.5TB or greater drive.
I would like to get an 8GB memory kit or greater … I have seen many gaming build videos that include 16GB memory builds, but I don’t I would need anything higher than 8GB for my requirements?
I would like a case which would have a side panel, so that I could see inside with lighting. I would like the case to have a good review for airflow. I would like the case to have a front slot for a cd drive. A white or black case would be good.
Again, since I’m not overclocking, I believe I do not need a top of the range CPU cooler? Would I even need to buy thermal paste?
Outside of the computer build, if I’m going to get a high end graphics card, which supports 1440p, I should get a monitor that supports 4K? I know that 4K monitors are expensive, but what’s the point of buying a GPU that allows for 1440p when I can’t avail of the graphics on my monitor? Also, is there a point in me wasting my money on a 144hz monitor?
The PC should be worth my needs, there is no need to go over budget for resources which I will never use/avail of.
I would appreciate any build suggestions that you guys may have for my needs. Thanks.