Hello LinusTechTips community!
I've never had space for a desktop PC, which restricted me to laptops to use for PC gaming. After having gone through 2 laptops already, and finally moving to a larger place, I've decided to leave laptops altogether, as I cannot stand the constant BSODs, display driver stopping functioning, overheating, etc. Not to mention the horrendous 37 FPS on games with everything turned down to low
I really wanted to go via the Intel/NVIDIA route, just through personal preference, and having other family members' success with these suppliers The constraints for this build are very strict - since it's my first build, I want everything to be just right I'm trying to stick to a black/white/chrome theme throughout, and would like this build to be able to be used for gaming, some basic editing/rendering, a little streaming from time to time, and also the easiest of all to achieve, be able to be used for work purposes!
So far, these are my specs: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/PqYQ7h
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury White 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Secondary HDDs: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
PSU: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler
Case: Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case
Monitor: BenQ XL2430T 24.0" 144Hz Monitor
The chrome part of the build may come when I perhaps decide to watercool the build - the chrome aspect would come from nickel/chrome-plated copper tubing, but that's a topic for another day. Will probably save that project for a rainy day or something
Any help would be greatly appreciated regarding this. Peripherals-wise, I already have a mouse and keyboard that I got a while back due to the keys on my laptop keyboard being too hot to touch whilst gaming Eventually, I will upgrade them, but for now, they will have to do, as this build is already getting a bit expensive haha!
If you have any improvements/suggestions regarding the specs, please post below! If possible, try to keep to the black/white/chrome theme! Budget is around the price now, preferably no higher, lower, all the better! I also plan on getting some white LEDs or something further down the line, and plan on having multiple monitors (hopefully, if the bank balance doesn't drain )
Since this is my first build ever, I'm probably missing stuff, so please do let me know if that's the case! (no pun intended, I have included the case!) I believe I haven't included any fans, but was looking at the Corsair AF and SP series, due to the interchangeable rings to fit the colour scheme, and the good reviews regarding them. However, not sure which ones/how many, PWM or not, whether or not I need SP or AF (I believe SP are more useful for when using with radiators? correct me if I'm wrong!)