Hey there I've been watching Linus's videos for a couple of months now (haven't been there from the beggining but I really like his stuff and Slick) - And this is my first post too :)
So as the topic title suggests this is a new build lets say its in the planning/contuning research stage. NOTHING has been finalised and no prices have been finalised. However this build will be called BloodRain.
In saying this I plan on having a pretty beast build by the time I'm done actually building my new rig. I'm in no way 'newbie' when it comes to pc's I have good understanding of PC's in general so no need to explain all the little details to me lol.
Budget & Location
I'm in Australia so prices will be pretty high compared to American prices or whatever. The budget I have set is $3500AUD. This is including a monitor and peripherals. I will be doing a custom liquid cooling setup eventuall after I get the parts and do some more research so everthing will be running at stock speeds.
Aim I plan on doing some heavy gamming such as the new game titles comming out so I want a rig that'll be handle them. I'm also teaching myself the Python language and plan on doing a fair bit of programming, I propably won't be doing any video editing and I'll be using photoshop but not very much.
I do plan on running two 780's in SLI becuase I just want to. I will also be using a custom water cooling setup in the future. 3. Monitors I've only budgeted 1 monitor at the moment but I do eventually plan on running a 3 monitor setup and or more if needed. At the moment I'm not sure what type of monitor that I should go for, but it will be better than your standard 1080p monitor. So if any of you guys have any experience with the 120Hz, IPS, 2.5k monitors your input would be good. But I will be having a look at pc shops to get a better feel for them. 4. Peripherals I will be switching to a mechanical keyboard, just not sure wich one ones to go for I have read a guide on overclock.net about mechanical keyboards so I have general knowledge so you don't need to explain what a mechanical keyboard is I would just like some input from your experience.
Mice I'm currently using a Razer Death Adder. I's the transformer edition and its purple cause purple is a pimp colour lol. I would like to switch to a different mouse just becuase I want to, I have no problems with the death adder it fits my hands nicely (I have small hands) and it does what I need it to do. So agian if you can recommend a good mouse for small hands that you've had experinece with then please feel free to give your opinon 5. Why are you upgrading? Well because I can lol and the very first pc I bought was 5 years ago so it's time that I moved up in the world and I'm currently only using a laptop *sigh*.
PC Build Specs (not final) I have not researched all prices atm just listing the first price I see
Case: Cosair Obsidian 900D $400 from pccasegear.com - I chose this case becuase I'm gonna be doing some custom artwork for it using photoshop and I really like the window on the case I think the 900D will really be able to show of my artwork
Motherboard: not sure (please help lol) - So I don't need or really want to go crazy with the motherboard I'm not too fused with the onboard sound unless it really makes a difference?. As seening that I will be having a haswell cpu any decent motherboards for it.
CPU: i7 4770K $418 from centrecom.com.au - I do plan on overcloking this beast hence why I will have a custom water cooling setup but will be running at stock until I get the parts
Ram: will be getting 16GB RAM I'm not to fussed about speed unless it makes a significant improvment to performance I was thinking something like 1600MHz would do just fine.
GPU: 780 x2 $829 from centrecom.com.au - I will be getting a reference card so that I can water cool them eventually and I chose nvida due to the cuda cores be more suitable/suited to what I will be doing in terms of programming and photoshop.
HDD & SSD: Samsun 840 250GB $185 centrecom.com.au - HDD WD Black 2TB $162 centrecom.com.au - I've heard the green drives have gotten better in performance so I'm wondering if I should get one of those thoughts?
PSU: I'm thinking I should get one in the 850-900 hundred range but not sure I've used some power supply calculators but I've taken the results with a grain of sault as the results are usually only estimates. I will also be gett a fully modular PSU becuase I will be doing custom cabling/sleeving eventually.
Please leave your comments, suggestions, opinions ext.
Thanks in advance for your help =D