This is my first time choosing the parts for my PC. Very interesting experience, even though it's quite stressing as even now I have a build ready, I'm still not sure of my options. As such, could I please ask your advice on the following rig? In special if I took a correct PSU, CPU, Fan and case. I am for example thinking if I need the i7-6700k or buying the Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Fan.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (€240.31 @ Amazon Deutschland) CPU Cooler: be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 51.4 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler (€42.29 @ Aquatuning) Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (€147.85 @ Mindfactory) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (€78.89 @ Mindfactory) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card (€309.84 @ Mindfactory) Case: be quiet! Silent Base 800 (Silver) ATX Mid Tower Case (€111.22 @ Mindfactory) Power Supply: be quiet! POWER ZONE 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (€103.92 @ Mindfactory) Total: €1034.32 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-05 21:57 CEST+0200
As storage goes, I will for the moment use a Intel 120G SSD + a 1T Hard Disk that I have laying around. The SSD will later be changed to a Samsung EVO 850 250/512GB-like.
1. Budget & Location
As you can see, my build is around 1000€. This is then also my budget for the PC. I'm ready to add 150€ if it will significantly increase the perfomance. If I can get cheaper parts for the same performance it's always better. I live in Belgium, but I can order parts in Germany. Ordering site will be alternate.be/de.
I work as a junior sysadmin, and as such I'd like to improve my skills by learning. I will put for this a virtual lab in place on a Linux partition on my PC. It will at the highest point turn 10/15 Linux VM's. Because I want to access my PC from everywhere I would like one with WOL. I also want to use it as a good gaming PC. Point of reference would be the Witcher 3 in Ultra settings. Finally, the PC will be a multiboot of Fedora24/FedoraServer24/Windows10.
I will make budget for this later, but I would like min 2 Monitors, maybe 3, but unlikely. The resolution would be minimun FullHD, 1920*1080.
I will need a keyboard.
5. Why are you upgrading?
I have at the moment a laptop bought 3,4 years ago, an Asus N75 (i5-2450M 2.50GHz, 8GB DDR3 and a Nvidia GT 635M - 2GB). It still works, but it's getting behind or not even able to play the latest games. Also, the stockage on a laptop is not as high.
I hope I was clear enough. If you have any question, please feel free to ask!