After months of dealing with critical issues on my current build, I've decided that it might be time for a new computer using recycled money after selling what I have. Basically what I am going for is a console-sized build in a case similar to the Fractal Node 202 or RVZ cases, containing a parts good enough to drive 1080p/1440p games for the next few years. Not talking AAA games at highest settings, just want to stay in a comfortable area in terms of graphics and performance for a while. I am not looking to overclock (would like to keep hardware moderately cool), which is why I chose the chipset and processor in the list below.
I would like suggestions and changes to this little list I put together. Please share any cost-saving methods or hardware changes. Thanks!
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel - Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($187.89 @ OutletPC) CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg Marketplace) Motherboard: MSI - H270I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($117.99 @ Best Buy) Storage: Western Digital - Blue 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($144.99 @ B&H) Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GT OCV1 Video Card ($299.00 @ B&H) Case: Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case ($69.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair - SF 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($119.25 @ OutletPC) Total: $1069.09 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-02 21:57 EDT-0400