Post Reply Wanting to build my own PC
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Posted 5/28/16 , edited 5/28/16
Edit: Okay so with a few other people's help I've narrowed things down quite a bit. Apparently gutting and reconstructing PC's isn't nearly as hard as it was for me a long time ago. Still quite a few questions left

What I'm staying with for now:
-Nvidia GTX 1070 (when it comes out later of course)
-1080p Monitor (Maybe upgrade to 2k later on)
-1TB HDD (SSD is far too expensive and isn't worth the money for me..... yet)
-Four 2GB RAM Sticks-- 8 GB Total (Just using my current)


CPU
What would be a great point for CPU? My PC is used mostly for Youtube, News, Lower end gaming, and HD Video streaming (viewing, I don't stream out to twitch or anything like that). That said I know I'll want at least a Dual Core. I'm also tempted to get into VR later in the year, either PSVR or Vive. I know the GPU is more than capable of VR, but what about the CPU/RAM? If that's the case then I might want a Quad Core then right? Octa Core sounds overkill as hell and I'm damn near certain I'm not going for it. And also what model/make should I go for the CPU?

Motherboard
Not exactly sure what I have but if it's due for an upgrade I'll take it, but I doubt I'll push more than $100 unless it offers something drastically more important. All I know is that mine is from Gigabyte. msinfo32 won't give me the model name. Is the motherboard choice as crucial as a few people make it out to be?

RAM
I can just transfer my current 8GB of ram but I'm very much open to upgrading to maybe a single 8GB stick or 16GB stick. Would that be a decent idea or is there really no point?

Wattage
I'm not too sure if I need to be very careful of my power supply. Obviously I need to make sure it's above my required Wattage but is there a certain amount or safety margin/cushion that I should go for?

Cooling
Is this really as big of a deal as some make it out to be? If it is, what would be a good choice? I hear there's liquid cooling, is that a good choice? I'm also not looking for a Jet Turbine of a fan. I need my PC quiet and my current (but small) fan seems to do the job good. I don't sit on my computer for more than 4 hours unless I'm marathoning a new anime series.

Tower/Case
I like simplistic designs. I'm not a big fan of those see-through glass or crazy lighting that a lot of gaming rigs have. A nice matte black case with breathing room for everything I want + the fan and is easy for me to gut/clean when the time comes.
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if I can stay away from any manual attaching/detaching for crap like the motherboard or CPU please


I'm not sure what you mean by that. It would be very difficult for you to put your own computer together if you are not going to put the pieces together.

Are you just wanting recommendations for a good spec that someone else could build for you?
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Posted 5/28/16

MidoriNoTora wrote:


if I can stay away from any manual attaching/detaching for crap like the motherboard or CPU please


I'm not sure what you mean by that. It would be very difficult for you to put your own computer together if you are not going to put the pieces together.

Are you just wanting recommendations for a good spec that someone else could build for you?


Just re-updated my original post, if you care to take another look at it.
I just remembered as a kid when me and my dad were gutting PC's, the motherboard and CPU were the hardest parts for me. But apparently things have gotten easier by the looks of it.
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Why don't you try to put a smaller SSD (128GB or a 256GB, they are not as expensive as they used to be) next to the HDD? That way you can put the operating system and those programs that you use often onto the SSD, so they can boot up/load up fast and the rest can go to the HDD. I would do it that way and then you will still have a lot of storage, plus a much faster computer.
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Posted 5/28/16
That's a good idea, but I might just save that for a later time. Honestly my PC currently boots up godly fast (compared to every other pc I've owned) straight to the desktop and even browser. Sure it's not as fast as the SSD speeds but I can get to my Desktop in under 15 sec minus the user login. SSD sounds fantastic but I don't think it's worth investing my money in juuust yet.
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